RACE 6 TURNER BUILDERS AND PRECAST HANDICAP 4:25 PM (1208M)
A competitive Class 1 Handicap with a host of chances and we’ve settled on smart three-year-old filly DELANEY. Brett Pope’s youngster is stepping up to six furlongs for the first time and also taking on the older horses, but she has looked well above average in trials and on raceday so far. Started favourite against quality opposition at Ascot last start but was never out of trouble in running and did a good job to finish only 2-1/2 lengths from the winner. A clean getaway here will see her be able to race on-speed, or just behind the leaders, and the classy DELANEY should be hard to beat from there. HE’S PACKING is a horse with considerable potential, however, he hasn’t been able to get the right draw this preparation. Will have to contend with another awkward alley in this, but he showed last start that he can cover ground and still fight out the finish. SHADABLAZE has been thereabouts in two runs this time in and comes out of a competitive event at Ascot last start. Doesn’t know how to run a bad race and she can’t be left out of your exotic bets, while the ultra-consistent PUCK SHAPESHIFTER edged out impressive maiden winner GOMER WIPPLE for fourth.
Suggested Bet: (9) DELANEY to win.