RACE 3 FORD & DOONAN HANDICAP 2:45 PM (1216M)
A small but competitive Class 1 Handicap here and we’re liking the looks of maiden three-year-old SLICK MOVER. Was big on debut at Northam on October 13 and followed that up with an even better performance when a well-supported favourite at Ascot last Tuesday. Hasn’t enjoyed the best of luck from awkward barrier draws at either start, however, that changes here having drawn the inside alley with the cutaway rail in play. Horses are running for jockey Brad Parnham at the moment and SLICK MOVER is a progressive type, who gets his chance to record a maiden victory here. MISS ICONIC isn’t one of the punting public’s more popular horses having been a beaten favourite on more than one occasion, however, she will more than likely start favourite again here. Did have excuses last start when found to be lame post-race and at her best she will take some beating against this line up. VENUS EBONY will be starting for the first time in 50 days, which suggests she may have had a setback, however she is a mare with a big finish and her last-start York performance was pretty sharp, while FLY AWAY PETER is our value selection after having no luck in a similar assignment to this here last Tuesday. Got squeezed out when looking a winning chance on that occasion and with only 53.5kg on his back from a good gate, he can run a cheeky race at odds.
Suggested Bet: (5) SLICK MOVER to win.