? MUST-WATCH RACE: TAB Great Chase Heat 7
SUBSTANTIAL ? ASTON KOMUNI
? Shepparton ? Race 6 ? 450m ⏱ 8:52pm
Form ? https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/698026266/race/6
The Watchdog says ?: SUBSTANTIAL (1) has not raced since late July but he showed enormous potential in his first preparation, and he is going to be a major player throughout this wonderful series. He owns a blistering 25.10sec PB here and I think at his absolute best, he has the potential to break the magical 25 seconds barrier. He is normally very reliable at box rise and with a wide runner directly on his outside, he should get plenty of room to muster pace and assume control as they head into the bend. With a clear class edge over his rivals, he will get every chance to score, however he will not have it all his own way as he takes on star prospect ASTON KOMUNI (4). ‘Komuni’ was backed for an absolute stack when winning on debut here in a solid 25.72sec and she then went to another level the following week with a breathtaking 25.23sec win. She went through the first marker in a scorching 6.50sec last time out and a similar performance tonight would see her settle in the top two However, there is a slight concern as she did Box 8 on that occasion, so from the awkward draw, she cannot afford to make any mistakes. BAG SECURED (7) does not have the same high profile as the two previously mentioned runners, but she has been going about her business in impressive fashion of late and she appears to be improving all the time. With deceptive early speed, I can see her settling in the top three at the bend and if the two major fancies happen to bump, she could be there to capitalise. CHILLOUT COOKIE (8) rounds out the serious chances. He has not had a lot of luck in his last two runs, however he was a strong 30.25sec winner at The Meadows prior to that and he will really power to the line, so he could be a good anchor in your exotic bets.
Selections: 1 – 4 – 7 – 8