We follow the Great Southern racing season closely and have plenty of time for the talented Peter Western-trained ZIPABOUT, who heads to Bunbury after two Albany Rating 68+ outings this campaign. Gets in fairly well with 59.5kg after the country/metropolitan ratings adjustment and he did come to Bunbury and carry 57.5kg to victory in a similar assignment to this last February. ZIPABOUT has more than his share of ability and looms as the value bet of the day. FURIOUS DAME returns to the inner-provincial circuit after getting mowed down late by the smart Wild Ruby at Albany last start and she drops 2.5kg on that run, mainly due to Clint Johnston-Porter’s 2kg claim. She has to rate among the main winning chances, as does three-year-old AIRLIE SUN, who is coming out of tough metropolitan company in his own age group. Did win twice at Belmont during his two-year-old season so he is no slouch, while MIGHTY BLONDE drops 5.5kg after her second-up outing here on December 20. Look out for her swooping late.
Suggested Bet: (1) ZIPABOUT is a get back, run on sprinter. Look out for him charging home at healthy each-way odds.