Josh’s Quaddies – 22nd August 2020

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Analyst Joshua Reed will be providing his Quaddie for Wednesday and Saturday meetings. Follow him on Twitter.

Fields (and any quoted odds) are correct on at the time of publishing.


Race 6: 1. Sweet Deal, 6. Adelong, 7. Seasons

Three legs to start the Quaddie in Sydney with three mares who can be dominant on their day. Sweet Deal is coming back after two trials and her fresh form reads quite well. She won the Group 3 Triscay Stakes first-up last prep and could not be left out. Adelong is a mare who just keeps stepping up to everything thrown at her. This is a big step for her, but she may just measure up. Seasons is coming in off one trial and will have to measure up to these two with her solid first-up stats.

Race 7: 2. The Bostonian, 7. Master of Wine, 11. Brandenburg, 14. Con Te Partiro

A cracking race and a tough leg which could go any way! Sticking with four and I think we can get the chocolates. The Bostonian is well backed as punters notice her brilliant first-up stats. She handles any going and draw well to make her own luck. Master of Wine is the class, but it is an awkward draw. Don’t sack him if he doesn’t win here, but based of the trial, he will go close. Brandenburg is another drawn awkward but his first-up win in the Hobartville cannot be ignored. He is overs at the price. Con Te Partiro will no doubt be fit for this first-up assignment. She is drawn to make her own luck and again, I could not leave her out.

Race 8: 8. Poetic Charmer, 10. Just Thinkin’, 11. Kinane, 16. Minted

Poetic Charmer is very fit and is drawn to sit in his preferred position. He suits the drying track but the bias will have a say in just how well he does. Just Thinkin’ is the interesting runner. No doubt he will be the wound up leading into this and showed his class last prep winning the Dulcify on the back of a maiden win. No speed in the race, he may just get a picnic. Kinane is all class, couldn’t leave him out. Minted has to step up to these but recent form gives him a chance.

Race 9: 11. Best Stone, 14. Valdostana

A race in two to end the day. Best Stone is freshened up after her nice win at Canterbury last start. If there is any sting, it will suit her mixed with the prominent position she will sit. The 3kg claim from Tom Sherry brings her down to 52.5kg which is dangerous. Valdostana should have won last start but got beat by a tough one in Fender. Drawn ideally to sit closer in the run and will be looking to go one better.

100% = $96

Moonee Valley

Race 6: 1. Hard Landing, 4. Flying Award

Small leg to kick off the quaddie. Hard Landing looks to add to his last start win at The Valley here and although it looks an awkward draw, he comes in nicely after the scratchings. He will be sitting on pace and could be the one to run down. Flying Award looks a nice colt but unless he sits a touch closer, he will be hard pressed. He should be flying late and looking for that 1400m.

Race 7: 2. Snitzkraft, 3. Dexelation, 4. Epic Grey, 6. Banquo, 7. Windstorm

This is a wide-open leg of the quaddie. Snitzkraft will go forward from the barrier and create his own luck with the big weight. The unknown is handling the Valley but won’t want it too wet. Dexelation gets in nicely with the 2kg claim and won at this T/D last time in. Loves the soft so expect a nice run. Epic Grey is a speed machine, gets 3kg off but is drawn awkwardly based on his racing pattern. Banquo will go forward off the terrible barrier but has the class to get it done. Windstorm is under the odds but a win wouldn’t surprise.

Race 8: 2. Great Again, 3. Ashlor, 4. Dollar For Dollar, 9. Witherspoon, 10. Brooklyn Hustle

Great Again gets the ideal draw to head forward and sit prominently in the run. Loves the soft conditions and is in form. Ashlor can run a race on his day and loves the Valley. Dollar For Dollar raced in much better company last prep and is over the odds for a horse of his class. Witherspoon has been sent down to Melbourne and is a speed machine. How much work she does will determine her chances? Brooklyn Hussle looks classy but it is not an ideal draw for her pattern. Cannot leave her out though.

Race 9: 1. Young Rascal, 3. Orderofthegarter, 6. Polly Grey, 8. Mirimar

Young Rascal is first-up and probably looking for further though he does have some class and won’t be left out. Orderofthegarter has run two seconds since racing on Australian shores but does have an awkward barrier to contend with. He will go close if he can get a good run. Polly Grey is drawn ideally out of barrier one, loves the soft, and has run well at this T/D. She will be close in the run throughout. Mirimar will come out firing. Forgive last start as he missed the kick and will be sitting a lot closer and/or leading this one. Loves 2000m and the soft conditions, so he had to be added.

100% = $200