Tim Williams looks to have a great book of drives tonight at Addington
A young man that started his driving career under Robert's tutelage, Tim Williams is these days part of the very successful All Stars team. Tonight at Addington he will again combine with his old boss, with what on paper looks a great set of drives.
Tim will drive Captain Dolmio in the night's feature, the Avon City Ford New Brighton Cup. A good third first up after a long absence from the track, Captain Dolmio was even better in the Maurice Holmes Vase a fortnight ago. On that occasion, he led for the last 1800m of the race and only went under late to a very game The Fixer, that sat outside him.
With a further two weeks on, Captain Dolmio should be cherry ripe for a big run this evening. His stand start manners are generally impeccable and if he can occupy his favoured pacemaking role, he does look the toughest to beat for the two favourites, The Fixer and AG's White Socks.
There are three other stable runners in tonight's feature - Alta Orlando, Letspendanitetogetha and a resuming Billy Badger. Alta Orlando was good first up and is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from the run. Letspendanitetogetha has not helped itself with poor manners, but can hopefully leave with the field tonight. Billy Badger is entitled to need this run, but on his best form would be at least a place hope.
The night for the stable starts in Race Two. Tim combines with a very in-form Johnny White. He cops a good gate here and is likely to go forward. He is well overdue for another win and with just a little bit of luck tonight, could be too good for these.
Gavin Smith gets the drive with the Westview filly Flashazz in Race Three. She was well supported on debut and put in a really nice run for 6th, dying on her run late, after looming large on the turn. She too is well enough drawn and with natural improvement, looks a great eachway chance.
Hayden's Meddle is just so consistent and wide barrier and all, he does look a good chance for Tim in Race Five. He will need luck over the 1980m trip, but providing they go hard, he can be a winning chance.
Huey Lewis was really good on his debut at Rangiora last week. He meets a small, but handy field in Race Six. He should some real toughness in that first up effort, so does look one that can progress further. Eachway chances for him here.
Nakuru was very big in her debut win and is definitely one that will kick on. She meets some nice fillies and mares in Race Eight. Again, she will need luck from the wide gate, but if Tim can get her into the race at the right time, she is another eachway hope for the stable.
Posted: Fri 14 Sep 2018