Form analyst Trent Orwin previews his best selections for Pinjarra on Monday.
Race 1 (1:38pm local/4:38pm AEDT) – GRADUATION MS PACE – 2185m
Former New Zealand pacer Punters Dream looks hardest to beat as he makes his WA debut. There looks to be limited opposition for him but Im Entitled looks to offer the most resistance.
Trained by Michael Brennan and to be driven by Gary Hall Jnr, Im Entitled should find clear running a little easier than last start when held up until late and finishing well.
He is still a work in progress but looks to be on the improve and should run well.
Galviston looks the third pick while Happy As and Life To The Max loom as place chances.
Race 2 (2:22pm local/5:22pm AEDT) – GRADUATION MS PACE – 2185m
A fairly open race where Im Robyn, Tactile Sensation, Truleylucky and Stir It Up look the best chances in the race.
Tactile Sensation looks excellent each-way value at $10 and $2.50 in this event.
I’d forgive last run where this colt broke up but still finished well enough for eighth position. The form in this race doesn’t look strong and Tactile Sensation’s form looks to stack up against his opposition.
The bigger track may be more to his liking and he can run home in good time when not used up in the early stages.
Im Robyn can run a big race if she can lead but has galloped in three of five starts. Truleylucky has no early speed but finished well last start and Stir It Up galloped last time but trialled fairly.
Race 5 (3:59pm local/6:59pm AEDT) – GARRARDS YOUNG DRIVER CHALLENGE FILLIES AND MARES MS PACE – 2185m
A good race for the fillies and mares that sees class runner My Platinum Belle second-up. She should get a good run through behind Falling Starzzz and if she finds the front off that mare it will be a case of how far is the winning margin.
Front Row will be trying her best to get ahead of My Platinum Belle and if she found the front then she could give her something to catch. Her last-start win from the breeze was good and she looks up to this company as she rises in class.
Eyes On The Money and Lipizzaner look each-way prospects with Falling Starzzz looking a place chance at best.
Race 7 (4:55pm local/7:55pm AEDT) – MS PACE – 2185m
Im Free Falling is a very frustrating horse for punters. He has been favourite at his past three starts and beaten in all of them. Despite this fact, he has been racing fairly well and gets another chance to try and land a major victory – his last came over the 1684m at this venue in May.
Rudimental Sol looks the leader and Im Free Falling may be able to find some cover in the run with Major Stare potentially making a mid-race move to land the breeze.
Outside of that trio, Chelsea Royal and Mon Lillies also have each-way claims with Walkabout Creek not totally out of the race either.
Race 8 (5:25pm local/8:25pm AEDT) – CONDITIONED HANDICAP SS PACE – 2631m
Three leading chances and two fringe players in this eight-horse standing-start field.
Chuck Norris can be hit and miss from the stand but gets a front-line advantage over main dangers Sky Art off 20m and Im Master Charlie off 30m. The fringe players are Bonsu off the front line and Buhn Lert off 10m.
Im Master Charlie returned from a spell when second to Vultan Tin at Gloucester Park. Should take benefit from that run and he has won four and been placed a further six times from 19 stands.
Back in July he had a couple of placings in metro stands won by Naughty Maravu and Ohoka Cooper. Phoenix Warrior also appeared in the placings and that formline is strong.