GOOD LUCK ANOTHER ONE BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP Tips (Race 5)
Wagga Value Bet - Race 5 No. 6 Special Privilege
A lightly raced five-year-old who always seems to go around at a good price and hasn't done much wrong in any of his five outings to date, with his fair share of bad luck accumulated following his debut victory back in March, 2020.
After running into a useful Tejori at start two, a mare that has been competitive at town and placed at Provincial level, Special Privilege was supported prior to a Class 1 attempt at Scone ($13.00 - $8.50) but raced three-wide on a hot speed and was checked late, so there were excuses.
He resumed this preparation with an even effort over the 1000m before stepping up to the 1200m at Wagga, where he was held-up at a key stage when racing in restricted room and should've finished second to Temoin Chaud, who although was scratched at Canberra on Sunday, was well fancied to win that Benchmark 65.
MTC LADIES DAY MAY 29 CLASS 3 HANDICAP Tips (Race 7)
Wagga Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Blitzar
A savvy yearling purchase for just $16,000 back in 2018, Blitzar has a sharp turn of foot and the key is keeping him away from wet tracks as he hasn't quite let down in two Highway appearances which included a sixth-place finish back in October as favourite behind Art Cadeau, who is the early favourite for the $500,000 Country Championships final in April.
Although beaten fresh on the Australian Day program here, it was hard to miss the son of Deep Field working home late into third and with the rise 1200m suiting second-up, he just had no luck with Lady Brook being rated to perfection in that February 11 event, a mare that was coming off a Benchmark 70 placing at Moonee Valley.
This four-year-old was heavily supported last start in a $150,000 country Championships Qualifier ($7.50-$4.80) where although not beaten far, was set a task over a trip he's a little vulnerable over but back to 1200m on Tuesday where he also drops in grade, Blitzar does look very well placed.