Ben’s Best – 8th April 2020

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Benalla R7 #3 Mamelon

This filly from the George Osbourne stable had shown good speed to win a few jump-outs prior to her debut win. The best part of that win at Kyneton was that she was able to show her versatility when she missed the start. Jarrod Fry had no choice but to ride her with a bit of cover before she was able to level up three wide under her own steam before they straightened and kicked clear for home. She won by 3.25 Lengths, but it could have been a bigger margin with Jarrod Fry putting the whip away late. She should be able to handle the step-up to a class 1 here.

Sandown Lakeside R2 #7 Ocular $4.15

This galloper from the Shea Eden stable started his career in superb fashion. He went into his debut with a few nice jump-outs under his belt and looked a class above winning the maiden by 2.8L with the jockey very kind over the concluding stages. The time from that race rated extremely well for that class. He then hit the line well at his second start, only finding How Womantic a bit too quick over the 1100. How Womantic franked the form by winning a Group 3 two starts later. I was a tad disappointed with the run first-up this preparation at the time, finishing a fading 6th when sitting on speed but I’m going to be forgiving. He just might be a lot better when ridden with cover, he will improve fitness-wise and Oasis Girl, who finished 8th in that Moonee Valley race has since won at Caulfield, last Saturday. 

Warwick Farm R2 #5 Epiline $11.20

I first wrote this filly’s name down when watching her trial at Randwick, in March. I loved her work late, past the winning post over the 1250m. The Godolphin filly Colette won the trial, but this filly was almost on level terms shortly after. Colette had already bolted in winning a class 1 prior to that trial but has subsequently won a Group 3 impressively and stamped herself as a future staying star. I then thought she worked home well at her debut after beginning awkwardly, she was set a task tackling the 1600m first-up and is much better equipped to figure here with the run under the belt. I won’t be letting #10 Spring Secret go around without having something on at the current $70. Has trialled well on a few occasions.