Stable tips

Ashburton - 23/12

Race Five - Puzzled

The maiden win on debut here, during cup week was a good effort. After a couple of misses after that, the last start third was a much better effort. On her best form here, she should be right in this and an each-way hope.

Race Seven - The Player

Consistent as ever this guy and after a rare miss at Addington on Show Day, that was much more like it last time showing good manners and getting the win at Timaru. This is a handy enough field here and providing he gets the right run, he is a definite winning chance.

Race Eight - Spellbound, Steel The Show and Franco Niven.

Spellbound is first start from the stand here and takes on some seasoned stand start exponents. She is in top form though and must be
a place hope providing she steps and gets the two miles. Steel The Show is in great form and gives every indication that the two mile trip will suit. He looms as definitely our best hope in the race. Franco Niven is down on his best form, but the last start 4th was his best for awhile. He is a place hope if he got the right trip.

Race Nine - Somekindawonderful

Ignore the last start miss, which came from first go from the stand. Course specialist this guy, which draw and all, providing he gets the right sort of run here is a definite each-way hope.