THE KING TIP: WEDNESDAY 06/02/19
Caused us a hell of heart break 1st up when looked all over a winner in the straight only to fail picking up leader by a nostril hair. Was off 221 day break that and came in without a trial and fitness just told late. With the run under her belt & step up to 1300m Lachie King With the 3kg claim only needs to find cover from awkward alley and she’ll atone today.
Was a maiden til til prep but has really turned a corner. Shanghaied out 1st up to lead but was pestered whole way. It & 2nd horse race 6-7L clear of rest. Was entitled to stop but didn’t and won in slashing time.
2nd up nothing went right from barrier and was planted 3-4 deep the trip, no cover. Did an enormous job to dig in late and win driving finish despite trip.
Out to 1100m won’t worry her & from 5 Shooter McGruddy can take a sit if he wants or jump straight to front if she begins like first up. Always back mares in form & she’s in white hot form!
Has sat on pace and bolted in both starts this campaign including a 3.3L romp this track / trip first up & a similarly dominant 3L win 2nd up at Launceston on slow ground proving he handles going. Amazingly drops 2kg on that win to 57kg. Newitt sticks. Best of good things you can load up.
Has been terrific in 2 runs back across the border in sa. Arguably should have won both. 1st up over 1200 was badly held up before finally getting out & charging to the line to miss by a nose. 2nd up got well out of ground in pedestrian run race where leader went a snails 🐌 pace 11L slower than the class average. LAURE ME IN flew home 4L quicker than the class average but it was a mathematical impossibly for him to win.
Out to 1400 today ✅
Barrier 2, settles closer ✅
Dynamic duo Currie & McEvoy combine ✅
VERY HARD TO BEAT. HOPING TO GET $2.50-$2.60 but if we can’t I’ll still be playing big at the $2.25!