BULL AND BUSH CHARTER BUS AND TOURS MAIDEN Tips (Race 2)
Bunbury Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 7 Youdoyou
While her main threat in Zangief does have a race fitness and also what looks a likely tactical edge from a lower draw, this filly has a few less convictions, returning on Sunday for what is just her second racing preparation.
Settling at the rear via her September 16 debut at Ascot, Youdoyou did make good inroads late for an eventual fourth-place finish behind the handy Triple Missile, a gelding that prevailed in his next two starts before a placing in the Listed Breeders Classic on March 6.
Behind the winner, that has proved to be a very strong Maiden with other five runners all subsequently breaking through including No Surrender who is now a four-time winner and off two good trials, this is a very winnable race on resumption.
BVA LASER CUTTING SERVICES HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Bunbury Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Special View
It's perhaps a little surprising that Bob Peters decided to part with Special View, a galloper who had just three starts in the cerise and white before being sold and now is under the care of ex-Fremantle Docker Hayden Ballantyne.
The former star small forward does look to have nice horse on his hands if the stable debut was any indication, bolting into score over the 1216m sprint journey after contesting longer trips in that prior campaign, but now steps up 1690m second-up.
Although that sharp rise in trip is a slight query, he was competing over these journeys for the old yard anyway and the son of Canford Cliffs is clearly going well, completing that Maiden victory in good time while he finds what is a weak Class 1 on Sunday.
WELCOME BACK ANDREW HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Bunbury Value Bet - Race 8 No. 5 Gibraltar Dancer
This lightly raced five-year-old beat three subsequent winners at Bunbury first-up last campaign, bettering the other 1100m Maiden on that card by around five and a half lengths overall on the clock, but hasn't had a pinch of luck this time in.
Although no match for Position Of Power (since won two more) following that Maiden, he wasn't disgraced and was competitive again behind a handy Agent Jay (won two races in November) prior to a spell in a field where the second and third placegetters subsequently prevailed.
Following two good efforts, Gibraltar Dancer peeled off a race-fastest last 600m at Ascot which resulted in him starting favourite on February 25 where he was admittedly a little flat but freshened-up and back to six furlongs, shouldn't be dismissed with a stronger tempo predicted here, which will suit.