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Liz Whelan’s Wednesday Preview


In Race 1, Aston Adonis looks poised to break maidens. He’s had four starts so far, all of which have been at The Meadows.  Most recently, he finished fourth there on Saturday night behind Immunity, clocking 30.85. He raced with minimal luck on that occasion, and he’s expected to go close to winning on Wednesday with an ounce of luck.

 

Merry Lass has already placed in her two race day starts, and she looks hard to beat in Race 2. She has good box speed, and was only nailed late in her first two races.  She’s expected to jump straight to the lead, and will be hard to run down.

 

In Race 3, Red Light Rico is a must-include. The majority of his recent racing has been at Sandown, where he has been putting in some terrific performances when placing. Last month, he clocked 29.73 in third there, when he got back to last early and made up huge ground. He’ll be hitting the line strongly on Wednesday, and could finish over the top of them.

 

Big Jo has been competing in some strong line-ups recently, and Race 4 looks a winnable race for her on Wednesday. Her last start miss at Sandown on Thursday was a forgive run, and her 29.66 second there prior was excellent, when she showed terrific mid-race acceleration. She’ll appreciate the vacant box to her inside and is expected to get into her work quickly, and she should be too strong at the end.

 

In Race 5, It’s My Party looks like one of the best bets of the day. She has a terrific record at The Meadows, and has been recording quick times at Sandown in her past couple of starts, including an all-the-way 29.64 victory there on 19 July. She’ll be hard to catch on Wednesday.

 

Eight Ball may represent some value in Race 6. He got shunted wide here last week in the first bend and recovered well for third in 30.61 behind the talented Enter The Son. He clocked some extraordinarily fast times at The Meadows and Sandown early in his career, and if he shows a flash of that former form, he’ll be right in the finish on Wednesday.

 

Inga Mia stepped up to the 600m trip for the first time last week, when she led throughout at The Meadows in 35.13 off Box 2. Although she’s drawn wider on Wednesday, there’s no reason she can’t find the front early again, and repeat the dose in Race 7.

 

With Confidence can be forgiven for his last start miss at Sandown when he was squeezed out of it early. His win there prior was brilliant, when he came out running from Box 2 and led throughout in 29.39. He comes up with Box 1 in Race 8 on Wednesday, from where he should be able to push up the rails early and lead throughout again.

 

Lights Action is a talented youngster on the rise. She was phenomenal winning at Shepparton on Thursday, when she led throughout in 25.20. She’s got brilliant early pace, and it’s hard to see anything running her down in Race 9 on Wednesday.

 

In Race 10, Mepunga Mila is the standout runner. She pinged away from Box 7 here last week and was run down late, finishing second in 30.44. Prior to that, she dug deep to win over 600m here in 34.85. She should find the early lead on Wednesday, and she should be too strong for them at the business end.

 

In Race 11, Maximum Refusal goes on top, based on his 30.24 win here last Wednesday. He began well off Box 1 on that occasion, and powered home along the rails to score easily. He was extending away over the concluding stages, and with an ounce of luck, he’ll be finishing of the top of them on Wednesday.

 

Hostile Savage is worth consideration in Race 12. His past couple of races have been over 600m, and the drop in distance looks like it should suit. He gets into his work quickly and is strong to the line, and he may represent some value on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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