TWIR GROUP 1 ACTION CONTINUES

Apr 14, 2022

By Terry Kennedy

The Championships may be over for another year but the Group 1 action continues at Royal Randwick with super filly Fireburn looking to complete the triple crown in the Champagne Stakes and a cracking field assembled for the All Age Stakes. 

The Mick Price trained Ayrton is set to steal the show at a strong Caulfield meeting, while they are racing on a Good surface at Eagle Farm. 

Our TRL trainers delivered some big price winners last week, let’s hope they can do the same this weekend.

 

PRICE & KENT WITH AN EYE ON ALL THREE STATES

The power training combo of Mick Price and Michael Kent Junior are certainly in for a busy Saturday with major chances across the three Eastern States. 

Maybe the most interesting is Green Belt (Race 7) who’s resuming at Eagle Farm on his way to the Queensland Guineas or maybe even the Derby. 

This promising colt is undefeated from two starts with Price declaring “he’s a group horse in the making” happy to take the short odds $2.30 at Sportsbet. 

At Caulfield, Aryton (Race 8) is another star of the stable, he’s won 5 of 7 starts, Jamie Kah takes the ride and this could be the start of a major campaign. 

At Randwick, the wetter the better for Our Playboy (Race 9) I thought he was good at Newcastle last start and I’ll be sticking. 

BET: Green Belt – Win (Eagle Farm  Race 7)

BET: Ayrton  – Win (Caulfield Race 8)

BET: Our Playboy – Win (Randwick Race 9)

 

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR KIM WAUGH

While Kim Waugh trains for the massive NSW Tycoons outfit, there’s a host of sporting stars involved in the ownership of Different Strokes (Race 2) at Randwick. 

Not only is husband Mark in the ownership, but fellow sporting greats Shane Heal and Bryan Fletcher are also owners hence the name “Different Strokes”. He has good ability, was good from the back last start and should strip fitter.

BET:  Different Strokes – Each Way (Randwick Race 2)

 

JOE PRIDE TO GET THE PARTY STARTED

The inform Joe Pride goes to Randwick with two major chances at good odds. 

Party For One (Race 5) is at the generous odds of $10 with Sportsbet, he caught the eye last start and the 1400m should suit perfectly. 

Brutality (Race 7) has already been specked at double digit odds now $9, he has to run out a strong 2000m but I’m backing Joe to have him up to the mark. 

BET: Party For One – Each Way (Randwick Race 5)

BET: Brutality – Each Way (Randwick Race 7)

 

GAI HAS IN THE CONGO READY

The All Age Stakes is a cracking race with Mo’unga and Forbidden Love currently fighting out favouritism. 

I’m a big fan of the Waterhouse/Bott trained In The Congo who’s $5 chance on the third line of betting. He won the Group 1 Golden Rose and his three runs back this campaign have all been good. He’ll finish in the top three. 

BET:  In The Congo – Each Way (Randwick Race 8)

 

TRENT TO BUST OUT AT CAULFIELD

Vic Husslers trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young could have a boom or bust kind of day at Caulfield.

Reservoir Dog (Race 1) has been well supported in early Sportsbet markets, it did nothing special in it’s only career start but clearly the stable has a good opinion of the horse. 

Magnajet (Race 2) is a winner of 3 from 5 first-up, had drawn well in barrier one and at $15 with Sportsbet makes appeal.

Celestial Fury (Race 4) is now gelded and has trialed up well for this after getting far too back at Pakenham. 

Glint Of Hope (Race 9) has also been well supported, she’s a promising filly who’s only missed a place once in seven starts. 

BET: Reservoir Dog – Each Way (Caulfield Race 1)

BET: Celestial Fury – Each Way (Caulfield Race 4)

BET: Glint Of Hope – Each Way (Caulfield Race 9)

 

MAHER HAS A PRETTY GOOD CHASSIS

The all powerful Ciaron Maher/Dave Eustace yard has a runner at Caulfield that caught my eye called Chassis (Race 6). 

She’s been very firm in the Sportsbet market around $7, her first-up third was pretty good and she boasts 3 wins from 5 second-up and is a Caulfield winner. 

BET: Chassis – Each Way (Caulfield Race 6)

 

MUNCE HAS ONE AT BIG ODDS

Our Qld Rogues owners should have another look at the barrier trial of Hot Spring Gold on Tuesday, officially he finished fifth but I reckon it was a great trial and is a Rogue’s horse to watch. 

Chris has one at big odds at Eagle Farm,  I’m happy to have a small dollar on each way called Allude (Race 4). Chris tested it in Group company last campaign, is first-up but has been backed from $14 into $12 on Sportsbet. 

BET: Allude – Win (Eagle Farm Race 4)

 

HEATHCOTE IS A DUSTY FAN

Our micro-ownership brothers and sisters at miRunners have the very stylish Dusty Tycoon stepping out in Race 9 at Eagle Farm. 

 She has been a terrific horse winning 5 of 19 career starts and I reckon she’ll make it 6 career wins on Saturday. 

Dusty may have 57.5kgs and barrier 12 working against it, but she will give this a shake. 

BET: Dusty Tycoon Each Way (Eagle Farm Race 9)

 

Good luck and good punting

TK