Tom Gilmore has unearthed six selections on a bumper Saturday of racing.
Flemington R1 No.10 - PERITUS
Won really convincingly on debut in whats proved to be an outstanding form race, she drops 3kgs for this effort and the race overll isnt ridiculously strong. Drawn out in 10 which down the straight suits to no end, will be all the better for the debut and mighty hard to beat in my book.
Peritus - 1pt @ 3.8Lost -1pts
Flemington R4 No.2 - RED BOMBER
Seriously good 5yo who was only fair first-up in a good race at Ballarat, the day was dominated by those on speed so prepared to forgive. Second-up last prep beat bome Trust In A Gust (multiple G1 winner!) and then went on to beat the likes of Charmed Harmony, not worried by the big weight and the soft draw suggests he'll be there for a long way. That Trust In A Gust form reads well for this.
Red Bomber - 1pt @ 6.5Lost -1pts
Flemington R7 No.1 - TASHBEEH
Horse is in serious form this prep despite winning, has been on the heels of some genuine Group-class gallopers building to this run at a mile. Last time at the trip beat home a very good field in sharp time, if his run at Flemington is anything to go by (when chasing hard in on pacers race) he'll be mighty tough to beat.
Tashbeeh - 1pt @ 2.6Won 1.6pts
Randwick R6 No.2 - HELLBENT
Anything even money or better for this bloke is certainly backable, was unlucky at Stakes level before performing ok in the Coolmore down the straight at Flemington. He was in the worst part of the track so happy to be forgiving. Has been freshened up and comes back to the 1000m which will suit, he'll roll forward and be far too good for them.
Hellbent - 1pt @ 2.1Lost -1pts
Ascot R8 No.2 - DREAM LIFTER
Was a very impressive winner first-up before going down admirably in a hot race here at Ascot a month ago. Has been freshened somewhat since and should slide forward from the wide alley. Has been a winner third-up previously and looks a live chance at big each-way odds.
Dream Lifter - 1pt e/w @ 9.5Placed 0.7pts
Morphettville R6 No.2 - KIEVANN
Just racing so well in Melbourne and was unlucky not to pick up a slick race at Moonee Valley two weeks ago on the back of a strong win fresh. He stuck on gamely in what proved an on-pacers race, that form should stand him up well for this effort today. I like he'd drawn for the right run, he will lead/sit box seat and just be far too good form them. First time to Adelaide surprisingly!
Kievann - 1pt @ 2.6Won 1.6pts