Saturday Review 16 February 2019
Plenty of interest in 2yos at this time of the year, so we will start there. Microphone won well at Flemingotn carrying more weight than his rivals, so it’s doubtful anything that finished behind him
will be beating him during the Autumn. Microhone himself was beaten by I Am Immortal last start so that franks the form for that gelding in the Blue Diamond. Microphone probably looks more
like a Sires horse rather than a Blue Diamind Golden Slipper horse, however he now has enough prize money to run in both events. At Doomben Golden Slipper hopeful Vincere Volare easily
accounted for an inferior field over 1110m. He could do no more than he did, and it does look an even bunch of 2yos this season, so he can improve with the benefit of that run and be cometitive
in Sydney should trainer Tony Gollan choose to send him south.
Gallopers Preview selected the first 4 in the Group 1 Lightning in their top 4 selections. In Her Time has always been a favourite of ours and she ran incredibly well fully deseving a Group 1
victory. Osborne Bulls arguably should have won after bungling the start, he is better suited over 1200-1440m so he is definitely the horse to follow and a Group 1 win is close at hand for him.
Top class filly Amphitrite received a gun ride from Craig Williams however she had her rivals covered a long way from home in winning first up from a spell at Flemington. The racing world is her
oyster this Autumn, she will be competitive in any race she contests, even Group 1 events.
Forget Brutal ever went around at Randwick. Trapped wide, first up, attacking the lead from the outside barrier, he was entitled to drop out and finish a well beaten last however he had the
audacity to fight hard down the running to finish a more than creditable third. He is a Group 1 horse.
Widgee Turf has a good race in him this preparation. He can clock off some incredible sectionals which he did in running third in the final event at Flemington, one for punters to follow with
Penske got up to his favoured trip of 1600m at Randwick to lead and win convincingly. Not suggesting he is a Doncaster chance, however he has a good mile race in him during the Autumn.
And what do we say about Winx that has not already been said? Breath taking win, awe inspiring mare, an unparalelled winning streak, modern day miracle. As a punter for over 40 years, never
in my lifetime did I ever think a 7yo mare (rising 8yo in reality) could maintain form in the rich vein in which Winx is showing in 2019. She is nothing short of a freakish phenomenan!
Good luck and profitable punting to all.