Form analyst Trent Orwin previews his best selections for Pinjarra on Monday.
Race 1 (12:56pm local/2:56pm AEST) – WESTBRED GRADUATION MS PACE – 2185m
Be On Guard drops in grade from a 3C0-3C2 event and from barrier four driver Dylan Egerton-Green will be aggressive; he tried to cross Rocknroll Beachboy at Gloucester Park without success. One positive here is that Ruling Gold has drawn outside him so that if he doesn’t cross that horse may press forward to the breeze position to give Be On Guard cover.
Six starts for trainer Colin Brown have failed to produce any placings but this race is a lot more suitable than most of those. He looks to be getting better with racing and paced a 1:58.3 mile rate for the 2130m which will be more than competitive in this field.
Lauras Shadow makes her debut for Greg and Skye Bond and the two-year-old filly takes on the maiden horses. Her trial form reads okay but expect she will be a strong contender today.
Ruling Gold hasn’t raced in 1,367 days, with his last appearance in 2013 as a two-year-old. He had solid juvenile form including placing behind High Courage and Waylade. Fitness is the big concern but he has each-way claims in this race.
Dollars And Cents also has each-way prospects from the good draw and is worth a bet if he gets out to silly odds.
Race 2 (1:35pm local/3:35pm AEST) – WESTBRED 3YO FILLIES MS PACE – 2185m
Gotta Go Gabbana looks the best filly in the race and despite her terrible draw I think she is the one to beat. She looks to have an extra gear compared to most of her rivals but can gallop which is the obvious concern.
She comes out of a much stronger race in town and her effort was good when eighth to Im Stylish and Red Hot Roxy – both of those fillies are WA Oaks contenders with enough ability to win the classic.
Rockin The Boys was placed last start at Gloucester Park and this grade is suitable for her. She will be in the firing line and should run well.
Myanniegoat has gate speed and could be in a very prominent position early. She has each-way prospects along with Miss Twiggy Whitby, Thejewelinhereye and Partytime Whitby.
Race 6 (3:57pm local/5:57pm AEST) – MS PACE – 2185m
Alkiras Desire has been runner up at both starts this preparation and she could break through today from barrier four. The Marble Ridge is likely to find the pegs and may then hand to Alkiras Desire.
Just Bet On Black has made it a hat-trick of wins and chases a fourth consecutive victory. He should press forward to the breeze and his class could see him prove too strong.
Mon Lillies ($34/$3.75) represents each-way value from barrier six due to her gate speed which should see her outside the leader early. She is extremely consistent in this sort of grade and could run a strong race if she gains cover behind Just Bet On Black.
Last start she followed that script by finding the breeze and then gaining cover to finish third behind Rabchenko and Campora.
The Marble Ridge can battle on from a pegs position and has each-way claims from the good draw.