Wed, Feb 6, 11:01am by Kevin Pitstock
We took a look through the seven race program at the ATC’s Kembla Grange meeting on Wednesday, February 6
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R1: 2013 ATC Membership On Sale (1000m)
The opening race on the seven race card is unfortunately the smallest of the fields with only seven runners, but it makes it easier to get the day off to a winning start with No 4. Quick’s The Word – the Best Bet Of The Day! A winner of her only start, the Bjorn Baker-trained Shamardal filly has had no public trial leading into this, so the only hope is that she is fit enough. No 6. Adulation from the Guy Walter stable for second – the Commands filly was a nice winner last time out at Canberra and can take improvement from that run – if there is any lack of fitness in Quick’s The Word, this filly looks the one. No 7. Ephoral has had one start to date for an encouraging third at Kembla Grange for trainer Paul Murray, while No 3. East Village, a last start winner over 1200m at Bathurst should go into the multiples.
R2: Coral Air Plate (1400m)
A race for three-year-old maiden fillies sees a lot of possibilities, but we are leaning towards No 3. Champagnelifestyle from the Chris Waller yard as the top selection. A last start third at Kembla, the fill was checked at the 100m and to go down narrowly was a very good effort and looks the one here. No 1. Bronte Express should be ready to produce the goods after three career starts, especially a last start fourth i the race that Champagnelifestyle finished third in. No 16. Lures from the Peter Snowden stable is a full relation to the Group One winner Alverta, but at this stage lacks the heart that that gutsy mare possessed. No 8. Narasimha from the Guy Walter stable performed well on debut, but was then slightly disappointing second up – but we can forgive her for that.
R3: Holcim Plate (1400m)
This is the colts version of the race prior, with a large field of maiden three-year-olds looking for their first win. No 6. Insuperable, the only unraced runner of the field goes on top here after a recent impressive barrier trial win over some handy gallopers. Leaning towards No 2. Deter who finished second last time out behind the Chris Waller-trained Photon Willie over this course and distance goes in for second, while No 13. Warbird from the Gerald Ryan stable has always promise a lot, but at this stage still needs to live up to that. To fill the first four we have gone with No 11. Strong Boy from the Guy Walter stable who is sure to be very good odds.
R4: SWH Business Solutions (1500m)
An interesting situation here where No 1. Geemeup was victorious on Saturday at Rosehill and backs up here, and based on race fitness, goes on to here for trainer Bjorn Baker. No 2. Project Compassion from the Kris Lees stable disappointed last start when finishing last, but if you go with her prior run where she recorded a nice victory, the four-year-old mare goes in with a chance. Leaning the way of No 9. Systems from the Allan Denham stable for third. A last start winner at Newcastle, the Collate mare has been in good form this campaign and needs to be included, as does No 3. Forever Crazy from the Chris Waller stable. A winner at Wyong last time at the races, the Encosta de Lago filly took nine starts to break her maiden, but now that she has done that, she is capable of going on with it.
R5: Black Rock Supervision (1600m)
The fifth race of the day sees a large field contest the 1600m event. Putting the Bede Murray-trained No 5. Doubt Not on top here off the back of a last start win at Kembla, albeit in narrowly. No 1. Galoando is the most intriguing runner of the dam – an import for the Gai Waterhouse stable, he came over with Glencadam Gold and Julieanas, both now stakes winners. Having not started since September 2011, the Galileo gelding is bound to appreciate more ground, but off the back of two barrier trials, should be working home well. No 4. Costa Zip, a winner of his last two starts should not be discounted, considering both were at Kembla by one-and-three-quarter lengths and two length margins. Putting in No 10. Pump It from the Gwenda Markwell stable for fourth after a last start win at Kembla over 1500m.
R6: Corporate Members Day (2400m)
The staying contest of the day presents some interesting gallopers with the Hugh Bowman-ridden No 5. Stealapipe going on top. Stepping right up in grade last time out, he was not totally outclassed at Listed level, but if you look at his run the start prior, the More Than Ready gelding produced a superior staying effort to win by six lengths over the 2600m. No 9. Celtic Prince a last start seven-and-three-quarter length winner over 2300m must be included as that maiden win was impressive, while No 11. Lucky Lukcy Lucky from the Steve Englebrecht yard was a two-and-a-quarter length winner last time out when contesting a 2100m event at Goulburn. Putting in No 4. Savage Blaze for fourth based on his recent consistent form and he is one for one at this track and distance.
R7: Australian Turf Club (1400m)
The final event of the day and we are going to put No 2. The Shooter from the stable of Chris Waller on top. Slightly disappointing last time out, the Bradbury’s Luck gelding has some good overall form and with three starts at the distance for a win and two second places, he comes out as the top selection. No 7. Swift Judgement from the Bart Cummings-stable is second up off the back of a 36 day freshen up and while he will probably need more ground, he is one to add in at a good price. No 8. Mottled from the Peter Snowden yard has been disappointing at his last two starts since coming up from the Melbourne stable and if he doesn’t produce something today, he may be back on the float down south. Putting in quite a rough chance to try and add some value to the first four with No 12. Pineapple. Does have a win early in her career and that is what makes her go in for fourth.
Best Bet Of The Day: @1, No 4. Quick’s The Word 3yo f. (Shamardal x Lady Of Snows, by Bluebird), Trained by Bjorn Baker.
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