We come off a great days racing at St Marys last Saturday with a huge crowd in attendance where the Todd Rattray-trained and driven Hafter took out the feature winning the Country Guinea’s after his great fourth in the Derby recently.
On Friday we see a great 6-event meeting at Luxbet Park in Hobart.
This is for the three year old and older non winners. GIVIT TO ME (2) comes out of much harder race last week where he battled away well to finish fourth. He has been ok at all of his runs since coming to Tasmania so from his handy draw will be in the finish. PAGLIACCI (1) is another that is getting close to his first win as he comes off to handy efforts of late so if he can take advantage of his good draw will take beating. HIT THE LIGHTS (4) is very consistent in this class so he will breakthrough soon and tonight may be it so is a must include. OUR TRIPLE ASSET (3) has been kept pretty safe in all of his runs to date. This is close to his easiest assignment so don’t be surprised if his in the finish. MCADEM (5) did put in a couple of handy efforts as a two year old. He resumes tonight so may to watch the market to his chances. JOES LITTLE GIRL (10) has been disappointing this time after showing ability as a two year old so with this not being a strong race she may improve. PETERI MIC (9) is another that did run some handy races last time in so is one for the exotics players at odds. VIVIERS (6) and REALLY FRANK (11) are next best.
TOP PICK: GIVIT TO ME (2) looks a good gamble.
DANGERS: HIT THE LIGHTS (4) is the danger along with PAGLIACCI (1).
ROUGHIE: OUR TRIPLE ASSET (3) can run a race at odds.
RATINGS: 2 – 1 3 4 5 – 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
SUGGESTED BET: PAGLIACCI each way
RACE 2: 6:37pm REXEL NORTH HOBART PACE 2090M
This is for the C1 class performers. This is race that looks between two handy Mares. ARK BREEZE (3) will find this much easier than recent outings and really gets her chance to get back into the winners list as she will be on the speed throughout and will take plenty of holding out. SHEAS DELIGHT (11) is resuming twelve months away from the track. She has a very good record winning four out of her eleven starts. She draws out the back so will be hoping to get a cart into the race as that will make her very dangerous at the business end. BERTILS DELIGHT (1) resumes here but draws perfectly as she loves to take a pegs run. She will be hoping to get the back of the leader and if she’s fitter enough can get over the top of them. AITUTAKI (12) has been going ok of late so if gets the back of one of the fancied runners look for him to finish the race of well and can surprise. LORD STARK (9) has drawn to get a cheap run so can run into a place so is a must for the exotic punters. RUBY HEART (2), JOHN SNOW (4) and MISS RUTHLESS (13) are next best.
TOP PICK: ARK BREEZE (3) gets her chance.
DANGERS: SHEAS DELIGHT (11) is a huge danger along with BERTILS DELIGHT (1).
ROUGHIE: AITUTAKI (12) can run into place at odds.
RATINGS: 3 – 1 11 – 9 12 – 2 4 5 10 13 – 6 7
SUGGESTED BET: ARK BREEZE win
RACE 3: 7:07pm TASMANIAN GUINEAS APRIL 30TH PACE 2090M
This is one of those tough C1 or better stand start affairs with plenty of chances. FLYLIKA HAWK (6) has been racing very well and is getting very close to a win not like the Hawks in the Afl Lol. He begins well as a rule so if he lobs handy he is sure to take plenty of holding out at the business end. CHRISTIAN JAZ (5) is another that is racing and this race looks well within his grasp with a safe getaway so has to be kept safe. WASHINGTON EXPRESS (11) will find this much easier than his recent outings. She will begin safe enough so if can get into the race will be thereabouts. STRANGE CONDUCT (12) also has been racing well and just needs a little luck from out the back but is up to winning this if gets the right trip. BE GOOD FRANKLIN (8) won similar to this last start when got an inside run to just beat the stable mate. He goes back 10m here but does step quickly as a rule so will be in the finish. IVE GOT OOMPH (1) was able to ping to the top last time and only got run down late in proceedings so can give some cheek with a similar effort. UNION FORCE (3), SMILETURNER (4), LAST GUY STANDING (7), FUTURE PROMISES (9) and RUSTY RED COMET (13) can all figure with the right trips in transit at odds so are a must for the exotic players.
