RACE 3 GEORGE PREECE MEMORIAL HANDICAP 3:15 PM (1100M)
Not a bad short-course clash between three-year-old stablemates LORD DEVOUTLY and GLIMMER GIRL, and we’re leaning towards the former to be too slick first up. We have a bit of time for the headstrong LORD DEVOUTLY, who showed plenty of raw talent during his initial racing preparation, with inexperience and bad manners costing him victory on more than one occasion. However, the son of Discorsi appeared to be a much improved version of himself when dominating rivals in a recent Bunbury trial, settling well and hitting the line hard, with plenty left in the tank. Only needed to learn how to relax in running to become a real weapon and if LORD DEVOUTLY can transfer his trial form to the track then he’ll be winning. Peters Investments filly GLIMMER GIRL is the likely favourite, considering the hypnotic William Pike effect, and she was also rather impressive when winning her recent trial at Belmont. Showed plenty during a spring racing campaign, however, we feel as though she may be a touch vulnerable first up over the 1100 metres. COULEUR BIZARRE has taken a significant step forward this campaign, with a soft maiden win two starts back before having no luck last week when copping some nasty interference in the straight. Was really travelling on that occasion and with even luck in running he’s a top four chance in this, while PEGGIE’S MAREE is drawn to get the run of the race and we’re expecting her to bounce back after a few things went wrong last start.
Suggested Bet: (3) LORD DEVOUTLY to win.