Race 1 Launching Pad Heat 1
#1 France Soir
Having his first Victorian metropolitan start here last week, he used the inside draw (Box 2) to full advantage. He looks perfectly drawn here again in this restricted 1-5 win heat and he should get forward early and take a power of beating. In his win last week he speared off slightly on the first turn but this was his first look at the track. I am expecting him to rail more solidly this time around and he should prove too good.
BACK (WIN) France Soir on the Betfair SP
Race 4 Easter Night 24/3 – Launching Pad Heat 4
#1 Jack Walker
Looking at the form guide it would seem risky taking on a dog that has won five of his past six starts, is undefeated from this draw and is in the flying Jason Thompson kennel. However, in his four starts over 515 metres at Angle Park he has failed on each occasion. At Angle Park he tended to tire badly over the last 50 metres. In his most recent start at Ballarat, he won the Western Derby but there was plenty of interference in the race and had plenty of luck. I believe it is likely he will be several lengths in front approaching the home turn but could fall in a hole again and get swamped late.
LAY (WIN) Jack Walker on the Betfair SP