RACE 7 TABTOUCH-WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BREEDERS’ CLASSIC 4:12 PM (1400M)
The first of the feature black-type events looks a match race between quality fillies LET IT SLIP and SHOWY CHLOE, and we are very bullish about the chances of the exciting Daniel Pearce-trained LET IT SLIP. A winning of the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy first up at Pinjarra, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt was then sent out a warm favourite at Ascot on February 20, being brought undone by an inside barrier and a slow tempo. It was a huge run under the circumstances and she simply charged home after finally getting clear running over the final 100 metres. Regular rider Jarrad Noske is back on board and LET IT SLIP has the Breeders’ Classic within her grasp. SHOWY CHLOE was simply massive first up at Ascot on February 17 when going out far too hard in the early and middle stages, and being left a sitting duck for Black Dynamite late in the race. Hard to know what that gut-buster took out of her but SHOWY CHLOE is a big girl with plenty of class and we expect her to take some beating.
THE COBBLA is a horse we have a lot of time for and it was disappointing to see him scratched from last Saturday’s Lex Piper Stakes at Ascot due to a stone bruise, where he appeared to be a major player. Hard to tip strong coming off a setback but THE COBBLA goes good and must be respected, while Smart filly GLITTERBELL has done nothing wrong and cannot be underestimated.
Suggested Bet: (2) LET IT SLIP to win.