Meeting Dashboard – Hobart, Sunday 21 May

The Elderslie Horse Care Sweepstakes Final’s for the two-year-olds headline a quality program of racing at Luxbet Park in Hobart this Sunday.

The colts and gelding’s final is race four of the night and sees the undefeated Ignatius come up with barrier 2. While the fillies will do battle in race seven where Ideal Bliss was a impressive winner in the prelude conducted last Friday.

RACE 1: 4:46pm SUTTER HANOVER PACE DIVISION ONE 1609M

This is the lowest points division of the C1-C2. PABLO SANTANNA (2) had no luck at his latest run so will pay to forgive. He comes up with the draw to find the top and that’s where he races best so if he gets a cheap quarter will take plenty of running down. DASHER HOULI (4) was better last time. This is his third run back so should be ready to do something so has to be included. WITCH MASTER (1) gets the draw to run a much improved race. He can run the gate so they may even try to hold up early either way so is an each way hope. ARTARAMA (11) – there are definitely two of him so if the right one turns up tonight he can win. REGAL MAJOR (12) was pulled up at first run when well supported. He draws out the back so will need everything to go right for him but wouldn’t surprise if he was in the finish. MARTYS FOR REAL (3), THE BADLANDS (5), UNION FORCE (8), BLISSTAR (9) and JAY DUB (10) are all more than capable of figuring in the finish with the right trips in transit. ORIGIN BILLY (13) is the emergency but if he gains a run will come right into calculations.

TOP PICK: PABLO SANTANNA (2) draws to take plenty of beating.

DANGERS: WITCH MASTER (1) draws to be a danger along with DASHER HOULI (4).

ROUGHIE: BLISSTAR (9) big improver last time so can run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 2 – 1 4 5 11 12 – 3 8 9 10 – 6 7

SUGGESTED BET: PABLO SANTANNA win

RACE 2: 5:20pm WILLIAMTELL PACE 2090M

This is a very good C3-C5 with plenty of depth. TIZ A JAMANE (1) has been racing well and comes up with the pole tonight. He grows a leg when he finds the top and that will happen here so he is sure to give a great sight. JETCRAFT (10) was rewarded for his consistency when he finally broke through last time. He draws out the back so will be need to get a cart into the race and will be dangerous. KWIATKOWSKI (6) is a very handy type and will pay to forgive his past two runs as he never really handled the Devonport track. He draws a touch wide but will push forward and if he can settle handy enough is a major player. ONEMORELAUGH (2) was very unlucky last week when he only got out late, so from his better draw here can be in the mix. LORD JONES (3) was rewarded for consistency with a good win last week. He can do work in his races so has to be included. IM FULL TILT (8) and DAMITSAM (11) are both racing well and they should get good trips onto the race so are some hope at odds. CHICA BELLA (4) and BOLTNMACH (7) are next best.

TOP PICK: TIZ A JAMANE (1) gets the draw to take beating.

DANGERS: JETCRAFT (10) is a danger along with KWIATKOWSKI (6).

ROUGHIE: ONEMORELAUGH (2) will run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 1 – 2 3 6 8 10 11 – 4 5 7 9 12

SUGGESTED BET: TIZ A JAMANE win – ONEMORELAUGH on a 1 by 3 basis

RACE 3: 5:58pm SHIRLEY HILLS PACE 2579M

This race is nearly impossible to work out being a C1 or better stand with fifteen runners so if you pick the winner I salute you. ARK BREEZE (6) is well in off the handicaps on her best form. She bounced back into the winner’s list last time so if she steps safely will be in the finish. GUESSTAMATE (3) looks the early leader and comes off a game run in the Granny Smith final so is one at odds that can run a race. HOLLYS MISS MOLLY (15) is the class runner that comes off 50m and has to get around the whole field. She will be driven for luck and if she is close enough can get over the top of them. MODERN CHIC (13) and MAVIS MERLE (14) are both handy mares but will need everything to fall into place off their 40m handicaps but if they do will be thereabouts. CALL HER JULIE (11) continues to race well for Matty Cooper so if she steps safely is a must include at odds. RED SUN BLISS (9) hasn’t had much luck of late so if she gets it tonight can be thereabouts at odds. TISU BOMBBELLE (5) is well in off the 10m mark and will step ok so has to be a sneaky chance at odds. SIGN NO MORE (10) and JANE GRANT (12) are next best. CHESIRE CAT (1) is the emergency and if she gains a run comes right into calculations from the front mark.

TOP PICK: ARK BREEZE (6) just going her way in a tough one.

DANGERS: MODERN CHIC (13) is a danger along with HOLLYS MISS MOLLY (15).

