Saturday on ‘The Punt’

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We head back up the highway to the Sunshine Coast, it’s not a track I personally like punting on, the fields are big and it looks a very even sort of day. All that considered I’m not that keen to get involved, just a few races that interest me. I will also go over the GC and post them late Friday.

 *Will be updated and races added before 9am SAT*





Sunshine Coast Race 3:

You can make a case for a lot of runners and there are a few different formlines. I have a lot of time for A MAN TO MATCH and would usually be very keen to back him but he is about 6 weeks between runs as well as staying at the 1600m with the big weight. There is no doubt he’s had to have missed runs because of weather or strike but still might have the class to win. I’m in the corner of MISHANI ROMAN e/w at the $7.50. I liked the run last week where he had to make a run very early and ran the 2nd quickest split between the 800-600m so he was entitled to knock up late. Like him on the back up and the only issue is the gate but he might be able to find the back of the top weight and get taken into the race.

You can make a case for a few others as well -LOPE DE JOYA, THE BIG HOUSE, COASTAL PRINCE etc but happy to have e/w bet MISHANI ROMAN.

On Top:  6-MISHANI ROMAN $7.50 e/w



Sunshine Coast Race 4:

The QLD staying race, usually don’t like them but like to find one on the way up and SHE’S RELIABLE might fit the bill. She ran well last week coming from the back in a very slow run race that SO YOU WISH won. That horse does meet SHE’S RELIABLE 1.5kg better off for beating her but feel the 2200m at the SC will play into SHE’S RELIABLE strengths and she has run well off a 10 day back up before. Went up $5-6 which was a good price, into around $4.50 which is ok but don’t want her much shorter. STANLEY is a decent type but I find him very hard to catch so going with the mare who has the upside. I won’t be letting STRAIGHT HOME go around a losing result, he was very good fresh but like most stayers just a little flat 2nd up and then third run back he was out of his ground in a walking race and was forced to make a long run. He will be fitter for the three runs back and key booking of Lloyd helps.

On Top:  12-SHE’S RELIABLE $4

Hardest To Beat:  4-STRAIGHT HOME $9



The ‘Hail Mary’ (Roughie)

Race 6 No.4-PETROLOGY $16

Hasn’t won in a long time but he has been racing in better company than this most of his career. Recent form has been sound for a race like this and with a good tempo it wouldn’t surprise to see him run better than his odds suggest with a claim for Gallagher and first start for Dunn.


Interstate e/w

Flemington Race 5 No.12-MISS ADMIRATION $13

Just love the way she has been going! She does have the get back pattern which has played against her in recent times and again looks to probably go back from the draw. Loved the last run at MV and should have finished around the money. Can run a race at good odds here.


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