Analysis and selections for Mackay on Tuesday.
EMILEE’S EMPIRE placed last start at Rockhampton and has three placings from three runs this prep, key chance.
ASK ME TOMORROW resumes from a 20 week spell, in with a chance.
COLOUR PERFECT in the money last start running second at Mackay and should run fitter for past attempts, place chance. SAHARA SALLY has had success trialling, not the worst.
BRAD amongst the placegetters last start running third at Mackay when resuming and ran sixth at Goulburn when last second-up, tough to beat. MACKENZIE COUNTRY ran four lengths back from the winner last start at Dalby and down in distance, could threaten. TRUMP ME back after 19 week break and likely to settle back in the field, place only. HUGS ‘N’ KISSES back after 15 week break and ran ninth at Grafton when last first-up, chance to place.
Hard to see anything upsetting the top two choices. SUCH A WHIT first-up after 17 week spell, among the main chances. SCARAMOUCHE amongst the placegetters last start running second at Cairns and won’t be far away in the run, hard to hold out. MAGIC CODY let-up for 11 weeks and won’t be far away in the run, could threaten. DAWLISH placed last start at long odds at Mackay when resuming, the real danger in the race.
Hard to imagine top pick being beaten. HARRY ROCKET finished a length back from the leader last start at Rockhampton and has three placings from six runs this prep, big chance. ALSAURUSFIRST placed once this prep at Rockhampton but ran eighth last start at Mackay, place best. HARD CURRENCY finished six lengths off the winner last start at Doomben when first up, place hope. NOT A SINGLE DAY back after 15 week break, needs the breaks.
PARISIAN TYCOON first-up after 19 week break and won last trial at Rockhampton, genuine contender. TARTUFO BIANCO on a seven day back-up and won once this prep at Moranbah two runs back, sneaky chance. ACT OF BRAVERY placed when fresh and both wins have come in the dry, in with a chance. TERMINATE resumes after a spell of 17 weeks and all wins have come when faced with dry ground, don’t treat lightly.
A race with a standout top pick. ONLY WANNA SING disappointed when placing as favourite last start at Mackay but rates highly with Ashley Butler aboard and won once this prep at Rockhampton two runs back, leading hope. TA CHANSON Trinity Bannon a bonus and should race on the speed, place chance. SANTISIMO back from six week let-up and in the money last start running third at Rockhampton on a soft track, strong place chance. FREEFICA has won at Wyong and placed twice this prep, chance to place.
STRAWBERRY BLONDE placed when unwanted in the betting last start at Gold Coast and drawn perfectly, will take the power of beating. LUCKY BEE has won at Mackay and placed three times this prep, don’t treat lightly. PAUA finished midfield last start at Gold Coast and all wins have come when faced with dry ground, cannot be ruled out. OUTSPOKEN finished seventh last start at Rockhampton and expected to settle off the speed, could threaten.
HIGH I CUE bolted in last start to break maiden at Mackay on a soft track when resuming. Has trialled and won since last race 38 days ago, a winning chance. GRAND DE LAGO won at big odds last start at Mackay and two wins from five attempts this campaign, sneaky chance. ROCK’N’ROLL BOBBY gave nothing else a chance to win last start at Emerald on a soft track and should run fitter for past attempts, looks threatening. CAPTAIN TOM unwanted by the market but right up there last start at Townsville and expected to settle off the speed, don’t treat lightly.
FUN TICKETS short back-up of seven days and placed once this prep at Mackay, tough to beat. HADRIAN won last start at Mackay and drops 2kg from last run, quinella. STONE WARRIOR on a seven day back-up and two wins from six attempts this campaign, place chance. MUSTARRID winner despite being unwanted in the betting last start at Townsville and nine from 11 wins have been in the dry, chance to place.
DISTRICT on a seven day back-up and placed when unwanted in the betting last start at Rockhampton, genuine contender. WALK THE TALK in strong form with two wins from seven attempts this campaign and ran fourth last start at Mackay, sneaky chance. QUIDNI generally strong second-up placing at Rockhampton last second-up attempt and won two of five as a favourite, don’t treat lightly. SHIRANDA finished in the middle of the pack last start at Mackay when fresh and five of six wins have come from dry ground, place best.