RACE 6 WILLIAM BARRETT & SONS VASE 3:45 PM (1200M)
This is a tricky Class One sprint and we looked for the horse that was going to get the right run and, despite his less-than-impressive winning record, we settled on FOXINATOR. William Pike is back in the saddle having piloted him to victory at Mt Barker four back and since that win he has posted three top-four finishes, including a narrow defeat on Esperance Cup Day. Race-fit, in-form and racing back on his home deck from a good draw, we expect FOXINATOR to give you a run for your money each way. We didn’t mind GLEN ALBYN last start and he ran really well dropping back to the 1108 metres here, hitting the line hard, and we feel as though his formlines stack up nicely for this. Racing competitively and must rate among the main chances. SALTY can gallop but is very hard to catch, although, he did put the writing on the wall with a big finish at Pinjarra last start. Traffic issues on that occasion proved costly, as he would have gone close to winning with clear galloping room, and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see Ross Price saddle up a winner on Bunbury Cup Day. We slipped ANOTHER REMARK in for fourth, just ahead of AVON TRADER, as he goes forward and makes his own luck, and he did set a cracking tempo in a fast race at Pinjarra last start.
Suggested Bet: (2) FOXINATOR each way.