Some good chances for the stable today
While the in form Boom Gate has been scratched form today's feature, the Rangiora Classic, there are a number of chances on the support card today.
Living Legend and The Royal Garden dominate the market in Race 4. The Living Legend went down narrowly last time and has done a good job for the Westview Syndicate in two runs. He does look the one to knock over. The Royal Garden is on debut for the stable in this one. From the ace draw he may be the biggest threat for the favourite. John did feel that he would be better for the run, but was not discounting his chances.
Uncas and King Of Strathfield contest the feature trot, run behind the mobile. Uncas does look well placed here and based on his last run does look the main threat to the likely favourite in Majestic Time. He went up to win on the turn, but went down over the last 100m to the very in-form trotter Belle's Son. King Of Strathfield went another honest run in the same race. He fought hard for 5th and is definitely a place hope today.
Four year old Return To Sender resumes after a 5 month spell in Race 6. In a field lacking an obvious standout he does look a great eachway hope. He is the early fixed odds favourite.
Secret Lotion and Nikola round out the stable runners in the last race. Nikola is poorly drawn on the second line and will need luck to feature. Secret Lotion is in form, but does have a slightly difficult draw to contend with. If the pace is on and she can slot in she is definitely a place hope.
Posted: Sun 26 Apr 2015