Last week’s Big 6 was reduced to a Big 5 and finished 1.6 units down with the one winner, Classique Legend at 3.40.
Moonee Valley R1 #3 CROSSHAVEN
Moonee Valley R5 #2 MS CATHERINE
Moonee Valley R7 #1 REYKJAVIK
Rosehill R5 #13 SWITCHED
Rosehill R7 #10 LASHES
Murray Bridge R4 #2 APPALACHIAN
Onto this week:
R1 #3 CROSSHAVEN
Impressive winner in high rating race at Geelong. Ran quickest last 800m, 600m, 400m of the day before easing last bit running 2nd quickest last 200m. Looks progressive 2yo.
R5 #2 MS CATHERINE
Is undefeated after three starts and resumes today. She has won two of those here at the Valley, she was having her first go out of maiden grade when bolting in leading all the way and then won the Typhoon Tracy at Listed level doing the same. Is the jock a worry? She gets the claim but I think most are glad to see her stay on.
Our man in Melbourne
R7 #1 REYKJAVIK
Handles all conditions, he was last seen three weeks ago at Flemington and beat home a similar field by a big margin. He does have the extra weight here but has versatility and hard to ignore the big gap he put on them last time.
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R5 #13 SWITCHED
Ran well fresh in race Witherspoon led and dominated. On-pace/ Close up Kembla in strong BM78 2nd-up last prep won in fast time by Kylease then chased Aquitaine. Track Soft-7 or just into 8 range suits her better I fancy. Very backable $5.
R7 #10 LASHES
Comes through the same race as a few of these, she was resuming and after settling worse than mid-field on the fence, was held-up slightly when the runs came. She got a split just before the furlong pole and ran on well into second. She has a terrific second-up record and should have finished closer.
Our man in Sydney
R4 #2 APPALACHIAN
Despite now just having the two wins from his only eight starts still have no hesitation in suggesting this David Jolly trained gelding is loaded with ability. Does however still have plenty to learn with his best still clearly ahead of him which is why we just love the addition of the tongue tie here for the first time. Despite thinking this bloke maybe ready for the longer 1200m reckon that will be negated by the fact he returns to the much more spacious Murray Bridge track. Also gets 3kg off his main rival here in Almadrava who beat him less than a length last start having had absolutely nothing go his way. If he is to win another race then surely this is it and further emphasising our confidence rates as the days best at the opening $3.10.
Our man in Adelaide