A nine-race card awaits punters at Mornington on Sunday afternoon, with plenty of connections hoping they can get their runners into some high-grade events during the back end of the Spring Carnival. The track has come up a Good 4 and the rail is in the true position throughout, so every runner will have their chance on Sunday. The first race is set to jump at 12:55pm AEDT.
It’s getting to the point where this is almost a last-chance saloon for Robert Kingston’s 4YO gelding. He’s a nine-start maiden who deserves a win, and we think he gets the job done easily on Sunday. He had every chance to go past the leader in his last start here a fortnight ago, and off that effort he gets the blinkers back on again. Ben Allen should not have too many problems getting to the rails from barrier eight and should run the race on his terms as Art Major finally breaks through at start 10.
Fresh from a seven-week layoff, Anthony Freedman’s 4YO mare will be looking to build on her promising autumn campaign. She strung together three consecutive wins in that stretch, culminating with a dominant victory at Bendigo where she produced an electric turn of foot and looked a star in the making. Her first-up run at Sandown this campaign had excuses when she lost a plate during the race but only went down by under three lengths. Dropping back from city grade, she will take a power of beating if she brings her best.
There was plenty to like about the way Pat Carey’s 4YO gelding broke his maiden last weekend at Yarra Valley on Heavy going. He was the one who had to bring the field up to the tearaway leader, but he had plenty in the tank to go past and claim victory in the shadows of the winning post. He maps to be one of the backmarkers in this race, but his superior turn of foot will give you a big sight at odds. A must for all exotics.