WESTERN RACEPIX LEADING HORSE AWARD MAIDEN Tips (Race 2)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Sir Rachelot
After showing very little over three runs in his first campaign, this three-year-old has returned a much-improved galloper, backing up a nice trial win on June 14 with a solid first-up performance over 1000m at Pinjarra.
Jumping well and settling nicely in the run over that straight course dash, Sir Rachelot did lose a bit momentum when the sprint went on, but picked up again late and was good through the line, clearly finding the five furlongs a little slick.
With that winner Poker Face saluting again at her next start and with some handy form lines around the fifth-placed Spiced Delight, this isn't any harder where the step up to 1200m suits as does the engagement of senior rider Shaun McGruddy.
WWW.PINJARRAPARK.COM.AU MAIDEN Tips (Race 4)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 4 No. 9 Wise Cracker
Coming out of the same race as Sir Rachelot is this mare from the Doug Harrison stable, who was much more eye-catching on that occasion, rattling home from off the speed for an eventual second via that first-up attempt.
Wise Cracker recorded easily the fastest last 600m of that event and it was the second quickest last 600m of the meeting with the daughter of Galah returning to some of the form of her first campaign, where she placed numerous times behind some useful types.
With five placings from six starts and having easily the best exposed form in this field, her main threat does appear to be Springsure Lad, a rival that does have ability, but at 1200m and in a race that otherwise looks to fall away, this is the one to beat.
HYGAIN FEEDING CHAMPION’S SINCE 1983 HANDICAP Tips (Race 9)
Pinjarra Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 9 See Ya Champ
It was a sensational debut victory from See Ya Champ back in February last year, coming home with a barnstorming finish at 50/1 to reel in a useful Nurhaci, now a three-time winner that is rated well above anything in this line up.
Despite showing promising signs and being unlucky on numerous occasions including a Saturday attempt in January when badly blocked for a run, this mare hasn't been able to salute again in 10 subsequent performances, meaning she could well just be a "suck" runner.
That said, off her last start performance when sprinting sharply but only denied by Tena Koutou, a very talented three-year-old that franked that form with an easy Listed victory last Saturday, she's entitled to be shorter than $7 in a Provincial Class 1.