This Weekend In Racing: BIG WET CAUSING HAVOC

Mar 4, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

It’s been a challenging week across Queensland and New South Wales for participants within the racing industry. 

Horses have needed to be evacuated, meetings canceled while tomorrow’s Doomben meeting has been shifted to Toowoomba. 

There’s two Group 1s at Randwick while Flemington also has a Group 1 in the Australian Guineas this weekend. 

Let’s try and find some winners from our TRL Trainers. 

MAHER & EUSTACE POWER ON

The Ciaron Maher/Dave Eusctace stable has already chalked up 61 winners this season at a strike rate of 18% clearly you’ve got to stick with the strength. 

Playoffs has already been backed from $9 to $7 in Sportsbet’s early markets. It was a good win at Caulfield and was far from disgraced when third last start. 

Sneaky Five is a very good filly, she is a great fresh horse who’s only defeat came when trapped wide in the Manikato Stakes. Super keen on the $7.50 on offer at Sportsbet. 

We all know you should stick solid with a mare in form and Yonce (Race 9) is certainly that. 

BET: Playoffs – Each Way (Flem Race 2)

BET: Sneaky Five – Each Way (Flem Race 5)

BET: Yonce – $3.20 – Win (Flem Race 9)

PRICE & KENT LOOK STRONG

Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior have a terrific record with two year-olds and that looks set to continue at Flemington. 

Wee Neesy is a $400,000 purchase and looked pretty good in winning it’s Cranbourne barrier trial. 

Annavisto, has plenty of class about her and is a great fresh horse winning 2 from 3 first-up and I’m happy to stick. 

BET: Wee Nessy – Win (Flem Race 1)

BET: Annavisto – Each Way (Flem Race 4)

BUSUTTIN EYES GUINEAS

There’s no forgetting the efforts of the Busuttin/Young trained Forgot You, he was enormous first-up running the fastest 200 meters of the day and the mile of the Australian Guineas should suit perfectly. 

He has also won second-up before. 

BET: Forgot You – Each Way (Flem Race 7)

WAUGH TO RULE THE COURT

The Heavy 10 sign will be up regardless at Royal Randwick and if you are searching for mudlarks look no further than the Kim Waugh trained Bethencourt in the Midway – Race 1.  

A winner on a heavy track last Friday night, he thrives on the surface and I’m happy to take the $6 on offer at Sportsbet. 

BET: Bethencourt – Each Way (Randwick Race 1)

NEWNHAM TO DO THE DANCE OF THE VEILS 

One of the best back runners in early markets at Randwick has been the Mark Newnham trained Seven Veils in the Reisling Stakes. 

She’s having her second start and has already firmed from $12 to $9 which indicates the stable thinks she’ll get through the ground. 

BET: Seven Veils – Each Way (Randwick Race 2)

STILL PLENTY OF PRIDE FOR EDUARDO

I know Nature Strip was a certainty beaten after missing the kick in the Lightning where Eduardo finished third, but I reckon Eduardo can emerge victorious in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes which he won last year. 

Eduardo has had 3 starts on Heavy tracks for 2 wins and thrives at Randwick. 

BET: Eduardo – Win – (Randwick Race 5)

FREEDMAN BROTHERS TASTE FORBIDDEN LOVE

Richard and Michael Freedman have nothing but praise for their gallant mare in Forbidden Love, not only do they train it, they bought her and still have a twenty percent share. 

Forbidden Love is very good, give her a heavy track and she gets the giggles, we’ll be cheering from the lounge chair. 

BET: Forbidden Love – Win (Randwick Race 7)

HEATHCOTE TO GO DEEP AT TOOWOOMBA

Thoughts to all our trainers and staff who’ve had to cope with the “super storm” which caused havoc in Brisbane this past week and is continuing to do so. 

Rob Heathcote has a good wet tracker in Deep Sceiva in the first race. She’s been smashed by the pros in early Sportsbet markets firming from $7.50 to $4.80 and Rob has always thought she would be primed third-up. 

Prince of Boom is coming back from a throat operation but trialed extremely well and if he can capture his best form looks good value at $5 on Sportsbet. 

BET: Deed Sceiva – Each Way (Bris Race 1)

BET: Prince of Boom – Each Way (Bris Race 8)

BET: Stuttering – Each Way (Bris Race 9)

GOLLAN HAS SOME SHORTIES

Shamrock Lu (Race 10) appears to be the most attractive priced Tony Gollan runner at the Doomben meeting now moved to Toowoomba, his spiritual home but you’ll have to wait till the very last race. 

He’s been great to followers winning his last two, gets through the ground at a good gamble at $7. 

Tony also has first starter Flying Rupert (Race 2) which won its barrier trial by 5 lengths and Knight Mariner (Race 5) which is also very tight in the market and should be hard to beat. 

BET: Flying Rupert – Win (Bris Race 2)

BET: Knight Mariner – Win ( Bris Race 5)

BET: Shamrock Lu – Each Way (Bris Race 10) 

Good luck, stay dry and good punting!

TK