****AIRBORNE ALBURY PREVIEW****
with NEIL EVANS
Albury Racing Club
Friday Sept 03, 2021
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Fallon St, NORTH ALBURY, NSW
PH: (02) 6025 1333
*1st Race @ 1.10pm
*Track Soft 6/7, with some showers forecast, & Rail True
*RACE 1 @ 1.10pm WELLO’S PLUMBING CLASS 1 HCP (1000m) – Min Weight 55kg; Apprentices Can Claim:
Progressive Wangaratta three-year-old 4. MOJO MUSIC (Andrew Dale/Brodie Loy; 57.5kg) was nearly four weeks between runs when he was collared in the last stride by a progressive winner in the best form of her career. That came after a dominant heavy track win on debut, and I suspect they’ll go back to riding him a little quieter here. Clear one to beat!
*MAIN DANGERS: Local four-year-old 2. Tap ‘N’ Go has tested punters’ patience big time in two runs back. That said, after an awful return he improved significantly last time behind that same winner, and should figure in the finish from a soft draw. Now that often luckless Wodonga five-year-old 3. Openhimup has finally broken through, no reason why he can’t win again. Will settle back and look for a trail into the straight, and the softer the track the better.
Likely Tempo: Good
My Betting Attack: MOJO MUSIC to WIN and Quinella 2 & 4
*RACE 2 @ 1.45pm LEIGH MARTIN MARINE MAIDEN PLATE (1600m) – Set Weights; Apprentices Can Claim:
Tricky maiden over the mile at set weights, but keen on four-year-old Wagga mare 11. SLEIGH’S BELLE (Wayne Carroll/Brodie Loy; 57kg) who is ready to win fifth-up in her first real prep, with blinkers being added. Was only collared in the last few strides on a bog track at Gundagai before outclassed only by the winner here in a deeper maiden. Likely will sit off the fence and on-speed and be the strongest late.
*MAIN DANGERS: No doubt Victorian four-year-old 1. Autissiodorum will be tough to beat at his third start in what shapes as a thin race. Worked home okay over this trip at Bendigo, and a leading stable has boasts an imposing record when they cross the border. Included in exotics four-year-old 3. Delcoff who wasn’t far away in that same maiden as the top selection; and Wangaratta four-year-old 4. If You Say So who has been slowly improving all prep, and trainer has removed the blinkers.
Likely Tempo: Fair
My Betting Attack: SLEIGH’S BELLE to WIN & Quinella 1 and 11
*RACE 3 @ 2.25pm POGSON CRONIN SOLICITORS CLASS 2 HCP (1600m) – Min Weight 55kg; Apprentices Can Claim:
It’s been a long time between drinks, but lightly raced home track five-year-old 2. MULOFDUBAI (Donna Scott/Richard Bensley; 55.5kg) can finally claim a second scalp at his 13th start and deep into the current prep. On the quick back-up after hitting the line hard in a handy form race just eight days ago, and draws to get a nice trail.
*MAIN DANGERS: Progressive Wangaratta and ex-SA six-year-old 1. Heimberg won a handy Class 1 here second-up after tracking the speed, and looms as a clear threat. Honest six-year-old 7. Saint Henry comes out of that race behind Heimberg when very disappointing after being backed from $3.50 into $2.90, and despite a record that only shows one win and several placings from 25 starts, he can’t be dismissed. Draws to get a better run, and the extra 200m is a plus. Include in wider exotics local five-year-old mare 4. Beau Belle third-up emerging from that same formline; and Canberra mare 3. Room Number who hasn’t fired a shot for a long time, but has ability.
Likely Tempo: Reasonable
My Betting Attack: MULOFDUBAI to WIN & Box Exacta: 1,2,7
*RACE 4 @ 3.05pm SOUTHERN ASSET SERVICES MAIDEN HCP (1175m) – Min Weight 55kg; Apprentices Can Claim:
Speed should be solid enough in this one. Like lightly raced five-year-old 1. FIORENSACT (Laura McCullum/Matthew Cahill; 59.5kg) resuming off a nine month spell, and having his first outing for new Albury stable. Showed more than enough in three races in Victoria late last year, and can settle just off the speed with cover.
*MAIN DANGERS: Home track three-year-old 2. Hardware Lane resumes as gelding without having officially trialled, but draws the inside. Wangaratta filly 8. Magic Typhoon was no match for the winner on debut but finds an easier race crossing the border, and down sharply in weight after the 4kg claim; while expecting a big run from well bred three-year-old 11. Never Say Nay who resumes with winkers being added.
