CUP DAY PREMIUM MARQUEE BOOKINGS NOW OPEN MAIDEN Tips (Race 4)
Pinjarra Roughie - Race 4 No. 6 Prize Pennies
In an open Maiden, this mare from the David Harrison stable has some each-way claims at a big price now getting to the mile third-up, which looks as though it'll suit if her two runs this preparation are any indication.
Tipped out after three uncompetitive outings in her first racing campaign, the daughter of Alfred Noble found the line nicely first up at 100/1 and proved that performance was no fluke when stepping up to the 1400m via a Saturday Maiden, to finish next to Private Poet who was only just reeled in on Monday.
Paul Harvey sticks with Prize Pennies this Wednesday, a jockey that has combined with trainer David Harrison for 16 winners at a strike rate of 20% over the last 12 months and with a little improvement up to the eight furlongs, she's in the top three mix here.
JK WATTS MEMORIAL HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 6 No. 4 Unreliable
He's been ticking over just fairly in three runs via what is now his third racing preparation but with a decent drop in grade to a Provincial Class 1 and with a good fitness base to tackle this 2000m assignment, this five-year-old is better placed.
After a midfield finish at Pinjarra, Unreliable stepped from 1400m to 1800m second-up and as a result of that fourth-place finish, contested a Ratings 66+ event on February 20 which was a brutally run affair where despite not being in winning calculations, managed to get the better of Bella's Idol late, a six-time winner who was coming off a city victory.
The son of Reliable Man does rise in the weights but that recent form is certainly good enough for a Class 1 where he meets the favourite The Roan Ranger, a galloper he defeated when breaking his Maiden last time in and drawing for a better run than that rival, he can pinch this at a fair quote.
PINJARRA CUP DAY FEAT. DARREN REID & SOUL CITY GROOVE HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Billy Ain't Silly
This isn't a strong Class 3 and off the back of two nice trials along with a first campaign that showed genuine city class potential at the back end of his two-year-old year, this resuming three-year-old can return with a win in the last from Pinjarra.
Despite finding the 1000m just a little on the short side, the debut of Billy Ain't Silly was a good one and although he was a big drifter in the betting at start two when stepping up to 1200m ($1.55-$3.00), he led throughout to score quite easily at Belmont in a Maiden that rated superbly for that July 15 card.
Following a solid hit-out when fourth to Celebrity Queen (subsequent Group One winner), he tuned up quite nicely for this resumption behind a genuine city class galloper in Crystal Spirit on February 15 in a heat he could've quite easily have won if pressed late (went to the line under a hold).