Analysis and selections for Swan Hill on Monday. TAB features a big pool comingled Jackpot on Races 6-9.
Stand-out between the top two picks.
LOW LEVEL FLYING amongst the placegetters last start running third at Swan Hill when resuming and ran third at Werribee when last second-up, marginal top pick.
EIGHTFA resumes from a 27 week spell and likely to race off the speed, must be considered.
PRINCESS DIVA back after 19 week break and placed when on debut at Seymour, looks threatening. TOTAL CRAFT first-up after 18 week spell and placed at Mildura on debut, in with a chance.
LOLA MAE first-up after 36 week break, serious player. MAGNUS ROYALE finished strongly to end up midfield last start at Terang and placed once this prep at Donald, not without each-way claims. MOLLY MAGIC has two placings from five runs this prep and chased well to fall just short last start at Albury, strong place chance. MARKETING back from 22 week spell following gelding and draws to do no work, quinella.
PRINCE OF HELENA placed at only start at Albury and drawn ideally, well placed. REGAL BELLARINA has three placings from five runs this prep and came on strong when just beaten last start at Albury, in with a chance. THE VIEW finished in the middle of the pack at only start at Geelong, dangerous. FEND OFF on debut and untrialled, capable of getting into the money.
LOVE VENUS has two placings from six runs this prep and finished strongly to end up midfield last start at Geelong, genuine contender. ELOPE TO VEGAS ran on strong to finish on the winner’s heels last start at Swan Hill and has two placings from seven runs this prep, in with a chance. IT’S TRUMPS should run fitter for past attempts and gets the blinkers on for the first time, cannot be ruled out. WU DARL unwanted by the market but right up there last start at Swan Hill and drawn the rails, not without each-way claims.
Will be a close run race between the top picks. DISENCHANTED won two of seven as a favourite and all wins have come when faced with dry ground, one of the main hopes. CAPE RICHARDS has placed twice at Swan Hill before and racing back from metro track, among the chances. NUMERO QUATRE let-up and in strong form with two wins from seven attempts this campaign, sneaky chance. PITTSBURGH has two placings from six runs this prep and three from four wins have been in the dry, place hope.
Hard to split the top two selections. HIGH EMOCEAN resumes after a 21 week spell and fitter for Cranbourne trial, a close top pick. OKOTOKS comes back to race at a country level and three of four wins have come from dry ground, has solid claims. ANNUELLO failed to win as a favourite last start at Swan Hill but placed in three of four at the track before and should run fitter for past attempts, the real danger in the race. FREE WILLY has very strong form at Swan Hill and has the speed to overcome a very wide draw, each-way claims.
Look for value in a very open race. SKILLED ARTIST has won at Stony Creek and placed twice this prep, marginal top pick. CASH AFFAIR winner of last two at Swan Hill and Stawell, a real threat. WIDE OPEN ROAD in the money last start running second at Avoca and drawn ideally, could threaten. INDISPENSABLE has placed in two attempts this campaign but disappointed when placing as favourite last start at Bordertown and likely to race on the speed, sneaky chance.
Looks a toss up between the top two selections. ALEDA has the speed to overcome an unfavourable draw and racing back from metro track, commands respect. WINSOME VOYAGE never in the race last start at Ballarat when resuming and should race on the speed, a real threat. BOLEK has the speed to overcome an unfavourable draw, still in this. HALO WARRIOR resumes from a 19 week spell, don’t treat lightly.
WASABI faded from front position to finish just off the winner last start at Swan Hill and won’t be far away in the run, has solid claims. EL SICARIO won’t be far away in the run and two from four wins have been in the dry, looks threatening. HIGHWAY TO SUCCESS finished a neck back from the leader last start at Swan Hill and all wins have come when faced with dry ground, not without each-way claims. MALAUKA won at Mildura in only second-up attempt and came on to finish midfield last start at Swan Hill when resuming, don’t dismiss.