Ben’s Best – 6th April 2020

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Queanbeyan R2 #5 Fat Gecko $8.00

This Danielle Seib trained gelding first went into the black book back in October last year.  He ran 2nd in the trial at Goulburn and was competitive against Don’t Give A Damn, who subsequently won a benchmark 94 three starts later. Back in 4th position was Southern Appeal, he has since turned out to be a promising gelding, winning a class 2, two starts ago by 3.3 Lengths with something in hand. He has returned with a trial win, following a big break between trials which suggest he may have a few niggles. If Winona Costin can find the lead without doing too much work from the wide barrier, he should be hard to catch over the short distance of 900m. Big watch on the #13 Deep Gold, was under a big grip from the jockey not to win her first trial and then finished behind the smart Kylease at the most recent.

Ballarat R2 #7 Krispy Kev $2.75

This son of Starspangledbanner had jumped out well on a few occasions at Flemington prior to his debut at Pakenham. Going into that debut he had only jumped out the once this preparation though and the trainer mentioned pre-race, he was a nice horse but would be vulnerable late due to the lack of fitness. He did a bit wrong there at Pakenham, over-racing in the early stages of the race, behind a good tempo. Once he found clear air in the straight though and balanced-up he let down well and was only beaten by a smart one. The extra 200m looks ideal and he should improve out of sight, fitness wise from the debut run. Danger is the #8 Marketing. Jumped out well before debut, been gelded since and tongue tie goes on.

Scone R1 #4 Danza In The Dark $5.10

This guy has only had the one trial, but it looked good enough to me. He settled in midfield, behind what looked to be a steady tempo, once Daniel Northey angled him into the clear on the outside of the other runners in the straight, he cruised up and won the trial. He wasn’t asked for much of an effort there and my gut feel is he would have a turn of foot if asked. The connections have given him plenty of time to improve since that trial. #16 Rizzuto, big horse who could figure if ran up to trials.