Menangle - Race 2 5:52 PM

No. 2 Classy Operator

This Seaton Grima trained and driven gelding has made quite the impression since crossing the ditch, and looks ready to win again this evening. 

A victor over the track and distance seven days ago, this gelding clocked brilliant closing sectionals on that occasion; defeating arguably stronger opposition there. That was off the back of a gallant fourth placing when sitting in the death here at Menangle in quick time once again. 

Given the booking of Grima and this runner’s general racing pattern, it is permissible to assume that this son of Bettors Delight will lead here again this evening and from there will prove hardest to beat. 

Menangle - Race 4 6:50PM

No. 1 Oursoutherstar

Binskin trained and driven runner looks a brilliant each-way play.  

In her heat eleven days ago, this mare had absolutely no luck whatsoever in the closing stages, getting out of traffic late to savage the line in what admittedly was the weakest of the three heats. The daughter of A Rocknroll Dance suffered from a similar fate only five days ago here at Menangle, getting out late to hit the line stylishly. 

Although not blessed with an abundance of early speed, this mare should be able to hold a handy enough position in the run and given the expanded field this evening, there should be enough tempo to bring her superior staying abilities to the fore at the end of 2300m. 

Menangle - Race 5 7:29PM

No. 11 Extreme Sea

The final of the Regional Champions for the metropolitan region sees a deservedly short priced favourite take his place in the form of this David Hewitt gelding. 

Arguably the most exciting horse in Australia, this son of Well Said defied logic clocking the splits and mile rate he did when winning his heat here at Menangle, going over two seconds faster than the next quickest heat. The mile rate would have been phenomenal on a dry track let alone the bog conditions it was recorded on! 

Although drawn awkwardly, his heat win showed that this four-year-old has a few strings to his bow and that his racing manners are on the improve. With Brad Hewitt aboard, we are likely to witness another stellar performance this evening and this geldings imposing record improves. He is our best bet.