Here’s a look at the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane quaddies for Wednesday! Good luck!
5-Benchmark 78 (1600m)
Best: Right You Are – resumed and felt the pinch late after coming from last for fourth in Saturday grade. Fitter, rails draw and second-up winner.
Oh Mo – out of the placings, but finished as well as anything from a mile back at Sandown with 62kgs. Up in class, 4.5kg weight drop.
Petruchio – honest gelding and decent second-up fourth to Ballet Master at Caulfield, when closed well against the pattern for the day.
Reckoning – blew the start and never a hope in a good Saturday race. Won this grade before a spell and can only be fitter.
Numbers: 1, 9, 6, 4.
6-Benchmark 64 (1600m)
Best: Big Brew – had a tough run when brave second this track and distance. Should be at peak now and 2kg claim brings in well at the weights.
Toomuchtobear – good winner at Ballarat last start, Waller trained and plenty of upside.
Rich Dane – slow away last start and took time to get clear running, but hit the line strongly late. Racing well just needs luck from the wide gate.
Amfissa – three runs from a break and won a Cl1 here last start. Had the gun run and gets the rails draw again and should be peaking.
Numbers: 5, 13, 12, 4.
7-Benchmark 64 (1200m)
Best: Jay Gatsby – was first-up since February and nabbed late this track and distance last start. Same weight and Ollie sticks.
Zoupino – closed well from last at Moe last start this class and possibly should have won. Long wide run from the 800m gassed her and the wetter the better.
Elidi – placed here before a spell and in the money four of six. Showed she is on song with a strong win in Pakenham 800m jump-out.
Helavabel – was first-up since January over 1000m Cranbourne, which was too short. Got too far back and finished off strongly in soft7, this class.
Numbers: 12, 16, 15, 8.
8-Benchmark 70 (2100m)
Best: Nerve Not Verve – won under these same conditions last start and carries .5kg less after the claim. Won this track and distance last start, claim offsets weight rise will race on speed and mare in form.
Fiorente Lass – gave them too much start at the ‘Bool in heavy9. Didn’t shirk the task and kept finding in the run home for fourth. Good gate and maybe a better surface.
Perennial – honest stayer placed all three starts this track and close second this distance last start. Senior goes on and is just an honest mare.
Heaven’s Gift – three weeks between runs held ground for third behind Toffs Choice this track. Third-up now and drawn to get the right run.
Numbers: 1, 9, 7, 5.
4-Benchmark 72 (1300m)
Best: Off Shaw – raced handy and was nabbed by Matowatakpe last start. Third-up now likes the wet and should be close to peak.
Hot Spring Gold – was six weeks between runs and was a strong second here last start. Made a long run from last and condition told late.
Kinloch – won here then slow to muster last start and got back in the run. Closed well and will be suited by the step-up from 1100m.
Numbers: 3, 8, 7.
5-Benchmark 72 (1800m)
Best: Picaro – well back in the run, widest on the turn and a lot to like about the way he hit the line at the end of a mile. Winner to 2100m so this trip looks ideal.
Knight – not disgraced in Saturday class when did some work to race handy and fought on strongly. Down in grade, three runs under the girth now and J-Mac the pilot.
Riverstock – snuck home near the inside from last this track last start. Third-up and will run the trip out strongly.
Peekays Legacy – won two in a row including one this distance. Latest missed the start and battled on well for third at first go in heavy9, this class.
Numbers: 6, 2, 11, 10.
6-Benchmark 72 (1550m)
Best: Yukon – did some work to race on speed and they rolled along at a decent tempo here last start. He finished second and showed plenty of ticker, drawn to get the gun run.
Kutayha – got home okay in tougher Saturday grade on heavy8. Month between runs but looked to have plenty in the tank in soft Rosehill trial.
Silent Agenda – things didn’t go to plan last start, got further back than normal and then overraced. Previous run this class was solid and can show improvement.
Numbers: 4, 5, 8.
7-Benchmark 72 (1100m)
Best: Irish Angel – down from great run in Saturday class. Went back from her wide gate and once angled clear in the straight she hit the line hard. Loves the cut out of the track.
Jenga – resumed and won Mdn and unplaced then spelled in February. Showed good speed in Canterbury 890m trial. No wet form but her dam’s mother was a swimmer.
Frozen In Time – three wide no cover when resumed at Warwick farm and not that far away when fifth behind Seleque. Two from three when second-up.
Escape Artist – copped a bump out the gates and was last early. Made a wide run from the 600m and finished off without threatening for sixth to Seleque.
Numbers: 3, 11, 7, 10.
3-Benchmark 65 (1200m)
Best: Princess Tenko – honest filly and felt the pinch late after going out hard this track and distance last start. Can only be fitter and two placings this track is a plus.
Dejanova – out of her depth last start in Saturday city grade and not disgraced. Gets a 3kg claim, drops in grade and rails draw so capable of turning things around.
Numbers: 6, 2.
4-Benchmark 65 (1200m)
Best: Kudu – last two runs this track were solid including last start win. Sat off them and hit the line strongly.
Levi’s Storm – won last two, before a spell, on home track at Tamworth. Two trials to prepare for this and in well with the claim.
El Coyote – resuming on the back of a 1200m trial win this track. Tinkered with some gear changes and has run some decent races at this level in the south.
Numbers: 5, 6, 4.
5-Benchmark 70 (1400m)
Best: Real Empress – did best work late when fourth to Starosa at Doomben last start. Was a length behind race favourite Kingston’s Here and meets him 4kgs better and is third-up now.
Kingston’s Here – was there to win last start and didn’t find a lot at the end of 1350m, blinkers added, which may switch him on more. In the money six of seven starts.
Mob Buster – ran out of his skin when third in Group 3 behind Ayrton last start this track. Freshened and drawn to box-seat.
Numbers: 9, 3, 4.
6-Class 1 (1400m)
Best: Goldschlager – alley cost her a win last start. Got too far back at Ipswich and finished off better than anything for second. Down in class, nicely weighted and a good barrier this time.
I Am Beauty – broke Maiden status with a huge first-up win at Grafton. Placed here, well drawn and 3kg claim is a positive.
Lorna Doone – won Mdn over 1400m and latest found the 1200m too short when third this track. Fitter for two runs and sure to be hitting the line hard.
Kanalaide – dominant win in Tamworth Maiden last start, lightly raced and plenty of upside.
Numbers: 7, 2, 8, 4.