ROUGHIE: GUESSTAMATE (3) can run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 6 13 15 – 1 3 5 8 9 11 14 – 10 12 – 2 4

SUGGESTED BET: GUESSTAMATE – RED SUN BLISS on a 1 by 3 basis

RACE 4: 6:38pm ELDERSLIE HORSE CARE SWEEPSTAKES FINAL – COLTS AND GELDINGS 1609M

This is the final of the Sweepstakes for the two-year-old Colts & Geldings. It’s the same field as the prelude with one inclusion and that is a big one at that with RUN WICK (8) joining in. The prelude was won by IGNATIUS (2) who made it two in a row. He is a very nice type who looks pretty foolproof so from his good draw he is going to take plenty of beating. DUFRENSE (5) was heavily supported in that race when backed from $12 into $4. He was very good and is sure to strip much better for his debut run and will be one of the hardest to beat. AMERICAN MAC (11) went around a short-priced favourite in that race but never had any luck at all as was three wide for the last thousand and also put in a couple of rough ones so if he puts it altogether here is a major player for sure. RUN WICK (8) was very impressive on debut winning easily. The field is a lot stronger, but he does look a foolproof youngster so if he gets a crack at them can figure. FEELIN DUSTY (6) is another foolproof youngster who will push forward early and he if he can settle in the breeze will run a race at odds. KRAFTY BOY (10) – forget about his latest run and go on previous form and that would give him a hope with the right trip. OUR BOY JOHNNY (4) and TISU SPIRIT (9) never had much luck in the Prelude so can run into a place at odds here.

TOP PICK: IGNATIUS (2) will be the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: DUFRENSE (5) is a huge danger along with AMERICAN MAC (11).

ROUGHIE: FEELIN DUSTY (6) will run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 2 – 5 8 11 – 4 6 10 – 1 9 – 3 7

SUGGESTED BET: IGNATIUS win – RUN WICK 1 by 2 basis

RACE 5: 7:14pm PLUNKETT FAMILY ASCOT GOLD CUP 2579M

This is the open class feature of the night. PACHACUTI (10) is the best pacer in the State and by a margin at present. He is well placed off the 30m mark considering he won the Easter Cup off 40m. He will begin safely as usual and make his mark pretty quickly then look to get around to the breeze or even zoom to the lead so whatever beats him will win as he is the superior stayer. RIVERBOAT JASPER (8) is another well off the handicaps. He continues to race very well so if he can be handy enough look for him to be in the finish. KARALTA DAZZLER (4) pings the tapes so he looks the early leader and I’m sure he will try and run them along to make the back markers work to get into the race so can give some cheek. MISTER LENNOX (3) got his first win in twelve months when he won back-to-back wins in the Golden Mile and in doing so rated 1:54.5 which is the fastest. He is risky from the tapes but if he did begin safely will be in the finish. ISAAC (5) was a close second in the Easter Cup behind Pachacuti so with the right trip is a must include after his easy win last time. JACCKA LEN (2), MAJOR CALLUM (6), MACHO COMACHO (7) and REMEMBER JOE (9) are all capable of running into a place at odds with the right trips.

TOP PICK: PACHACUTI (10) will be too classy.

DANGERS: RIVERBOAT JASPER (8) is a danger along with MISTER LENNOX (3).

ROUGHIE: KARALTA DAZZLER (4) will run a race at odds as loves to lead and will do that here.

RATINGS: 10 – 3 4 5 8 – 2 6 7 9 – 1

SUGGESTED BET: RIVERBOAT JASPER on a 1 by 2 basis

RACE 6: 7:52pm ELDERSLIE HORSE CARE SWEEPSTAKES FINAL – FILLIES 1609M

This is the Sweepstakes Final for the two-year-old fillies. It looks a two horse race on paper between VOUVRAY BEACH (7) and IDEAL BLISS (8). The latter was impressive taking out the Prelude where she zoomed to the early lead and set a solid tempo which enabled her to win well. She is the lone runner on the back row so will get a good run through early and if she can settle in front of her main rival will take her a long way to winning this. VOUVRAY BEACH (7) draws out wide so will be hoping to be able to go forward and settle handy and in front of her main rival as that will give her an advantage if this happens. In saying that it promises to be a great clash between two very smart youngsters. ISLAND BLISS (1) draws the pole so will get a good run behind the leaders so can run into a place. INVEST (4) was disappointing in the Prelude but if you can forget that she is the one that could cause a boil over if the two fancied runners get into a war so will pay to keep safe. CLASS TELLS (3) continues to improve with each run so is definitely in the mix to run a place as are LADY OLIVE OYLE (2), BEATRIX LYN (5) and MODART NIADH (6).

TOP PICK: IGNATIUS (2) will be the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: DUFRENSE (5) is a huge danger along with AMERICAN MAC (11).

