Tom Gilmore has unearthed six gems for punters on an action-packed Saturday of racing.
Caulfield R8 No.6 - SABATINI
Mare absolutely flew fresh against the boys off crazy early tempo (leaders weakened) over 1100m here two weeks back, fitter for the run and steps to an even more suitable 1400m. Will get back but speed looks good/track pattern will suit. Beat good field this track dominantly at G2 level second-up/1400m last prep. She's the one to beat.
Sabatini - 1pt @ 6.5Lost -1pt
Caulfield R9 No.3 - FAME GAME
Japanese raider who comes into the race as its highest rated, been a complete star over a range of distances but probably best suited to the two mile. With that in mind he has been a winner over 2500m at G2 level and completely loves rock-hard tracks which he'll no doubt get here. Will get back and certainly be doing his best work late/speed looks genuine enough on paper. Ignoring the slows from quarantine and backing him to be too good in a magnificent race, beast of an animal!
Fame Game - 1pt @ 11.0Lost -1pt
Randwick R6 No.1 – COUNTERATTACK
Blinkers go on this 3yo colt after recent disappointing effort (all be it only 4 lengths off a superstar!) in the Roman Consul over 1200m two weeks ago. From all reports work in the shades has been sharp and appeared to switch him on nicely, roll sit much closer to them tomorrow and give a very good account of himself.
Counterattack - 1pt @ 7.0Won 6pt
Doomben R7 No.5 – BECKHAM
Went down as the strongly supported hot-pot here three weeks ago over 1350m when taken on up-front and weakening out late. Really forgiving of that as form up to that stage was excellent races that rated well. Tempo doesn’t look as farcical in this and advantage from the inside draw, can either lead/track them through – overall hard to beat.
Beckham - 1pt @ 2.8Non Runner
Ascot R7 No.1 – SNOWY CHLOE
This is a very high-class filly returning here after showing plenty of ability in her debut campaign which culminated in a four-length win in the Sires Produce over 1400m if you don’t mind! Two recent hitouts at Lark Hill, both of which have been in slick time, tell me she might be pretty wound up for this. Will get back and look to be the running rattling home over the top of them late. Tempo/pattern to suit?
Snowy Chloe - 1pt @ 5.5Non Runner
Morphettville R7 No.10 – TRUPT
We had this mare on top a few weeks back and she dually saluted, got back as anticipated and reeled off some massive late splits (race quickest) to storm home over the top. She is the horse on the up in a pretty average field, also like the drop back to 1200m. Pannell can elect to sit a touch closer if he feels necessary depending on early speed from the soft draw.
Trupt - 1pt @ 4.5Lost -1pt