Here’s a look at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane quaddies for Saturday! Good luck!
6-Benchmark 78 (1300m)
Best: Charleise – up from BM64, but was dominant winner here last start, when showed a brilliant turn of foot.
La Chevalee – resuming and won this grade before a spell. Cranbourne trial was okay and she was in a hot heat and she has won first-up before.
Bons Abroad – she had a tough run at Caulfield. But stuck on well for fifth to Thousand Wishes. Down 2.5kgs and has won here.
Knowles – too far back over a 1000m last start, longer trip suits and winner here.
Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 11.
7- Benchmark 70 (1300m)
Best: Transplant – resumed and having just second start when blew them away for 6len Maiden win at Kilmore. Strong debut in Listed race prior so should handle the class rise.
River Night – huge fourth behind La Mexicana when raced four wide the entire trip. Drops in grade and kid on top having a city drought, but his claim will help.
Ethekwini – three wide outside the leaders at Bendigo. Brave run to hold on for fifth and comes into this third-up.
Miss Conduct – got too far back at Bendigo, took time to wind-up but flew late for third. Rival Estoril Park was a close second.
Numbers: 11, 3, 14, 16.
8- Benchmark 84 (1700m)
Best: Spring Choice – was a month between runs when closed strongly at Caulfield over 1400m behind Dice Roll. This distance more to his liking and 2kgs off will help his cause.
Approach Discreet – went back from a wide gate and savaged the line for fourth to Dice Roll. Unbeaten in two runs this track and better gate this time.
Dirty Deeds – racing well, with big weights in easier company, nicely in and looking for this trip.
Indispensable – rock hard fit and scored a good win this grade at Ballarat.
Numbers: 7, 3, 11, 5.
9-Open Handicap (1000m)
Best: Vowmaster – not a lot of luck in the straight and should have finished closer than fifth to La Mexicana at Caulfield.
Valequenta – he also did best work late behind La Mexicana. Gets blinkers which might help switch him on.
Sweetzou – won here and then solid fourth off a wide run at Caulfield. Still putting it together and improving every run.
Thudson – in the money five of seven and was dominant winner at Bendigo.
Numbers: 8, 2, 10, 5.
6-Gold Rush (Listed (1100m)
Best: Special Reward – first-up and races well fresh. Should be primed with two solid trials under his girth.
Embracer – gelded during a break and looked good winning Randwick 1050m trial. Not out of a place in three first-up runs.
Varda – consistent, honest mare also resuming. Didn’t win either of her two trials, but had plenty of gas in the tank and fresh record is good.
Adelong – was first-up and led the field in Group 2 at Randwick. Had no peace and no surprise tired late. Fitter, drops in class and two from three when second-up.
Numbers: 1, 11, 8, 3.
7-Hawkesbury Guineas (Group 3, 1400m)
Best: Ellsberg – brilliant first-up Randwick winner at Listed level. Promising colt that will hard to run down again.
Aim – drops from Group 2 and wasn’t suited in a fast run 1200m, when resuming. Slightly longer trip in his favour and two-time winner when second up.
Elizabeel – did some work early and fought on for second in Group 3 last week. Rock hard fit and won only start this track.
Numbers: 3, 2, 10.
8-Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Group 3, 1600m)
Best: Royal Celebration – he can find an excuse, but was luckless last week when faced the breeze all of the way at Randwick. Good gate this time and jockey upgrade.
Archedemus – stable has a good record in this race and this bloke wasn’t far away behind Rocha Clock last week. Will race on the bunny and should be close to peak.
Looks Like Elvis – freshened since failing at 2000m. This trip more to his liking and kept ticking over with a soft Randwick trial.
Purple Sector – was second-up and disappointed last start in Doncaster Prelude. Previous run was solid, this easier and Nash sticks.
Numbers: 7, 2, 8, 3.
9-Benchmark 78 (1300m)
Best: Grande Rumore – European import that made debut here with a strong win at Canterbury. Closed strongly at the end of 1200m, so extra distance will suit.
Plonka – worked from a wide gate and sat outside the leader and was sixth in Country Championship final. It was a game effort and can get the right run from a better barrier.
Ocean Emperor – not far away in three runs from a break. Rock hard fit and will race right on the bunny.
Opacity – resumes and raced well in tougher company than this before a break. Has trialled twice and 3kg claim is a plus.
Numbers: 6, 10, 9, 1.
6-Dalrello Stakes (Listed, 1000m)
Best: Stellar Magic – won two of last three including latest this track, which can be an advantage. Can box seat from her good barrier.
Ashema – followed Maiden win with solid third in the Group 3 Kindergarten at Randwick.
The Stifmeister – had a freshen-up since fast finishing win this track in March. Blinkers go on and looks to have plenty of upside.
Miss Hipstar – strung two wins together before a break. Won Doomben 840m trial with plenty in reserve and should race right on the speed.
Numbers: 8, 6, 2, 7.
7-Queensland Guineas (Group 2, 1600m)
Best: Private Eye – won five of eight and latest struggled to stay in touch in fast run Randwick race won by Ellsberg . Mile looks ideal and he will be fitter for this third-up.
Tumbler Ridge – got to his right distance last start and was dominant winner at Doomben over this trip. He can box-seat from the good barrier.
Apache Chase – dominant winner last start when led throughout this track, over 1400m. Untried at the mile, but should get it provided nothing takes him on.
Numbers: 4, 5, 1.
8-Victory Stakes (Group 2, 1200m)
Best: Trekking – class gelding resuming from a break. Has had two trials, latest a cakewalk over 1000m at Hawkesbury and is better than these.
Vega One – showed promise and spelled after finishing fourth in the Stradbroke. Worked home from well back in a fast run 1000m Listed race first-up and second-up record is solid.
Fasika – Group 2 winner at Randwick last start. Raced handy and let down strongly when asked to go. Can get the gun run from her rails draw.
Numbers: 1, 2, 10.
9-Class 6 Plate (1200m)
Best: Garibaldi – Gollan found the key to this bloke last prep’ when he won four in a row. Trialled strongly ahead of his return and races well this track.
Fender – was first-up since April and won impressively at Doomben. He’s been close up at Group 2 level and will have taken improvement from that first-up run.
Asharani – not started since December. Has raced well in tougher company, is a two-time first-up winner and should be primed after two barrier trials.
Centrefire – won last two this track and distance. Toughest test, but rock hard fit and knows where the line is.
Numbers: 3, 2, 11. 12.