• Friday, 17 Dec, 2021,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: ‘Beast’ ready to unleash at Sale

The well-performed Collinda Beast, G3 Warragul St Leger finalist Keep It Blue, Ultimate Avenger, G3 Casino Cup winner Aston Titan and Pink Diamond 500m finalist Rufiano are contesting a terrific heat of the Sale Summer Cup tonight.

G1 Hume Cup finalist Mirror Illusion, G3 Provincial Plate runner-up Lakeview Max, Mr. Neo and G1 Silver Chief finalist Earn The Answers should be another great heat of the Sale Summer Cup.

Dr. Knuckles v Masked Avenger v Aubameyang and the in-form Zeeba’s Legacy v track specialist Omega Dodge are also great battles at Sale.

G2 Healesville Cup finalist Aston Merit and the consistent Quintana Bale are expected to boost their respective strike rates at Geelong tonight.

At Bendigo, Soda Titan and G2 Ballarat Cup finalist Daniel Avocado clash.

Today’s Racing

Healesville: 10:48am start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Bendigo: 3:07pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Sale: 7:09pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Geelong: 7:12pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Lyn Smith
? Sale ? Race 6
? Box 8 ? 520m ⏱ 8:39pm

Claim to fame:
– 29.10 PB Sale 520m
– 73% top-three from 48 starts

TAB fixed odds: $2.80

The Watchdog says: No


Trainer: Jessica Sharp
? Geelong ? Race 7
? Box 3 ? 400m 9:12pm

Claim to fame:
– Group 2 Healesville Cup finalist
– Won 3 from 7

TAB fixed odds: $1.65

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Anthony Azzopardi
? Sale ? Race 8
? Box 6 ? 520m 9:21pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st Group 3 Casino Cup
– Won last 3 (22 from 50 overall)

TAB fixed odds: $2.80

The Watchdog says: No

? Friday 17 December

? $4.50 Win – SHAZBOT
? Healesville ? Race 5 ? Box 8 ? 300m ⏱ 12:00pm
TAB fixed odds: $4 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She hasn’t had a lot of luck in her most recent starts; however, she did record a cracking 19.42sec win here earlier this month and she is expected to make amends from the outside draw. She likes to stay wide in her races, so she should avoid early bother and once balanced, she will put them to the sword mid race.

? $3 Multi

? Healesville ? Race 7 ? Box 8 ? 350m ⏱ 12:38pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.25 Win
Form ?

? Bendigo ? Race 6 ? Box 4 ? 500m ⏱ 4:47pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.30 Win
Form ?

? Sale ? Race 7 ? Box 1 ? 440m ⏱ 9:02pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.28 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : NIGERIAN KABOOM (8) will appreciate the drop in class, and he has the speed to cross and lead throughout. WHISTLING BULLET (4) is armed with terrific early speed and she has a clear class edge over her rivals. With a clean getaway, she can pounce on the lead, and I can’t see them reeling her in. ZEEBA’S LEGACY (1) is airborne at present, and he should be winning with ease.

Multi price:

? $2.50 Place – MEPUNGA KATIE

? Must Watch Race ?

Sale Summer Cup Heat 2

? Sale ? Race 8
? Box 4 ? 520m ⏱ 9:21pm

TAB fixed odds: $2.60 Place

The Watchdog says ?: If MEPUNGA KATIE (4) can avoid early bother, she should be able to balance up mid pack and once into the clear, she will really get into her work. Her last 200m is the best part of her race and with an ounce of luck in running, she can run into the money.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

Great race and it features quite a few star chasers. KEEP IT BLUE (2) is one of the most consistent types in the race and he has been racing well in Free For All class in town of late. He should have enough pace to hold the lead, however star speedster ASTON TITAN (6) will try and put early pressure on, along with explosive talent ULTIMATE AVENGER (5). COLLINDA BEAST (1) can be hard to follow but he has a V12 engine and has the inside draw, while MEPUNGA KATIE (4) will be looking to get into the clear mid race, and she will charge to the line. RUFIANO (7) is the interesting runner. This is his toughest test, but he owns a scorching 29.17sec PB here and with some luck early he can cause a minor upset.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 2 – 5 – 4 – 7


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