Apr 20, 2018 08:20 AM
Author: Mike Steward
Finding the smart money from early market movers
Just the one winner last Saturday but three runners-up suggests we're not far away from getting punters back in the money. This week the team has focussed on Randwick, headlined by the All Aged Stakes, and the nine race card at Caulfield.
Randwick Market Movers
Was solid through the line at his recent outing in the G3 Carbine when posting the best closing sectionals over average pace. Hasn't raced beyond the mile but that run is a huge positive for the extra distance.
SO FAR SOKOOL
Comes off two very impressive runs this preparation. Drawn well with a top record over the distance. Expecting further improvement here third-up which puts her right in this race.
Surprised all when finishing hard to finish a length away from the money in the G1 Sires Produce after starting from a wide gate. Started at $61 that day but punters are all over him this time. Failed in the VRC Sires before that but his prior runs in this preparation were solid. The extra distance looks well suited here. Contender.
Giant killer from the Gerald Ryan stable who looks set for a repeat of last week's effort when he drew away to win the G1 TJ Smith. Angland seems to have worked out his preferred running style and should get the cover he desires with the speed maps in this race. The one to beat.
Looks set for back-to-back wins after a solid effort at his recent outing when held up in the run for home until late, still managing to win by 1.5L. Opposition isn't any better here. Go well.
Caulfield Market Movers
Looks a genuine chance in a competitive race. Finished half-a-length from winner Russian Revolution first-up at this track and distance from gate 14. That's great form for this race. Then didn't fare well under weight-for-age conditions at his latest when keen in the run at G1 level. Expecting pace to be hot here which will suit.
Has a class edge on most of these, and with set weights, his hoof is right on the till. His two runs into this spell were good and historically he is very strong third run in. Keen Array looks his key threat however patterns suggest he isn't best fresh these days.
Rates up to the main contenders in this race. Wasn't up to it in the Newmarket but good effort at his latest outing considering that he was under the weather and still finished ahead of Theanswermyfriend starting from barrier 15 at this track and distance - which is a tough task. In this.