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Liz Whelan’s Wednesday NIGHT Preview


**Please note this meeting will commence at 6:19pm to assist GRV in accommodating necessary Covid-related scheduling changes**

 

In Race 1, Colden Dayto gets the perfect opportunity to break maidens. He’s already chalked up a couple of minor placings in his four race day starts, including a 30.14 second at Sandown on 19 July. He’s got some good early pace, and is capable of leading throughout on Wednesday.

 

White Assassin had support here last week, when he began fast off Box 5, and was then checked and fell. He’s a quick beginner, and gets a winnable race on Wednesday. If he gets to the front early, they’ll find it hard to run him down.

 

Nonna Josie makes her debut at The Meadows on Wednesday, and brings strong Warragul form into the race. She’s won her past couple of 460m races there in 25.99 and 25.89 in convincing fashion. Although she’s not always the quickest into stride, she’s got good mid-race acceleration, and she could be finishing over the top of them.

 

In Race 4, Aston Ultra appears a solid each way bet. She can be hit or miss at boxrise, but she came out running here last week, and was on the pace for a long way, eventually clocking 30.55 in third. A repeat of that performance would see her going close on Wednesday.

 

Race 5 features a competitive field, but Accused gets the nod based on her 29.67 victory at Sandown on 26 July, when she led throughout. Her subsequent miss at The Meadows on Saturday was a forgive run, as she endured a luckless run in transit. If she gets a clear run into the first bend, she’ll be hard to beat.

 

Manila Knight looks the one to beat in Race 6. He comes into the race with excellent 595m form at Sandown, recording a BON 34.23 win there on 12 July from Box 7. A clean getaway is the key for him on Wednesday; if he finds himself in a forward position early, he’s likely to be too strong at the business end.

 

Inga Mia is a leading contender in Race 7. She was terrific leading from start to finish here in 35.13 on 22 July, and followed that up with a solid 35.14 second here last week. She’s capable of winning the race out in front or from behind, and is a must-include in all combinations.

 

Raglan Viper didn’t get all favours here on Saturday night when finishing fifth behind Madam Rosmerta. Prior to that, he posted two brilliant all-the-way wins at Cranbourne in 30.78 and 30.52, and he’ll be tough to run down again in Race 8.

 

In Race 9, Enter The Son looks like one of the standout bets of the day. He lined up in a Group 3 Warragul St Leger heat last start and finished fourth in an incredibly strong race. He was in outstanding form prior to that, recording four consecutive wins, three of which were at The Meadows.  He clocked BON 29.90 here on 22 July, and it’s hard to see him being beaten on Wednesday.

 

Barooga Dodge is worth consideration in Race 10. He’s already won four from 10, and has placed on a further four occasions. He was fairly away at Bendigo on Friday, and chased hard for second in 23.81. Last month, he won here in 30.39 off Box 6, when he showed great mid-race acceleration. If he gets an ounce of luck, he could be too good for them on Wednesday.

 

In Race 11, Stacey Bott comes into the race with excellent form.  She was a 29.98 winner at Sandown last start, and a 30.58 victor at The Meadows prior to that. She’s just a fair beginner, but quickly gets into her work, and she’ll be strong to the line as usual on Wednesday.

 

King Of Swing is a must-include in Race 12. He can be forgiven for his last start miss at Cranbourne when he found early trouble. He’s previously recorded some quick times at Sandown, and is usually a strong finisher. The red rug suits on Wednesday, and he finds himself in a winnable race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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