A small seven race card is set down for judgement on Sunday afternoon at Benalla where the track has come up a Soft 5 at the time of writing. The Euroa Cup is the featured event on the card and comes up in race six, where one our better bets of the day goes around. The first race starts at 1:35pm AEDT.
When you chase home the likes of Cherry Tortoni and Albarado in the winter at Flemington, and weren’t beaten far; you’d think that’s the right form to take out a maiden at Benalla on Sunday. On that day at Flemington he led the field up and got a stitch late but was fighting hard all the way to go down by three and a half lengths to the aforementioned Cherry Tortoni. He gets on to a firm ground for the first time in his career which can only be a positive and if he runs up to the form in his juvenile campaign he should prove too strong in a thin maiden.
It isn’t often we get too excited by a horse who has one win from 12 starts. However, she has been battling out some tough fields in her recent runs and meets a field here in the Euroa Cup that doesn’t look to be too deep. From barrier 14 we’re expecting Patrick Moloney to go forward on the four-year-old mare, and with a bit of luck can get a bit of cover in the three wide line; and be fighting out the finish off a wide run with cover.
It was an eye-catching run last time out at Wodonga when chasing home a handy type three weeks ago and looks primed to go on with the job here and get his second win of the campaign. The five-year-old gelding for Michael Gibson gets the blinkers on again and finds a race where he looks nicely place to bring up his second win of his career. From barrier five he should have no issue in getting a positive position in the running and the rise in distance seems ideal for him at this stage of his campaign.