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Philip Stokes
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Ok, one of the elements of finding winners is recognising the science.

And this whole analysis, compacted into this story, may well blow up in my face here – horse racing has a habit of doing that.

But, if the good Lord wills and the creeks don’t rise, and all goes according to the divine will of the universe, these signs should be observed.

Leading South Australian trainer Philip Stokes presents an unraced maiden at Gawler today, who looks, according to the science et al, to be hard to beat.

He appears in race 4, the Maiden Plate over 1100m.

And his name is CELESTIAL ILLUSION (Exosphere-Midnight Fantasy). Here are the reasons why….

Firstly, he has trialled very nicely, twice placing with something up his sleeve. That’s imperative. Box ticked.

Secondly, he has been backed overnight firming from $6.70 into $5.10. That pretty much is the best indication of talent. Box ticked.

And thirdly, he is part-owned by trainer Philip Stokes’ wife. Now, that last one is the interesting one. Trainers tend to NOT take percentages in babies who enter their stables if they see nothing special.

Conversely, they will buy a share if they see something they like while working them as young horses.

So, let’s see!

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