G1 Australian Cup runner-up and G1 Harrison-Dawson finalist Fernando Bluey will take aim at a fourth straight victory when he headlines Monday night’s Shepparton meeting.
Trained by teenager Kayla Cottrell, Fernando Bluey (21 from 39 – 3 from 4 Box 3) has won 3 from 4 since resuming from a spell and will clash with Chop Scotch (15 from 33 – 3 from 5 Box 4) in ‘The Watchdog’s’ Must Watch race of the day.
Fantastic Raven (13 from 31 – 4 of past 5) also brings excellent recent form to Shepparton, having won 4 on end straight after relocating from WA before a last start 2nd at Warragul.
Sandown Park is also racing on Monday, with the main attraction David Geall’s G1 Maturity Classic finalist Hill Top Jack (13 from 34), a litter brother to brilliant speedster Koblenz and Hill Top Jonah, fastest qualifier for the G2 Healesville Cup.
Hill Top Jack is stepping up to 595m against the stoutly-bred Yahoo Serious (4 from 15), a son of G1 Sandown Cup winner Bells Are Ringin.
Slick Sister (2 from 4), one of a number of exciting prospects in the astute Greenough kennel, is striving to continue the bright start to her career after impressing in winning heat and semi of a maiden series at The Meadows recently.
At Warrnambool, Yellow And Black (3 of past 4 – 3 from 5 Trk/Dst) shapes as one on the key contenders in the Grass Roots Western Sprint series
Here’s an extensive analysis of today’s Must Watch Race, and be sure to scroll down further for ? The Watchdog’s $10 spend…