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Horses For The Blackbook From Australian Guineas Day 2020 - Who To Follow

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Horses For The Blackbook From Australian Guineas Day 2020
Big Night Out (inside) is a horse to follow going forward (Getty Images)
Justin Darcy 02 Mar 2020
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Horses For The Blackbook - 2020 Australian Guineas Day

Alligator Blood showed why he is the best 3YO miler in the country with a powerful Australian Guineas win which has seen him rocket into All Star Mile favouritism.

Catalyst on face value was disappointing, but the race shape did not suit so expect him to bounce back in a fortnight.

We have found three horses to follow into their next start, including a 3YO from the Australian Guineas.

Blackbook: Australian Guineas Day Race 6 - Manolo Blahniq

This horses run was fantastic seeing that he much more suited over 1200m and 1400m.

He has run very well down the straight a few times, but seeing as the leader had it his won way out in front, he did very well to make up a lot of ground. 

This galloper had the second fastest last 200m of the race, giving every indication that 1200m next start will be suitable.

Always improving second up, a race like the Hareeba Stakes on Mornington Cup day could be right up his alley.

He is a big watch next start over a much more suitable trip.

Likely Target: Hareeba Stakes 

Blackbook: Australian Guineas Day Race 7 - Soul Patch

I thought his run was huge seeing as he will improve once he steps up to 10 furlongs and further in 3YO company.

He had a nice trail into the race, sitting behind Alligator Blood and just being able to attack the line nicely over the last 200m.

He was a 2040m dominant winner last prep before tackling the Victorian Derby, leaving a VRC Oaks place getter in her wake.

What I like is that is not just a grinder, as he steps up in trip, he still maintains a turn of foot which is what is needed to win the 10 furlong+ races.

Next start we have to assume is the Rosehill Guineas where he looks very much suited over the 2000m.

Likely Target: Rosehill Guineas

Blackbook: Australian Guineas Day Race 9 - Big Night Out

His run was enormous second up, sticking to the 1200m.

1400m is clearly this blokes go and next start I think we will see him over that journey.

He had the fastest sectionals from the 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m home, breaking 33 seconds for his last 600m.

This shows he is crying out for that 1400m and it will take a very good horse to beat him over that trip.

There is a benchmark 90 over 1400m on March 28 that looks an ideal race for him seeing there is a long straight and the track is nice and big.

That will mean a four week gap between runs which is a concern, otherwise the stable may elect to cross the boarder to either Sydney Or Adelaide with him.

Likely Target: Benchmark 90

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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