Viv Greybe: Stephanie Miller-trained Two Gunsy, who swept all aside in his last three starts, should be up to the task at Flamingo Park when teamed up with Ryan Munger again in Race 7, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1800m.
This son of Bold Silvano had Nicholas Patel up three runs back when carrying 50kg and winning decisively in a Pinnacle Stakes over 1800m. Munger was aboard for the first time in the four-year-old’s next outing when a fluent winner in a MR 75 Handicap over 1800m. Taking on stronger opposition in his subsequent run the gelding made light of 60.5kg with a resounding 2.25-length win over 1600m.
The six-time winner takes a further step up in class but with the advantage of pole position he has a bright chance to complete the four-timer.
He will, however, have to be on guard against another six-time winner Dodgy Itie (Marco van Rensburg) out of Cliffie Miller’s yard. The six-year-old has been threatening another win since scoring clearly four runs back in the Flamingo Mile and should be a factor with a good draw again.
Another who deserves respect is ultra-consistent Manouche (apprentice Dennis Schwarz) out of Corrie Lensley’s stable. The four-time winner spells danger with only 52kg on his back.
Others in with claims are Sabre Charge, Lebeoana and First Sea Lord.
Dennis Cason-trained Sweet Pleasures (Evert Pheiffer) looks a standout bet in Race 2, a MR 74 Handicap (F&M) over 1000m. This Australian-bred filly took an immediate liking to Flamingo Park where she won with authority in her penultimate outing with Pheiffer up, and then ridden by Jarryd Penny she followed up with a gutsy win over 1000m again.
Consider using Ledimasprincess, Shezaleader, Razzle My Tazzle, Modjadji and Yourmyworld with Sweet Pleasures as a banker in Trifecta and Quartet bets.
Tienie Prinsloo-trained Rock Burner (Wes Marwing) could prove a value bet in Race 6 a MR 66 Handicap (F&M) over 1800m. This five-year-old struck top form in her last four starts, winning decisively over 1600m and 1800m. Then taking a further step up in class she was a creditable second out of 14 in a 1600m MR 73 Handicap. Marwing took over from Shadlee Fortune in the mare’s subsequent outing when she stayed on well and finished a 1.25-length second over 1800m.
Her principal rivals are Pretty Wendy, Over Achiever, Ms Holly Golightly and Pep Squad.