• Wednesday, 05 Jan, 2022,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: Will ‘King’ reign supreme at The Meadows?

King Of Calypso is going through a renaissance in form and is aiming to extend his winning streak to five races this afternoon at The Meadows in a Mixed 4/5 525m race.

However, The Watchdog is tipping Painkiller to stop the unbeaten run of King Of Calypso.

Freya Bale got within one length of the Cranbourne 311m track record last start and returns to the track and distance this evening.

Fellow short-course specialists Rumour Is Fact and Bean’s Multi are considered the best chances of denying Freya Bale a fourth victory in her last five starts.

Impressive last-start winner Paua Of Mindy faces the talented Aston Tango at Ballarat tonight, while Sandown Park 29.56 winner Mighty Marvin is favoured to boost his strike rate.

Today’s Racing

The Meadows: 11:10am start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Bendigo: 3:18pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Cranbourne: 6:49pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Ballarat: 6:57pm start
Form     Tips     Key stats

Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Tim Britton
? The Meadows ? Race 10
? Box 8 ? 525m ⏱ 2:17pm

Claim to fame:
– Won 4 straight (5 of last 6)
– 70% top-three Meadows 525m

TAB fixed odds: $1.70

The Watchdog says: No


Trainer: Rebecca Gibbons
? Cranbourne ? Race 6
? Box 7 ? 311m 8:31pm

Claim to fame:
– Won 3 of last 4
– 17.43 PB Cranbourne 311m

TAB fixed odds: $1.85

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Steve White
? Ballarat ? Race 9
? Box 6 ? 450m 9:48pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st Sale Rising Stars
– 92% top-three from 12 starts

TAB fixed odds: $1.90

The Watchdog says: No

? Wednesday 5 January

? $3 Win – KAW LIGA
? The Meadows ? Race 3 ? Box 4 ? 525m ⏱ 11:48am
TAB fixed odds: $2.50 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : Desperately unlucky here last Wednesday and he is expected to make amends today. His box manners aren’t great, but he does possess good muster, so with the lack of pace engaged in this event, he should be able to drive through into the top two early and he will be very strong in the run to the line.

? $4 Win – RAPID REIKO
? The Meadows ? Race 6 ? Box 2 ? 525m ⏱ 12:56pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.30 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : She isn’t overly strong over this journey; however, she does possess dynamic muster and mid-race pace and that should see her set up a big break off the back. The empty draw outside is a big advantage and with an even getaway, there should be no excuses.


? Must Watch Race ?

Mixed Grade 4/5

? The Meadows ? Race 10
? Box 7 ? 525m ⏱ 2:17pm

TAB fixed odds: $3.30 Win

The Watchdog says ?: PAINKILLER (7) has turned in some brilliant performances of late and he should be able to hold out KING OF CALYPSO (8) early. He has the ability to run sub 29.90sec and that should be enough to score today.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

KING OF CALYPSO (8) has the runs on the board, and he has been tremendous winning five of his past six. He finds himself in a very winnable race again and he will be suited by the smaller line-up, however he runs into the extremely underrated PAINKILLER (7), and he can’t afford to make any mistakes. PAINKILLER has been racing against some elite talent of late and he is armed with a great turn of foot. There is limited early speed engaged in this event, so if he can step on terms, he should be able to hold KING OF CALYPSO through the bend and then prove too strong in the run home.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 7 – 8 – 2 – 1

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