There’ll be plenty of horses to watch emerge from the Winter Carnival with Zaaki and Incentivise the two undoubted stars. Incentivise will now be trained by Peter Moody and has been installed a $7 favourite to win the Caulfield Cup and $11 in the Melbourne Cup. Let’s find a winner for Saturday from our TRL trainers around the country.
Rob Heathcote – Completely Surprised
It’s not that often that Queensland Rogues trainer Rob Heathcote is “shocked” but the return of Dusty Tycoon from the miRunner stable has left Rob with a big smile on his face. Dusty Tycoon raced in the 2020 Magic Millions, but last preparation suffered throat issues and underwent an operation. Her speedy recovery and barrier trial form has left Rob confident of a strong return on Saturday in Race 5 at the Sunshine Coast. The big worry is the rain affected track. Listen to Rob’s thoughts on Dusty Tycoon.
BET: Dusty Tycoon – Each Way (Race 5)
Munce Set To Stand Up
Grand Slam winning jockey and Queensland Rogues trainer Chris Munce heads to the Sunshine Coast full of opportunities. Berdini’s Girl (Race 3) has been competing at the highest level, she was placed in the Champagne Stakes three starts back and wasn’t far away in listed company last start. Palaisipan (Race 6) is an undefeated filly who just keeps answering the challenge but is now getting up in grade. Boomsara (Race 8) wasn’t far away last start in the Eye Liner and looks to be over the odds at $21 in the Glasshouse Handicap which will be raced under lights.
BET: Berdini’s Girl – Each Way
BET: Palaisipan – Each Way
PETER MOODY – FORBIDDEN TREASURE
Peter Moody was at Eagle Farm last week to watch his latest stable acquisition Incentivise blitz the opposition and be installed as favourite for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. On Saturday he’ll be at Flemington with just the one runner Forbidden City (Race 4). Moody has convinced boom jockey Jamie Kah to take the ride on this 2yo filly which peeled off some great sectionals against a slow tempo last start.
BET: Forbidden City – Each Way (Flemington)
WATCH WAUGH AT ROSEHILL
Don’t let Bethencourt (Race 7) from the Kim Waugh stable sneak under your guard at Rosehill on Saturday. Bethencourt is now fourth-up this spell and is ready to go after a good fifth last start before winning a Wyong trial last week, and from two starts on a soft track, he’s had a win and a second.
BET: Bethencourt – Each Way (Rosehill)
PRIDE ON THE LINE
The Joe Pride trained Taksu (race 8) was too bad to be true last start when having his first start for the stable…to be fair he had no luck and was trapped wide on the speed before fading out. On Saturday, Taksu has drawn well in barrier 3, should get a nice run behind the pace
BET: Taksu – Each Way (Rosehill)
There’s a couple nice horses trained by our WA Black Heart’s team you should keep an eye on Saturday at Belmont. Hayden Ballantyne has every right to be excited about Wuhan Warrior (Race 2) who’s had just one start but was super impressive at the trials leading up to his return. Simon Miller is “super confident” about Amasenus (Race 4) adding to the picket fence after winning her past five starts. Amasenus lives up to the old adage, the more they win the better the price.
BET: Wuhan Warrior – WIn
BET: Amasenus – Win