We head to Warwick Farm this Wednesday for an exciting and competitive mid-week metropolitan meeting. Can anyone stop the talented Green Shadows from dominating the feature event of the program?
Warwick Farm Race 4
#2 Green Shadows
Green Shadows has a mortgage on this event. His first-up run at Randwick was delicious, and he meets easier opposition here. He can sit just behind the speed from barrier three, and if the gaps appear at the right time, I expect him to win. The apprentice claim is advantageous, and his second-up record is near perfect. Hard to toss!
Growl is ready to peak. Both runs this preparation have been full of merit, and the step out in distance looks ideal at this stage of the preparation. From barrier two, he should get the run of the race, and if the favourite produces a flat second-up run, he can capitalise late. The class rise is the primary concern.
Able Willie is too consistent to dismiss. The Chris Waller trained four-year-old is knocking on the door, and he looks well placed dropping back in grade. The 1400m will play in his favour, and if the leaders spend their pennies early, he can gobble up his rivals late. His winning record is the biggest deterrent.
Suggested Bet: Green Shadows @ $1.75
Warwick Farm Race 5
Ramones was gallant in defeat fresh at Canterbury. The Zoustar gelding strips fitter here, and the 1200m looks ideal second-up from a spell. From barrier two, he can roll forward and take luck out of the equation, and if he can pinch some cheap sectionals in transit, he can lead them a merry dance. He looks great each-way value on his home track!
Deep Snow will start favourite after an honest first-up performance in a hot-form race. The drop in grade is significant, and the apprentice claim brings him into all winning conversations. His record second-up must be respected, and early betting has supported him well. Barrier twelve is his biggest obstacle.
Givara looks over the odds! The All Too Hard gelding was an impressive last-start winner at Newcastle, and he should get his chance to run out a strong 1200m from the perfect inside draw. The Hawks polish will attract market support, and if the predicted rain arrives, I expect his quote to shorten significantly. The sharp class rise is the primary concern.
Suggested Bet: Ramones @ $6.50
Warwick Farm Race 6
Nostalgia looks one of the better bets on a competitive program. The Zoustar filly was a dominant winner first-up at Canterbury, and she strips fitter here. Barrier three will allow her to run out a strong 1300m, and a recent barrier trial will have her cherry ripe for this assignment. The Chris Waller polish will attract further market support, and I won’t be surprised if she starts odds-on. She could be the real deal!
Ottilie will have supporters after two solid performances this preparation. The Air Force Blue mare is knocking on the door, and she is ready to produce a peak run for the campaign. The apprentice claim could prove the winning difference, and her record at the distance speaks volumes.
Lolly Yeats can fire first-up from a spell at a decent price. The Lawman mare has produced two teasing barrier trials leading into this event, and she has been well supported since markets opened. If she can overcome barrier thirteen, I expect her to figure in the finish.
Suggested Bet: Nostalgia @ $2.35
Warwick Farm Race 7
Centrestone was game in defeat last start at Randwick. The Hinchinbrook mare never shirked the task, and she chased home a smart one. She looks well placed here, meeting easier opposition, and the middle gate will provide Brett Prebble with multiple options. She is a winner third-up from a spell previously, and her winning strike rate must be respected. She looks hard to toss!
Socrates looks dangerous, jumping from the perfect inside draw. The Tavistock gelding has produced two ominous performances this campaign, and he is ready to explode over his favourite trip. He will roll forward in search of the lead once the barriers open, and if he is left to his own devices, the race could be over before the final furlong.
Mutamanni will start favourite after making a successful start to his racing career. The Kitten’s Joy gelding will appreciate the drop in class, and he should be rock-hard fit at this stage of his preparation. The apprentice claim is advantageous, and he is ideally drawn in barrier four. He has been well supported since markets opened, and I expect the Chris Waller factor will ensure the flood of money continues.
Suggested Bet: Centrestone @ $6.00