Ben’s Best – 14th April 2020

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Newcastle R2 #7 Princess Ariana $4.25

This four-year-old mare caught my eye when she trialled at Newcastle back in January. She looked to have good natural speed and won that trial, beating Dreaming of Gold, the short favourite in this. She then went into her debut run with market support, but it was a complete forget job. Sitting three-wide, no cover the trip and was entitled to drop out. The second run was much better, she still had to do a bit of work early and sat outside the leader but hung on for 3rd and looked stronger through the line. Now 3rd up, she may have taken a bit of time to get race-fit and could find the lead from barrier 1 without using too much petrol early.

Sale  R3 #8    Resolute Lad $2.20

I thought this gelding would be the best winning chance for the day. Unfortunately the market hasn’t missed him. Opening $4 and crunched into $2. Good Luck if you are already on. He caught my eye when he jumped out at Caulfield with some nice horses and didn’t look out of place. He sat on-pace there and was only overtaken late by Masculino and following behind was Cliff’s Edge and Teleplay, both very good gallopers on their day. If he comes out and wins like I expect him too, he is definitely worth following through the grades. The danger is #9 Chap’s Dream. Was competitive in a hot maiden last start and the winner could be pretty handy.

Sale R8 #5 Bellarine Beauty $2.20

This filly started the preparation off in nice style, bolting in under hands and heels first up at Kilmore. She then found herself at Kilmore again in a class 1, but after jumping from a wide barrier was unable to find the lead and cross to the rail. Torched held her out and was able to kick clear in the straight and win. She still held a good margin over the 3rd placed horse and Torched has had issues early in her career but good ability to suggest she is better than a class 1 horse. I thought the latest run was full of merit, she found the front but was a sitting shot late and was only collared on the line. This looks an easier assignment, she doesn’t have to carry the 61.5kg’s like last start, first time she has drawn an inside gate this preparation and drops back to the 1100m.