Ben’s Best – 5th April 2020

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Echuca R3 #1 Bravestone $13.00

This son of Pierro first went to the jump-outs back in September last year. He also appeared at the public trials during the same month but was then put out for a spell. Since returning to the Cranbourne jump-outs in March this year, he looked to settle in a more forward position and crossed the line in a bunched finish that included the undefeated Moi Choux. Commando Miss was a few lengths behind and has subsequently won a maiden. How he will handle the heavy track is the unknown, but you’re getting eachway odds to find out. #15 Marketing could show up at odds. Jumped out well prior to his debut. Has since been gelded and gets the tongue tie on.

Echuca R6 #13 Jenni Sox Rox $8.30

I thought this filly was a good chance going into her last start and she didn’t let me down. She was expected to run well on debut but had excuses and only managed to finish midfield. The connections didn’t waste any time putting her out for a spell and she has returned in good order. She showed good natural speed to win her trial at Cranbourne, leading and beating a handful of horses that had already proven they were better than maiden grade. The 2nd placed horse Charleise has subsequently won a benchmark 64. I don’t see any reason this filly can’t lead from start to finish again, coming back in trip.

Gundagai R4 #7 Congenial  Mistress $7.40

This four-year-old mare doesn’t have the best record but has her hoof on the till. Her 2nd to Uzbekistan reads well for this. After doing a bit of work early, she stuck on well and was only beaten by a neck on the line. There was a big margin back to the 3rd horse Rum Cake. The time rated well from that race, comparing several lengths quicker to other maidens. This is a fairly weak field and if she repeats the last start effort, she is the one to beat.