Queensland racing knowledgeable Nathan Exelby is again doing what he does greatest – backing winners.
Sky Racing and Brisbane Racing Membership’s turf knowledgeable Nathan Exelby runs his eye over Saturday’s QTIS Jewel on the Gold Coast in his new weekly TAB On The Punt column.
Wapiti, Race 4, No.7, $5
Closely backed on his house monitor final time, however was simply one-paced once more. Doesn’t have a flip of foot, however he does stick on and that’s in his favour in these sort of circumstances, which he’s confirmed adept at prior to now.
Apache Chase, Race 8, No.1, $11/$2.90
Comes off an excellent summer time, together with a courageous effort in a sizzling Magic Thousands and thousands Guineas at this monitor and has since jumped out brilliantly. Concede the favorite is an excellent filly, however he appears over the percentages on the Every Means foundation.
Ventura Ocean, Race 9, No.9, $2.90
Brings a compelling formline and one that means he’s a superior horse to his rivals right here. The query is the heavy monitor, as he had restricted publicity in Europe. If Kris Lees is joyful to start out him, I’m joyful to be with him.
Race 1: Axe $8.00-$6.50
Race 2: Skins $3.40-$3.20
Sugar Increase $2.25-$2.20
I’ve Gotta Nel $7.00-$6.00
Be Water My Buddy $19-$16
Race 4: Dissolution $6.50-$5
The Sweet Man $13-$8
Take Tea $18-$10
Race 6: Gemelon Bolt $7.50-$6.00
Race 7: Jadentom $3.80-$3.30
Apache Chase $14-$11
Race 9: Elixir $27-$11
Race 6, QTIS 2Y0 Jewel (1200m)
SWEET DOLLY has been tremendous in her three runs/wins to this point, bringing her cavalier debut win at Townsville south to an Eagle Farm stakes race after which once more first up at Caloundra. She appeared a extra full package deal at Caloundra, skilled, versus operating everywhere in the store. Revered analyst Daniel O’Sullivan assessed that as the perfect efficiency by a two-year-old on a Queensland racetrack this season – forward of the Magic Thousands and thousands even. She simply has to deal with the moist monitor to make it 4 on finish. GEMELON BOLT the clear second choose.
Picks: 7 Candy Dolly a standout, 1 Gemelon Bolt in case you require one other
Race 7, Navy Rose Plate (1200m)
CHIVARGO has to step up one other notch, however she has a health edge on her key rivals, which could possibly be important. She’s a winner on a Heavy 9 monitor in Victoria, so the monitor ought to maintain no considerations. OUTBACK BARBIE is the perfect horse right here and on a Good monitor she could be near an excellent factor, as a result of she’s pitch-forked in underneath these circumstances. A whole unknown on moist floor although. JADENTOM can also be first up and does deal with moist floor. She comes off her profession greatest prep and deserves respect once more. GEM OF SCOTLAND subsequent greatest.
Picks: 7 Chivargo, Three Outback Barbie, Four Jadentom, 9 Gem Of Scotland
Race 8, QTIS 3YO Jewel (1200m)
MIAMI FLEISS is among the most promising horses in Queensland, having received each begins by large margins and in fast time. The question right here, as with so many others as we speak, is the Heavy monitor. The worth runner appears clearly to be APACHE CHASE. He was a Group Three winner over the summer time after which ran very nicely after being attacked on pace within the MM Guineas. Jumped out stylishly lately and if he handles the monitor, might be on this for a great distance. KISUKANO has no difficulty with moist floor and appears the opposite successful hope again to set weights.
Picks: 1 Apache Chase, 13 Miami Fleiss, Eight Kisukano
Race 9, Benchmark 85 Handicap (1300m)
VENTURA OCEAN created an excellent impression at his Australian debut, warding off Wren’s Day (tremendous spectacular winner since) regardless of giving that horse 3kg. Again to a handicap right here, he will get in nicely sufficient with 56kg and if he handles the circumstances, he’s the doubtless winner once more. If Ventura Ocean doesn’t get by means of the bottom, it is a vast open race. ELIXIR is healthier suited as much as 1300m right here and handles mushy floor. DIO DORO and AGASSI are gun moist trackers, whereas AMICITIA is one other one that may be included off a helpful recent run over an unsuitable journey.
Picks: 9 Ventura Ocean, 15 Amicitia, Three Elixir, 12 Dio Doro, 2 Agassi
AWAY FROM HOME
It’s been a decade since a Coolmore Traditional winner has come off a Melbourne lead-up, however Chaillot ($7.50) appears able to breaking that drought. Can again her and the Queenslander KRONE ($17) within the Rosehill Group 1 function.
The All Star Mile appears a tricky one on the Valley, however within the last occasion there, CORDILLA ($4) appears nicely positioned off a pointy current jumpout. Was aggressive with Group class horses within the spring.