Ben’s Best -24th April 2020

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Port Macquarie  R4  #2 Princess Ariana $2.65

This four-year-old mare looks ready to win. I thought she was a good chance to break through last start, when stepping up to the 1300m for the first time but found one better. She did look the winner at one stage after stealing a break on the field, but the eventual winner Dreaming of Gold was too strong late. Dreaming of Gold did have the advantage of a run over 1280m the start prior and Princess Ariana had not seen anything over the 1000m, so was entitled to feel the pinch late. Dropping back to the 1200m should suit, as she can go forward again and hopefully be too hard to run down. #1 Frivolosophy looks the danger after being a runner up at her past three starts.

Werribee  R4  #12  That’s A Blast $4.00

This galloper has jumped out twice this preparation, both jump-outs on the Ballarat synthetic. The  first jump-out she sat outside the leader California Sunset and was never asked for an effort by Will Price and finished 2nd under her own steam. The second jump-out she showed some natural speed and took up the running on the rail, she was then able to hold off Battle Master in the straight to win the heat over 850m. Battle Master is a decent galloper on his day and won a benchmark 64 back in February this year. I would expect Will Price will go forward and use his claim to advantage by giving the opposition something to catch. I will be having something on #7 Wild Geranium, I thought she looked like a flying machine early days at the jump-outs. Still lightly raced with issues but could improve 2nd up off a long break.

Werribee R5 #4  Jenni Sox Rox $2.00

This daughter of Toronado has featured a few times now in my best bet article. I thought she was great when resuming this preparation, winning her trial at Cranbourne and then following it up with a maiden win at Sale. Last start things turned pear-shaped early when she missed the start and could not find the front. She started over racing and then was outsprinted late over the 1000m by Truffle House. Today looks an easier setup, if she can get away from the barrier cleanly and find the lead like she did when winning at Sale, then she should be just too good. She is better than benchmark 58 grade.