Recently broke through for her first world cup win in the sphinx
over 1466. With such a short preparation for the Amethyst Sprint
Carina Star will need to be at her best in the final in what looks
a very strong field with a win in the 1000m says she can be in the
mix for a top 3.
2. 1,2,1,1 Hilikus
Park Stud) Deedee
Already a 2 time cup winner of the Golden Slipper and the highly
sought after Ascot Vale in the hands of one of the best in the game
Manor Park so even on dead this muddie can contest given he won
his heat last week so expect Hilikus Coop to be in the money once
3. 4,1,2,4,3 Chase
The Ace (Blackjack
Been a solid performer in races to date and will be hoping the ground
ticks over to good to improve this stallion chances of a win with
a good 3rd in a quality heat last week one can expect another good
run from Chase The Ace come saturday maybe one to watch.
4. 1,3,4,2,5 Darwin
First of the 2 runners from the DR Stables and probably his best
chance of a good result with a 4th from last season ascot vale we
see this horse can run. But on face value clearly its biggest test
5. 14,6,2,3,8 Western
the 2nd runner from the DR Stables and no stranger to the cups but
clearly may find the quality in this final a bit too slick but it
is from a stable that clearly knows how to get the most out of his
6. 2,2,2 Midnight
Maybe only the 3 starts but been 2nd in them all and high on experience.
Does have my former cup winning jockey on board so easily a winning
chance on Saturday.
7. 4,1,1,1,3 Mysterio
Not yet been a cup contender in the age cups but carries in 6 wins
from 9 starts and a 3rd from his heat with such form and being a
stalker you simplay cant rule Mysterio out of a top 5 finish at
9. 1,5,2,2,1 Scrumpy
STEAK RACING) Maryland
This runner has 13 starts 4 wins with her first cup start being
a win in last Sunday Heats
big rise in class on that and may find others a bit to quick on
the day but its good to see the trainer giving scrumpy little a
run once in you never know.
10. 18,13,6,9,4 Barbados
A stallion thats not in the best of shape and maybe best spelled
but he is in and may give the apprentice a bit more experience due
to the run.
11. 7,10,9,14,6 Kalamata
in the barn of a talented trainer and he has had kalamata in the
toughest of races the age cups so never been afraid to test his
mare against the best of fields, but as yet has not been able to
contest like he might have hopefully the improvement comes in Saturday
tough cup final.
12. 15,1,1,4,2 Atchoo
Atchoo been consistent a 2nd in the Sunday Heat, but is unlikely
to be fit for the final and Ricardo will be hoping his charge might
make it through without injury very tough to back up from a sunday
heat but we will see.
13. 1,2,4,12,7 Steppin'
Steppin' Ella had good form but since taking on the age cups found
the going a bit hard has a apprentice on board and he will gain
some nice experience but big rise this particular cup so might fine
the going pretty hard.
14. 7,7,2,4,3 Leaves
another 4yo with not a lot of experience in the age cups another
that ran a sunday heat for 3rd and the draw and being fit may be
the biggest hurdle to this stallion producing her best form.
15. 2,7,5,7,7 Homer
Homer Rules is a well trained stallion that show glimpses of talent
and did finish 5th in last season ascot but again draw may be a
major hurdle homer rules wont overcome, but probably will run home
In the hands of a Class 2 stable in for the battle and good to see
the trainer give her mare the chance to run will find the rise from
the sunday heat pretty big but it will be a good learning experience
for sure just by running.
In The Nude (DR
Comes from a line of champions this colt so may have a lot to
live up too. I am sure DR Stables will have this CRUIZE primed
for crack at a top 5 result at least after a win in last weeks
heats certainly around the mark. Maybe one to look at in multiples
certainly has a name to look out for.
2. 5,3,3,6,4 Redskin
Busy barn again racing a pair in a cup final and with conditions
to suit. Has solid form from previous cup starts with a place
in the 2yo Breeders Sprint so this colt can run and with this
stables record in age cups must be considered a chance to get
in the money once again.
3. 1,1,6,1,4 B's
Not known for his sprinters but certainly known for winning cups
and with a nice muddie here thats a 2-time cup winner must be
considered one of the horses to beat. Winner of both the Golden
Slipper and Breeders Sprint with ground to suit may pay to get
4. 1,1,5,1 Idiot
3 wins from 5 starts but yet to strike that winning form in the
cups so a big test for this colt and maybe the biggest worry could
be its only run over the distance was a 6th
5. 3,1 Pompey
Very talented 3yo filly was a expensive buy in last seasons sales
and with only the 2 starts for a good 3rd in the golden slipper
and first up in season 30 a win in last week heats looks the goods
so a serious contender for silverware this weekend .
6. 5 Colby
Wisha Echoes (brennin's)
Only the one start for a 5th last week so not a lot to go on given
this its hard to gauge how well this filly might go best to watch
and see how she goes in this quality field.
7. 1,7,6,16,2 Thunder
A filly of hot and cold form but seems on her day can produce
a quality result .
so take on trust could be one that might put in good run and get
in the money or finish midfield or worse so for this filly start
8. 1,3,5,2 Rex
A filly of consistant form facing a giant hurdle in that the ground
will likely bring her unstuck .
still high quality sprinter and one to watch when the ground turns
later in the season.
9. 3,2,2,2,3 Monsoon
Stablemate of Rex Daze and a much better chance of doing well
being a mudlark and after a good 3rd in the saturday heat the
trainer must be thinking Monsoon can give some cheek and get into
the money and at decent odds too.
10. 4,2,6 Shooting
To Win (Le
Saint Stables) Jerry
the roughie here not had many starts and a 6th last week may find
both the ground and mudlarks a bit tough but will get some experience
and will have to wait for a firmer surface.
11. 2,8,8 Fools
rise in class even for a 3yo this ascot final But its early days
for this colt and in time might be able to be competitive in cups
in seasons to come.
12. 4,3,9,3 Rokkit
Very well bred colt and a stalker that is a style even on slow
can produce and barnstorming finish only 4 starts and maybe one
to watch develop and see how he goes in his first big final.
13. 5,11,12,3 Alda
Lubeck Let (Merev
Up until last week heat this unstyled filly was yet to show anything
on the track
but a good 3rd was a great result but drawn off the track with
plenty of speed inside so the jockey has his work cut out just
to get this filly close to the rail.
14. 1,8,8,7 Railer
Scotland Yard) Roxy
Showed good promise in her first start Railer winning a prelude
of the golden slipper but since the form has gone south i am sure
the trainer is doing all he can to reverse the trend .
15. 19,1,2,4,9 One
Pound Peter (Three
Legged Mule) Stormy
a class 3 stable in to have a go and no bigger teat for a young
sprinter than the ascot vale.
that said big task drawn wide and fitness is in doubt so truly
a big task ahead for One Pound Peter this saturday
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