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Saturday Blackbookers - January 15

  • We've reviewed all of the city meetings from January 15
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from the Ascot, Flemington, Gold Coast, Murray Bridge and Rosehill cards
  • Saturday Blackbook runners are included below
Blackbookers from 15.01.2022
Who are the runners to follow from January 15? (Getty)
Bets.com.au Staff 17 Jan 2022
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ASCOT


Race 3 - Kick A Goal Son (third): A beaten fav when just missing late in a blanket finish was this gelding, who wasn't as suited dropping to 1200m after stepping to the seven furlongs to win third-up, but has still recorded fast closing splits. Lightly raced with a turn-of-foot and a low rating, there's plenty of options short term.

Race 6 - Crescent City (third): Was the first horse off the bit in his 1400m second-up contest, yet picked up again nicely over the final furlong, so surprised they're only at 1500m three starts later. The son of Fiorente won over a mile in the winter before a 2000m runner-up finish at listed level. Going well, just needs further.

FLEMINGTON


Race 3 - Somerset Maugham (second): This gelding was a tragedy beaten, having to try and climb over heels, then re-build momentum into the straight behind Dark Dream, a classy and in-form stayer. He was still very good through the line for this rise in class and is on track to prevail next start. Just needs a pinch of luck.

Race 7 - The Astrologist (third): He did very well to finish so close to Halvorsen and It’sourtime, two gallopers he was spotting weight to. The quinella are both straight track specialists and fit this prep, while The Astrologist was first-up in the Standish. We know he gives his all every start, especially down the Flemington straight.

GOLD COAST


Race 1 - Devil’s Throat (second): It looks a case of what could have been for this heavily backed commodity, slightly missing the kick, settling well back and wide before copping a bump on the bend, only to go down a head on the line to a useful stable mate. Expect a midweek maiden win on the cards for the son of Snitzel.

Race 5 - Isotope (first): A group one win beckons for this mare (Galaxy?), returning from a long spell to put pay to her rivals, including Away Game who was fit, in-form and a stakes class mare. Coming off colic surgery, it was always going to be a watch first-up to see how she would return and class certainly prevailed on Saturday.

MURRAY BRIDGE


Race 3 - Fox Gem (second): He improved greatly in his trials with a break following the early October showing. Racing a greenly and laying-in when attempting an inside passage, he was in restricted room here on debut and was a little reluctant to get off heels before finding the line late. Will only improve from this experience.

Race 6 - Oath Of Omerta (fifth): Resuming off a nine month break and going straight to the mile, it was very honest return by this gelding, who was spotting weight and race fitness to every rival around him. Whacked away quite well on a good speed and there's plenty of options with a low rating. Looked the return run of a stayer.

ROSEHILL


Race 8 - Tamerlane (second): Did cut the corner, but it was a hard meeting to make ground on irrespective and as runner-up an in-form Fashchanel, ran easily the closing splits of this contest, while he was clearing out from the rest. Hasn't has much luck with wide draws in three runs this prep, so is due with a few more favors.

Race 9 - Pandano (fifth): Looked a promising miler earlier last year, but never came up this prep, so was freshened-up and dropped back to a BM78. Appeared to be the first horse beaten at the 400m after racing wide throughout, yet has managed to stick on bravely. There's a 1400m BM78 here on January 29 that will suit next start.

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