TLE AND CLIPSAL CLASS 2 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Moruya Roughie - Race 5 No. 6 Make An Offer
There was good money for this gelding at big odds ($21-$13) when resuming at Wagga on June 4 and despite finishing 10th of 14, it wasn't all that bad of a run, especially considering the 1200m is too slick.
Make An Offer was never in winning calculations when only balancing up very late in the piece in that return effort and stepping to 1400m on Friday, the one distance that he has won over, is certainly a positive and the blinkers now go on.
Placing behind a genuine city class galloper in Luvoir at Provincial level only last spring, he's clearly no slouch and in a Country Class 2 field that has a decent tail to it outside of top two/three in the market, I wouldn't be surprised to see him run a race here.
BODALLA BOWLING CLUB- BODALLA TOWN PLATE Tips (Race 6)
Moruya Best Bet - Race 6 No. 6 Dream Runner
Given quite a handy Country field has been assembled for the Bodalla Town Plate, we should be getting a bit better price for this resuming galloper off a decent spell and closer to the jump, that may well be the case.
Canberra trainer Keith Dryden can find a handy galloper and while this is a big call, if Dream Runner can stay sound and naturally improve off his first campaign, he has the ability to perhaps rival stable star Handle The Truth, albeit they are very different.
This gelding unfortunately bled on return last spring and given plenty of time, he has the services of Blaike McDougall here off a June 7 trial win which although visually wasn't dominant, he had an apprentice in the saddle and one that is yet to have a race ride.
TUROSS SHOPPING CENTRE BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP Tips (Race 8)
Moruya Value Bet - Race 8 No. 4 Redicon
Well suited coming back to Benchmark 58 level on June 11 was this son of Deep Field, a galloper who had been ticking over well, but the betting drift proved accurate, as he produced somewhat of plain effort
While this four-year-old was competitive two starts back, he did appear to be looking for a little more ground there and Redicon does drop 2.5kg off that latest performance at Wagga, so we'll give him another look as that prior form reads well for this.
The resumption in a 1200m Highway on April 24 was a forgivable performance, racing three-wide throughout and pulled up with lacerations post-race, but he bounced off to with a strong chasing effort for second behind Time For Peace on May 16.