Ben’s Best – 17th April 2020

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Port Macquarie R1 #3  Gallant Run $4.35

I was keen to follow this guy after he stepped out and won his first trial against Reloaded. Although he was ridden a bit to win and Reloaded just loomed up, I still thought it was a great effort as I had such a high opinion of Reloaded. We know now the colt is fairly talented finishing a close-up 2nd in Group 2 company back in February. He went to Newcastle for his debut and showed natural speed to lead but then dropped out in the straight. I’m putting a line through that run as he pulled up lame and the trainer has advised he has undergone a bilateral knee arthroscopy. Recent trial suggests he has come back in good order, he won and Bigboyroy was under riding to try and catch him. 1000m ideal first up. Danger is #Frivolosophy, 3rd up with the hoof on the till and meets a drier track.  

Orange R2 #5 Supergaze $12.00

This gelding was given a very quiet ride at his only trial. He looked to jump-out reasonable from the barriers and wanted to get on with things while jockey Mathew Cahill kept him under a hold. Opera Dude and What The Fuss had a break on the field in the straight with the latter winning by 2L. It was the work after the winning post that had the flashing light on for mine, shortly after he was up with the leaders and looked to be going past them when the vision cuts out. What The Fuss has subsequently won a class 1 following that trial. Whatever this son of Excelebration does today he will improve on, so keep following him. Danger is #7 Kiss and Tell, recently finished 2nd in a trial to Sally’s Day, back in 3rd was Archanna who subsequently won and looked like a potential star.

Cranbourne R4 #9 Five Spins $5.10

This daughter of Eurozone is my best for the day. I have been looking forward for her to debut for some time. She had to go in the black book after jumping out at Caulfield back in January, after not being asked to do much she was ending the jump-out in a line with Proper Rogue. He has subsequently won two in a row, including a benchmark 64 at Flemington. Imperial Lad was close-up, and he won his next start. Lastly Zende, was also in that bunched finish and has since won. The slight concern I have is there was a big break following that first jump-out, she could have a few niggles. The recent jump-out suggests she can still gallop so I’m sticking strong. Fingers crossed she can find a spot from that wide barrier.