Rockhampton Preview and Tips 25/5/2021
Today we head to Rockhampton for a great card of Racing. We have our two form experts in David Barclay and Daniel Humphreys review the card.
7 MISS MECCA comes into this off a good run in a strong race at Ipswich where the top two have since won again (Startantes in town twice). 2 JUNGLE BEAT trialled well while CRAIGLEA BANDIT has run well despite some torrid passages. 7 on top from 2, 9.
Small field so tempo will be crucial. 1 STUBAI looks the one to beat despite weight. 6 COACH is the one I could back – he is down in the weights and should be closer in the small field. STUBAI on top but 6 COACH a strong chance.
1 AUXIN and 6 SIRFINA look to lead at a strong tempo. This could set race up for any of 2,4 or 5. 1 AUXIN on top with 2, 5, 6 for minors.
Big maiden field makes for tough betting with some bad maps. 8 VENTURES BENIR has been good at his first two runs back and should be hitting peak fitness today and will be very strong. 7,10,9 best of the rest. 8 VENTURES BENIR on top from 7, 10, 9
Even race with three top chances for mines. 6 EVEREADY will be on pace from good draw and be hard to run down, with 10 ROMANTIQUE spotting them a start and 11 FINAL CHANCE the other danger. 6 EVEREADY from 10, 11
Another big field with lots of chances, very even race. 5 KARBORS won well in a race that rated highly for a Rockhampton maiden while 12 SHEMADEMEDOIT ran well in a much better race last week and maps well. 2 HINVICTUS racing well without winning.12 SHEMADEMEDOIT from 5, 2
A race with lots of quality for a Tuesday, and lots of chances. Speed will be critical with 2 FLYING CRACKERJAK, 6 FLY FOR YULONG, 1 BERING SEA and 9 NAILED IT NAN looking like they will land forward. If they go slowly they will fight out the finish however 7 SPIRIT ESPRIT and 5 CINNAMON MISSILE have good sprints and will take advantage of any strong tempo. Hard to put one on top, any of 1, 2, 6, 7.
Best of the Day
Race 1 Number 7 MISS MECCA
Race 2 Number 6 COACH
Hard to bet into. 7 comes out of a strong Ipswich Maiden, that forms been franked and on that the one to beat. Thought the 4 was overs at $8 gets a jock upgrade, from a good yard and gets the right run, but off 42 days?? 2 trialled well behind a smart one that has since come out and won so watch on it! 1 comes out of the same trial and blinkers go on. Follow the market with it, 7 on top and thought the 4 could improve a bit. A few could improve sharply in this, tricky race.
No speed in this at all rolls forward sits and sits in the first pair. Does get the big weight my only concern and may feel the pinch late but has earnt it in this. 5 has some upside and beat the 4 with a 2.5 kg swing last start, meets it 1kg better off today so hard to have the 4 on that. Does drop in trip will suit but both will find this much harder. 1 on top
Huge run the 1 last start and good on the clock. 6 leads and 1 sits 1/1. 6 gets the 4 kg pull in the weights but over the 1050m I still think the 1’s too good. 6 does have some nice figures last prep and goes good but happy to have the 1 on top to beat the 6. 3 goes good but will need the run off 322 days and 4 finds this harder.
Even race, if I had to back one I’d have a small bet the 9 ew before markets it should run out the 1400 and stuck on ok in an even run race last start. 4 can win, comes out of a harder maiden but bad draw and market hasn’t missed probably stay out
6 maps right from the good alley and should improve again. Raced a bit fresh first up and if he can settle a bit in the run, I think he wins this. Thought the 10 improves again from a good stable but will be back off what looks a moderate tempo. The 7 would have to improve off her figures last prep but there has been some money early. Hard to have on exposed form but has had a stable change. 6 on top 10 be strong late.
Tricky, hard to get a guide with a few resuming without any exposed trial form.
Good race, I thought the 7 has come up short enough so half potting it. 2 was good in a fast run race last start, I had a slight query the 1400 but comes out of a hot early tempo race and done well to stick on and deep into prep so probably fit enough. Been racing in harder grade than this. 6 complete forgive first up against his pattern, needed the run, fitter for that and more his go today, probably leads here from good alley and yard, improve again. 1 drawn awful and month between runs. Best is definitely good enough but prefer to watch. 5 honest enough and wouldn’t shock but happy play the 6 ew in a tricky race 2 next best.
From the Ares Racing Stable
Race 3 – Auxin: comes into this race rock hard fit now and we are expecting him to be a strong winning chance.
Race 6 – Karbors: like Auxin he is an ex – Godolphen who is having his first run for us. We think he is a run away from full fitness and will improve from what he does today.
Race 7 – Bering Sea: He is our Cups horse so the 1400M is a bit short for him. In saying that he has won over this distance before and comes into this pretty fit. Definitely a good each way chance.