THE KING TIP

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2018

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SANDOWN (LAKESIDE)

RACE 8

#12

OCEAN DEEP

$5.00 

(BETEASY / LADBROKES / POINTSBET / BET365)

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J: FRED KERSLEY (A2)

T: DAVID HAYES, BEN HAYES, TOM DABERNIG

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4 YEAR OLD LINDSAY PARK TRAINED MARE, BY COX PLATE WINNER OCEAN PARK, RESUMING HERE FRESH OFF A 221 DAY BREAK.

NO PUBLIC BARRIER TRIAL LEADING IN.

KICKED OFF HER CAREER WINNING A 1212M MAIDEN AT KILMORE IN NOVEMBER 2017. RAN PRETTY GOOD OVERALL TIME IN PROCESS.

MADE IT 2 FROM 2 WHEN COMING STRAIGHT TO MIDWEEK 3YO FILLIES BM64 GRADE (OVER TODAY’S COURSE / DISTANCE – 1200M SANDOWN-LAKESIDE), ONLY WON BY A NOSE IN A 6 HORSE RACE BUT THE FORM OUT OF THAT RACE HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN RED-HOT.

RUNNER-UP KARDASHING STRUGGLES TO WIN OFTEN BUT IS STAKES PLACED AND HAS MEASURED UP OK IN GROUP 3 GRADE.

3RD IN THE RACE WAS BELLA MARTINI, THE ULTRA SMART TEAM HAWKES MARE. AFTER BEING BEATEN BY OCEAN DEEP CARRYING LEVEL WEIGHTS FIRST UB SHE SUBSEQUENTLY WENT ON TO WIN THE LISTED GOSFORD GUINEAS & GROUP 2 KEWNEY STAKES AT FLEMINGTON ALL IN THAT VERY SAME PREP, SO IT SHOWS YOU JUST HOW GOOD OCEAN DEEP’S WINNING EFFORT WAS BEATING A HORSE LIKE BELLA MARTINI JUST A TICK UNDER A LENGTH CARRYING IDENTICAL WEIGHTS (59.5KG). BELLA MARTINI WENT ON WITH HER BRILLIANT FORM FURTHER THIS SPRING, SHE WAS 2ND BEATEN A NOSTRIL IN THE GROUP 2 LET’S ELOPE STAKES AT FLEMINGTON. THEN LAST START IN THE GROUP 1, WFA, EMPIRE ROSE STAKES ON DERBY DAY – MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL WEEK, SHE RAN A BRILLIANT 4TH BEATEN JUST A LENGTH & A HALF AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S VERY BEST FILLIES & MARES. FOR OCEAN DEEP TO HAVE BEATEN BELLA MARTINI A LENGTH AT LEVEL WEIGHTS, SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR THE QUALITY OF OCEAN DEEP, GIVEN BELLA’S DEEDS SINCE THAT DEFEAT!

AFTER THE SANDOWN WIN SHE WAS TIPPED OUT FOR A 94 DAY SPELL.

THE LINDSAY PARK TEAM THEN THROUGH HER STRAIGHT INTO THE DEEP END RESUMING HER 1ST UP IN THE GROUP 2 ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES OVER 1400M AT CAULFIELD. SHE DREW BARRIER 11 OF 11 & WAS SNAGGED RIGHT BACK TO LAST TO GET IN. SHE DRIFTED A LONG WAY OUT OF HER GROUND AND COULD ONLY MANGE 10TH OF 11 BEATEN 7.8L BUT THE RUN WAS A MILE BETTER THAN IT LOOKED ON PAPER. SHE RAN THE 6TH FASTEST LAST 600M SPLIT OF THE RACE, COMING HOME 1.2L FASTER THAN THE BENCHMARK AVERAGE.

SHE THEN DROPPED IN GRADE BACK TO OPEN 3YO CLASS OVER 1200M AGAIN AT CAULFIELD. BUT AGAIN SHE DREW POORLY IN GATE 8 / 12. FRED KERSLEY RODE HER THAT DAY AND SHE HAD ZERO LUCK BEING TRAPPED 4 & 5 WIDE THE TRIP & SHE STRUCK TROUBLE ROUNDING THE CORNER WHEN BADLY HAMPERED (KERSLEY WAS LATER SUSPENDED FOR INCIDENT), BUT SHE STILL MANAGED TO PICK UP THE PIECES & WORK HOME IN LOVELY FASHION, RUNNING HER LAST 600M IN 6.7L FASTER THAN THE ALL BENCHMARK AVERAGE. AGAIN IT WAS A GUN FORM RACE, SHE FINISHED RIGHT ALONGSIDE DARREN WEIR’S SPRING REVELATION ICONOCLASM, THE WINNER OF 7 OF HIS 13 CAREER RUNS & WHO FINISHED A TERRIFIC 8TH BEATEN JUST 2.7L IN THE GROUP 1 KENNEDY MILE AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S VERY BEST MILERS.

OCEAN DEEP THEN WENT FOR A LONG 221 DAY SPELL & HASN’T RACED SINCE APRIL. SHE’S FIRST UP IN A LOWLY RATING BM64 RACE, THAT LACKS ANY DEPTH OF QUALITY, OVER THE 1200M – A DISTANCE SHE’S WON AT TWICE & RUN VERY WELL AT IN OPEN 3YO GRADE WHEN SHE HAD PLENTY OF EXCUSES.

THE WINKERS & LUGGING BIT STAY ON AND SHE’S FINALLY DRAWN AN OK GATE IN 5 OF 20. WITH FRED KERSLEY WHO KNOWS THE HORSE WELL TAKING THE 2KG OFF HER BACK SHE GETS IN ON THE MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 58KG.

EXPECT HER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT HANDY GATE IN THE BIG FIELD & BE RIDDEN POSITIVELY TO BE IN THE FIRST 6 OR 8 IN THE RUN.

SHE’S BY FAR THE CLASS MATERIAL IN THIS RACE & I HAVE LITTLE DOUBT DAVID WILL HAVE HER WELL AND TRULY FORWARD ENOUGH TO BE WINNING DESPITE NOT TRIALLING PUBLICLY.

THE WET GROUND IS NO ISSUE HER LAST RUN BEFORE THE BREAK WAS ON SOFT GOING & SHE HANDLED IT WELL SPRINTING HOME IN GOOD SECTIONALS TO SHOW SHE WAS CAPABLE IN THOSE CONDITIONS.

AT $5.00 SHE’S ENORMOUS VALUE. I HAVE LITTLE DOUBT SHE’LL GO ON AT MEASURE UP IN GROUP CLASS & I THINK THIS ISN’T MUCH MORE THAN A SOFT KILL FRESH BEFORE BEING STEPPED UP TO TACKLE BETTER CLASSES OF RACES & MAYBE EVEN A RACE LIKE THE MAGIC MILLIONS FILLIES & MARES RACE OVER 1300M FOR $1,000,000 IN JANUARY.

GREAT BET, SHOULD GO VERY CLOSE. CLEAR CLASS EDGE!

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