Ben’s Best – 6th June 2020

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Record looks poor, but this is the first time this preparation he does not hit a heavy deck. He looked to improve second up after running last first up at Ballarat, beaten a long way. I think the winner of the Hamilton race is above average and the track was favouring those who were closer to the rail that day. This guy looked to battle on ok down the outside and ran the fastest last 200m of the race. The race also rated well on the clock for maiden class. #8 CODE BLUE is obviously the one to beat bringing in decent form but if she finds some trouble this guy looks a blowout chance.


I tipped her last start when she was resuming off a long spell. I thought she ran well enough, finishing 3rd behind Memory Lane and was only beaten 1.7L. The winner had the advantage of a run going into that race, this mare was first up off a long spell without a trial or jump-out that I had seen. I doubt the heavy track would have helped and with the run under the belt she can be competitive here second up.


I was with this two-year-old colt on debut after he looked to trial well. In the trial before the debut he beat home Armatree who has since came out and won a few days ago. Winning the trial was Narvaez, he goes around to tomorrow at Hawkesbury and will take a stack of beating and is currently $2.80, so have something on if this guy runs well again. James Mcdonald stays aboard this colt and should give him every chance to win again.


Having something small on. She showed natural speed in her trial, leading, and beating home a few that have already been to the races and won. Her stablemate Crowned Empress had already won a maiden at Coffs Harbour, but the concern is she has subsequently been disappointing, running 10th of 14 at Tamworth. The 3rd placed horse Chivadahlii has won a total of nine races, but recent form does not look flash. This filly has no weight on her back and should give them something to catch over the 900m.


I thought she looked to have come back in good order this preparation. She was looking strong late in both the trials at Randwick, making good ground after the winning post in both. She did a bit of work early first up and should improve with the run under the belt and back onto a dry track.


Always had plenty of time for this gelding and he did not disappoint first up. It obviously did not help the pocket he found one better, but I thought his effort was still brave in defeat. The winner Delicately had the nice sit behind him and was able to outsprint him late but had fitness on her side. The 4th placed horse Dinado has since franked the form, winning by 6.8L. I think he is silly odds at the current $8 and looks the bet of the day eachway.


She was absolutely bolting in the Rosehill trial. She then resumed with a 2nd at Kembla Grange and looked to be strong on the line. I expect her to take good improvement from the run and be competitive here back on a dry track.


I thought she jumped out well before her debut. She finished the jump-out at Caulfield in equal lead and had Jabili Ridge finish behind in 3rd. Jabili Ride is a talented gelding who has won at Flemington. I could not find any vision of the recent jump-out, I have a feeling it was the day the fog was bad and there was no footage. If she has taken any improvement from her first preparation, she can run a cheeky race at eachway odds.


He is a lightly raced gelding that has plenty of upside in my opinion. He ran well when resuming at Sale and I think he will appreciate stepping up in distance and hitting a big track with plenty of room.


Shown plenty of talent in jump-outs before the debut run. Pulled up with a slow recovery there and was also found to be lame. Resumed this preparation with a nice win at Cranbourne, winning by 3.5L in heavy ground. Can go to the front here again and prove hard to catch.