The “Wrap Up” + Sha Tin Quaddie selections

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Well it was a tricky sort of day in Brisbane yesterday, and I know a lot of punters did it tough. If you look at all your different form guides and their selections you will see Brisbane proved tough for all. As far as the punt section went we started off ok, but the last few races were not run as expected. It was nice to get Maschino up who was a blackbooker and best bet in race seven in Perth.

I actually want to start the wrap up with him. He is an extremely good horse who looks to be getting better each time we see him. Yesterday through the run it did look like a fair pace in front, and that is how the caller described it too. However the leaders finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th, while Maschino came from a clear last and seriously never looked like getting beat. I am really excited about this bloke and really hope they decide to bring him to the east coast to take on some nice handicaps. More often than not when the top class WA horses travel east they do measure up. It is true that most are the WFA horses such as Northerly, Marasco, and Playing God of recent times, but I feel he would get in well at the weights on some handicap races and if he got some pace on he would be very hard to beat.


In Brisbane it was a day where some really good rides were the difference between winning and losing. Tim Bell on Pretty Pins was far more patient than a lot of riders who have been around a lot longer than him and although he was on the best horse, he gave her every chance and deservedly won the race. She was awesome when she let down and if you were on her I’m sure you would be happy with the ride.

Three Red Roses was well backed and some thought disappointing when finishing second. I wouldn’t be too quick to write her off. It was a stop start affair and I felt she could have just been just let roll at the same pace, but was pushed to keep up, then had to be settled each time. She is an out and out stayer and I think 2400m+ will be her go. Not sure where Toby goes now to find a suitable race, but she will win her fair share.

Alltherightmoves played up before the race and looked to be off the bit and chasing the whole race. But she grew wings when balanced up in the straight and looks as though there is still a lot of improvement left in the daughter of Johannesberg. Griffon was first up for Rob Heathcote and shocked a lot of punters by racing on pace. He has a hell of improvement to and will be nice to follow over the next couple of months.

The main race was the George Moore 1200m Group 3 and unfortunately it was a repeat of a fortnight ago in the Keith Noud where it was completely leader dominated and almost a non race as no horses made ground. But that is not the fault of winning connections etc. Good on them as you have to have your horses ready on the day, because if conditions do suit, you must take your opportunity. Adebisi  is a speed machine and was too good on the day. Ready To Rip was again ridden cold and again no chance from 100m after the jump! A couple of great runs were Steel Zip and Startsmeup who made up good ground late and will both be good chances next start.

*Our blackbookers come up with a couple of winners and a couple of placings, so be sure to check in through the week for a few I have spotted yesterday and last Wednesday.


**************For anyone looking for a steer into the Sha Tin international races today, I have gone through the quadrella legs on TattsBet (7,8,9,10) and come up with what I will be taking.

1,2,5,8,13,14 — 1,2 — 1,3,4,11 — 3,4,7,12,14