Likely Tempo: Solid
My Betting Attack: FIORENSACT Each Way & Quinella: 1 and 2
*RACE 5 @ 3.40pm SIGNARAMA MAIDEN PLATE (900m) – Set Weights; Apprentices Can Claim:
Naturally good speed on here over the short course, and that augers well for emerging ex-SA three-year-old filly 10. HERITAGE DANCE (Ben & JD Hayes/Ms Hannah Le Blanc a4kg; 52kg) who resumes with a light weight after rookie rider’s claim. Wasn’t far off them in two stronger races earlier in the year, and looked sharp winning a recent soft track trial. Drawn to get a nice trail just off the speed.
*MAIN DANGERS: Home track mare 5. Boss Lady Rocks defied a betting drift to almost snatch a maiden win in heavy ground here at his second start, although this time draws right off the track. Big watch on local three-year-old Nicconi filly 12. Rayaine who is on debut from a handy gate off two progressive trials.Wangaratta four-year-old 3. Master Kostya will appreciate an improving track after compounding badly in the straight when leading here over this trip. Included in exotics four-year-old Walking Or Dancing mare 7. Rogue Angel who debuts in blinkers; and 13. Red Nebula a month between runs with blinkers going on.
Likely Tempo: Good to Strong
My Betting Attack: HERITAGE DANCE to WIN & First Four: 5,10,12/3,5,7,10,12,13/3,5,7,10,12,13/3,5,7,10,12,13
*RACE 6 @ 4.15pm EBA HIRE BENCHMARK 58 HCP (900m) – Min Weight 55kg; Apprentices Can Claim:
Strong race for this class, again with plenty of speed on. Despite a wide draw, under-rated Wangaratta six-year-old 8. CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE (Andrew Dale/Shaun Guymer; 59.5kg) is the best value in the race. Hasn’t missed a place in his last five, and has motored home from a mile back in his last two, winning two starts back by more than three lengths. Will settle back and aim to explode home over the final 300m.
*MAIN DANGERS: Ultra consistent local five-year-old 1. Seventh Seal also hasn’t missed a place in five runs this prep, and stuck on well after leading in a stronger race here last time. Draws to get a lovely run on speed, and right back in at the weights after the junior rider’s 4kg allowance. Gap to the rest, but expect a big first-up run from Wangaratta six-year-old 2. Nuke who bolted in a recent soft track trial, and has a handy fresh record; while Canberra mare 9. Honeysuckle Choice is back in distance and grade third-up.
Likely Tempo: Strong
My Betting Attack: CHAIRMAN’S CHOICE to WIN & Quinella: 1 & 8
*RACE 7 @ 4.55pm GAZEBO & SHADE CENTRE CLASS 3 HCP (1175m) – Min Weight 55kg; Apprentices Can Claim:
We wrap up the card with a very competitive Class 3. Keen on home track five-year-old 1. HALO WARRIOR (Donna Scott/Nick Heywood; 60.5kg) bouncing back second-up after failing to run on resuming in the BM 74 Wagga Wiz. Has been given nearly four weeks returning to home track where he’s unbeaten, and rise in distance is a further plus. Looking to take his winning strike rate from only 12 starts to an impressive 33 percent.
*MAIN DANGERS: Keep very safe local four-year-old 3. Branders Rule who resumes off an eight month break and two progressive trials. Progressive Wagga mare 13. Mathrin is ready for this jump in class after winning her last two in smart fashion, and right at home on rain affected ground. Stablemate to the top selection 5. Gottaluvtrucks also resumes off a forward trial, and normally comes to hand early in the prep; while consistent Wangaratta mare 7. Sinamay draws well for her first run since finishing close-up in the Kerang Cup in early April. Include Jerilderie mare 10. Come Get Me who gets in light after the claim in wider exotics.
Likely Tempo: Solid to Good
My Betting Attack: HALO WARRIOR to WIN and First Four: 1,3,13/1,3,5,7,10,13/1,3,5,7,10,13/1,3,5,7,10,13
**My BEST EARLY BETS:
R2 11. SLEIGH’S BELLE* Expect: $3.85 – $4.25; My Rating: $2.50
R5 10. HERITAGE DANCE** Expect: $4.50 – $4.65; My Rating: $2.55
**My BEST EARLY VALUE:
R7 1. HALO WARRIOR* Expect: $4.85 – $5.25; My Rating: $3.35
**My BEST EARLY EXOTICS:
R3: Box Exacta: 1,2,7
R7: FIRST FOUR: 1,3,13/1,3,5,7,10,13/1,3,5,7,10,13/1,3,5,7,10,13
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