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Not a bad days racing and as expected a few races were very even but most of the day was tempo based.

Not a great start to the day with SURPRISE BULLET scratched at the gates in a race he looked very well suited. We thought he, REIBY THE RED and KING DINISTY had the race between them and in the end REIBY THE RED was able to notch up a win after a long time between drinks. Thought Ljung did everything right on KING DINISTY but just went 100m early, might not have made a difference anyway.

They take it in turns in these staying races, after being well backed and winning last start FOLLOW SUIT was given no hope but ran on well again. It looked VAUCLUSE BAY’s turn and he found the right spot, was ridden a treat by Du Plessis and was an easy winner after sitting outside the lead.

Gollans fillies were excellent in the 2yr old race, NEIDORP was a massive drifter but was able to lead, kick, and hold off PERUDO who flashed late. Surprised the Nolan runner nearly started fav here?

Missed MISHANI HUSTLER again here, he’s now won 3 of his last 4 and the only time I made him a best bet he went like a busted bum so fair to say he’s not my favourite horse at present. I was very surprised to see Lloyd bounce DEFENCE MISSILE out of the gates and then hand up to MISHANI HUSTLER, may well have been the move that lost the race.

MR MARBELLOUZ was a big winner in the sprint race, he was able to lead and just put a gap in them. He will be aimed at the Weetwood and if he makes the race will be very competitive. I just get a little concerned as I feel he was managed poorly last year and a repeat is always a chance of happening. If he holds this form he’ll be competitive in nearly anything up here. CANNYESCENT was very good from the back again.

The last race should be a decent form race. The two favs were really good. I really like this LANGHRO as a horse but he is very frustrating as he just has a habit of going too hard and not coming back underneath the rider. I have no doubt he will be winning races up here but until he can take a sit and relax he might need to stay at 1200m. CONSTANT FLIGHT very good again after getting the gun run but no match for MISHANI VAIDRA who was unbelievable. We gave her a little push on the site but said she’d need a lot of luck, well she didn’t need luck, she circled 4-5 wide the entire corner and ran away from them. The last horse to win similar to this at Doomben was Care To think about 18 months ago (but this win might have been better?). This had to be seen to be believed.