? MUST-WATCH RACE: Backmans Pet Foods Heat 2
HAMILLSON ? SOVEREIGN WIND ? PEOPLE GET READY
? Cranbourne ? Race 8 ? 520m ⏱ 9:08pm
Form ? https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/666539241/race/8
The Watchdog says ?: HAMILLSON (3) has always shown tremendous promise, but he announced himself as a potential star when finishing second in the recent Group 3 Great Chase final. He followed that run with a brilliant 25.85sec Warragul win and with a clean getaway tonight, he is expected to lead throughout again. With a clear passage he should have no trouble busting the 30-second barrier. SOVEREIGN WIND (7) was placed in last year’s Group 3 Great Chase final, and he has had a strong career since. However, he hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in recent months, and he will be looking to regain some confidence tonight. Outside of the favourite, there is very limited early pace engaged, so with a clean getaway, he should be able to settle in the top two and he is very powerful when in the clear. I think the favourite may have a little too much zip for him, but he definitely won’t be too far away as they reach the business end. PEOPLE GET READY (8) rounds out the serious chances. He has some breathtaking wins to his credit, however he can find a lot of trouble in his races. With limited early pace, there is every chance he will be three and four wide as they work into the bend, and he may have to settle for some minor money.
Selections: 3 – 7 – 8 – 1