• Sunday, 26 Dec, 2021,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: ‘Untapped’ potentially a Sale Cup winner

G1 Bold Trease finalist Untapped will be aiming to upstage G1 Bold Trease placegetter Mepunga Ruby, G1 Topgun Stayers runner Zac’s Entity and dual Group placed Jarick Bale in tonight’s $75,000 to-the-winner G1 Sale Cup final.

Dual G1 winner Gypsy Wyong faces recent G3 winner Graclyn Bale in the $10,000 to-the-winner Cup Night Match Race, while there are three other $10,000 to-the-winner events.

At Sandown Park, G1 Melbourne Cup finalist Jepara is the standout chaser, while potential star Aston Jonas is eyeing a fourth straight win.

Today’s Racing

Healesville: 9:38am start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Sale: 6:35pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Sandown Park: 6:59pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Andrea Dailly
? Sale ? Race 4
? Box 3 ? 650m ⏱ 7:35pm

Claim to fame:
– Dual Group 1 winner
– Won 15 from 30

TAB fixed odds: $1.28

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Angela Langton
? Sandown Park ? Race 6
? Box 3 ? 515m 8:47pm

Claim to fame:
– Group 1 Melbourne Cup finalist
– 29.31 PB Sandown Park 515m

TAB fixed odds: $1.60

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Jeff Britton
? Sale ? Race 8
? Box 1 ? 650m 8:58pm

Claim to fame:
– 3rd Group 1 Bold Trease
– Won 15 from 25

TAB fixed odds: $2.20

The Watchdog says: No

? Sunday 26 December

? Sale ? Race 7 ? Box 8 ? 440m ⏱ 8:39pm
TAB fixed odds: $2 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : He is absolutely airborne at present and his three wins here have been in blistering times. There is a fair bit of early speed in this event, but he should get a nice cart across from DR. KNUCKLES (7) and he can then burn them off through the bend.

? $1.50 Win – UNTAPPED

? Must Watch Race ?

Group 1 Sale Cup Final

? Sale ? Race 8
? Box 5 ? 650m ⏱ 8:58pm

TAB fixed odds: $9 Win

The Watchdog says ?: UNTAPPED (5) led for a long way last Sunday night and I think she will be better for the run. There isn’t a whole lot of early pace and she should be able to pounce on the lead. I’m expecting there to be some bumping behind her, so if she can get down to around 37.05sec which I think she is capable of, that may be enough to see her score.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

It’s the only country cup in Victoria at Group 1 level and it’s an absolute cracking field. MEPUNGA RUBY (1) has gone up favourite and probably deserves to be, however she will need some luck at the first bend as she tries to move to the outside. JARICK BALE (8) produced a near record performance here recently, however he hasn’t fared too well with the draw tonight. He can be a little hit or miss early and with the even pace underneath, he may be pushed wide at the bend. ZAC’S ENTITY (6) turned in a gutsy performance in his return to the track here last Sunday night and if he puts his best paw forward, he will definitely hit the scoreboard. UNTAPPED (5) looks the leader and she will be better for the run, whilst local star OMEGA TYSON (7) is definitely capable of causing an upset.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 5 – 6 – 1 – 3

? $3.50 Win – BLACK ROBIN
? Sale ? Race 11 ? Box 8 ? 440m ⏱ 10:03pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.40 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She resumes from a spell; however, I’m expecting her connections to have her fully primed, and she has come up with the gun draw tonight. She is normally armed with terrific early speed, and this is her ideal distance range. With experience at the track, there will be no excuses at the first bend, and she should be saluting tonight.


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