This just looks about the weakest maiden I’ve ever seen at a TAB track. So I’m on one of has shown a little potential. It’s WILD DESTINY. He’s had 2 starts to date, a fair effort at the Valley on debut, but then a really average run in the bush next start. Saying that, he is bred to like this trip more and is fitter now. Should run on past a bunch of really tired, slow horses late.
I just love horses coming back to contest the same level of race that they just raced really well in. OHCHEBELCAVALLO is that horse here. He’s a 5YO with just 7 starts to his name and the past 2 of them have happened in the last month. So he’s finally ready, tight enough too, and at a trip that should suit his racing pattern which is that he likes to find his legs and run on. Did that impressively last start at Coffs over 1012m when beaten just over a length into 3rd spot. Extra trip looks a real boon here.
I think the weight allowance here is the the biggest thing. Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have elected to employ the services of 3kg claimer Louise Day on DEELBRAKA. The big 4YO gelding carried 59kg in the same class of race last start at this very track and motored home from the rear to just fail over 1500m. Start prior, similar story when he charged from the back for 2nd here over 1400m. Trip suits a great deal and the claim means he carries only 57kg this time.