Race 1 – 1:12PM TABTOUCH – BETTER YOUR CLUB MAIDEN (1200 METRES)
No surprise to see MR MT WALKER give this a shake fresh. Has always promise a bit, was a good thing beat last start at Albany 17/11/19, and his lead-up trial behind the smart At War was encouraging. With a reasonable run from the outside alley, he goes close. Fellow first-upper VICTORY SHOT was another to show a bit in 2019 and the form around her reads well. Trialled well enough at Lark Hill 9/03, maps nicely from draw, and blinkers/Pike on are both positives. FANDAZZLE boxed on well first up and warrants consideration, while expecting an improved showing from DRAMA FREE.
Suggested: 4. MR MT WALKER each way.
4. MR MT WALKER
7. VICTORY SHOT
1. DRAMA FREE
Race 2 – 1:47PM PROGRAMMED PROPERTY SERVICES MAIDEN (1200 METRES)
Decent option for INTERSTATE second up. Enjoyed a nice run leader’s back when resuming in a similar event last start and he fought on well to be beaten only 0.4L on the line. Should come forward nicely and maps to enjoy a similar sweet run in transit, so with clear galloping room he’s set to go close. MIND TRICKS has been good at both runs so far, but has another tricky gate to contend with. Should still fight out the finish. KAZKAZI wasn’t too far away first up and anticipating more positive tactics from the high draw, while VITAL IMAGE showed plenty last prep and is ready to impact first up.
Suggested: 4. INTERSTATE each way.
8. MIND TRICKS
6. VITAL IMAGE
Race 3 – 2:20PM SOUTH MANDURAH ANTENNA AND TUNING MAIDEN (1412 METRES)
Sticking with HE’S ALL MIGHTY. Wa excellent first up and as a result was sent out a $1.40 fave at Ascot last start, but after being three/four-wide no cover he could only manage fourth. Have to give him another chance and with a positive Pike ride from a high draw, He’s All Mighty should make amends. If he’s going to get rolled it, WORTH A RISK appears the most likely. Starting to get some continuity with her racing and her last two results suggests she has to be considered. Anticipating sharp improvement from NELLY ZANE, while first-upper GINGER FLYER could slide into the top four.
Suggested: 3. HE’S ALL MIGHTY win.
3. HE’S ALL MIGHTY
8. WORTH A RISK
10. NELLY ZANE
12. GINGER FLYER
Race 4 – 2:57PM K CRAFT CLEANING SERVICES MAIDEN (1600 METRES)
Fairly think maiden this and it was hard to look past PRETTY FRIAR. Appreciated the rise to the mile second up at Ascot 11/03 and went oh so close to upsetting some more fancied opposition. Maps ideally from this draw and may even land in front, so she’s going to take some beating from there. Have liked the way PASARAN has finished off both runs this prep and he should enjoy stepping up to 1600m. Will have plenty of admirers. DESIGNER PRINCE is a long-time maiden, but has been knocking on the door all campaign, while FRIARS BOY is a likely improver second up.
Suggested: 10. PRETTY FRIAR win.
10. PRETTY FRIAR
1. DESIGNER PRINCE
2. FRIARS BOY
Race 5 – 3:40PM ELECTRICAL CONSULTANCY WA HANDICAP (1500 METRES)
CASA ROSADA got the job done at her second start for the Perce Bros at Bunbury and looks the one to beat again. Has always shown potential and she finally put it together on raceday, getting a nice cart up into the race and comfortably disposing of her opposition. Should get another suitable run in transit from this draw and she ticks plenty of boxes. PORPHYRIO is more than capable of stretching her though, and her fresh run behind the smart Baby Blues reads well. Nice draw and 55kg helps, major player. HARD TOO CEE finally broke through last start, while the best of THE LAST BREEZE stacks up.
Suggested: 4. CASA ROSADA win.
4. CASA ROSADA
1. HARD TOO CEE
2. THE LAST BREEZE
Race 6 – 4:15PM SOUND TELEGRAPH HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Anticipating a big first-up effort from CELIATORE. Did some nice things when last in work, with form around some reasonable opposition, and has been readied for this with two lead-up barrier trials. With a patient Chris Parnham rise, he has the closing speed to run over the top. DIGNITY BAY got the maiden win he so thoroughly deserved two weeks back and has to be a genuine winning chance again. LONDON MISS comes through some reasonable form references and looks suited class and map wise, while first-upper TRILLI FILLY is a must for your first fours.
Suggested: 2. CELIATORE each way.
1. DIGNITY BAY
3. LONDON MISS
13. TRILLI FILLY
Race 7 – 4:45PM ROWDY COOL AIR HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
Promising 3YO COME RIGHT BACK faces a decent test against the older horses over 2000 for the first time, but confident he can rise to the occasion. Still has a lot to learn, but it was good to see him knuckle down to score a decisive mile win at Ascot last start. Has a bit against him rising to 60kg also, but looks classy enough to overcome. Race-hardened staying type VOLKSWAGON FRANK can’t be underestimated though and he’s capable of knocking off the fave. As is BLAISZEN CAZAH, who kicked back strongly to score at Bunbury last start, while UNENDING and SCENIC JOURNEY are both in the mix also.
Suggested: 1. COME RIGHT BACK win.
1. COME RIGHT BACK
2. VOLKSWAGON FRANK
9. BLAISZEN CAZAH
6. SCENIC JOURNEY
Race 8 – 5:15PM 100 CLUB MEMBER DAY HANDICAP (2000 METRES)
With even luck THUNDER BOOM should prove hard to beat. Won well first up at Albany and her two efforts since have both been solid, even though she’s been a beaten favourite on each occasion. This looks a touch easier than what she’s been facing, and the low draw and 3kg claim enhance her chances also. WILD GALAH is on the four-day back up and has to be considered one of the main fancies. Race fit, in solid form and maps soft from her low draw. LEXDEN GAMBLER will find this easier than last start, Brad Parnham on COCKATIEL is encouraging, while the Pike-ridden MIDNIGHT BLACK can’t be dismissed.
Suggested: 3. THUNDER BOOM win.
3. THUNDER BOOM
7. WILD GALAH
10. LEXDEN GAMBLER
2. MIDNIGHT BLACK
**This edition of #TheLegUp by @thoroheadsWA originally published at 7:00am on Wednesday 25 March 2020