ROUGHIE: FEELIN DUSTY (6) will run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 2 – 5 8 11 – 4 6 10 – 1 9 – 3 7

SUGGESTED BET: IGNATIUS win – RUN WICK 1 by 2 basis

TOP PICK: IDEAL BLISS (8) very impressive last time so is the hardest to beat.

DANGERS: VOUVRAY BEACH (7) is a huge danger and to a lesser extent INVEST (4).

ROUGHIE: CLASS TELLS (3) can run a place at good odds.

RATINGS:

SUGGESTED BET:

RACE 7: 8:27pm PLAYING ARKABELLA PACE DIVISION TWO 1609M

This is for the C1-C2 class pacer over the mile. CRAFTY OLD FOX (2) has been going ok and gets into a race that looks suitable. He draws ideally as should be able to find the top despite being a bit of speed out wide so will take running down. IDEN AMRAK (5) gave his trainer Sos Heenan his first winner at Devonport when he won by a space. He will find this stronger but can push forward and if he can find the breeze can still win. AINSLEYS DREAM (4) was similar as she got a well-deserved win last time leading throughout. She will be hoping to settle handy and can win if she does. POP THE CORK (1) will get a cheap run on the back of the speed so has to be included. HIT THE LIGHTS (10) is racing in great heart at present and if he can get the right trip into the race will be very dangerous. SWEET PEA JASPER (9) is a handy mare resuming that gets a good run through early and does have a good record over the short trip so is a must include. WARRIOR MAC (7) resumes from a bit of a freshen up but can figure if gets the right trip in transit. REASON TO GRIN (3), CAPTURE ME (6), GOGGO GEE GEE (11) and HOLME ON THE BAYOU (13) are all racing well so if they can get the into race at some stage can fill a place at odds.

TOP PICK: CRAFTY OLD FOX (2) looks the leader so will give them something to chase.

DANGERS: IDEN AMRAK (5) is the danger along with AINSLEYS DREAM (4).

ROUGHIE: WARRIOR MAC (7) draws wide but if they go hard he can finish strongly at odds.

RATINGS: 2 4 5 – 1 7 9 10 – 3 6 11 13 – 8

SUGGESTED BET: IDEN AMRAK each way

RACE 8: 8:54pm IFIHADYOURLUCK PACE 2090M

This for the three-year-old and CO pacers. I WANNA ROCK (3) created a huge impression at his first campaign winning two out of three. He is first up for a while and comes off some handy trial form so is a huge query and will take plenty of beating. POCKETS OF COURAGE (2) is bursting to break through and gets his chance here as draws perfectly to find the top and dictate from there so is a huge player. NANCES DELIGHT (4) is a handy filly who also gets into this race well on her recent form and should get a good trip so will be right in the finish. STREETSIDE CLASSIC (6) is super consistent but always seems to find one better and that will happen again here but is a must for the exotic players. ENTREEMAINDESSERT (1) should get a cheap run behind the leader so can sneak a place at odds. SHEASTANDOUT (5) and SARGENT BLACK (7) are capable of sneaking into a minor first four placing at odds.

TOP PICK: POCKETS OF COURAGE (2) gets his chance here.

DANGERS: I WANNA ROCK (3) is a huge danger along with NANCES DELIGHT (4).

ROUGHIE: ENTREEMAINDESSERT (1) can place at odds from draw.

RATINGS: 2 – 3 4 – 1 5 6 7

SUGGESTED BET: POCKETS OF COURAGE win

RACE 9: 9:15pm STONEBRIDGE REGAL PACE 2090M

This is for the three-year-old and older non winners and a very tough race at that. COURAGEOUS KATEE (1) gets into a winnable race especially from her good draw. She will either hold up or sit behind the leader so will get her chance to break through in the Apple Isle. SHADY LOU (6) is an improving type who is nearing a win. He draws a touch but all he needs is a half-decent trip in running to be a major player. KARALTA KRUISE (4) has gate speed so will be hoping to get across early and if he was able to pinch a good half can out dash them up the straight. LOCKAWAY KACIE (7) will be fitter for her first-up run where she can hit the line strongly out wide so if she can get some cover into the race then can get over the top of them. MARNU THE BEAST (3) will get out to good odds and is not without some hope at odds.

TOP PICK: COURAGEOUS KATEE (1) can improve so is worth the risk.

DANGERS: SHADY LOU (6) is the danger along with LOCKAWAY KACIE (7).

ROUGHIE: MARNU THE BEAST (3) can run a race at odds.

RATINGS: 1 – 4 6 7 – 3 5 – 2

SUGGESTED BET: LOCKAWAY KACIE on a 1 by 2 basis