He was impressive winning first up by 1.3 lengths over this T/D last time out. He had to do it the hard way after being bumped at the start from barrier seven whilst also losing a plate in the run and racing tight at the 1000m mark. All of that gives him plenty of merit for that win.
He has drawn ideally this time out and Zac remains with him which is always a positive. There is a bit of pace to his outside, so I expect him to settle around fifth or sixth in the run and if Zac can get a run just off the fence, I reckon he is going to be mighty hard to beat in a race that lacks form.
He was shoved along early first up to hold a spot and then when they came around the final bend and the horses around him and behind him started to get momentum up upon straightening, he was stuck behind the tiring leader after they set a frantic pace, and he had to check heels at the 300m mark, where he lost the little momentum he did have, and it was race over. Mind you he never goes well first up as it is and continuously improves better second up, which he is here, and with Angus Chung remaining aboard, he carries only 50kg on his back from barrier one!
There isn’t a lot of pace, so he should hold the front with ease and have his chance at silly each-way odds. I will be saving on Amazing Teens and maybe Handsome Twelve as well, but I think our bloke will go very close.
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The rail is in the true position. Bullock has been riding in terrific form and comes up with a strong card again. He looks the jockey to follow on a card full of favourites that are hard to beat. Best Bet Sardonyx (Scone Race 2 No.3 ) A key scratching comes out and leaves Sardonyx very hard to beat. Maps well, Bullock steers and gets the right race here. Hard to beat at goods still. $2.90 Best Each Way
Our Newcastle tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is in 5 metres. Heavy conditions expected so looking towards runners that are proven on wet tracks. Best Bet Dale (Newcastle Race 6 No. 2) No prizes for finding this runner but put in a solid effort on debut and drops miles in grade. In smartly at the weights here and with no jockey booked yet does look very hard to hold out in this thin maiden. $1.40 l
Our Nowra Tips for Monday's meeting. Key Comments The track is in the heavy range. The rail is true. Best Bet Deni Gal (Nowra Race 7 No. 4) None of these win out of turn but Deni Gal has good claims with a superb record at the track and a good record with Guymer steering. He has won twice from 6 goes aboard which is a very good sign given the horse is 3 wins from 22 starts. Hard to beat and maps
Our Moe Tips for Sunday's meeting. Key Comments The rail is true. The best bet is in the opening race of the day and looks well placed. Best Bet Poppin' Champagne (Kyneton Race 1 No.14) Can land up on the speed and prove hard to beat. Likeable claims in this field and looks suited against this bunch. Hard to beat and the price is still worth it. $1.75 Best Each Way Virtucon (Moe Race