ProLays: Wednesday 1st February 2017

Every week on The Hub, professional punters from across the country will be nominating their LAY of the week.  

Get the latest LAY nominations for Wednesday 1st February below.

Racing Watch – 

John Walter – @J_Walter23 – Wyong Race 2 #9 Terminally Pretty

Walter Says: “First up here and has been trialling solidly but draws an awkward gate over the short course. Has fast and fit runners drawn to her outside that either will pressure for the front or, if she chooses to take the sit, will need luck getting to a winning position. Happy to take it on at the early quote in a competitive race.”

Champion Bets – 

Nathan Snow – @snowbet – Wyong – Race 3 #4 Sleek

Snow Says: “Looked to be doing a fair job in stronger races last prep, but was weak late after kind runs on the pace. Resumed this prep when appearing to be unlucky, but only hit the line fair once clear in what was a weaker field than it’s facing today. The step up to 1200m is probably not ideal either. My main concern with laying it today is the blinkers are on for the first time, improving it significantly, but seems unders at current odds ($2.80).”

Punting Form –

Shane Baker – @PuntingForm – Wyong – Race 7 #1 Treviso   

Baker Says: “Third run from a spell and dropping back in distance from 1200m to 1000m does not appear ideal. Drawn a wide barrier with speed horses to its inside, meaning a good position in the run without having to do some work early, is unlikely. Has never been one to finish its races off powerfully, so happy to take it on here..”

Queensland Trials –

Chris Nelson – @qldtrials  – Doomben – Race 8 #4 My Little Flicka

Nelson Says: “No knock on this mare’s overall form however, in my opinion she has the odds stacked against her today. She strikes a tougher race than when successful at Ipswich last start yet only drops a kilo. Will be reliant on luck having drawn a wide gate and faces 1350m for the first time with most of her races around the 1200m range.”

Horse Racing Professionals –

Geoff McMurray – @mcmurray_geoff  – Ascot – Race 1 #9 Summer’s Dream

McMurray Says: “While it has trialled OK on two occasions, I will be laying Summer’s Dream on debut at around $3. I really liked the only trial of Iz That Right before its debut, when running well in Saturday grade. I was also impressed by the two trials of Thunderstrut after a short let up following its solid debut behind Achernar Star (impressive winner on Saturday 29th January). Those two horses I believe have an edge over Summer’s Dream based on trial performances.”

racebk –

Ben Krahe – @racebk_com – Horsham Harness – Race 4 #4 Polar Opposite

Krahe Says: “Won three in a row a year ago but never really “came back” last campaign. Has had seven months off without a trial in what looks like a race where every horse has a chance. The horse’s best wins have also occurred with a different driver.”

Rick Williams Racing –

Rick Williams – @rwilliamsracing – Sandown – Race 5 #1 Renew

Williams Says: “Has not won for a long time now and isn’t setting the world on fire this prep. Comes up against an in form stablemate in Sweet Melody and may end up out the back of the field with too much work to do late. KPI rankings are modest at best and $5.50 is too short.”


John McLeod – @macbetjohn – Doomben – Race 8 #4 My Little Flicka

McLeod Says: “My Little Flicka has drawn the wrong gate here especially when she is doubtful at the 1350m. She will probably press forward, but will have to sit on the outside of Doughty and face the breeze. Definite risk at a price of $3.70.”

Racetrack Ralphy –

Ralph Horowitz – @rtralphy – Sandown – Race 2 #1 Kedleston

Horowitz Says: “Limited juvenile who has “city form” that for mine has him so short in the early markets at low 3’s and second favourite, as there isn’t much substance to the times. I expect him to ease, but more importantly not win and am happy to take him on.

His Moonee Valley second was nothing of note and Caulfield third to the promising Catchy and the subsequent Blue Diamond preview winner Property makes the “form look good” but he was advantaged on the day by the over-watered track early on the hot day where he avoided the early high speed. Jockey Rule’s last winner was at a non-TAB in mid-October and prior to that at Wangaratta late September.

The odds on favourite here Eshtiraak was excellent in his last 800 despite the ease of his win off a hard closing Geelong debut third and is entitled to be well in front of Kedleston, while in addition the resuming Sunquest, Redcore and Columbia all have a good level of promise and could leap without surprise.”

Ratings2Win –

Paul Daily – @PaulD01 – Sandown – Race 4 #5 Dusty Jack

Daily Says: “Gets plenty of ticks by the market for winning by three lengths last start in seemingly impressive fashion (overall time though only average) and overcoming the pattern of racing BUT I believe there are risk factors that make opposing him at the current odds of $1.90 worthwhile.

Firstly, he is trained by Hayes/Dabernig who have a poor record at bringing horses to town from the country/provincial circuit. Secondly, the 33 days off is a real concern for this camp. Thirdly, it is proven difficult to profit from their last start winners coupled with the likelihood that Dusty Jack will settle back in the field all sum to a horse that should be much better odds than the current quote.”

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