SANTA KEEPS ON GIVING FOR TRL OWNERS

Dec 23, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

There’s no better way to enjoy the Christmas/New Year break than cheering home the horse you own in The Racing League. 

Greylander gave plenty of owners a massive thrill (and collect) in belting his rivals at Doomben on Wednesday. 

The racing schedule looks extremely busy over the festive season with a possible 7 runners across the three states from now till January 7. 

 

UPCOMING RUNNERS: 

  • The Big Goodbye, Dec 31 – Doomben 
  • Greylander, December 31 – Doomben?
  • Team Captain, January 1 – Flemington 
  • Luna Rocks, January 1 – Canterbury?
  • The Sherpa, January 3 – Muswellbrook 
  • Helluva Barty, January 7 – Gold Coast
  • Bellinger, January 7 – Sandown

 

Good luck to all Owners and now let’s check out the major chances of your TRL Trainers this Saturday.

 

GAI TO CELEBRATE THE JUBILEE

Gai has a really nice 2yo we are happy to stick with at Royal Randwick this Saturday. 

Platinum Jubilee (Race 1) is tight in the market at $2.70 but was a brilliant winner at its only start coming from back in the field for a big win. 

King Of Clubs (Race 6) should cross from barrier 13 and be hard to run down. 

BET: Platinum Jubilee – Win (Randwick R.1)

BET: King of Clubs – Each Way (Randwick R.6)

 

CAV WRAPPED WITH THE SHERPA

“The Sherpa was really sharp in winning his trial and I don’t think he needs another one, we will go straight to the races”, trainer Brett Cavanough said. 

On Saturday, Cav has a sneaky chance with Clifton Springs priced at $12. It has a horror barrier draw in 19 but will go back and can unleash a big finish. 

BET: Clifton Springs – Each Way (Randwick R.4)

 

CIARON IS NO SAINT 

Ciaron Maher loves a good time and knows how to celebrate a win, on Saturday he has many chances but we’ll concentrate on two. 

At Randwick, Saint Of Katowice (Race 9) has firmed from $9 to $6 in early markets. He won first-up at Sandown and has a good second-up record. 

At Moonee Valley, Fly Nice (Race 4) looks over the odds at $10. She’s a nice 3yo filly who has only won one race but the stable thought enough of her to take on Giga Kick.

BET: Saint Of Katowice – Each Way – (Randwick R.9)

BET: Fly Nice – Each Way (MV R.4)

 

HAYES EXCITED ABOUT BELLINGER

The mighty Bellinger may have finished second last start but trainer Ben Hayes thought it might have been his best run. 

At the Valley on Saturday, Cantolago (Race 1) has the benefit of having a run and looks like the extra distance will suit. 

BET: Cantolago  – Win (MV R.1)

 

MOODY’S FORBIDDEN CITY

It’s short in the market but Forbidden City (Race 2) looks to have a touch of class and has been well prepared by Peter Moody. 

She was a good second first-up and has a great second-up record. 

BET: Forbidden City – Win (MV R.2)

 

CUMANI TO GET SOME HOLIDAY MONEY

The Matt Cumani stable confirmed this week that Team Captain will contest the $200,000 Bagot over 2800m on New Year’s Day. 

Matt is on holidays but Sous Les Nuages (Race 8) may well help pay for the trip to South Africa. He is coming off a good second in Adelaide and will be whacking away. 

BET: Sous Les Nuages – Each Way (MV R.8)

 

GREYLANDER PUTS A SMILE ON GOLLAN’S FACE

“Greylander was brilliant on Wednesday and has come through the win well. There’s a couple of options going forward including the Vo Rogue which would be a tough option on December 31”, Tony Gollan said. 

We will keep you posted when Greylander is due to next step out. 

BET: Hidden Wealth –  Each Way (Doomben R.4)

BET: Palladas – Win (Doomben R.6)

 

IS MISS COOTA THE BEST 2YO IN QUEENSLAND 

Miss Coota is arguably the best 2yo in Queensland, if she can win against a hot field on Saturday there’ll be no arguing. 

Chris Munce has done a great job with her and although this is her toughest test by far, I’m happy to stick and bring on the Magic Millions. 

BET: Miss Coota – Win (Doomben R.5) 

 

O’DEA/HOYSTED SHOOTING FOR GOLD

Trainer Steve O’Dea reports that Helluva Barty is on track for a strong performance in the $250,000 Magic Millions Maiden on January 7. 

On Saturday, Shooting For Gold (Race 8) looks to be the best chance for the stable. He returned with a good second over 1,000m at Eagle Farm and has a great second-up record. 

BET: Shooting For Gold – Each Way (Doomben R.8)

 

We’ll be having a week off next week so from all of us at TRL, thanks for your support and may your Christmas be full of More Runners, More Winners and More Thrills.

 

TK