Three well placed runners today. The Good 2 track will not suit many but it should suit these three.
Bet of the day Race 2 5.Elizabeth Rose $2.10 FF
Speed map Special Race 4 4.First Rock $2.80 FF
Multi of the day with First Rock at $2.80 FF $ 10 returns $58.80
Bonus multi with Nevets Top 2 at $1.65 returns $97 for $10
Confidence: 3/5 2nd
5.Elizabeth Rose rates 8 lengths clear of these on her best runs against better horses. Fresh up she was given little chance when snagging back on a predicted moderate tempo yet still got up wide for second. This time, drawn ideally to settle in the first half of the field behind an even tempo and the good track will suit nicely. Just needs the breaks to win. RP $1.60, $2.10 FF
Confidence: 3/5 1st $2.40
4.First Rock was very impressive here leading all of the way and was strong on the line in the best speed rating all day. She rated an FR 101 and the blinkers going on were the key to her. She does race best in front with those on so if Johnson can bounce her cleanly again, he should be able to slide over and lead these and with further improvement expected third up, does look very hard to beat in the same grade. I just hope Johnson rides her correctly. RP $2.20, $2.80 FF
4.Nevets 2nd after winner was hit 6 times before the 100m and just got up and not a word in the stewards report!
The extra hit before the 100m definitely made the horse respond so twice in two weeks races like a stayer and showed that she is ready to beat a field as weak as this from an inside draw on a Good track. Her last two runs have been run in strong closing sectionals. Drawn to land 3 back inner behind a moderate tempo and with the very capable Corey Campbell on board claiming 1 kg, the pair are going to give these a real go for their money in the last 100 metres. RP $2.50, $.00 FF