Its a big day for our three year olds
It is Auckland Cup day at Alexandra Park and a great field as always is assembled for that event. There are no stable runners though in this year's field. Instead the focus will be on the three year old features - for the fillies - with Chevron Supreme and Nakuru both good chances and for the colts and geldings, with Heisenberg (in picture) well drawn.
Chevron Supreme has had but the three race starts and showed in winning two of these that she is a filly with a huge motor. With no Princess Tiffany around, because of injury, Chevron Supreme will likely start in the top two favourites for today's event.
Having had just the one workout to ready her for today, Chevron Supreme is definitely coming into the race on the fresh side, but a debut win on the track in 2.39, back in September is proof that she can run big time and will have huge respect based on this. With Maurice McKendry again to combine with her and from the one gate, she will get her chance.
Nakuru is also a highly regarded filly from the stable and will have her supporters also. She appeared to have little luck first up at Alexandra Park and should be improved with the run. The major problem for her may be the draw, something that it will be up to her in-form driver John to work out. On her best form, she will certainly be competitive.
Heisenberg again goes up against the powerful Purdon/Rasmussen trio in the Sales Pace final, Race Eight. He has been superb all of this campaign and was the victim of a poor draw that proved costly last time out. Today he is much better drawn in barrier two, but ironically has the race favourite Ultimate Sniper drawn inside him in barrier one, making the task that much more difficult. You know what you get from Heisenberg everytime he goes to the races though and he is sure to put in another big run.
Early in the day, Pro Surfer kicks things off for us in Race One. This field does look a step back from what he has been meeting receently. He is drawn to get a soft run and if he gets any luck in the running he is an eachway hope.
Wet My Whistle steps out in Race Four and has done a nice job in his three starts, his maiden win coming last time. He steps up in grade, but in his current form is a place hope.
Aha Reaction has been in super form this campaign also. He meets what on paper appears quite an even field in Race Five. From a good draw, he is sure to be put in the race and rates an eachway hope at nice odds.
Posted: Mon 31 Dec 2018