Race-by-race preview and tips for Gilgandra on Sunday

2022-05-14 13:30:00

Race 5 CLASS 2 HCP (1600m)

Out to the mile now in a better grade where there are a few chances. Big fan of Canberra three-year-old 1. Loose Love who will find this much easier than the Wagga Guineas where he had little or no luck back in the field. Had previously swpt home for a dominant BM 60 win, and all being equal is the superior heavy tracker.
Dangers: Big watch on 4. The Pres who rushed home to win a CL1 at Nowra in heavy ground third up. Trained on the track, 2. Corvo has more to offer than his modest record suggests and chased home smart Amulet Street in better company two runs ago. Gap to the rest headed by locally-trained 11. Chesty who has been close up in his last couple.
How to play it: Loose Love to win; Odds and Evens: Split

Race 6 CLASS 2 PLATE (1200m)

Wide and tough race to assess. Capable four-year-old 1. Hammoon Sweetheart is well over the odds first up for a leading country stable and having already won at this level. Should thrive in the conditions being by late great wet track sire Sebring and out of a Show A Heart mare.
Dangers: Emerging ex-Victorian three-year-old 8. Minimal has his first run in the region after a narrow maiden win at Kilmore. Honest four-year-old 4. Shadow Chaser hasn’t won for a long time but returns in a suitable race with gear changes and reportedly has been working well. Included in wider exotics 7. Olympic Time second up and bred to get through the going; and at huge odds 15. Dobroyde up in grade fourth up.
How to play it: Hammoon Sweetheart each way and trifecta 1,4,8/1,4,7,8,15/1,4,7,8,15; Odds and Evens: Split

Race 7 OPEN HCP (1200m)

Keen at the value aboard six-year-old 6. On A Promise who can score again second up over the right trip after charging over the top for a dominant fresh winner in weaker company. First time on heavy ground, but has won a staggering six from 15 in soft, including five straight last prep, and this is by far the lightest weight he’s carried in a long time.
Dangers: Must keep safe tough five-year-old 1. Jailbreak who has been ultra competitive in tougher races this prep, including being beaten under two lengths in the Listed National Sprint at Canberra, and most recently only a length from the winner in a provincial BM 72. Honest six-year-old 3. Major Time is in the contest as well despite a query on heavy ground. Has placed in three of his last four behind a few smart winners and carries only 54.5kg after the claim. Both 5. I Am Capitan third up with a claim; and 7. Ecker Road fourth up; can run into the placings.
How to play it: On A Promise to win and box exacta 1,3,6; Odds and Evens: Split

Race 8 PARKES CUP (1600m)

The feature race shapes a little differently now on this circuit but also enhances the claim of tough Pierro six-year-old 5. Foodie King who can strike from the outside draw coming back in distance. Swept home for an impressive win in the Mornington Prelude at Tamworth before narrowly missing in the Final itself 23 days ago. Boasts a superior closing 400m sprint and right at home on rain-affected ground.
Dangers: Big watch on Canberra five-year-old 2. Cyborg who charged home to win a BM 70 two starts back and has never raced better. Another one up from the capital, 1. Invincible Dash can peak third up after working home late in the Gooree Cup at Mudgee; while not dismissing big-finishing mare 3. Milamoo who will drift well back but can power home under a big weight drop and loves rain-affected ground.
How to play it: Foodie King to win and box trifecta 1,2,3,5; Odds and Evens: Odds

Race 9 BENCHMARK 58 HCP (1280m)

Moderate and wide open sprint to finish. Keen at the value with under-rated country five-year-old 3. Blackadder who drops in quality after finishing close up in a CL3. Normally rolls forward but also at ease sitting back off a strong speed.
Dangers: Keep safe 5. Canberra mare 5. Keep It Down who blew them away from the back at huge odds in a similar grade at Wagga; while 10. Petain and 14. She’s Super; are both an each-way chance at odds.
How to play it: Blackadder each way; Odds and Evens: Odds

BEST BETS: Race 2: (1) RHYTHMIC SONG; Race 5: (1) LOOSE LOVE
BEST VALUE: Race 3: (5) STUNNING SUNRISE

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