American Tart looking to go one better in Group One for the mares
A close up second behind Bonnie Joan in the Premier Mares Championship last time out, American Tart will look to go one better against Group On company in tonight's Breeders Stakes. First though, she will need to overcome a tricky draw from the outside of the frontline, which may not be quite as bad as first thought, particularly with some of the biggest threats drawn on the second line.
A devastating winner two starts back at Alexandra Park, American Tart was again very good in the Group Two, a fortnight ago. On that occasion she trailled Bonnie Joan and while closing all the way to the line, was not able to pick up that very good mare.
The two of them do loom as the key players this evening, but the list of threats does not stop there, with Seaswift Franco, well drawn on the frontline, possibly hardest to beat.
The night kicks off for the stable in Race One, with Summer Wealth and Born To Run both good chances. Summer Wealth was run down late at Methven after leading and has really come solid in terms of form. Born To Run to be driven by Matt Purvis has looked very good down south and was unlucky last time. He has a wide draw to overcome. Both are eachway chances with the right runs.
Robbie Burns continues to run good races and looks one of several chances in a very even Summer Cup field, to be run at Group Three level. From barrier five in the seven horse field he should get his chance. He is at least a place hope again in this line-up.
Bonnie Highlander has been an enigma of late, but does look super hard to beat in Race Eight, particularly if the manners stand to her. Her run last time had to be seen to be believed and she really is a trotter with a big future. She is a superb eachway hope.
The three year old fillies race for some big cash in Race Nine and De Lancome, Anytime and Feel The Money chase the major spoils. In a gun field dominated by Bettor Joy, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Elle Mac, luck will be needed by all three. But on exposed form to date and from ok draws, Anytime and Feel The Money may be the best chances of nabbing some of the money. With the Super Seventeen and Wiches of Westview squads in support of Feel The Money, look for a big run from her.
The final runner for the stable is Diamonds N Cash in the last. Only a three year old, he has been doing a great job in some nice intermediate grade races. He looks up to any here and may make his Addington debut a winning one.
Posted: Fri 16 Feb 2018