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Ascot R1. Amelia Park Handicap - Ascot 25 November 2017 preview

Ascot R1. Amelia Park Handicap - Ascot 25 November 2017

Terry Leighton | Wed 22 November, 2017

1200m | 12:24PM

I’m fairly excitable when it comes to a few nags running on some grass (or dirt for that matter). So when it comes to couple of high quality ones we’ve been able to bet on for weeks in advance, I’m a dead set mess. If I could live just the one day per year this would comfortably be the one. Christmas has is advantages (actually having something tangible for your money at the end of the day), but this is what we live for each year. I already hate Sunday when the countdown begins again.

31 degrees, no rain and a track playing predominantly fairly. All the elements are coming together. Almost certain we will be seeing a Good 4 track. Let’s get stuck in.

Hopefully we’ve all had a quiet Friday night with some solid R & R. We’ll need it. Rhi’s Rocket looks one of the better bets on the card and should continue his good form with an all the way win here. The key for this son of Hinchinbrook is finding the rail and he really should do so comfortably. Likely $100 pop Mister Panon is quite speedy and does jump from inside him (that sounded dirty) though Robyne Martin has removed the blinkers after he tired badly at his last outing. Expect him to be ridden a touch colder here.

Lindsey Smith again persists with Get Over It at 1200m or below. This will be his sixth consecutive effort over a sprinting journey. The horse is absolutely screaming out for 1400+. Lindsey needs to ‘Get Over It’ himself. Red Publisher was solid in defeat first up behind Gunnago and this shapes as a far more suitable assignment. Definitely the main danger to Rhi’s Rocket here and I would consider a saver, odds permitting.

Hobart Jones and Classical Prince are both ‘watch jobs’ who at their best could win this. But we are fairly confident we can kick the day off with a little bank builder and I have Rhi’s Rocket marked $2.30. I think we should be able to shop at this quote at a bare minimum.

Suggested Bet


$80 win

All bets represent a maximum confidence rating of $100 expenditure.

Terry Leighton's Bets for the Meeting

1 5 RHI'S ROCKET $80 X $0.00
2 5 CASH ON CALL $55 3rd $0.00
3 6 TRADESMAN $80 X $0.00
4 2 VOLKOFF $70 2nd $0.00
5 5 HARD OF HEART $40 $40 X $0.00
6 5 DON'TGETCAUGHT $10 $20 X $0.00
7 16 SOPHIA'S SECRET $25 $25 X $0.00
8 3 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) $30 3rd $0.00
$475 Total Bets$390$85$0.00

Recent Comments

User hash

hash 27 Nov | Posts: 6068

not sure who he is or how well he tips but.... Aaron Mills’ top three to follow from Ascot November 25There were some excellent runs in the Group I Railway Stakes on Saturday however one stands head and shoulders above the others as we head towards the Ki...

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 26 Nov | Posts: 7409

@Chelsea not a bad Tab double dividend on your two selections...Great Shot - Push To Pass $1457. One of the bigger double dividends have seen for awhile.

User Tivers

Tivers 26 Nov | Posts: 6812

Doesn’t say anything re 7 days in the rule quoted ? What they have done this time is specified must trial twice, which will force the 7 days (+) obviously...

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

the person that I chatted with was talking about failing to load...But whatever it was, under LR64(a) it is up to the stewards to impose those sanctions and in Sophia's instance they chose to allow it to trial on the Monday and then race on the Saturday in an ...

User Fastmoney

Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

Maybe the 7 day stand downs are for a scratching by the vet (different to failing to load).2 different circumstances, perhaps interpreted as the same thing.

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

Nor can I, but others have to wait at least a week to trial, to be cleared to race again....It may be a special condition the stewards have put on for whatever reason..I think this covers it....and once again it is up to the stewards, "lets pl...

User Fastmoney

Fastmoney 26 Nov | Posts: 4685

 I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within 7 days of the race.Even if it was a rule (don`t think it is), as long as you are cleared prior to nominating, can`t...

User RIO

RIO 26 Nov | Posts: 13726

So the Guineas.....and Sophia's Secret.She was scratched at the barriers in the Champions Fillies due to failing to load. I am reliably informed (haven't checked it as i don't really know where to look) that when this happens you CAN NOT trial the horse within...

User thefalcon

thefalcon 26 Nov | Posts: 15416

hashie you can shout me a few  :!!

User hash

hash 25 Nov | Posts: 6068

Ascot R9. Tabtouch Perth Cup - New Year's Day Handicap - Terry LeightonPush To Pass is far better than a $40 chance. If stuff has hit the fan in the first 8 races, this may be the hail mary you’ve been looking for.   10. FRIARESQUE - 4. FIRST AFFAI...