• Wednesday, 06 Apr, 2022,
  • by @WatchDogRacing

Daily Mail: ‘Stacey’ set to star at The Meadows

G3 Northern Districts Cup runner-up My Name’s Stacey is favoured to bounce back from an unlucky run at Sandown Park on Sunday in a Mixed 4/5 525m race at The Meadows today.

Fabriola Ximenez is considered the biggest danger to My Name’s Stacey after contesting a heat of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg two starts back.

In-form chasers Zachary and Elmo Rose clash in a 440m Free For All at Sale tonight, while Rasputin v Lakeview Lola v Jack’s Cracker is expected to be a competitive Mixed 4/5 520m event.

G2 Cranbourne Cup winner Jax Bale – racing for the second time since December 18 – stands out in a Mixed 4/5 460m race at Geelong this evening, while speedsters Gladki, Freya Bale and Gunai Rebel will battle in a Grade 4 400m dash.

Today’s Racing

The Meadows: 11:50am start
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Shepparton: 2:47pm start
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Sale: 6:53pm start
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Geelong: 6:57pm start
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Today’s Drawcards


Trainer: Rodney Clark
? The Meadows ? Race 6
? Box 4 ? 525m 1:22pm

Claim to fame:
– 2nd G3 Nthern Districts Cup
– Won 3 of last 4

TAB fixed odds: $1.55

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: William McMahon
? Sale ? Race 7
? Box 1 ? 440m 8:43pm

Claim to fame:
– Won 7 of last 12
– Won 9 from 16 Trk/Dst

TAB fixed odds: $1.50

The Watchdog says: Yes


Trainer: Andrea Dailly
? Geelong ? Race 8
? Box 2 ? 460m ⏱ 9:19pm

Claim to fame:
– 1st Group 2 Cranbourne Cup
– 67% top-three from 78 starts

TAB fixed odds: $1.65

The Watchdog says: Yes

? Wednesday 6 April

? $3.50 Multi

? The Meadows ? Race 9 ? Box 1 ? 525m ⏱ 2:32pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.70 Win
Form ?

? Geelong ? Race 5 ? Box 3 ? 400m ⏱ 8:14pm
TAB fixed odds: $4.40 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : RAPAKI ROCKS (1) is a powerful type, and he appears to be improving with each run. From the good draw, he should be able to settle in the top two early and prove too strong late. SLINGSHOT TROJAN (3) has breathtaking pace once balanced and he should find this event a little easier. If he can step cleanly, he should assume control quickly and prove too zippy.

Multi price:

? Geelong ? Race 3 ? Box 5 ? 400m ⏱ 7:37pm
TAB fixed odds: $3.60 Win
Form ?

The Watchdog says
? : NICOLSON BALE (5) comes into this nice and fresh and he showed plenty of promise in his first preparation. With GUNAI GIRL (4) expected to show early pace and move to the rail, he should get a nice cart across early and be able to turn for home in the top two.

? $3.50 Win – GUNAI REBEL

? Must Watch Race ?

Grade 4

? Geelong ? Race 7
? Box 8 ? 400m ⏱ 8:52pm

TAB fixed odds: $3.60 Win

The Watchdog says ?: GUNAI REBEL (8) owns a sizzling 22.46sec PB here and he is three-of-four from this draw. FREYA BALE (7) is expected to ping and run and that should create a nice path across for him in the initial stages and he can then go to work as they navigate the bend. He is quite strong in the run home, so if he can round the bend in the top three, he will prove hard to hold out.

‘Must Watch Race’ Preview ?:

Strong line-up and GUNAI REBEL (8) looks poised to add another victory to her already impressive CV. She has a great record from this draw, and she is armed with dynamic pace soon after box rise, so with the speedy FREYA BALE (7) expected to carve across and look for the rail, she should get a dream run across and assume control as they head into the bend. FREYA BALE is a near faultless beginner, and she scorched around Shepparton recently in 21.58sec. If she can repeat that performance, she may prove hard to reel in. SURELLA BALE (4) returned to racing with a dazzling 22.64sec win here last Wednesday night and she will be even better for the run, so with a clear run early, she can hit the scoreboard. LEVI BALE (6) rounds out the big guns. He needs a little room in the initial stages, but he is armed with elite mid-race pace and if he gets a look at them around the bend, he can make a big impact.

Form ?

The Watchdog’s selections: 8 – 7 – 4 – 6

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