ALCOA PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY MAIDEN Tips (Race 3)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 3 No. 4 What About Moi
This gelding has been unlucky not have won either side an attempt in a handy $70,000 event at Ascot with a narrow miss on debut (runner-up Prize Pursuit has since won) and was just edged out by a Bob Peters runner on December 30, with Pike taking the shortcut on the rail to secure victory.
What About Moi managed to get the better of Smashing on that occasion, who was a first-up winner in the spring (should've gone back-to-back) and a three-year-old who was competitive in two features over the carnival, finishing seventh of 16 in the Group Two WA Guineas prior to running fifth in the Listed Lee-Steere Classic.
Under the Set Weights conditions of this event, the son of Pour Moi finds himself superbly placed dropping 5kg in the weights for coming back to a Provincial Maiden and whilst respecting first starter Paddy's Art from the trials, he's drawn out and this is clearly the galloper with the runs on the board for now.
SMB ELECTRICAL MAIDEN Tips (Race 5)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 5 No. 9 Surf Point
Although he was held throughout the majority of his fiorst racing campaign, this gelding from the Dan Morton yard showed glimpses of potential and whilst peaking on the fresh effort here over 1200m, he was only beaten just over two lengths in the finish.
They opted to ride Surf Point colder in his second-up effort at 1400m and whilst the margin doesn't reflect it, the performance was strong and it had every bit as merit as the runs of Mischievous Diva and Mini Coat, who after finishing fourth and fifth in that event respectively, franked the form by filling the quinella in a Bunbury Maiden on Wednesday.
Stepping up to the mile third-up looks ideal for this gelding who shouldn't be far away now and facing an assignment that is little easier if anything, he has good each-way claims with Shaun O'Donnell taking the reins.
COIL CLEANING AUSTRALIA HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Pinjarra Each-Way Bet - Race 7 No. 2 Star Glitter
Neville and Chris Parnham combine in the seventh from Pinjarra with this veteran sprinter, who backed-up a strong trial in November with a nice return run and if the second-up performance was any indication, then he should be right in this 1200m event.
Star Glitter was able to break a long drought with back-to-back wins in April last year and made good ground in that last attempt on January 2, when going past a handy State Attorney and not far off the dead-heat winners in Platinum Bullet and Weaponson, which does read superbly coming back to the Provincials.
The nine-year-old doesn't appear to be all that badly in with just a 3kg rise in the weights and in a field that will hopefully string out a little early, Chris Parnham will be looking for a tow into this late and off those recent references, only needs to hold his form third-up to be leading hope here.