All eyes will be firmly cast on the 12 race program from The Meadows on Saturday night as the mighty Sweet It Is (pictured) will be looking to take her career prize money to just $15,000 shy of the magical million dollar mark.
We don’t have to wait long to see the golden girl of Australian staying, as Sweet It Is steps out sporting the red rug in race number one. She proved herself as Australia’s premier stayer when winning the Group 1 National Distance final at Wentworth Park at her last outing. Since claiming her Group 1 in New Zealand, she has come back to Australian racing showing early speed and seemingly with a better ability to find a prominent position in the early section. Despite being handicapped to the 6m mark, this mighty chaser should prove too classy.
Races two through to four are made up with the three semi finals of the GRV VBIS series for maiden chasers. These three races may not be the greatest punting prospects but they will be well and truly worth tuning in for as some future stars of the game will be going head to head.
Weston East lines up in leg one of the Quaddie with a terrific box draw on his side. Drawn to follow the speed, I’ll be expecting a big performance from the Angela Langton trained chaser who appears best suited racing among the middle distances. His last start placing in a heat of the Cranbourne Puppy Classic was enormous (Replay) and with the rise in distance he looks set to salute.
I feel competitive racing is the order of the night and toward the end of the program I like the chances of Lektra Concord, who steps up to the 600m, and also Jailor Bale, who was a terrific placegetter at the venue last outing (Replay).
That wraps up the preview for the 12 race card at The Meadows this Saturday night so good luck and happy punting folks!
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