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Racing Action – 11 Jan

On Friday at Cambridge in Race 2 is All Yours who has had patchy form but from the ace draw here he could be a place chance.  In Race 4 is Gladamare who won a BC Heat back in July on debut and is fresh-up here for her second race start and on the back of a nice workout win should be right in this with a little luck from her 2nd Row draw.  In Race 9 is Mathew James who also won on debut last month on this track and having won a workout last weekend at Pukekohe and with the ace draw he can remain unbeaten.  In Race 10 is Sertorius who went an improved race last-start on Auckland Cup night and is capable of getting in the money here.  Over at Albion Park in Race 1 is Bronze Ecstasy who was a good 2nd from a 2nd Row draw here last week and with a little luck from his 2nd Row draw again here, he can place in this.  In Race 4 is Raesawinner who has been struggling in his recent racing, so will need some improvement to feature here. 

At Newcastle in Race 6 is Wise Goddess who was a good winner 2-starts back and was held-up last week but will still need to improve to feature in this.  At Leeton in Race 4 is Vasari who was severely checked and broke last-start but prior form was good, so he should be just too good for this lot.  At Scottsdale in Race 5 is Stylish Trend who has been in great place form, being placed in 7 of his last 8-starts and should go close to winning this if he can take advantage of his inside Front Row draw from the stand here. 

At Gloucester Park in Race 1 is Bronze Seeker who was a good winner at Pinjarra last week and should be right in this from his ace draw.  In Race 2 is Neighlor who won here 2-starts back, then broke in his next assignment, but from the ace draw is capable of getting some of this.  In Race 4 is Rock Diamonds who has been running in behind them in recent starts, but with a little luck from his 2nd Row draw here, is capable of running a place.  In Race 5 is Our Max Phactor who has won 12-from-14 in Australia, together with 2 seconds, but this is a big step up in grade and with the outside 2nd Row draw here, things won’t be easy.

On Saturday at Te Aroha in Race 1 is Racketeers Boy who was a good 3rd placing last-start and already with a placing from his only start on the grass, he should go close to winning this.  In Race 5 is La Vitesse whose last two runs at Cambridge have been promising, so she should be right in this.  In Race 6 is Itsokbeingbetter who was a good last-start 2nd at Tauherenikau and should be right in contention here and Major Hippie who joins a new northern stable and on the back of a win at the Boxing Day Races at Pirongia he too should be right in this.  In Race 8 is Ruby Rose who was a huge 2nd at Auckland on 14 December, but hasn’t fired in two runs since, but this is a massive drop in class so she should be right there at the finish.  In Race 11 is Stars Delight whose recent form hasn’t been the best, but she is a proven grass track performer with 2 wins and 6 placings, so can’t be discounted in this. 

Over at Menangle in Race 2 is The Pacman who has gone two good ones in his last 2-starts here, winning over this distance 2-back, so from a handy draw must rate highly.  In Race 6 is Miss Streisand who is the winner of 5-from-5 this season so deserves her go at this Gr.2 event, but it won’t be easy from her wide No.9 barrier draw over 1609m, however she is a promising filly and is certainly capable of taking this out. 

At Shepparton in Race 5 is Rock Tonight who never got into his race last week up against the big guns, but was racing well before that, however there are a couple of good ones in this Gr.2 too, so it won’t be easy.

On Sunday over at Hobart in Race 6 is Stylish Trend who is in at Scottsdale on Friday and if he lines up here must rate a very good chance, as he has been in great form in placing in all but one of his last 8-starts.  At Hamilton in Race 9 is So Bobs Your Uncle who has been in good form recently and capped this off with a win last week, so is certainly capable of getting some of this with some luck from his wide 2nd Row draw.

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