VALE LYNN JEFFERY MAIDEN Tips (Race 1)
Pinjarra Roughie - Race 1 No. 9 Rapitorio
In an open race to begin the December 17 program from Pinjarra, this four-year-old from the Trevor Andrews yard is one at a long price that does look to get more favours now third-up from a spell after drawing wide via her first two attempts this campaign.
The daughter of Oratorio made a sound return over the 1400m at Bunbury, when peaking on her run late after trying to sustain a wide run from the rear on what was a tough circuit to make ground on and found another leader-dominated affair second-up, where considering nothing got close from the off the speed, it was a pass mark under the circumstances.
She placed via her only attempt over 2000m last campaign following competitive performances around some useful company and with barrier one at Joseph Azzopardi's disposal, we ideally want to see him be more positive early to give Rapitorio a sniff at big odds.
MEDIC AID MAIDEN Tips (Race 5)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 5 No. 4 I Skate
Fred Kersley prepares this well-bred three-year-old who was tipped out after showing some promise against handy opposition in his first two starts early in 2020 and returns for his second racing preparation as a gelding
By Bradbury's Luck and out of a daughter to Group One winning mare Leica Smile, I Skate began his career with an even debut performance before competing in a strong two-year-old affair when making ground behind the smart Dom To Shoot (placed in the 2020 Kingston Town Classic) and beat home Em Tee Aye in the process (runner-up in WA Guineas) albeit he had no luck there.
Apprentice Beaux Banovic-Edwards has been aboard for the two most recent trials where he has found the line well on both occasions and although there hasn't been a stack of early toe shown to date, they have drawn barrier two and with intent, he gets his chance in what isn't an overly deep Maiden.
BELLES PARK TRAINING AND AGISTMENT HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Morgs Freeman
The winning strike rate for this gelding admittedly isn't flash, but over the whole journey and with the 2020 highlight being a second to the Group One-placed Celebrity Queen, he has the best exposed form in this Class 3 Handicap field.
To be fair on Morgs Freeman, not much has gone right for him this campaign where he drew wide and made some inroads behind the smart Chantorque fresh prior to jumping from another wide alley at Ascot second-up where he was beaten just over half a length into fourth, an event he probably wins with a better gate.
Although not disgraced, he didn't let down on a Soft 7 at his most recent tilt and with a little freshen-up along with a drop to six furlongs which suits (hasn't figured in three 1400m attempts), this is the most suitable assignment this five-year-old has faced in some time and he finally draws well for Brad Parnham (barrier one).