Thu, Mar 21, 11:49am by Kevin Pitstock
We take a look through the eight race program at Warwick Farm on Thursday, 21 March
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Race 1: Fairfield RSL Memorial Club (1400m)
Small field of five runners to kick off the proceedings at Warwick Farm over the 1400m. Putting No 1 Field Marshall from the Gai Waterhouse stable on top. The Danewin gelding is a winner from the three starts to date and looks primed for a good first-up performance. No 2 Maximillian has returned in good heart winning one and finishing second in the other, and the Bart Cummings-trained runner looks the main danger to the Waterhouse runner. No 3 Casual Choice from the Chris Wallet Stable has had two starts to date for a win and a second, and on that alone, he should prove hard to beat here. Putting in No 6 Chandos to round out the top four based on his consistent form of late.
Race 2: Hunts Comfort Inn Handicap (2200m)
The second of the day has only four runners, even smaller than the first, with No 3 Hathras from the Kris Lees stable appearing the best bet of the day, but in these small fields, you just never know! An impressive winner last time out over the 1800m at Rosehill, the imported galloper looks very hard to beat. No 2 French Gift is backing up after racing on Saturday at Warwick Farm, and that can only mean he recovered really well from the run and has more to offer – hence going in for second. No 4 Miss Opulence, is a five-year-old daughter of Benicio a Derby winner himself, and after two very good consecutive wins, this mare looks a great chance. No 5 Catch Your Idol is bred to stay, but a sharp rise in class may see the Zabeel mare out – is a stable mate to the favourite, so would not be surprise to see this one possibly lead.
Race 3: Emerald Hills Estate Plate (1100m)
The third of the day is one of two races on the card for the two-year-olds. Putting in No 2 Kudero from the Clarry Conners stable, who was a recent trail winner by almost three lengths, and should be ready to go. No 8 Florid Affair is Sebring filly in the Gai Waterhouse yard and has won a barrier trial leading into this and on that alone is one to watch. No 10 Scandiva is a Fastnet Rock filly who is closely related to Black Caviar, but at this stage has a long way to go to match with her! No 9 Pecheur is a Street Cry filly from the Peter Snowden stable who was fourth on debut and should have derived plenty of benefit from that run.
Race 4: Narellan Town Centre Handicap (1200m)
Race four over the 1200m sees No 3 Petrify from the Peter Snowden the top rated runner after two pleasing victories – in fact the Commands gelding has had five starts and has only finished outside of the top three on one occasion and looks the one here. No 6 Oompa Loompa from the Chris Waller stable has had one run back from a break, and returned with a pleasing fourth – should strip fitter and be running on. No 4 More Rocco, also from the Waller stable does have two wins first-up, but they may just be too nippy for him first up, but should be running on, as should No 2 Are You Sure from the Cameron Crockett stable.
Race 5: Liverpool Chamber Of Commerce (1300m)
The second of the two-year-old races, this one over the 1300m geldings, with No 1 Sanosuke the one to beat after an impressive Melbourne debut a few weeks back where he finished second at Listed level. No 10 Critical Angel from the Peter Moody yard finished a goof second on debut at Canterbury recently and is a winning hope on that performance. No 11 Aspen is a well-bred Exceed And Excel filly out of the stakes winner Portillo. While yet to be placed from two runs, she should be on the improve and be among the place getters. No 14 Madam Devine did enough at her debut to be considered a first four chance here.
Race 6: Rotary Clubs Of Liverpool (1400m)
Scratched from race 7, we are putting the Chris Waller-trained No 1 Agon on top here over the 1400m. Ready to step up and win after two good econd placed efforts, the Dylan Thomas filly has two wins and two seconds from eight starts. No 3 Pinball Lass from the Kris Lees stable is hard to fault, being in the top three of all her six starts, and with a little improvement is a real winning chance here. No 7 Rosalie was a last start winner at Canterbury in the race that Pinball Lass finished third in and should be there abouts again. Going with No 6 Xandretta from the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes yard for the first four after a last start win should see the filly in with a good chance.
Race 7: Ingham Institute Handicap (1400m)
No 1 Ciao from the Conners yard is a class filly and with the 2kg claim form apprentice Shauny Gymer, the Not A Single Doubt filly gets her chance to win this race. No 2 Lisa Lost It from the Gerald Ryan stable is a four-year-old Danzero mare who was third last time out after a win the start prior and she should be ready for the 1400m now. No 4 Cannery Row from the Guy Walter stable has been disappointing of later after starting well in the money and not being able to capitalise on it, but willing to give another go. No 7 Mossmoney from the Chris Waller stable is owned by the Ingham’s and you never know, they could get away with the race named after them?
Race 8: Australian Turf Club Handicap (1600m)
The final race of the day over the 1600m and the Chris Wallet-trained No 7 Studio looks a great chance at taking it out. Racing first up here, the for-year-old has great first-up stats with two wins from two starts. No 11 Coeur A Coeur is a French import having his first Aus run, and while he will be improved by the run, he could pull out a run well first-up. No 2 Zedlion is back to a slightly easier grade after a last start fourth and should be included, while the David Hayes-trained No 1 Budai is first up and while he does need longer, he could run a bold race fresh.
Best Bet Of The Day: Race 2, No 3 Hathras 4yo h. (Dansili x Humaita), trainer Kris Lees
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