Stylish Assassin looks a horse to keep on the right side of now he's been gelded.
Sale R1 No.8 - STYLISH ASSASSIN
Finally they elected to make the ultimate gear change (gelded) after a string of disappointing efforts as a 2yo when he clearly didnt have his mind on the job. Has plenty of talent, so much so he was thought of as a genuine Blue Diamond hope this time last year. Recent work for his return fresh has been excellent and he tuned up well with a solid jumpout at Caulfield recently. Fancy he can give this average lot a touch up.
Stylish Assassin - 1pt @ 3.4Lost -1pt
Sale R5 No.3 - NORTHROZA
Keen on this other M.Price mare here, she was terrific fresh closing hard over 1200m in a good race when drawing awkwardly (splits big late/on-pacers race) and gets to 1400m which should suit. Draws to be a touch closer in the run and fancy she wins this on the way to Saturday grade, big track ideal.
Northroza - 1pt @ 2.6Won 1.6pt
Canterbury R4 No.4 - HIEROGLYPHICS
Lovely horse who has just flourished between preparations, was terrific first up in quite a hot midweek event when stalking the speed and quickening well to win comfortably. Came off quite a break (9 months!) so fancy the run has tightened her up and done the world of good. Again gets a nice trail from the inside draw and the sting out of the surface suits, no issues sticking to the 1100m!
Hieroglyphics - 1pt @ 2.7Lost -1pt
Gawler R8 No.2 - TRAFFIC DODGER
This is clearly the bet of the day at Gawler, talented 4yo returning fresh off the back of a very impressive trial at Morphettville (6/10) over 1000m, cruised up and won the heat easily. First-up in his previous preparation he beat home Cashed (went to Caulfield and was 0.75 lengths off winning a Schillaci!), that form is enormous for a race like this - add in the fact he draws for a beautiful run inside them, I cant see him losing.
Traffic Dodger - 1pt @ 2.6Lost -1pt
Ipswich R1 No.1 - BENTLES
Promising horse returning fresh here, no trials to go off but has performed well first-up in previous preparations and looks very hard to beat at the weights/from the soft draw. Should lead them up and be far too good for them, is a winner of a $65,000 race in town at the end of his most recent campaign!
Bentles - 1pt @ 2.2Won 1.2pt