• Sunday, 30 May, 2021,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

DM: Feature racing hits Healesville and Sale

Feature racing is on the agenda today, starting with the prestigious Healesville Oaks and Derby Finals followed by four outstanding heats of The Horizon, a brand new event at Sale in which next Sunday’s final will carry a first prize of $25,000.

Here’s a snapshot of the key highlights we can look forward to, along with ? The Watchdog’s $10 spend

? 11.27am ? Healesville: Man Absconded (won 19 from 53) is looking to break his red draw duck but The Watchdog has other ideas.

? 12.04pm ? Healesville: Former track record holder at two tracks, Benchester ? Hello George (won past 4).

? 12.19pm ? Healesville: $11,000 Healesville Oaks Final featuring Gunai Rebel (12 from 22) & Jazz Opera (3 of past 4)

? 12.44pm ? Healesville: Rilynn Bale (28 from 55) ? Pirate Pete, the former Ballarat 450m track record holder.

? 1.05pm ? Healesville: $11,000 Healesville Derby Final including G3 winner Blackpool Flash ? Paddy’s Marvel, who formerly held Shepparton’s 385m track record.

? 7.04pm ? Sale: Triple country cups finalist Dream Wizard ? Zipping Zarbo (24 from 51) in Heat 1 of The Horizon.

? 7.19pm ? Sale: Celebrity dog Papi Go Fast (19 from 35) ? Zambora Lou (1st Healesville Cup) in Heat 2 of The Horizon.

? 7.35pm ? Sale: 3-time group finalist Aussie Secret ? Ferdinand Boy (won country cups) in Heat 3 of The Horizon.

? 7.54pm ? Sale: Destruction (10 from 19) ? Massimo (4 of past 5) ? Dr. Tucker (1st G3 Great Chase) in Heat 4 of The Horizon.

?MUST-WATCH RACE: Healesville Derby Final


? Healesville ? Race 8 ? 350m 1:05pm

Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : Awesome line-up and the two big guns in the series were dominant heat winners last week. BLACKPOOL FLASH (1) came into the heats as the best credentialed star, and he gave nothing else a chance when carving out an electrifying 6.43sec to the first marker before going on to score in a sizzling 19.16sec. He comes up with the right draw today, so he is expected to pounce on the early lead, and he could give the 19 seconds barrier a shake. PADDY’S MARVEL (4) carved out similar sectionals before blowing his rivals away last week and, with a clean getaway, he can make the top elect work hard throughout. ‘Paddy’ has won a staggering 14 of 21 and he has the potential to snag a few country cups in the coming months. HANDSOME JACK (6) has elevated his game in recent months and although poorly drawn today, he must be respected. ‘Jack’ showed great pace in his first look at the track last week and he will have derived a lot of benefit from that run. With chasers the calibre of NIHARI BALE (5), ZACHARY (7) and RACK CITY (8) lining up at double figures odds, it indicates just how strong this final is.

Selections:  1 – 4 – 6 – 8

? Sunday 30 May

? $3 Win – JOKEY    
? Healesville ? Race 3 ? Box 5 ? 300m ⏱ 11:27am
TAB fixed odds: $3.30 Win

The Watchdog says ? : She is a very smart NSW speedster and she made one of Victoria’s best (Rilynn Bale) work overtime for victory here last week. Today’s line-up features some classy chasers, and she is awkwardly drawn, however she went through the first marker in a zippy 3.85sec last week and she will be even better for that run.

? $4 Multi


First ?: Place – BENCHESTER
? Healesville ? Race 5 ?  Box 1 ? 300m ⏱ 12:04pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.26 Place (top two finish required)


Second ?: Place – GUNAI REBEL
? Healesville ? Race 6 ?  Box 1 ? 350m ⏱ 12:19pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.35 Place


Third ?: Place – BUSY TIME
? Healesville ? Race 12 ?  Box 3 ? 350m ⏱ 2:26pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.35 Place


Fourth ?: Win – TIGER ISLA
? Sale ? Race 3 ?  Box 3 ? 440m ⏱ 5:47pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.70 Win


The Watchdog says ? : BENCHESTER (1) should have a great battle with track specialist HELLO GEORGE (6) and from the inside draw a top two finish looks likely. GUNAI REBEL (1) will want to move to the middle of the track, but she should have more than enough speed to lead and will take a power of beating. BUSY TIME (3) has been luckless of late, and he will find this event a lot easier. He has been placed in four of five here and is extremely versatile. TIGER ISLA (3) is a jet will be carving out serious time out in front.

Multi price: $3.90

? $3 Win – BLACKPOOL FLASH        
? Healesville ? Race 8 ? Box 1 ? 350m ⏱ 1:05pm      ***Must Watch Race***
TAB fixed odds: $1.95 Win

The Watchdog says ? : He went through the first marker in an electric 6.43sec here last week and he recorded the fastest heat win in a sizzling 19.16sec. From the red draw he should be able to pounce on the early lead and if the track is in good condition he can push the 19 seconds barrier.


Saturday 29 May: $16.50 return (+65%)
Friday 28 May: $7.50 return (-25%)
Thursday 27 May: $16.91 return (+69%)
Wednesday 26 May: $13.54 return (+37%)
Tuesday 25 May: $5.10 return (-49%)
Monday 24 May:
$33.16 return (+232%)

Sunday 23 May: $0 return (-100%)

Past 7 days: $92.82 for $70 invested (+33%)

Past 14 days: $164.19 for $140 invested (+17%)

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