Anakie trainers Jeffrey Britton and Angela Langton have four winning chances at The Meadows on Wednesday afternoon, including Weblec Blade, who lines up in Race 3.
The son of Fernando Bale and Weblec Belle has only had two race day starts, and has won both of them. He jumped well from Box 8 on debut at Geelong and quickly took the lead, and extended away to win in 22.75 over 400m. He followed that up with an impressive victory at Warrnambool last Thursday, when he showed great acceleration, and clocked 25.54 in winning.
He’ll jump from Box 3 on Wednesday in a competitive GRV Vic Bred Series Heat.
“I would have trialled him in the early days, but he hasn’t had a recent trial there,” says Britton.
“I’m hoping he can lead around the first corner and then run it out. He could be a bit weak at the finish, and it’s a bit of an unknown what he could do. I’m hoping he surprises me and runs it out okay.”
It’s My Party has come up with Box 3 in Race 5, another GRV Vic Bred Series Heat. She’s been clocking fast times at Sandown recently, including a 29.64 all-the-way victory there on 19 July.
“Hopefully she gets a clear run around the first corner, because she’s very strong. She’ll get near to the 30.10 mark with a clear run.”
In Race 8, Mepunga Daniel has drawn Box 2. He comes into the race with excellent form, including an upset BON 29.31 win over champion Black Opium at Sandown on 16 July, when he drove to the early lead from Box 6 and was too strong at the business end.
“He nailed the start that night. The start prior, he hit his head on the lids and missed the jump – he rocks back and forward a bit. Hopefully he gets the fly instead of hitting the lids,” says Britton.
“Hopefully he gets out within a neck of them, and then uses his pace to lead. If he nails the jump, he’ll be hard to beat.”
Mepunga Mila completes the team’s chances for the day, when she lines up in Race 10. She pinged away from Box 7 here last week and was run down late, finishing second in 30.44.
“She probably went into the race a bit underdone last week, as she’d had a bit of time off. As long as she gets out like she did last week, she’ll be stronger this week. She’s probably our best of the day, in the small field,” says Britton.