Night Three of the Inter-Doms
Tomorrow night at Alexandra Park is the final round of Inter-Dom heats. For some of our stable hopefuls, they will be looking for good placings to ensure their safe passage into next week's Grand Finals.
The first of the heats for the pacers, Race Six, sees Henry Hubert again reigned to a backrow draw.
"He's just had no luck at all has he," said John.
"I was definitely happy with his run on Tuesday and he should appreciate the 2700m trip."
From four on the second line, Henry Hubert will be hoping for a number of moves in the race. If John is able to get onto the back of the right runner, then he can be a place hope at big odds.
The race is likely to be dominated by the All Stars runners - Chase Auckland (barrier 1) and Ultimate Sniper (barrier 11).
John was happy with the runs of both Pres Da Belle and Bonnie Highlander on Tuesday, but both of these runners have drawn the second line in the first of the trotters heats, Race Seven.
"Pres Da Belle should end up no further than three back the markers you would hope from her draw and the markers are the place to be."
"Bonnie Highlander was good on Tuesday and if she runs up to that form again won't be far away. She is pobably the best placed of ours to make the trotters final."
From the draws, Habibi Inta and Tough Monarch look the toughest to beat.
Classie Brigade was a super run on Tuesday. He had to work hard to cross and then once in front was attacked throughout. He goes around in Race Eight.
"He was really good."
"They never let us away with an easy quarter and he still kept fighting."
"The draw is no help, but he needs the points so hopefully we can get into it at some stage. He deserves to be there next week."
The All Stars runners Cruz Bromac and The Fixer will dominate the betting from their nice frontline draws.
The final inter-dom heat is for the trotters, Race Nine. Valloria comes up with a tricky draw wide on the frontline.
"He had a tough trip three wide the other night and went alright considering."
"He is going good races and the 2700m trip suits, so hopefully we can get involved at the right time."
Majestic Man and Winterfell will be the two hardest to beat.
The undercard sees some nice chances for the stable.
Jay Tee Tyron gets into a winnable race, Race One.
"He got home good last week, but it was hard to run on from where we were."
"He looks pretty well placed here."
Three year old fillies Need You Now and Spellbound contest a Sires Stakes fillies heat, in Race Two. The pair were impressive at last weekend's workouts and both look good chances.
"It is hard to separate them."
"They are both really nice fillies and must have a good chance from handy enough draws."
Down To The Bone and Mighty Looee contest a really nice race for the three year old colts and geldings, Race Three.
"Very happy with their runs last Saturday."
"They have nice draws and have got to be at least place chances."
Resonate and Kapai are the stable reps in Race Five.
Resonate looks a very good chance, based on his workout run last Saturday. While just a small field, he did everything right and if he can replicate this tomorrow evening he is a big winning hope.
Kapai didn't have the best of luck Friday, but on the back of an emphatic winning run the start before must be considered at least a place hope here also.
Posted: Thu 05 Dec 2019