Wed, Apr 3, 10:26am by Kevin Pitstock
We take a look through the seven race program at Warwick Farm for their mid-week program on Wednesday April 3
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Race 1: Australian Turf Club Plate (1100m)
On a very wet and rainy Wednesday, the track currently has a Good rating, but this may change as we progress through the day. Putting No 7 Five Rocks as the top selection here the Bart Cummings-trained runner produced another placed effort last time out – in fact – five runs for five places and the well-bred Fastnet Rock filly looks more than capable of breaking her maiden here. No 1 Fast Take, a gelding by Fastnet Rock has only had one start to date and finished a credible fourth and looks open to improvement, while No 2 Pink Snow has five second placed efforts from nine starts and first up today from a spell could sprint well fresh. No 9 Lamartine from the Lionel Cohen stable should be included to round out the top four as this Testa Rossa filly should take benefit from a recent trial.
Race 2: TAB Number 1 Club Benchmark 69 (1200m)
The second of the days is a small field of three-year-old fillies over the 1200m. Putting the Peter Snowden-trained More Than Ready filly No 4 Dazzler on top as the Best Bred Of The Day. A stakes class horses on her best ability, the filly has been out of sort of late and hopefully heading to the Sydney stable could change things around and get her back on track. Going with No 3 Amarachi for second as this Lonhro filly also has stakes capabilities and could be a contender during the carnival. No 8 I’ve Got The Looks was a good last start winner for the Guy Walter stable and while she steps up in class, winning form is good form. No 2 Blazing Snitzel has a win and a second from two runs and should be right in the finish.
Race 3: Become And ATC Sponsor Plate (1250m)
The third of the day is a maiden race for the two-year-old fillies over the 1250m with No 1 Artistic Lass from the David Payne stable looking a good chance after form behind some of the leading two-year-olds. No 8 Mifflin, a first start from the Peter Snowden stable should run well after a few trials leading into this, while No 11 Scarlet Belle from the Lionel Cohen yard has been disappointing to date, put could produce the goods here after a 41 day freshen up. Putting in No 7 Florid Affair to fill the top four. A narrow third on debut behind Scandiva, this filly has the right form lines to be very competitive in this race.
Race 4: Big Sports Breakfast Benchmark 70 (1400m)
A fillies and mares benchmark 70 over the 1400m sees a small field of eight to contest it and we are putting No 3 Sweet Talkin Woman on top. Racing first up, the mare does have a won first up in the past and with some recent good trial efforts, she rates a top chance. No 7 Spring Rose is racing after a bit of a freshen up here over 1400m after being a little disappointing last time out. No 6 Rosalie from the Bart Cummings yard has been in great form with a win and a second at her last two runs, while No 2 Icy Mist resumes from a spell, and although does not have a win first up, she still should run well.
Race 5: More Than Ready Benchmark 70 (1600m)
The fifth of the day over 1600m and we have leant towards No 8 Escoffier from the Peter Snowden stable, a Lonhro gelding who appears to be racing into some form. Will be good each way odds and should handle the wet track. No 6 Megathink from the Bart Cummings yard was a very good last start second over 1500m and will appreciate the step up in trip here. No 1 Mon Soleil has had three runs back from a spell and is slowly getting fitter and looks like the Chris Waller trained gelding should be ready to produce. Putting in No 9 Imperial Grand from the Anthony Cummings stable to round out the first four after two good performances from a spell.
Race 6: Sharp Handicap Benchmark 75 (2400m)
The staying event of the day of the 2400m which may seem a little longer if the rain persists. No 2 Above All is an important in the David Vandyke stable he is in great form and he does have a win over 2300m, so the 2400m appears of no concern. No 7 Mr Monopolize from the Waterhouse yard is in great form, and after two wins back from a spell, the import should be very hard to defeat. No 4 Black Jag from the Chris Waller stable finished fourth last time out over 1900m and now up to the 2400m could be a chance to defeat the imports. Putting in No 5 My Highlight to fill the first four as his third last time out in the race Black Jag finished fourth in, should be a good form reference here.
Race 7: Warwick Farm Handicap Benchmark 70 (1300m)
The final race of the day sees possibly the largest field of the day with No 8 Pazzesco from the Chris Waller stable racing first up from a spell. Having finishing in the top three of six of his 12 starts, the Lucky Owners gelding does have a placed effort first up in the past. No 9 Bonsai from the Tim Martin stable is in great form with two seconds and a win from his past three starts and deserves his chance to win here. No 6 Future Shock, a six-year-old Anabaa gelding who has had a freshen up after a disappointing run last time out, but is on his home track and a forward showing is expected. No 1 Setgo has had two poor efforts, but after a brief freshen up should perform well.
Best On Breeding: Race 2, No 4 Dazzler 3yo f. (More Than Ready x Camarilla, by Elusive Quality), trainer Peter Snowden. Out of the Group One AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Camarilla, who is a sister to the Listed-winning, Group One placed Induna, both out of the Group One Queensland Derby winner Camarena. Dazzler is a half-sister to the Group Three Blue Diamond Prelude (f) winner Guelph who lines up in this Saturday’s Group One Golden Slipper.
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