They were poor betting races on Saturday but we have found an opportunity today.
The Terang Cup is an analyst’s joy. We think we can ignore the favourite, especially at the odds, and come out on top. Heart of Puissance has a tendency towards lameness and is an entire, so we suspect they are trying to keep him as a stallion which is why they sent it to Sydney to take the pressure off its legs by running the reverse way. Gee that is a huge red flag to us. Obviously has talent but a spell would be better.
Mostly these are up and coming, lightly raced animals which we really like. We have some good trainers coming through as well. Innovative and trying new things. Especially with stayers.
We have them in order of:
5 AURORA'S SYMPHONY 3 units @ 4 or better
3 FAROOQ 1 unit @ 8 or better
2 WENTWOOD 1 units @ 10 or better
12 VIVIREDSKY 1 unit @10 or better
14 HARIPOUR .5 unit @ 15 or better
AURORA'S SYMPHONY The ongoing form around this one is outstanding. Awesome record for a stayer and Bowditch has outstanding record riding for Wylde, whom we really admire as a trainer. Only query is the let up but is dropping back in distance, so we expect trainer’s skill to overcome this. This is a good horse in the making, and races on the pace so can make its own luck.
FAROOQ is not dissimilar to our top rated in terms of form around it and we also like the trainer and Jack Hill has a great record with her. Runs just off the pace and has good courage. Has a few more starts than Aurora but isn’t over raced like many stayers. Big threat.
WENTWOOD is a bit of a query horse, went up too far in distance last campaign and second up here, but we are admirers of Maddie Raymond. This horse didn’t have much of a break so will have residual fitness. Can run on pace, but we think is better ridden a bit quieter.
VIVIREDSKY is more a run on horse and the fact that Bates has been engaged by Pruesker whom long time followers know we have a lot of time for, suggests they are expecting the same sort of run as its great first up win. Strong finish would see it win if it is close enough in the run.
HARIPOUR has okay form. Has been troubled by bad luck in running and this is a suitable race. If it gets luck, will go close.
Good Luck and we notice the favourite is 1.85 now. Price suggests. may win with a leg in the air but not for us. It would require an outlay of 12 units on that horse alone to get what we hope to for 6.5 units Over half the skill in making money on horses is the way you bet as much as selecting the right ones.
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