Form analyst Trent Orwin previews his best selections for Albany on Saturday night.
Race 2 (6:49pm local/9:49pm AEDT) – NEVILLE DRUMMOND MEMORIAL MS PACE – 2258m
Milliondollahanova has come up with barrier one and becomes the obvious horse to beat from her good draw. She will be met with opposition from Born A Tiger and My Breaking Dawn.
Billericay Blue is sure to have a crack for the early lead and we will be hoping that Milliondollahanova holds up and we can trail the filly with My Breaking Dawn who has been racing very well.
My Breaking Dawn has been well back in the field at her past three starts and should appreciate a soft run closer to the speed this time; she has each-way prospects from the good draw.
Race 4 (7:45pm local/10:45pm AEDT) – MS PACE – 2258m
Jasper Casper could be a big improver from barrier one over the 2258m, as opposed to the 2683m which normally suits him – he may have found the class too great as they paced a 1:59.5 mile rate.
His previous form over the 2258m reads well for this race and he could be fairly big odds considering he hasn’t won in about 22 months.
Jasper Casper looks to have enough speed to hold the lead if Deni Roberts decides that is the best option, or could relinquish and look to find clear running late.
Our Jeremes Gem is racing very well and is my top pick but Jasper Casper looks an each-way prospect at what will hopefully be lucrative odds.
Race 5 (8:15pm local/11:15pm AEDT) – FILLIES AND MARES FINAL – 1828m
An intriguing contest and one that loses a little bit of interest with the scratching of Track The Navajo – only a little bit though.
Four Legged Fury has really hit form and I think the Matthew Saw and Madeleine Young combination can capture the final after running second in the heat behind Kathleen Betty.
Safari Storm looks the leader and Four Legged Fury looks to be able to follow Kathleen Betty in the run. I think she can run her down and the leader over the short-course.