HAVE A LETHAL WEEKEND

Oct 7, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

Hearts are sure to be racing again this Saturday with Lethal Thoughts lining up in the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.

With hundreds of Husslers on track, you’ll hear the roar around Australia if your boy hits the front. 

If the rain ever stops in NSW, the Tycoons have Sidenay making the trip to Scone on Saturday after Gosford and Kembla were washed out. 

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

 

LETHAL READY TO SHINE

Lethal Thoughts lines up in his second Group 1 event in the space of just 4 starts which is truely a remarkable achievement and giving Vic Husslers the ride of their lives. 

The Caulfield Guineas is worth a cool $3 million and if the planets align and Lethal happens to win – he’s worth millions as a stud prospect. 

Trainer Dave Eustace reports the horse is fit, well in himself and the 1600m won’t be a problem. 

“But we go there hopeful, more than confident, we just need to see this bloke on top of the ground, we didn’t learn much from the Prelude run in those terrible conditions,” Eustace said

So we pray for showers to clear and the Caulfield surface to remain firm. 

Clearly the Godolphin horse Golden Mile at $2.80 is the horse to beat.

BET: Lethal Thoughts – Each Way (Caulfield Race 8)

BET: Persan – Each Way (Caulfield Race 5)

BET: Turn On The Charm (Eagle Farm Race 8)

 

HAYES TEAM GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Ben Hayes has declared Bellinger will be back in action at Moe Friday, October 14 over 1200m.

This Saturday at Caulfield, Ben and JD have two good chances at attractive odds.

Princess Duhallow (Race 1) was a $160,000 yearling purchase and she looked good in the jump-out without being under any pressure. 

Nicolini Vito (Race 4) won first-up, is now fourth-up and has been freshened for this.  

BET: Prince Duhallow – Each Way (Caulfield Race 1)

BET: Nicolini Vito – Each Way (Caulfield Race 4)

 

MOODY MAGIC 

Peter Moody is trusting a much improved The Big Freeze will perform up to his trackwork and jump-out efforts.

The Big Freeze races at Cranbourne Friday night or Ballarat on Sunday. 

At Caulfield, Nanagui (Race 3) is a talented 3 year-old filly, who sat wide last start but finished strongly to win and can win again. 

I Wish I Win (Race 9) looks to be a special horse, it’s won the two starts this prep very impressively and can build a nice picket fence. 

BET: The Big Freeze – Each Way (Cranbourne – Weather permitting)

BET: Nanagui – Each Way (Caulfield Race 3)

BET: I Wish I Win – Win (Caulfield Race 9)

 

GOLLAN ACTIVE ACROSS 3 STATES

Tony Gollan isn’t afraid of taking on the big boys down south and has three great chances across three states on Saturday, including one horse we know very well. 

At Randwick, Nettuno (Race 4) who won his first 3 starts (his debut against Greylander) takes on the cream in the Roman Consul. His two runs this prep have been full of merit and I’ll stick. 

At Caulfield (Race 6) Zoustyle lines up in the Schillaci Stakes. He’s third-up, has Ollie on board and just needs to run out a strong 1100m. 

At Eagle Farm (Race 9) Shamrock Lu drops 2kgs, should sit behind the leaders and finish strongly. 

BET: Zoustyle  – Each Way (Caulfield Race 6)

BET: Nettuno – Each Way (Randwick Race 4) 

BET: Shamrock Lu – Each Way (Eagle Farm Race 9)

 

PRICE IS THUNDERSTRUCK

I’m Thunderstruck was beaten last start but the Price/Kent Junior yard expects him to bounce back in a terrific edition of the Might And Power over 2000m against the likes of Zaaki, Anamoe and don’t forget Alligator Blood. 

BET:  I’m Thunderstruck –  (Caulfield Race 7)

 

NEWNHAM TRUSTING THE RANDWICK WILL GO AHEAD

Trainer Mark Newnham is one bloke hoping the rain stops and the Randwick meeting goes ahead. 

Mark has King Frankel (Race 3) $4 on Sportsbet this imported son of Frankel who won first-up last start looked pretty good. This is a harder assignment but capable. 

Expat (Race 5) $4.40 she loves the wet, has trialled really well and has firmed in the market. 

BET: King Frankel – Each Way (Randwick Race 3)

BET: Expat – Each Way (Randwick Race 5)

 

HEATHCOTE IN FOR A BUSY DAY

She’s Rob’s favourite filly and why not. Startantes handles the wet track, had no luck in the Golden Pendent and just needs some luck in the straight. 

At Eagle Farm, Drive A Deel (Race 4) $4 is a classy 4yo mare, who held off all comers last start at Doomben to win and can do it all again. 

En Pointe (Race 5) $9 is up in grade but looked good winning last start at the Sunshine Coast. 

Extremist (Race 7) $7 was a first up winner, this is tougher but she was tough winning last start. 

BET: Startantes – Each Way (Randwick Race 8)

BET: Drive A Deel – Each Way (EF Race 4)

BET: En Pointe – Each Way (EF Race 5) 

BET: Extremist – Each Way (EF Race 7)

 

MUNCE ON THE JETTY 

Chris Munce was more than happy with the return of Hot Spring Gold last Saturday at Eagle Farm and the horse has pulled up well. 

On Saturday, Muncie unleashes a pretty nice looking filly in Miss Coota (Race 1). She is very short on Sportsbet at $1.85 but looks sharp. 

Always like to be on a Munce horse that is well supported and Jetty (Race 3) fits the bill $11 into $7. Led last Saturday and won can see the same scenario unfolding. 

BET: Miss Coota – Win (EF Race 1)

BET: Jetty – Each Way (EF Race 3) 

 

Good luck and good punting.

TK