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Horses For The Blackbook From Australian Cup Day - Who To Follow

  • Justin finds three horses to follow from Australian Cup day
Horses For The Blackbook From Australian Cup Day
Princess Jenni will be very hard to beat at her next start (Getty Images)

Horses For The Blackbook From Australian Cup Day - Who To Follow

The 2020 Australian Cup was taken out by Lindsay Park's Fifty Stars in dogged fashion, stealing the race from WA star Regal Power in the shadows of the post.

We also saw Bivouac and his dominance in the Newmarket Handicap, proving that he is the fastest 3YO in the land and the one to beat in any Group One races that he runs in.

We have found three horses to put in the blackbook from the meeting, including one horse who we are incredibly confident will win next start.

Blackbook: Australian Cup Day Race 2 - Ole Kirk

A good thing beaten many punters described this performance, and even jockey Dwayne Dunn himself was disappointed with his ride.

He was backed to win the race but now a step up in trip looks the right option for this son of Written Tycoon.

A trip up to the Group Ones in Sydney may be his next options, possibly a race like the Champagne Stakes over 1600m.

A relation of his, All Too Hard took out the VRC Sires Produce before being beaten by Pierro in that very race.

Although we are comparing a champion to a 'nice horse' that pathway looks a likely option for this horse who could very well be a top class 3YO.

Likely Target: Champagne Stakes

Blackbook: Australian Cup Day Race 5 - Princess Jenni

She does not normally go fresh, but this was one top class performance for a mare who will be extremely hard to beat second up.

The Group One winner is unbeaten second-up, and will be looking to maintain that record next week in the Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley, a track she is also unbeaten at, held over a mile, her best trip.

The stars look to be aligning for this run and once the odds are up on the bookmakers, I am expecting her to be supported as much as Wild Planet was on Saturday.

The word from the David Brideoake training camp was the she is flying and will be running to her best second-up, so we much blackbook her for her next start.

Likely Target: Sunline Stakes

Blackbook: Australian Cup Day Race 6 - Loving Gaby

I am praying Bivouac heads straight to Sydney and does not drop by Moonee Valley for the William Reid Stakes.

If not, Loving Gaby has this race at her mercy third-up and back around a bend, and at a track that she has already won an open age Group One at.

3YO filly Sunlight won this race last year off the back of a Newmarket win, and although this girl was second, the run was very good.

I am not convinced she was in the best part of the track and she may have finished closer had she been to the outside of the eventual winner.

She had the second fastest last 400m of the race and was the second of two runners in the race to break 34 seconds for the final 600m.

This filly is in career best form and will have a great chance Friday week to be winning her second Group One event.

Likely Target: William Reid Stakes

Blackbook FAQ

What is a blackbook?

This is an area where punters will note down horses to follow from any particular meeting.

Why do I need a blackbook?

Having races run and won seven days a week, it can be hard to keep track of certain horses and some may slip out of your mind.

A blackbook will ensure that the horse you want to follow is saved.

What is the criteria for a blackbooked runner?

There is no criteria, it is simply a horse you think was unlucky, will improve or any reason at all that you wish to follow a horse into their next few starts.

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