TOP PICK: FLYLIKA HAWK (6) gets his chance to breakthrough.
DANGERS: CHRISTIAN JAZ (5) is a danger along with WASHINGTON EXPRESS (11).
ROUGHIE: STRANGE CONDUCT (12) will run a race at odds.
RATINGS: 6 – 1 3 5 8 11 12 13 – 2 4 7 9 10
SUGGESTED BET: FLYLIKA HAWK each way
RACE 4: 7:37pm MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION PACE 2090M
This is for the C2-C3 pacers. FRANKIE FALZONI (3) was an effortless winner last start. He rises in grade tonight but has drawn to be on the speed so is sure to give a great sight. CALL HER JULIE (2) continues to race well and gets a favourable draw. She may not get across the pole marker early but she doesn’t have to as she is strong enough to do a bit of work so is a must include. WARRIOR MAC (4) is another that is holding his form well and he can run the gate so there may be a bit of speed early so may be interesting either way he is a major player. ANIMI SUB INGIS (12) finally got the breaks to go his way last week which bought his driver Rohan Hiller’s 500th career win as a driver so with a similar trip here will be dangerous. LORD JONES (7) has had no luck of late and draws outside the front here so place looks best. BOLTNMACH (8) has been ok at two runs from a break so if they do hard up front don’t be surprised if he runs a race at odds. ALPPINION (1) draws ideally to run a race at odds so is a must include for exotic players.
TOP PICK: FRANKIE FALZONI (3) can make it three out of his last four.
DANGERS: WARRIOR MAC (4) is the danger along with CALL HER JULIE (2).
ROUGHIE: BOLTNMACH (8) will run a race at odds.
RATINGS: 3 – 2 4 12 -1 7 8 10 11 – 5 6
SUGGESTED BET: BOLTNMACH on a 1 by 3 basis
RACE 5: 8:05pm CROWN LAGER PACE 2090M
This is a C4-C5 race that lacks a bit of depth. THATSWHATSHESAID (1) draws to advantage and did win well two runs back in similar grade. She will either lead or take a sit behind one of the other fancied runners so looks a safe each way gamble. LA EBONY KITA (2) races best in front so might be the one to get the early lead off the pole marker and can give a sight if finds it. ONEMORELAUGH (3) will find this slightly easier than past couple and he draws to get a good run so is a danger for sure. IM FULL TILT (4) was very good when running fourth last start so if can repeat that is definitely in the mix. BURITON BAILEY (6), GRINABLE (7) and DAMITSAM (8) are more than capable of winning if they get a bit of luck in running so have to be kept safe at odds.
TOP PICK: ONEMORELAUGH (3) will give a great sight for Matty Cooper.
DANGERS: THATSWHATSHESAID (1) is a danger along with IM FULL TILT (4).
ROUGHIE: DAMITSAM (8) will run a race at odds.
RATINGS: 3 – 1 2 4 6 7 8 – 5 9
SUGGESTED BET: IM FULL TILT each way
RACE 6: 7:09pm LUXBET BEST OF THE BEST PACE 2090M
This the last and it should be called the Ben Yole Appreciation Stakes as he has seven out of the eight runners. WASHIES CHANCE (6) has taken the mantle as the King of the Claimers in recent times. He is just so versatile and goes very well for Nat Emery so is clearly the hardest to beat. MODERN CHIC (7) is a tough type so if she happened to find the breeze or even the front will be a huge danger. JUKEBOX MUSIC (8) he will get a good run through early and if they set a solid tempo he is capable of getting over the top of them with the right trip. WRONGLY ACCUSED (3) gets a reasonable draw so can improve enough to be a major player so will pay to keep safe. SUTTER MAN (5) is a huge query as if his ready he will take plenty of beating but it is a big query if his at his best.
TOP PICK: WASHIES CHANCE (6) is the hardest to beat.
DANGERS: MODERN CHIC (7) is a huge danger along with JUKEBOX MUSIC (8).
ROUGHIE: WRONGLY ACCUSED (3) will run a race at odds.