Tom Gilmore has six strong fancies on another bumper Saturday's racing action.
Moonee Valley R7 No,1 - CHURCHILL DANCER
Been up for a while this fella has been freshened (four weeks between runs) for this drop back to 1000m, genuine Group-class sprinter and is in well at the weights after the claim from Dylan Dunn. Has been a winner at The Valley and was only two lengths off Chautauqua in scintillating time two starts ago! Track pattern should suit, too.
Churchill Dancer - 1pt @ 4.2Lost -1pt
Moonee Valley R9 No.2 - NICOSCENE
Getting back to Moonee Valley/on top of the ground look key factors here for this 4yo. Very forgiving of recent effort down the straight on a bottomless track when he didnt go a yard, has flown around here previously in good time and capped off a big campaign earlier this year winning the G2 Euclase Stakes. Looks the horse at the weights and speed seems genuine enough on paper, if they're running on he will be very hard to hold out.
Nicoscene - 1pt @ 4.6Lost -1pt
Rosehill R3 No.3 - GHISONI
Beat a few I hold in high regard at Warwick Farm off the back of some impressive trials (in impressive fashion), think she again profiles quite similarly here from the right draw - will box seat and get a lovely cart into the race, fancy she's improved for the debut and her ceiling lies quite high - stakes class filly in the making.
Ghisoni - 1pt @ 2.6Won 1.6pt
Doomben R3 No.4 - MY GIRL HAYLEY
Really nice filly getting back to the races after two months off, was a dominant winner on debut and then went to town when pestered in the lead/nabbed on the line. That campaign would have done her the world of good and like she gets in on the minimum, will roll forward again and if she can find the fence should offer a kick and be difficult to run down - notoriously difficult to make ground at Doomben of late!
My Girl Hayley - 1pt @ 4.0Lost -1pt
Morphettville R2 No.3 - THIS KID ROCKS
This 3yo was utterly dominant winning by 9 lengths (in great time v. older horses later in the day!) at Dunkeld two weeks ago, they were positive for the first time in his career and he just led them a merry dance. Was competitive against some high quality 2yos as a young horse but looks to have matured significantly since and should be ready to win again, back to 1100m not an issue from inside draw/not a whole lot of speed on paper - big ticks for a promising galloper!
This Kid Rocks - 1pt @ 3.5Lost -1pt
Morphettville R6 No.4 - BELLE MELBA
Victorian crossing the border looking to get back on to the winners list. Has been good in town her past two starts but has seemed to come across some handy types who manage to get the better of her, not a great field this and she draws for a soft run in transit which is a major factor. Forgviving of failure at Moonee Valley when ridden upside down, prior to that wasnt far off Liten Prinsessa & Anaphora who'd come up $1.50 in this.
Belle Melba - 1pt @ 3.3Won 2.3pt