Here’s a look at Melbourne and Sydney quaddies for Wednesday! Good luck!


5-Benchmark 64 (1411m)

Best: Zoutellus – won Pakenham Maiden and then was out of his depth at the Valley. Drop in class and drier surface will suit.

Obi – nice first-up second this grade. Made the turn awkwardly, once balanced closed well and up from 1170m works.

Sir Loft – jock went a little early last start and he still battled on, nice win prior and blinkers go on.

Numbers: 7, 4, 8.

6-Benchmark 64 (1728m)

Best: Boss’n The Moss – green as grass and fought hard to win first-up win at Pakenham. Lightly raced and has plenty of upside.

Mr Roger – went a bit hard in the lead and was nabbed on the line. Third-up now and did run well in tougher grade before a spell.

Miletus – won 2226m Maiden before a break. Unwanted in betting when resumed at Pakenham, over 1400m, so rise in trip is a plus.

Iowa Hawkeye – led and gave in quickly at Sandown, but did pull-up lame. Previous form brings him into calculations.

Numbers: 2, 5, 4, 9.

7-Benchmark 70 (2219m)

Best: Cernan – no luck at the Valley when drew the outside and had to work mid-race to push on and lead. Didn’t shirk the task despite the tough run, and drawn much better this time.

Coin Collector – was five weeks between runs and tired late at the end of 2500m at the Valley. Was against tougher company, finishing third to Playoffs and Fanciful Toff.

Green Ivy – racing well this prep’ and won this class at the Valley last start, good alley and will race on speed.

Numbers: 4, 1, 2.

8-Benchmark 64 (1205m)

Best: Quietly Discreet – nice first-up run, this class,  at Sandown. Tracked wide from the 700m and loomed up before condition gave out, can only be fitter.

Gennady – resuming, was gelded and races well fresh. Has had two Cranbourne jump-outs and at most recent sat deep and had plenty in the tank at the end of 800m and he’s up to these.

Ronniejay – led all of the way to win Cranbourne 1000m jump out last month. Not disgraced at Listed level before a spell, gets 2kg claim and drawn to get the gun run.

Peskijen – won her Maiden this track and resuming. She wasn’t far behind Ronniejay in the same jump-out and jock was soft on her.

Toff Choice – showed good form before a break. Well back in Mornington jump out and hit the line strongly. Expect he could be doing best work late.

Numbers: 8, 1, 4, 10, 5.


5-Benchmark 72 (1200m)

Best: Shadow Crush – fitter for first-up run when closed strongly at the end of 1100m, extra distance suits.

Nerone – resumed to beat Epic Dan at Randwick latest heavy8. Solid form on top of the ground and should be improved.

Jailbreak – showed speed and won here this grade before last start when run down at Coonamble in tougher class. Nicely weighted with the 3kg claim.

Shibli – French import for Waller/J-Mac. One trial against open company horses and did well. Not let go and raced handy. Maiden win was over 2150m in France, so should be getting home hard.

Numbers: 1, 4, 3, 7.

6-Benchmark 72 (1550m)

Best: Nicci’s Fling – finished her last start off strongly (1400m) in heavy9, coming from a long way back. Longer trip suits and she’s a promising filly.

Travest – well back and wide throughout at Warwick Farm. Was fifth beaten 1.8lens behind the Irishman and should have been in the finish. Better barrier this time.

Mr Gee – won two and then taken to Brisbane and was on heels of placegetters in Group 3. Resumes, two nice trials for Bowman, who sticks for race day.

Impi – was back from an ease-up and total forget run. Faced the breeze three wide, attacked early and not knocked-up on a heavy 9. Drier track will suit.

Numbers: 11, 5, 6, 3.

7-Benchmark 88 (1550m)

Best: Cliff’s Art – well beaten in Group 3 latest, but did race four deep, no cover. Previous run this grade was good and she has since trialled strongly and gets a nice alley.

Lackeen – ninth of 11 at Randwick latest, but should have finished closer. Out the back taken wide, and basically untested to the line. Up in class, drops 5kgs.

Lina’s Hero – should be close to peak after two runs from a break. Latest was third to Yao Dash, so good formline and blinkers go back on.

Saigon – should have won last start. Slow away and then held up for a run in the straight and was nosed out by The Irishman. Up from 1400m will suit and three-time winner in soft going.

Numbers: 3, 11, 4, 10.

8-Benchmark 88 (1100m)

Best: Lost And Running – unbeaten in four career starts won in all types of going. Working through the grades and looks destined for better things.

Mr Mosaic – lumped 58kgs to win BM72 in soft7 when first-up. Well drawn and gets in with a featherweight 52kgs, after the claim.

Superium – resuming, went working gallop in recent trial. Has a good record fresh and Waller-McEvoy combine.

Numbers: 3, 11, 12.