3 TRL runners in the space of 4 days, it was to be 4 before the scratching of Helluva Barty at Doomben.
Bellinger tried hard as always on Thursday night at Pakenham for the Vic Husslers and finished fifth.
Looking ahead to our week of runners,
TRL RUNNERS THIS WEEK:
- Bellinger, January 19 – 5th at Pakenham
- The Big Goodbye, January 21- Doomben
- Luna Rocks, January 22 Wyong or January 23 – Goulburn
- Cool Jakey, January 23 Randwick Barrier Trial
Good luck to all Owners and now let’s check out the major chances of your TRL Trainers this Saturday.
THE BIG GOODBYE LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS
The Big Goodbye is TRL’s winningest horse and has already posted 4 wins for the Qld Rogues, there’s no reason he won’t make it 5 at Doomben.
He is getting up in the weights, does meet some tough opposition and it would be better if it was 1200m, in saying all that, the Big G will take some beating.
BET: The Big Goodbye – Each Way (Doomben Race 9)
BARTY SCRATCHED FOR THE ROGUES
The O’Dea/Hoysted camp acted on the side of caution with the scratching of Helluva Barty. He suffered a small cut on his leg during his emphatic win 10 days ago and the team just wasn’t completely happy with the way it’s healed.
Don’t worry there’s another sinister and plenty more races to come.
BET: Fleetwood Maca – Each Way (Doomben Race 8)
CHRIS MUNCE STILL CELEBRATING
Congratulations to the Munce stable on Centrefire winning the $1 million race at the Magic Millions on Thursday.
I reckon he can pick up another win with Delyth (Race 5) at Doomben. It’s been solid in the market at $4 and won three straight last prep.
BET: Delyth – Each Way (Doomben Race 5)
CHRIS ANDERSON MIGHT BE WEARING MINK
Banking on Qld Rogues trainer Chris Anderson getting us off to a flying start at Doomben with Minks Star in Race 2.
He’s been smashed in early markets $18 to $9 drops back in grade and looks like a nice value bet.
BET: Minks Star – Each Way (Doomben Race 2)
GOLLAN HASN’T STOPPED SMILING
Tony Gollan hasn’t stopped smiling after winning the $2 million Magic Millions 2yo Classic with Skirt The Law and why would he?
I’ve narrowed all his chances at Doomben down to just one in the form of Vaccine in Race 7. She finished well to be placed at the Goldie last start and can improve.
BET: Vaccine – Each Way (Doomben Race 7)
MARK NEWNHAM TO THE FORE
Mark Newnham reports all is well with Cool Jakey who steps out for the first time at the Randwick barrier trials on Monday.
He won’t be out to break the clock but Mark is delighted by his progress.
At Randwick, Mark rates Lavish Empire his bet with Chenin an unlikely starter if the track is rain affected.
BET: Lavish Empire – Each Way (Randwick Race 5)
BET: Chenin – Each Way (Randwick Race 7)
HAYES ACROSS TWO STATES
Lindsay Park has two great chances at good odds across two different states.
At Randwick, Helene Leadingstar is an import and a former SA Derby winner, whose two runs back have been good.
At Moonee Valley, So Si Bon, won like a good thing last start and can win again.
BET: Helene Leadingstar – Each Way (Randwick Race 4)
BET: So Si Bon – Each Way (MV Race 8)
MOODY ON FIRE
The Pete Moody stable continues to fire on all cylinders.
At Moonee Valley, Shuffle Dancer should win Race 4 but is odds on.
Dance To Dubai, is $3, goes forward, won from in front last start and can win again.
Hennessy Lad, $4.80 was strong to the line last start and the 1600m should suit.
BET: Dance To Dubai – Win (MV Race 7)
BET: Hennessy Lad – Each Way (MV Race 9)
MAHER/EUSTACE ON THE TOOLS
The Ciaron Maher/Dave Eustace camp spent up big at the Magic Millions including a precocious Dubious filly for the Vic Husslers.
The best of their many chances on the weekend to me looks to be Ice Pick Nick with Jamie Kah in the saddle is now third-up so nice and fit.
BET: Ice Pick Nick – Each Way (MV Race 6)
Good luck and good punting!