Brisbane’s midweek meeting comes to us from Corbould Park on the Sunshine Coast this week. A large amount of rain was dumped on the area on the weekend leaving the track in a Heavy state. However clear skies are forecast so an upgrade to Soft 5/6 is on the cards. The rail is in the true position.
This is an average meeting and one I’m not overly keen to get involved in. However there’s 7 races and 7 winners so hopefully we can find a few.
Martial Art (7) has had just the 2 starts and performed well at both. Last start at Doomben he was slow away and had to work hard early to improve through the field. While entering the straight in 2nd, I thought he did quite well to fight on for 5th given the work he did early. Jimmy Byrne takes the ride which is a positive move and I’d suggest he’ll go forward from barrier 8 to sit 2nd or 3rd in the run. That will give the horse every possible chance.
Ofcourse She Does (10) has put in 2 good displays since resuming. After settling back, she’s found the line well. That will suit this track. May find herself settling closer to the action from barrier 1.
Flinders Deagon (2) seems to have come back a better horse this time in. After 2 trial wins, he finished a half length 2nd at the Gold Coast. Will be improved from that and draws to get a great run.
Syamantaka Mani (5) resumes here. It looked the goods when finishing strongly on debut before failing miserably on a heavy track. Will get a drying surface here so watch for support.
Captain Red (1) put in a bold showing 1st up recently at Ipswich. After crossing from a wide gate, he was in front all the way except for the shadows of the post. He’ll be improved 2nd up and from barrier 3, Jim Byrne will be able to give him a great run on the pace.
War Baby (10) has no weight here after the claim for Brooke Stower. Has put in some very good displays, namely the Gold Coast and Ipswich races. Will go forward from barrier 8.
Dreamward Bound (3) looked the winner last start here before being run down right on the line. Blinkers go on for the 1st time and from the nice draw will be a player.
King Of The Castle (5) resumes here on the back of 2 good trials. Drawn well but has been trying for a long time to get it’s 1st win.
Zaria’s Fire (7) put in an eye catching display at Ipswich last start over 1700m. After jumping awkwardly she was well back in the run. However she really let down in the straight to just miss the win. She meets Casino Gold better at the weights for beating that horse well last start. She’ll appreciate the longer straight at the Sunshine Coast and gets the services of Michael Cahill.
Casino Gold (2) is still trying to break his maiden after 17 starts. However he’s usually around the mark with 8 placings. He enjoys the sting out of the track.
Akacheta Lee (1) has 59kg to carry here and has never raced over this trip. However put in a good showing last start at the Gold Coast over 1400m. Will go forward and give them something to catch.
Lord Chamberlain (4) has drawn wide but has done some of it’s better work around this distance range.
Soldier Of War (2) has run 2nd in all 3 of it’s Brisbane starts. A nose was the distance that it came up short in it’s 1st 2 starts. Last start at Ipswich he finished strongly after not having the clearest passage in the straight. I think the 1600m looks ideal now given the strong finishing efforts it’s shown. The more open spaces of the Sunshine Coast track will be to his liking. Tim Bell takes the ride.
Biantic (1) has been around the mark in most of it’s 7 starts. Looked good last start when finishing well for 2nd here over this trip.
Don’t Tell Mama (3) finished off just as well as Biantic last start when finishing 3rd. Blinkers on for the first time may do the trick.
She’s A Ruby (6) is on trial at the distance. Put in a couple of good runs a few starts back and will find this easier than last start.
Comacina (1) put in an improved showing last start here when finishing 2nd. The rise to 1600m seemed to agree with him. I think we’ll see similar tactics used here. From barrier 3 he can sit just behind the speed before charging to the line. It shouldn’t be forgotten that this is a horse that has competed in far harder races in it’s career than this so a return to form isn’t beyond it.
Putapavonit (6) finished strongly at Ipswich last start over 1350m. It will certainly appreciate the 1600m here. A distance it has won 3 of 5 at. 3rd up should be ready to fire.
Will’s Choice (4) is suspect at the trip however this is a weak race. Will race forward which could be of benefit given the lack of speed.
Pat’s Boy (8) needs to lift but has done some of it’s best work at this track and distance.
I’m prepared to forgive the 1st up fail of Cannizzaro (4). It was his 1st run after a 300 day spell so he may just have needed the blow. He can mix his form but he has put in some very good efforts in the past. Last time in work he won a couple of 900m races at the Gold Coast and wasn’t far off Headwater Country over this trip at Ipswich. He’s a speedy type who will go forward. Having a senior jockey like Tim Bell could smarten him up.
Explore The World (1) was good 2 starts back here. This is easier than previous starts. Nice claim for apprentice and should be handy. Query on jockey.
My Bling (5) will appreciate racing at her home track where she has a great record. She needs to lift on recent efforts.
Silent Duke (6) may find this a bit short 1st up. However he’ll be finding the line and could very well run over the top of these.
Suit (10) has come back from a very long break in good style. After 434 days off the scene, he almost won 1st up. He then put in 2 more very good showings in Saturday open company. He finds himself in a class 3 here with just 1.5kg more than the minimum weight. He’ll need a touch of luck from barrier 10 but will be finding the line.
Trubia (12) will be suited by the Sunshine Coast track. He gets back but will be really finding the line. This is a drop in class.
Red Bowers (9) has been in good form since resuming. Drawn to get a good run.
Storm Fighter (1) is a consistent type with a solid record at the track. Will be finding the line.
Race 3 – Zaria’s Fire (7)
Race 7 – Suit (10)