WORK CLOBBER MAIDEN Tips (Race 2)
Pinjarra Next Best Bet - Race 2 No. 5 Tibetan Black
Showing some signs of potential over two racing preparations to date is this returning three-year-old, who was unlucky first-up last campaign when resuming over 1000m, where she lost ground after being bumped at the start and was in restricted room via the run home.
Tibetan Black returns over 1300m on Thursday, encountering a similar strip second-up on October 25 (1400m) at Northam and was the pick of the closers on that occasion, putting nearly a length on Babytino in the process, a subsequent dual winner.
With an elevated heart rate along with a slow recovery detected after her November 22 flop, she was then spelled and off a 1200m trial win here on March 8 when working to the line under a hold, this filly looks to find a very winnable race here.
MANDURAH MAIL MAIDEN Tips (Race 3)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 3 No. 10 False Evidence
Despite going around at 100/1 on debut, this filly performed quite well over the 1300m at Pinjarra, a distance that was a little on the sharp side but she held her ground and stepped up to the 1500m at Ascot for start number two.
While the beaten margin doesn't reflect it, there was a little more merit in that performance where after settling at the rear from a wide draw, she balanced up nicely late, especially after the line and it's worth noting the winner beat the second-place Reciting by a decent space, so she wasn't far way otherwise among the next five home.
False Evidence will need to make-up nearly two lengths on Reciting (second favourite here) off that outing but they did share a similar last 600m on the clock, so with a more positive ride from a better gate now stepping to a mile, she has an each-way chance at a double figure quote.
PINJARRA CUP KIDS & FOOD VAN PRECINCT HANDICAP Tips (Race 6)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 6 No. 1 Billy Ain't Silly
While it wasn'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, I'm willing to give him another chance second-up off the fresh defeat.
Despite finding the 1000m just a little on the short side, the June 27 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 preparation behind a genuine city class galloper in Crystal Spirit and having raced a little greenly in that return run, they've now put the blinkers on this gelding.