• Sunday, 07 Nov, 2021,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: Can ‘Macgyver’ catch Dr. Slats at Sale?

Dr. Slats (7 from 12 – 5 from 8 Trk/Dst) is an exciting prospect and he is aiming to win his third-straight race and fifth in his last six starts in tonight’s 440m Free For All at Sale.

The Horizon finalists Omega Dodge (8 of last 10) and Massimo, plus Ha Ha Macgyver (3 from 5 Box 8 – 24.65sec PB), are considered the biggest dangers to Dr. Slats.

Maxwell (3 from 6 Box 1) v Langfield Bale v Spring Poldark v Balbina Bale and Spring Cobra v Fantastic Raven (3 from 4 Box 2) v Chatterbox Tilly v Aston Bel Air should both produce terrific battles.

Red Light Rico v Riverbank Smokey (3 of last 5) v Sunnyside Pride v Pink Diamond (500m) finalist Rufiano (2 of last 3) will be a highly-competitive 520m Restricted Win final.

Healesville should be ‘paua’ packed with G3 runner-up and former Warragul 400m track record holder Paua Of Oscar (17 from 35) and Paua Of Janie (8 from 12 – 2 from 2 Box 5) both expected to triumph.

Hello George (12 from 23 Trk/Dst – 4 from 5 Box 1) v Coolant (15 from 31 – 3 from 4 Box 2) v G3 finalist Smart As Jack is a classy 350m Free For All, while Slingshot Reaper (5 from 9 Trk/Dst) v Jordanville Jet (8 from 12 Trk/Dst) v Duncan (9 from 15 Trk/Dst) contest the 300m Free For All.

My Prom Queen (2 from 2 Trk/Dst), Manila Dusk and G3 finalist Zigzag Cabang (4 of last 6) are all strong winning chances in their respective races according to The Watchdog.

Later on at Sandown Park, Emani Bale (2 from 3 Box 2) v Do Good Davlin v Party Lights v Aston Matrice v Zarate (2 of last 4) clash in the Mixed 4/5 595m race.

Yahoo Serious v Nimble Blaze v Ripplebrook Rory v Tynslee Bale v Gracie Bale v Aston Sunset is an open Mixed 4/5 515m event.

Here’s an extensive analysis of today’s Must Watch Race, and be sure to scroll down further for ? The Watchdog’s $10 spend

? MUST-WATCH RACE: Ian Carter Builder Free For All


? Sale ? Race 5 ? 440m 6:54pm

Form ?

The Watchdog says
?: Great race ahead and exciting youngster DR. SLATS (4) is expected to take a power of beating. He has won five of eight (62 percent) over this track/distance and if he were to reproduce his breathtaking 24.59sec PB run, they won’t get near him. He is still learning what it is all about and he will continue to get stronger, however with the empty draw on his outside, he will get plenty of room to balance up and he should be in control as they head through the first bend. OMEGA DODGE (2) has won a staggering 16 races here and he looks to be the likely danger. He has won three straight races in impressive style and he can put up similar times to the ‘Dr’, however he is likely to get back early on and he may not be able to reel in the tearaway leader. HA HA MACGYVER (8) has been quite impressive since resuming from a spell and he is drawn to get all the breaks early. He has a wonderful record from this draw and if he can reproduce his 24.65sec PB run here, he will put himself right into contention as they turn for home. JET LEE ROSE (3) rounds out the serious chances in the event. He returned to form with a dazzling 24.79sec win here and he loves racing around this circuit, but the slight concern is that there is an abundance of early pace on his outside, so he will need a few things to go his way initially. Fingers crossed DR. SLATS (4) can spear the lids and run the hands off the clock, and we might get to see him head to a metropolitan track soon enough.

 4 – 2 – 8 – 3

? Sunday 7 November

? $4 Multi

? Healesville ? Race 1 ? Box 1 ? 300m ⏱ 10:57am
TAB fixed odds: $1.65 Win
Form ?

? Sandown Park ? Race 12 ? Box 6 ? 515m ⏱ 5:45pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.60 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : MR. DAZZLING (1) has been smartly placed in all five runs to date and although he meets a well bred first starter in ALCINDOR (3), I think he should be able to pounce on the lead and prove too strong for his rivals. SEND ME DIZZY (6) is dropping considerably in class and with a clean getaway, she is expected to prove too classy.

Multi price:

? Sandown Park ? Race 3 ? Box 1 ? 515m ⏱ 2:42pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.40 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She really impressed me when placed here last start and from the good draw I’m expecting her to step well and hold the top through the bend. She has proven in the past that she is very hard to get past when in the clear and this really looks her race.

? $2 Standout Quinella – 1 / 2,3,4 (66.66%)
? Sandown Park ? Race 3 ? 515m ⏱ 2:42pm
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : LILLICO NIKKI (1) is expected to hold the lead and she will prove hard to reel in, so we are anchoring her up front in the quinella. MY ENVY (2) and CENTER (3) are both strong types and currently well over the odds, so we have included them for second. RIO BAILEY (4) turned in a strong performance here last time, so we have also included him for second.

? $1 Trifecta – 4 / 8 / 2,3,6,7 (25%)
? Sale ? Race 5 ? 440m ⏱ 6:54pm     ? Must Watch Race ?
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : DR. SLATS (4) is expected to roll to the lead and score. OMEGA DODGE (2) is a track specialist and a big danger, however he will get back early, so we have only included him for third. HA HA MACGYVER (8) has the good draw, and he will be strong in the run home, so we have anchored him for second in the trifecta. JET LEE ROSE (3), LAVISH DIAMOND (6) and MASSIMO (7) are all quite capable, so we have included them for third at value.


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