Stablemates drawn to get chance in mares feature
Tonight is the first of the big mares goes at Addington and for the Robert Dunn trained pair of Lovetodream and American Tart (in picture), the draw gods have been kind, with barriers one and two. Over the 1950m, the draws are often so key and for this very in form pair, it gives them both their chance in the Group Two feature.
The two mares come into tonight's feature following very different preparations. American Tart's latest racing has been at Alexandra Park and at her last start she was a brilliant winner against many of tonight's line-up. Lovetodream comes off two grass track runs at her last two starts and in the second of these, was a convincing winner of the Blenheim Cup in a very tough staying run. They are both at the top of their game.
Of concern to John when assessing tonight's form was the speed outside of his two runners early.
"No doubt there will be a few wanting to get across, so we might have to weather a bit of early pressure."
That said, American Tart is generally very good off the gate when the button is pushed, so it is hard to see the two mares any worse than trail and three back when the field settle down.
American Tart produced a smart performance in behind Bonnie Joan at last week's Rangiora workouts and looked cherry ripe for a top run tonight. An in foal Lovetodream loves nothing better than a genuine tempo in her races and with Tim Williams to drive, she should also get her chance to shine.
The biggest threats in the race are definitely the likely favourite in Bonnie Joan, while Somejoy, Better B Amazed and American Empress, head a host of other chances.
The night for the stable kicks off in Race Four, with Anytime looking to bounce back after an out of sorts run last week. After a convincing win first up, she was bereft of any luck after getting back last week. She is clearly a lot better than that run and with just a bit of luck in the running this evening looks an eachway hope.
The two year olds Heisenberg and Spot On lock horns again in Race Six. In their debut runs, it was Spot On that took the early bragging rights after a great front running drive from Dexter. He looked ready to go at last week's workouts and is again a great eachway hope. His biggest threat is likely to come from his stablemate in Heisenberg that was a strong finishing second on debut. He was a five length winner of his workout last week and really looked ready to rumble tonight. With a reversal in the draw fortunes, he gets the nod in what should be a good race.
The final stable rep for the night is Bettor Chance in Race Nine. She comes into this race after a brief freshener, but will need a bit of luck from her wide draw. She may have the right man on board, with an in form Bronson Munro looking to carry on a good run of form. If things worked out for her, she is an eachway chance at nice odds.
Posted: Fri 02 Feb 2018