How good is TRL? 

Two runners, in two different states racing within seven minutes of each other on a major Saturday. 

That’s right, The Big Goodbye lines up as favourite in the Nova Handicap at Doomben at 1218pm. Then at 1225pm at Flemington we’ll be cheering for the undefeated Lethal Thoughts. 

Keep reading for more on “TBG” and “Lethal” plus we’ll try and find some winners from our other TRL trainers. 

 

THE BIG GOODBYE SHORT PRICED FAVOURITE

If only all horses were as honest as The Big Goodbye the racing game would be a lot easier. 

TBG has certainly gained cult status amongst the Qld Rogues ownership group and justifiably so. 

His record since joining the Rogues is a remarkable 8 starts, 1 win at Eagle Farm, 4 seconds and 3 thirds. 

Trainer Rob Heathcote reports “We nominated for the listed race but chose the Benchmark 85 option.  While he does have a win on a Heavy track to his credit this track could be bottomless come Saturday so it’s in the lap of the Gods”. 

“The Big Goodbye is bright in himself, fit after two cracking runs this prep and ready to go” Heathcote added. 

BET: The Big Goodbye – Win  (Doomben Race 2) 

 

LETHAL BY NAME, LETHAL BY NATURE – WE TRUST

Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace have always had an opinion of Lethal Thoughts and that was justified with this stunning son of champion sire So You Think winning on debut at Sale. 

There is no doubt Flemington on a Saturday is a step-up for Lethal Thoughts but Eustace remains bullish “Lethal Thoughts will be better suited by the 1400m at Flemington, he’s a talented colt who will continue to improve with age” Eustace said

The stable has two great chances at Rosehill. Saucey Horse has been well supported at Sportsbet $11 to $6 has won 2 of 3 this prep, is up in grade but in form. 

Quintello (Race 9) is a talented galloper who has won 2 this preparation and can reel off outstanding sectionals.

BET: Lethal Thoughts – Each Way (Flem Race 2)

BET: Secret Glamour – Each Way (Flem Race 3)

BET: Saucey Horsey – Each Way (Rosehill Race 5)

BET: Quintello – Each Way (Rosehill Race 9)

 

MOODY IS LIBERATED 

Trainer Peter Moody had The Big Freeze make his debut for the Vic Husslers on Thursday at Pakenham, while he finished unplaced after setting a brutal early pace he looks like a good prospect going forward. 

On Saturday, Moods has Liberated Girl (Race 4) as one of the better-backed runners of the day firming from $8 to $6 with Sportsbet. 

He’ll be aiming for a race to race double with Outback Action (Race 5) who was very impressive winning at Mornington last start and looks a progressive type.  

BET: Liberated Girl – Each Way (Flem Race 4)

BET: Outback Action – Each Way (Flem Race 5)

 

CUMANI LOOKING TO MAKE HIS MARK EARLY

Vic Husslers trainer Matt Cumani reports Team Captain continues to enjoy the sunshine while spelling down on the peninsula. 

Don’t let the Cumani trained Taramansour ($10 to $7) with Sportsbet sneak under your guard. He’s now third-up and will be much better on top of the ground. 

BET: Taramansour – Each Way (Flem Race 1)

 

VINNIE TO SHOW PLENTY OF SPIRIT

NSW Tycoons trainer Gai Waterhouse continues to enjoy a break over in the “bluegrass” of Kentucky with Adrian Bott at home putting the final polish on Vinnie’s Spirit (Race 1) at Rosehill. 

He was a gallant second at his first start at Kembla, he would have taken great improvement from that run and will be hard to get past. 

BET: Vinnie’s Spirit (Rosehill Race 1)

 

KIM READY TO GO TO WAUGH

The Kim Waugh stable has been on fire of late, seemingly making the most of the big wet which has been a constant over the past three months. 

The current stable star Bethencourt (Race 7) is in action again. This is one horse that loves the Heavy going winning his last two starts, is super fit and ready for the hat-trick. 

French Bonnet (Race 3) has already been well supported in early Sportsbet markets ($12 into $7.50) she pulled up with a poor post-race recovery last start but before that was a dominant winner.  

BET: French Bonnet – Each Way (Rosehill Race 3)

BET: Bethencourt – Each Way (Rosehill Race 7)

 

O’DEA – HOYSTED SET TO SEDUCE

It’s going to be a bit of a mystery of just how the Doomben track will play, but the O’Dea/Hoysted yard do have a couple of chances that get through slow/heavy going. 

Seduction Queen was okay on debut for her new stable when 6th at Eagle Farm, that fitness will be a help this time. 

Contemptuous (Race 4) looks to be the best from the stable. He’s won his last four and looks a cut above this lot. 

BET: Seduction Queen – Each Way (Doomben Race 1)

BET: Contemptuous – Win (Doomben Race 4)

 

PRIDE HEADS NORTH WITH TAKSU

Normally you would think that horses would be heading north to find a good racing surface, but it’s just the opposite for Joe Pride and Taksu. 

This bloke is an absolute swimmer, who put a gap in them last starting at Randwick and gets conditions to suit at Doomben. 

BET: Taksu – Each Way (Doomben Race 6)

 

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Good luck and good punting.