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Liz’s Wednesday Preview

In Race 1, Unlawful Assault gets the perfect opportunity to break maidens. He began well enough here last week and utilised the rails draw to advantage, extending strongly late to be narrowly beaten, clocking 30.21 in second. He has the benefit of a vacant box to his inside on Wednesday, and with an ounce of luck, he should be too strong for them.


Jarick Bale is worth consideration in Race 2. Once he found the rails last start at Warrnambool, he really got into his work and was strong to the line, winning in 25.54. He looks ideally drawn in Box 1 and is a solid each-way chance.


In Race 3, Colden Express is a big winning chance. He is better than his recent formline suggests, and stuck to his task gamely when finishing third at Sandown last start in 30.12. He should appreciate the small field on Wednesday, and he’ll be hard to catch if he makes a clean getaway.


Race 4 on the programme features some talented up-and-comers, including Blackest Black who has drawn Box 3. He’s already won two from five, and he tried hard when second at Sandown last week in 29.73. He’s already demonstrated that he can run time, and he looks the one to beat.


Carry On Star came up against a rising star at Sandown last week, and she did incredibly well to finish second in 29.55. She should find Wednesday’s race more to her liking, and she’ll be very hard to run down in Race 5.


Carry On Maxwell finished fifth in the Group 3 TAB Great Chase Final here last week, and should find Race 6 on Wednesday markedly easier. He generally gets into his work quickly, and was tenacious when winning here in 30.02 earlier in the month. If he picks the jump, they may not be able to catch him.


Lance Link is a quick beginner who led for most of the way here last week before being nailed on the line, finishing second in 30.28. He’s expected to jump straight to the lead in Race 7 and if there’s any trouble in behind, he could be off and gone.


In Race 8, Paint Peeler will enjoy a significant class drop, after contesting the Group 3 TAB Great Chase Final at her last start. She was in excellent form prior, winning here in 30.22 a fortnight ago. It was a particularly impressive performance that day, given she got chopped out of it early, was sent back to last, and flew late to score. She’ll be hitting the line strongly again on Wednesday and could finish over the top of them.



Bodhi’s Bro Kai is a must-include in Race 9. He raced with limited luck at Geelong two starts ago, and then atoned here last week when he worked home strongly to score in 30.25. He’ll be attacking the line well, and could be too good for them late.


Dark Compass is a leading contender in the final event on the card. He broke maidens here last week when he led throughout off Box 7 to win in 30.18, and a repeat of that performance will see him go close again in Race 10 on Wednesday.


- Liz Whelan

Liz Whelan







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