Wrangler looking to continue a good run of form
A very good second at his last start on Sunday at Rangiora, Wrangler does look overdue for another win. He and stablemate Hayden's Meddle clash in a handy intermediate grade race in Race Seven at Addington this Friday.
Wrangler has raced in very good form since coming south in June. While he has just the one win to his credit in that period, he has a number of placings, including a very good second at Rangiora on Sunday. On that occasion he was pushed forward to an early lead. After maintaining a good clip throughout, he looked the winner 100m out, only to be gunned down up the passing lane by Miss Big.
With some gatespeed inside him this time, driver John Dunn may opt to go back early this time, but certainly has options.
The stablemate Hayden's Meddle is also in great form and from his handy draw will also get his chance. To be driven by Matt Anderson, Hayden's Meddle was a good second to Tact Maggie last time on the track. His honestly can't be faulted and we again expect a very good performance.
The night kicks off in Race Two, with Johnny White our runner. He was tenacious at Rangiora, leading and then run down late. He looks sure to be amomg the most favoured runners but needs to overcome a difficult wide draw over the 1980m sprint trip. He is a good eachway hope all the same.
De Lancome contests the race for the Junior Drivers, Race Five. She is another that has been conistent, but bad draws have plagued her efforts most recently. This time it is Ben Hope that gets the steer and from a handy draw of three, she should have few excuses this time.
Jack Pack is the stable runner in Race Six. He was a handy 4th at Rangiora after doing work behind Flying Milly Mac. If he can step here, he is far from the worst chance at some nice odds.
Westview rep Borntobeastar goes around in Race Nine. Her manners have been better of late and John was happy enough with the run on Sunday. She is one of a host of eachway chances in this race.
Posted: Thu 16 Aug 2018