THE PLAN: Taree today. Soft 5 with the Rail = True. Looking for runners on pace preferably – saving ground in the run ideally.
R1 #2 Bowies Gift – #10 Dream A Lot – Bowies Gift took a couple of runs to hit his straps – but his last two efforts have been full of merit. Led at a solid tempo and grabbed on the post at Tuncurry. Went to town last start – missed the start and found a position back in the field – solid enough to the line there and that was a very strong 3yo MDN. Draws wide here and simply has to get across early to run a monster of a race here surely. Dream A Lot has had the two 1000m runs back – no luck at all last start when checking up the rails – step up to 1250m looks ideal now and draws the inside – if she holds a spot closer to the speed here can be dangerous late.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 5 Units Bowie’s Gift @ $3.40 with Bet365/UBET – Happy to take $3.20+ / 1 Unit Dream A Lot @ $13 with Bet365 – Happy to take $11+
R2 #2 Natural Image – Just hoping they show as much desperation for the front today on Natural Image that they did last start – racing ultra consistently this preparation and this is definitely the most suitable race she has been in so far. If Olivia can hold that position – should be in the finish. Wanted to find Advalady as the danger – but short enough and gets a rider change that is not ideal. Keeping the bet conservative here due to the rider.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 3 Units Natural Image @ $4.60 with Bet365/UBET – Happy to take $4.20+
R3 #7 Enjoyable – Strange race here with questionable speed on paper. Hoping Enjoyable can jump cleanly today and find the fence first. Everything went wrong for him first up in a strong race and thought his effort was solid to finish as close as he did. Can certainly improve sharply without surprising. Our Brother George won like a nice horse on debut – amazed they are keeping him to 1000m again – looked in desperate need of more ground – he will be looking for runs and dangerous late here.
SUGGESTED BETTING: 2 Units Each Way Enjoyable @ $10/$3.30 with Bet365/Sportsbet – Happy to take $8+