Eight races at Geelong blossom for Tuesday racing down the highway.
The best bet of the day comes up in the second on the card with a first-starter for Grahame Begg showing some form at the jump outs.
Geelong race 1
#7 such a dude
Such A Dude is now ready to run a career peak heading into this staying event at Geelong over 2412 metres.
Greg Eurell saddles this runner up for his fourth career run and he has slowly been building towards a winning run.
His effort over 2200 metres on a soft-seven track at Sale saw him gap the opposition only to be nabbed on the line by Commando Drift.
The race did not rate amazingly well, but this stayer gives the impression he will appreciate getting back on top of the ground.
He will race nearer to or in the lead and, with a strong fitness base, he should prove hard to run down.
Suggested Bet: Such A Dude win at $3.20
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 7/ 2, 8/ 8, 9
geelong race 2
Katsu has shown above average ability at the jump outs to date.
The two-year-old colt from the Grahame Begg stable has had two jump outs to prepare for his debut and has showed plenty of improvement from jump out to jump out.
He was held together all the way in his first 800-metre jump out at Cranbourne and wanted to race with his mouth open when running up backsides the whole way up the home straight.
Looked as though he was ready to explode if the jockey had opened up the reigns and let him stride, but teaching him to relax was clearly on the agenda.
The second jump out was the sign of a very smart horse.
He picked his way through gaps the entire Cranbourne straight and hit the line under no effort to run third after making plenty of ground.
It has so far been a faultless run to the races and we are confident he can topple Cannonball.
Suggested Bet: Katsu win at $3.80
geelong race 5
#4 silver boots
Silver Boots went whoosh in his most recent Flemington jump out over 800 metres.
It was a very nice bit of work as he lead all the way without too much strain.
He did show the trait of wanting to squib at the start of his races, but the Corstens stable seem to have ironed that out of him after he jumped away cleanly in his jump out on February 25.
He will clearly benefit greatly from having this first-up run over 1400 metres, but he maps to lead this race, so we have to have a play at him on an each-way basis.
Suggested Bet: Silver Boots each-way at $6.5 the win and $2.25 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1 ,2 ,4
geelong race 7
#1 papas dream
Papas Dream gets plenty in his favour to break through for a maiden win on Australian turf.
After being acquired from Ireland by Lindsey Smith, this four-year-old gelding has struggled to put it all together since landing on our shores, but there were some signs at his last start effort he might be ready to find a win.
He scooted along in the lead of a BM-64 at Bendigo over 1600 metres on a heavy 10 track and actually looked the winner heading into the straight.
Unfortunately, he left nothing in the tank for the latter parts of the race.
Getting back onto dry ground and finding the front down in grade to BM-58 level with Kiran Quilty claiming two kilos might just be the recipe he needs to make it his day!
Suggested Bet: Papas Dream each-way at $7.5 the win and $2.45 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 3