2021 Australian Hurdle & Steeplechase Day Preview

Race 1 - 12:10pm

BM 120 Hurdle (3400m)

Wil John has been a very consistent galloper over his short 19 race career having placed 13 times.

The five year old gelding broke through for his maiden hurdle win during the Warrnambool carnival last start by a huge margin of eight lengths.

This is a big step up in grade by he looks to have huge potential over the jumps.

2 Units Wil John

Race 2 - 12:50pm

The Australian Hurdle (3900m)

Home By Midnight has been competitive in both the Terang Cup and the Warrnambool Cup so far this prep and he does look to have a class edge over this field over jumpers.

If he is able to get over the hurdles with no issue, he will be very tough to beat.

2 Units Home By Midnight

Race 3 - 1:30pm

The Australian Chase (3900m)

Bit Of A Lad was well below his best in the Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool last start but his form previous to this was very good.

He was runner up on the first day of The Bool carnival over 3450m which is more his go.

With a bit of luck he will be tough to beat.

2 Bit Of A Lad

Race 4 - 2:10pm

2YO Fillies Handicap (1200m)

Cardigan Queen has been runner up in both her starts to date at Bendigo and Warrnambool, beaten less than a length in both starts.

She is clearly a filly with some ability and she looks well placed to record her maiden race win with fitness on her side.

2 Units Cardigan Queen

Race 5 - 2:45pm

Benchmark 75 Handicap (2100m)

Shakespeare made his Australian racing debut at Bendigo last time out and was beaten less than a length over 1600m.

He will only benefit from that run and this is a much more suitable distance for him.

He represents good each way odds.

 1 Unit E/W Shakespeare

Race 6 - 3:20pm

Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400m)

Maritana comes into this race off the back of two very impressive performances at Caulfield and Morphettville in a similar grade of race to this one.

He has drawn perfectly in barrier two and the blinkers have been added for the first time.

1 Unit E/W Maritana

Race 7 - 3:50pm

Benchmark 64 Handicap (1300m)

Logan Street Lion made a winning start to his racing career at Geelong when scoring by two lengths over 1400m.

The three year old gelding was then beaten less than half a length at Ballarat last start when doing his best work late.

He is clearly the one to beat in this event.

3 Units Logan Street Lion

Race 8 - 4:25pm

Benchmark 70 Handicap (1200m)

The Gauch put together back to back wins at Mornington and Bendigo by a combined seven lengths during his last prep.

He then proceeded to finish 8th of 9 in his last race which may have been the reason that the stable decided to give him the ultimate gear change.

There is plenty of natural ability there and the gelding may now be a little more switched on.

2 Units The Gauch

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