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Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | Sat 17 October, 2020

R1- WITHOUT REASON is racing in top form and no reason he can’t win again here. Won with dominance three starts ago chasing a strong speed before luckless run behind a tiring leader two back when still able to pick up into third. Chased another strong tempo last start when narrowly beaten. Draws wide in this to keep him out of traffic and he should roll forward and sit just off the speed and make his move near the turn.

R2- REWRITE THE STARS brings really good form to a race like this from last campaign. Placed behind Showmanship and Bright diamond early last prep before back to back victories in lesser grade. Has some niggles so willing to forgive the flop last start as her recent trial was encouraging in front of a subsequent winner. She’s versatile so Azzopardi has options from three but expect her to find a spot close to the speed.

R3- SECRET PLAN was electric on debut coming from last over 1000m to win comfortably. Did a little bit wrong on that occasion and suspect he will have only gotten better with the 6 week break to take it all in. He will have to get a long way back again here but there looks to be good tempo engaged and the extra 200 will help too. This is a big test for a last start maiden winner but he looks an above average type.

R4- BRITISH BESSY didn’t seem to appreciate going back to Belmont last campaign. Put in two big runs at Ascot beforehand in far tougher races than what she faces here having split Utgard Loki and Lorentinio in 72+ grade first up. Returns to racing early in the new Ascot season and from the draw can sit a little closer than usual. Will need a little bit of luck to get a run but looks good value in the race.

R5- INDIGO BLUE raced outside the handicap as a 3yo against the older horses at Kalgoorlie and did a good job under the circumstances. Got a long way back and was getting home as well as Beethoven near the line. Extra 100 suits as does barrier four so that she can sit a little closer. Beat Dom To Shoot and market rival PRECAUTIONARY two back and a repeat of either of her last two runs would see her hard to beat.

R6- CHIX PIC is a handy horse who has trialled well for his return. Raced almost exclusively in 78+ grade last campaign with his only run in this grade being a victory over Essential Spice. He rarely runs a bad race and from barrier one he can put himself close to the speed and try and avoid traffic. They’ll go quick here and when the field opens up he’ll get his run.

R7- Best Bet: INDIAN PACIFIC show his class as a late season 3yo. He beat Windstorm and Levitate early into his campaign before facing the older horses when attacked in a fast run 1200 behind Long Beach and Nerodio. His last start before a spell he bolted in over 1000m running super time and looked sharp in his recent trial in good time. Draws directly outside Mervyn to follow him across and sit outside or behind him and will be hard to get past.

R8- CUP NIGHT was an improved run last start when Stretching Stageman and beating a number of his rivals at 1200. Gets back to Ascot and up 1400 here and should appreciate the extra bit of speed engaged here. Drawn wide but Carbery likes to ride him back in the field and he should be able to find some cover. From there he’ll be looking for a cart into the race and if he gets one he will fly late.

R9- BAD WOLF really turned a corner two starts ago with a powerful win after the money came for him. Didn’t have any luck last start in a fast run race and backs up out of that and gets to 1400. Has run well off the quick spin in the past so expecting him to bounce back here in the smaller field. Will get back to near last from the draw and be looking for cover but if he can avoid bad luck he can play a part.

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User JayJay

JayJay 23 Sep | Posts: 6012

Yes and yes, to both flip flops (Neighlor raced in them his whole career) and Iodine with Castor Oil is currently being applied daily to Ossie, consulting the legend L.J.Robinson, bar shoes, trying everything known to man and horse.Was wondering what happened ...

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KTQ 23 Sep | Posts: 259

Its a shithouse game being an owner. Case in point Jack Mac. Faced lung infection and whacked his leg before the Derby, not fit enough in 1st 4yo race, won the next, broken pedal/coffin bone in Nugget prelude, out for 2.5years, we did everything right. Spent m...

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KTQ 23 Sep | Posts: 259

We have a couple with terrible feet and its seriously heartbreaking. It seems such a simple thing but no feet no horse. They wont try in that last 50-100 meters no matter how much you pray that they will *this* time but they are so so hard to fix :( So bec...

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detonator 23 Sep | Posts: 3146

Gonna be a huge day. Hope the game goes down to the wire. Anyone on here going ??? Cause I am …..go Dees. :P

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freodockers 23 Sep | Posts: 1247

I wouldn’t put it past the WA media Det.

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detonator 23 Sep | Posts: 3146

My tip for the the GF is Melbourne and the Norm Smith goes to Nic Naitanui. =D>

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Coldy 23 Sep | Posts: 1584

I saw a thread here a few weeks ago, about a member chasing old Melbourne Cup fields or similar.  I have found a form guide from a newspaper in 1979 with Fields and Form Guide for entire field.  Dulcify, Hyperno ect. Hit me up if interested . I can N...

User sonny

sonny 23 Sep | Posts: 800

Great Post JJ.. As a punter I experience great highs and lows also and thats not to belittle your post..

User JayJay

JayJay 22 Sep | Posts: 6012

Apologies for formatting....the site went down as I was putting the above together and when I re posted from my draft, it came out like that.

User H-BOMBER

H-BOMBER 22 Sep | Posts: 8967

Unlucky @SKIDS