A former Ben Currie runner has been the subject of good specking with Sportsbet.com.au when it comes to the Townsville Cup (2000m) this Saturday.
Mishani Vaidra, who was with Currie prior to his disqualification, did have one run with Les Ross but is now in the hands of Jamie McConachy and the mare ran over the mile at Townsville, where she was a clear eye catcher. Up to 2000m looks ideal and she draws well, so no surprise to see her firm into $9 after opening $11.
The favourite, and an easing one, is Savwell for David Vandyke, who is a $4 chance after opening $3.30, with the drift perhaps to the horse opening too short in what looks an open race. The Harrovian is second elect, into $4.20 after opening $4.50 and touching $4.