Racing returns to Hobart on Sunday with a 7 race card kicking off at 1:00pm. The meeting is highlighted by race 6, a 1600m Benchmark82 set to run at 4:00pm where stablemates Beaufort Lad and Zatacla are expected to fight out favouritism after good runs in last month’s Mowbray Stakes.
"I’d expect the winner to rate in the 88 - 89 range. This is the first try at this distance for most of the runners so there are a few queries. Historically the Victorian form is a bit stronger than the local Tasmanian form & I’d expect this to be the case again."
Twilight racing on a Friday is on again this week, this time with Hobart hosting a competitive 7 race program on a good track. Some of the state’s better sprinters step out in the BM82 1200m in Race 6, highlighted by the smart mare Gee Gee Double Dee and the flying Happy Halloween.
Racing is in Hobart this Tuesday with a 7 race program set to coincide with the Melbourne Cup. Impressive debutant winner Pontypaul steps out in tougher company in race 3, while last start winner Alsa Doll attempts to be the winner of the first two mile race in Tasmania for many years in race 4.