It’s the final day of the 2019/20 racing season before all horses celebrate their birthdays on August 1, and we are graced with eight strong races on a Heavy 9 track at Wyong. The rail is in the true position for the entire circumference of the course and the first race will jump at 12:20pm AEST.
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Race 6 – Al Snip @ $2.90 Neds
John O’Shea’s talented galloper Al Snip lines up in a very winnable Benchmark 64 over 1350m. Despite being drawn awkwardly in barrier 14, the Al Maher filly should have enough speed to burn to get across and lead this field under apprentice Tom Sherry, who claims 1.5kg. Al Snip has just the one win to her name but has placed six times, meaning she’s never missed the money in seven starts. The blinkers go on for the first time here, which will help her racing manners greatly. Her only win came on a Soft 5 and she has placed three other times on rain-affected going. We expect her to be very hard to beat in this.
Race 7 – Tallis @ $3.80 Neds
Last-start Highway winner Tallis looks very hard to beat in the seventh race on the program, which is also a Benchmark 64. Last start he struck a leader’s bias at Kensington to post an all-the-way win on a Heavy 8 surface, which he seems to enjoy. Brenton Avdulla will ride the three-year-old for the fourth time tomorrow and be shooting for back-to-back wins. Undefeated as favourite, Tallis will be sent forward from the wide gate and look to make every post a winner again.
Race 3 – Alkameel @ $11 Neds
Jason Collett takes the ride on Alkaamel in a winnable 3YO Maiden over 1350m. The son of Sebring hit the line quite nicely to run third on a heavy track at Ballina a fortnight ago, and we expect to see something similar here. Barrier eight should see him settle slightly worse than midfield and fly out of the pack late. His first four runs in country Victoria saw him defeated by around 25 lengths before making the move to New South Wales and going down by only a length on a sodden surface, so we can expect him to run well again on a bottomless track. Keep an eye on the betting, but the $11 is worth a small play.
$40 for 100% Neds