RACE 2 BUNDABERG DISTILLING COMPANY MAIDEN 1:34 PM (2000M)
A 2000-metre maiden here with most of these starting over the middle-distance trip for the first time. CALL NINE ONE ONE has been crying out for the longer journey after three runs this prep for three fast-finishing thirds. The Chris Gangemi runner should get some cover from an middle draw and be able to finish off strong. Former Victorian galloper HAKUNA MATATA may have finished second last on debut here on January 14, but that was over 1420 metres, a distance that was never going to suit. He sat last and ran on well, and his previous form in Victoria was good over this journey. Look for him to improve sharply second up. IMPOSING DREAM gets in with just 53kgs after running home well at Pinjarra on January 10, while Jason Whiting’s decision to ride COUNT DANE over ECHOES IN TIME leads us to put the former in for fourth.
Suggested Bet: Follow (3) CALL NINE ONE ONE to win, however, if the price is too skinny invest or (2) HAKUNA MATATA each way.