CAN YOU SMELL IT !

Aug 11, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

Can you smell that…yes the first whiff of Spring and all the exciting times that come with owning your respective 7 Horse Racing Team? 

Did you catch that barrier trial of Team Captain on Tuesday morning? Yes, it was just a barrier trial but what an effort, on the back of that our Captain has firmed into a $41 chance for the Melbourne Cup. 

Time to check out the major chances from your trainers this Saturday. 

MORE OF THE SAME FOR KIM WAUGH

Kim Waugh is more than happy with the way Sidenay is progressing at her Wyong base. 

Kim had a great finish to the old season and there’s no reason she won’t hit the ground running at Rosehill. 

True Crime (Race 2) has had just 3 starts for 2 wins including an easy win on a bog track at Randwick, he can win again.

Oxford Tycoon (Race 3) has been a warhorse for Kim, he’s got topweight here, was easy in the betting last start but still won. 

BET: True Crime – Each Way (Rosehill Race 2)

BET: Oxford Tycoon – Each Way (Rosehill Race 3)

GAI & ADRIAN TO SPARK IT UP

The Waterhouse/Bott stable are starting to up the ante with Blue Thorpedo for the NSW Tycoons so keep an eye out for the trainer updates as “Tonka” heads towards the trials.

At Rosehill they have a strong hand, Riduna (Race 5) has had 3 starts this campaign and is yet to miss a place. Like all of the stable’s horses she makes her own luck and will be hard to get passed. 

Star Sparks (Race 7) $6.50 with Sportsbet did fail at Sandown but he is coming off a win and looks well placed here. 

Kibou (Race 8) is well above average, has won both starts this prep and trialled well. 

BET: Riduna – Each Way ( Rosehill Race 5)

BET: Star Sparks – Each Way (Rosehill Race 7)

BET: Kibou – Win (Rosehill Race 8)

PRIDE AND POWER

Joe Pride is still looking for a dry track for Penso A Lei who was scratched on Thursday with the Newcastle track rated Heavy. 

At Rosehill, Joe has the consistent Titanium Power $3.50 he’s been rock solid in the Sportsbet market and has a big fitness advantage over many of his rivals. 

BET: Titanium Power – Each Way (Rosehill Race 6)

MAHER AND EUSTACE OFF TO A FLYER 

No big shock that Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace made a flying start to the new season and we are certainly trusting their polish rubs off on your two Vic Husslers horses Lethal Thoughts and the Almanzor x Clemency filly. 

At Caulfield, Thought of That (Race 1) is set to start the day well for their followers. $5.50 with Sportsbet Thought of That is first-up has good fresh form and plenty of ability. 

She’s All Class (Race 3) was terrific with the big weight first-up but is 7 weeks between runs. 

BET: Thought Of That – Each Way (Caulfield Race 1)

BET: She’s All Class – WIN (Caulfield Race 3) 

HAYES LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE

Apart from Bellinger, when Ben Hayes was quizzed about the horse he was most looking forward to over Spring, he didn’t hesitate in declaring Mr Brightside as the star of the stable. 

The Doncaster winner returns at Caulfield as a $3.50 hope with Sportsbet. His owners know how to celebrate and his trial effort was eye-catching. 

Lady Of Honour (Race 4) is coming off an injury but her jump outs have been great. 

BET: Lady Of Honour (Caulfield Race 4)

BET: Mr Brightside  – WIN (Caulfield Race 8) 

PRICE IS LOVIN’YA 

Nice report from Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior regarding the progress of Eureka Storm this week, let’s hope the newly gelding Vic Hussler continues to knuckle down. 

I’mlovin’ya (Race 6) is really attractive at $7 with Sportsbet. She looks to be a really promising filly with 2 career starts for 1 win. 

Lombardo (Race 7) has to carry a big weight, but the jump out was good and is coming off a win. 

BET: I’mlovinya – Each Way (Caulfield Race 6)

BET: Lombardo  – Each Way (Caulfield Race 7)

MUNCE IS SOAKING UP A HOT SPRING

It seems a while ago since we all cheered home Hot Spring Gold’s last start at Eagle Farm, let’s hope we get the heart racing again at Doomben on Saturday. 

Yes, he has drawn barrier 13, but Hot Spring will get back and be charging home down the middle of the track. 

Chris also has Southern Stock (Race 4). It has been a while since its last win, but was blocked for a run last start and caught the eye late. 

BET: Hot Spring Gold – Each Way (Eagle Farm Race 9)

BET: Southern Stock – Win (Eagle Farm Race 4)

GOLLAN MARSHALLS THE TROOPS

A short one and a long odds hope from the Tony Gollan yard. 

Ef Troop (Race 2) is up against the hot pot in Ice In Vancouver, but Ef Troop is resuming has won twice while fresh and is the better odds. 

Tokoriki Lad (Race 8) is $10 with Sportsbet, smashed in from $14. He’s drawn barrier 1 and will need some luck but is big on ability. 

BET: Ef Troop – Win (Eagle Farm Race 2)

BET: Tokoriki Lad – Each Way (Eagle Farm Race 8)

Good luck and good punting. 

TK