This Weekend In Racing: A WEEKEND WITH A DIFFERENCE

Mar 25, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

For the third week running the Carnival spotlight shines on Rosehill Gardens which will again be a rain-affected track for the running of the weight for age Tancred Stakes and the Vinery Stakes for fillies. 

There’s no metro Melbourne meeting on Saturday with Mornington taking centre stage for their Cup, while racing comes out of Doomben in Brisbane. 

Time to track down some winners from our TRL trainers. 

GAI ON FIRE

There’s a chance Gai Waterhouse could win the Group 1 Vinery Stakes at Rosehill and the Mornington Cup in Victoria, well that’s the aim. 

Never Been Kissed, is now ready to peak third-up in the Vinery. She gets through the Heavy going and was good against the boys last start. At $9.50 with Sportsbet, we are ready to play. 

Gai has targeted Sacramento at the Mornington Cup. He won the Canberra Cup last start but does have form around some classy stayers including Mount Popa. 

BET: Sacramento – Each Way (Rosehill Race 8)

BET: Never Been Kissed – Each Way (Mornington Race 6)

MICK PRICE TARGETS ROSEHILL

The Mick Price yard continues to enjoy a purple patch and that may well continue at Rosehill on Saturday. 

Annavisto, is a cracking mare, who never runs a bad race and is a justified favourite in the Emancipation Stakes. Jamie Kah has taken the ride, her win first-up was terrific and she loves the soft ground. 

Our Playboy will also be ridden by Kah in the Doncaster Prelude and that’s a plus. He’s another who loves the wet ground and is 2 from 4 second-up. 

BET: Annavisto – Win (Rosehill Race 5)

BET: Our Playboy – Each Way (Rosehill Race 6)

MOODY ON A MISSION

Peter Moody has a strong stable full of stayers including Spanish Mission who’s headed north in an effort to win the WFA Ranvet over 2400m. 

Spanish Mission has wonderful European form and was a gallant placegetter in the Melbourne Cup. 

He was good in the recent Australian Cup but simply worked way too hard, now up to 2400 meters – he’ll be hard to beat in the Tancred. 

BET: Spanish Mission – Each Way (Rosehill Race 7)

PRIDE NOT AFRAID TO TRAVEL

Joe Pride has sent Lekvarte up from New South Wales to Doomben looking for a soft 2,000 metre race. 

At a very tight $2.60, our mates at Sportsbet are being overly generous but he should win. 

At Rosehill, Joe looks to have a good thing in the last (Race 10) in the form of the $3 favourite Taksu. He’s an absolute swimmer, bolted in last start on a Heavy track.

BET: Lekvarte – Win (Doomben Race 4)

BET: Taksu – Win (Rosehill Race 10)

CIARON TARGETS MORNINGTON

Ciaron Maher makes no secret that he, like us enjoys a Country Cup carnival. Strangely enough, the stable doesn’t have a runner in the Mornington Cup but can boast three other top chances on the day. 

Quintello (Race 1) is resuming and tight in the Sportsbet market at $3.70, but did win its first two starts last prep and has trialed well. 

Chassis (Race 7) has been well supported on Sportsbet firming from $11 to $9. She raced in much better class last preparation, should get the run of the race and give a big sight for his new stable. 

Saucey Horsey (Race 8) is a talented 3yo filly, who won easily first-up and while this is tougher the 1600 meters should suit. 

BET: Quintello – Win (Mornington Race 1)

BET: Chassis – Each Way (Race 7)

BET: Saucey Horsey – Each Way (Race 8)

TRENT BUSUTTIN HAS A SNEAKY ONE

I’m a big fan of our Vic Husslers trainer combo of Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and can’t wait to see their patience rewarded with our Pierro x Life On The Edge gelding. 

Don’t let Jaffastock get under your guard, he’s won his last two starts at the Valley and Sandown and can win again. 

BET: Jaffastock – Each Way (Mornington Race 9)

TONY GOLLAN IS A SAWEETIE 

The Queensland Rogues have their very own I Am Invincible filly now called Maroon Magic which barrier trials next week for Toby and Trent Edmonds. 

On Saturday, Tony Gollan produces his own Vinny filly in Saweetie (Race 1) who has some race experience and plenty of early speed.

Smart Image (Race 6) has been specked in early Sportsbet markets and while he doesn’t win out of turn, he had no luck at Toowoomba and makes appeal at $9. 

BET: Saweetie – Each Way (Doomben Race 1)

BET: Smart Image – Each Way (Doomben Race 6)

HEATHCOTE PROVES THE A DEEP THINKING

Rob Heathcote’s best two chances come early at Doomben. 

Deep Sceiva, is a horse now at peak fitness and she will appreciate any give in the track. 

While Street Margo May was a real eye-catcher first-up and while she jumps a massive 6kgs on that win looks to be above average. 

BET: Deep Sceiva – Each Way (Doomben Race 2)

BET: Street Margot May – Win (Doomben Race 3)

Good Luck and good punting. 

TK