John looks at Methven for us

The man with the golden touch this weekend, our own John Dunn takes a look at Methven for us. Hopefully the man with the midas touch this weekend - 16 drives, 7 wins, 4 seconds, 1 third can tip us into a winner or two.

Johnny's word for the day:

Race 2 -Batini and Lumos - "Both horses went great races last wekend. Lumos was held up at Geraldine and was late getting clear. He really hit the line with purpose. I know he's been backed and beaten a lot, but he has been racing in some good fields and has been unlucky a number of times. If he can get a drag into it at the right time he'll be very hard to beat. Batini impressed me first up last week. She got dragged right out the back when Hopey's one choked down and lost lengths. To pick herself up and run 7th, beaten just 3 lengths was a top effort. She has drawn well in two and should be hard to beat on that run."

Race 4 - Cullens Mercy -  "She has done well in her last two starts and was very close up behind two nice ones last time at Timaru. She cops a good draw and should give a good account, although Helena Jet does look the class act of this field."

Race 7 - Sleepy Tripp - "He's had a wee  freshen up since the cup. He likes the grass and this track. It is a big drop back from what he has been racing and he does go well fresh. He will be more than competitive and is clearly a good eachway hope here."

Race 8 - Comenche and Graduate Under Fire - "Comenche hasn't started since cup day. He seems well and on paper this field is a little easier than what he has been meeting. He should be prominent if anywhere near his best. Graduate Under Fire has run two good races this time in and I am confident that this looks his go today. He will take a power of beating if he does everything right." 

Race 10 - Gamblers Delight - "Copped a bad draw first up and ran on really nicely. There are one or two nice ones in this, but she could  be one to really spice up people's trifectas and that sort of thing."

Best Bet - Graduate Under Fire

Best outside hope - Batini       

Posted: Sun 08 Dec 2013