Resident tipster Adam Page takes a look at each of Saturday’s feature meetings around the country and lists his horses to follow and horses to forget at their next run/runs.
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Mulk – Forgive. Inside was quicksand for the meeting and he was hard up against it. Run was better than what it will look. Sky Punch also good in defeat.
Kilimanjaro – Plenty of excuses. Just beaten by a hard fit/in form horse who had a 3.5kg weight swing, and again was near the inside. He’s on track.
Araldo Junior – A host of issues post race, so a clear forgive.
Tally – Nice effort from the stayer. Heading towards the Caulfield Cup, so clearly needed the run, but it was still a good return.
Romanesque – First look, okay. But considering how off the inside part was, his Australian debut was very good. Keen to see what he does up in trip this time in.
Auries Star – The form out of this race will be very strong I think. Hey Doc was super. As was I Am A Star, and Grande Rosso proved his jump out was no fluke.
Bling Dynasty – Was a few weeks between runs and that probably was against him but his final 150m was very good late in the piece. He’s ready now.
So Si Bon – I’m sick just thinking about it. He should have absolutely bolted in but pilot error from Zahra, ducking and diving instead of staying outside, cost him. He’s set for a ripping prep.
Onerous – Why was he crunched in betting? He is a cat. Yes, limited opposition, but it’s Onerous.
Cosmic Lights – Just starting to become a bit costly for mine, and the races will only get harder. Not sure a win is coming.
Samovare – Yes three wide, but that wasn’t the worst spot to be. So, she was disappointing. And for a mare being talked up as a possible Myer Classic contender, she was plain. She can win a similar race, but nothing blacktype I’d suspect.
Flippant – Ordinary run I thought for a mare who was tipped by some as being well placed. Just hasn’t quite come up this time in.
Lifesaver – Ripping return from this Matty Dunn galloper. Had to carry the weight first up and sat outside the boom horse with the feather weight. If he runs straight, he probably wins. He’s a city horse for sure.
Vaucluse Bay – Cardiac Arrhythmia. Clear forgive.
Multifacets – Found his right level last time out and was given every chance by Tommy. Similar race next time, he can win.
Star Fest – I can’t believe I’m making him a Blackbooker in Sydney, but considering the tempo/bias, I thought he ran well for a horse who was outclassed. Taree Cup maybe? Or Port Macquarie Cup?
Argent D’Or – Another not suited by the tempo, but his effort late was quite encouraging for a horse maybe looking for the mile.
Trekking – I want to be forgiving. Just got held up at the wrong time and he is not a horse who can go from 0/100 instantly. Not sure he wins, but should have finished closer.
Washington Heights – Pilot error cost it. Should have gone outside Kingsguard instead of inside. But I can understand that Tom Melbourne was in front and the hype horse.
Sarrasin – Hello…what a ripping return from this stayer. He is going to be a force in whatever he contests.
Imanui – He has a horrible racing pattern, but it was a negative ride from a good draw. Was gone after 200m. Did a great job to get as close as he did.
Zourkhan – Gave him a forgive run for last start, but this run was quite poor and again, on a firm track. Might need some give.
Sir Plush – Been saying for a while he is a fresh horse and he proved it again. Yes, wide no cover, but it was still a very plain effort.
Hanwritten – I want to be forgiving. He was nearly odds on early in betting, but by the time they jumped, he was out to $4 and ran accordingly.
One Inch Punch – Was under pressure 600m out and looked to be going nowhere, but he picked up and stuck on for third. He’s in for a good prep off that.
Siliqua – Nice effort by the grey. Suck run on the rail, then was probing to get clear and worked home well late. She can win soon.
Whypeeo – Convinced he will be the best horse to come out of the race. Just did too much wrong mid race and that left him gassed late.
All That Is – Hidden run from this one. Got back to last on the rail, hugged it and finished off strong. Stable going well so I think follow this one when it gets to 1350m.
Agapantha – Only wins have come at Toowoomba. That is his level. Why he was smashed in betting yesterday…dear me.
Magnus Cor – She sucked me in again on Saturday. Last time. She was plain.
Supreme Polarity – Want to be forgiving. To the eye, it was okay without being great, but I think he is a momentum horse. That race didn’t suit him. Don’t drop off…yet.
Balf’s Choice – The form galloper in SA right now and looks an ideal Balaklava Cup candidate. He looked in trouble 600m out but surged and powered to the line. Wouldn’t look out of place in Melbourne.
London Fog – Paraded as if he needed one more run and that was evident last 200m. Just ran out of gas. He will be winning either next start or the start after, if place right.
Serenely Discreet – Apologies for bringing up the nightmare. Dear me how far does she win by with clear air. Very stiff.
El Desperado – Well…deary me. This was just awful in what looked a very thin race. Surely didn’t pull up 100%.
Via Cavour – She tries hard…she’s just limited. Doesn’t have a turn of foot and just grinds away at the one speed. Hard to follow and trust.