Race 1 – First Response Pharmacy BM78 3 & 4yo Fillies and Mares 1000m
Speed maps down the straight are largely redundant, unless of course there’s a fast lane!
They will most likely head to the inside rail and the speed looks to be with PETITE’S REWARD who can cross the face of the field to take up the running.
MISS GIDGET can kick up from gate two and PERITUS should come across with PETITE’S REWARD and be handy to the speed.
They will roll along at a moderate tempo and that will give all horses their chance.
BELLA CAPRI resumes for the Luke Oliver stable (formerly with Robbie Griffiths) and she had a trial at Caulfield on the 1st December:
“BELLA CAPRI jumped evenly but was allowed to find her feet, settling last. She made steady ground throughout the trial and showed a turn of foot when asked to go near the line”.
The trial was fair but probably not good enough to measure up here. She does have a good fresh record having won both first up assignments but they were in weaker company than she meets today.
The second favourite, LAHQA, trialled at Flemington last Friday.
“LAHQA settled with one behind her and took a little riding around the home bend and in the straight to make ground. This was a slowly run heat and given how easy those inside her were working it was a plain trial from this Hayes trained filly”.
First up last campaign she beat ABU DHABI at Morphetville and that form loosely ties in with well performed horses such as JALAN JALAN. This filly does seem a horse who wants at least 1200M and maybe a touch more to show her best and I think she faces a tough task first up at the 1000M.
PERITUS trialled like a bomb heading into her debut. On the 3rd November I made the following comment on this Peter Moody trained daughter of Al Maher:
“She showed super speed out of the stalls and quickly had a 3-4 length advantage. She showed a high cruising speed and wasn’t knocked around in breaking the clock. It was very sharp work.”
PERITUS was dominant on debut at Bairnsdale, producing a brilliant turn of foot to win brilliantly. The form out of that maiden has been nothing short of outstanding:
- The second placed BETTER STRYKE went to MV subsequently and ran second to the very smart LOVELY DAYS.
- RUDY’S FRIEND was 3 lengths behind in third place and she went on to win a Werribee Maiden at her next start. The horse she beat that day was SINGLE NOTE who then went on to bolt in a maiden at Geelong.
This filly is top shelf. She comes to town and strikes a very winnable race at her second outing. She will settle handy to the speed and when Patrick Moloney releases the handbrake she will blow her rivals away. I can have her as short as $2.50 so the current $4.00 early is a huge overlay.
BACK – WIN – Peritus – 4 Units to Win