After landing his best of the day at Mornington yesterday, The Punter’s Prince has found the horses to be with at Sale on Wednesday.
He is in the corner of a handful of first starters throughout the program, all of which look to have a fair share of talent.
sale race 1
#10 innocent enuff
Slick, fast and impressive.
Those are the three words that can define the jump-outs of Innocent Enuff, who looks to have plenty of ability.
She led her Balnarring jump out over 750 metres and won with consummate ease.
I think she can map well ahead of her main dangers in Eros and Winning Revolution.
The only query is how the track will play, but we have seen in recent weeks that leaders have been favoured at the Sale circuit in the short-course races.
There is also the added motivation for trainer Logan McGill to have her revved up for this race given the VOBIS Gold prizemoney she qualifies herself for being a Victorian-bred horse.
Suggested Bet: Innocent Enuff each way at $9 the win and $2.3 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 2, 7, 10
sale race 3
Possibly the most intriguing runner on the program is Calvi.
He is a European import for the Danny O’Brien stable and has jumped out nicely for a horse who will be better over 2000 metres and beyond.
Being bred by champion horse Sea The Stars, he will have an extensive set of lungs and plenty of aerobic capacity to handle the 1717-metre debut.
He was ridden out at his most recent jump-out, over 1100 metres at Werribee, but that was done to get him ready for a big crack at his debut.
Just hoping Jye Mcneil does not concede too much ground from the wide barrier and is within striking distance on the turn.
Suggested Bet: Calvi each way at $5 for the win and $1.85 for the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1, 3, 6
sale race 4
#6 Rura penthe
The Chris Waller stable will saddle up Rura Penthe for his 1400-metre run-on debut.
He is a beautifully-bred gelding by champion sire Maurice.
The jumpouts heading into this race have been big ticks, with his most recent effort over 800 metres seeing him beat home Endlessly.
That horse has since come out and bolted in a Mornington maiden, which gives us a guide on this three-year-old gelding.
Waller is big on having his horses screwed down when they have the sound barriers, and barrier two represents an excellent opportunity for the stable to make a winning debut.
Jye Mcneil can hunt up from the inside, hold a spot on the leader’s back, peel out, and let down.
Best of the day.
Suggested Bet: Rura Penthe win at $2.70
sale race 8
Hereforagoodtime gets back up to her pet distance beyond 2000 metres.
Peter Gelagotispressed the reset button on her preparation, with her last two runs being over 1600 metres and 1800 metres to set a base for this type of staying event over 2200 meters.
Her most recent run, an 1800-metre BM-64 at Sandown, was a sit and sprint type of affair – not precisely the kind of race shape she can thrive in.
This race looks as though it will be much more genuinely run, and she will appreciate the rise in the distance.
She gets a nice little drop in the weights from 60kgs to 58kgs and remains in the same grade as her last start.
It looks a great each-way bet from the soft barrier.
Suggested Bet: Hereforagoodtime each way at $6 the win and $2.25 the place.