Racing Editor: The jockey-trainer combination of Raymond Danielson and Sean Tarry can do no wrong at the moment and are sure to boost their already impressive 26.92% win-strike rate when the highly rated Wonderwall lines up in Sunday’s Race 6, a Pinnacle Stake over 1400m.
This five-year-old son of Querari has impressively won three of his last four performances, including latest at Turffontein – four days ago.
Most impressive about that win was the fact despite returning from a layoff of two months and carrying 3kg more than Rock Of Africa, he still managed to beat that rival by a gutsy 0.20 lengths.
Now a fitter and stronger horse, this gelding should improve more than the 0.20 lengths he won by, and considering the best-weight runner, Tribal Fusion, is returning from a 93-day layoff, he is likely to suffer from ring-rust.
This makes life a little easier for the selection.
Tribal Fusion is however a must include in your Pick 6. He is unbeaten in two starts over this course and distance. There was a lot to like about his last triumph here – three runs back – when outclassing Fiorella by an extending 1.50 lengths.
His next two starts were in Graded races.
This Shane Humby-trained seven-year-old was far from disgraced when beaten 1.90 lengths by La Bella Mia in the Grade 2 Post Merchants recently.
To prove the quality of that field, that form line has produced three winners, including Kasimir who won a Grade 1.
For the Quartet, float Tribal Fusion and Wonderwall with Marchingontogether, Silent Crusade, Heart Of A Legend, Regal Graduation and Amor Ardiente.
Jockey Gareth Wright should draw first blood aboard Greattobecaptain in Race 1, a Maiden Plate over 1200m.
He followed up his barrier trial fifth with a gutsy third over this distance. Now knowing exactly what is expected of him, this Captain Of All colt could prove a worthy BiPot banker.
Danielson is most likely going to be seen in the winner’s enclosure with the Alyson Wright-trained Northern Route following the running of Race 7.
Although this Eachway prospect’s previous form is sketchy, there was a lot to like about his latest attempt over 1600m when producing a late assault on What A Blast to finish second.
He seems to have finally found his niche over the distance and if overcomes the wide No 11 draw could outsmart the ultra-consistent Techno Captain, who is in pursuit of a second consecutive success.