BEST BET OF THE MONTH:

WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST 2018

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CANTERBURY

RACE 6

#3

ESPERANCE

$3.00

(NEDS)

 

BEST PRICE: $3.20 (BET365)

 

Godolphin Silks

JOCKEY: GLYN SCHOFIELD

TRAINER: JAMES CUMMINGS

WEIGHT: 59.00 KG

BARRIER: 6 / 11

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4YO GODOLPHIN GELDING WHO MADE A TERRIFIC RETURN TO RACING, 1ST UP ON THE 8TH OF AUGUST AT CANTERBURY IN A BM78 1100M RACE.

 

HE WAS HEAVILY BACKED IN THE RACE COMING IN OFF THE BACK OF A VERY SOLID TRIAL AT RANDWICK, BEHIND HIGHLY PROMISING GODOLPHIN STABLEMATE TREKKING.

 

HE MISSED THE KICK BY ABOUT A LENGTH & A HALF THAT DAY AND HAD TO BE CONTEMPT TO SETTLE IN THE RUN BACK 9TH IN THE 10 HORSE FIELD SOME 5L OFF THE LEADER (& EVENTUAL WINNER) & FOR GOOD MEASURE WAS ALSO PLANTED OUT 3 DEEP WITHOUT COVER THE ENTIRE TRIP.

 

DESPITE THE TOUGH TRIP, ESPERANCE STILL ROCKETED HOME FROM THE TAIL RUNNING HIS LAST 600M IN 8.1L FASTER THAN THE CLASS BENCHMARK, WHICH IS SIZZLING!

 

HE ONLY NARROWLY MISSED THE WINNER (PUPPET MASTER) TO FINISH 2ND & AS MENTIONED PUPPET MASTER LED ALL THE WAY & GOT AWAY WITH A VERY SOFT LEAD OUT IN FRONT FOR THE FIRST 600M OF THE RACE, BEFORE DASHING HOME AS HE WAS ENTITLED TO DO. 

 

FROM A) THE BETTER BARRIER

B) OUT TO A MORE SUITABLE DISTANCE OF 1200M

&

C) DROPPING TO A BM74 GRADED RACE – HE LOOKS A GENUINE GOOD THING AND $3.20 IS ‘LUXURY’ IN MY BOOKS. 

 

SCHOFIELD WILL SETTLE HIM DOWN AROUND MIDFIELD AND PRODUCE HIM AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME TO SEE HIM SAILING HOME ALL OVER THE TOP OF THEM.

 

HE’S A CLASSY ANIMAL, AT JUST HIS 3RD CAREER START (AFTER WINNING HIS FIRST TWO OUTINGS), HE WAS CLOSE UP BEHIND BLUE DIAMOND WINNER CATCHY IN THE GROUP 2, 1200M DANEHILL STAKES DOWN THE FLEMINGTON STRAIGHT JUST 2.3L ADRIFT FROM THAT CLASSY FILLY. 

 

HE LOOKS BACK TO HIS BEST THIS CAMPAIGN & I’M EXPECTING NOTHING LESS THAN A WIN HERE, THEN HE’LL JUMP STRAIGHT INTO SATURDAY GRADE AGAIN AND I’M SURE HE’LL EVEN MEASURE UP IN GROUP COMPANY THIS PREP.

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