Here’s a look at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane quaddies for Wednesday! Good luck!
7-Benchmark 64 (1700m)
Best: Facemask – sustained a long wide run at Pakenham when a brave second. Should be close to peak now and expected high tempo will suit.
Spanish Snitzel – likes the cut out of the track and showed a good turn of foot to win at Bendigo latest.
National Guard – won last two, including one this track and distance in heavy8, up 2kgs rock hard fit.
Dashing Tycoon – placed four in a row before a freshen, has won here.
Numbers: 7, 4, 3, 1.
8-Wangoom (Listed 1200m)
Best: Ocular – Handy sprinter better for first-up run when wasn’t suited in 1000m dash. Hit the line hard and extra distance suits and sure to be improved.
Bumper Blast – super first-up run when eighth to Sisstar in the bel Esprit. Faced the breeze three wide throughout and didn’t shirk. Light weight and fitter.
Reykjavik – two runs from a break were solid including latest fourth to Still A Star at Caulfield. Ollie sticks, third-up and handles rain-affected going.
Riding The Wave – resuming and placed this level before a spell and not disgraced in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.
Numbers: 17, 10, 5, 12.
9-Benchmark 70 (1400m)
Best: Tadashi Hamada – jock showed no urgency at Geelong, when first-up and too far back before closing strongly late. Jockey upgrade here, well drawn and second-up winner.
Sir Davy – wide early, pushed on to sit second and drew away for a good Maiden win. Still putting it together, but Allen sticks and he won on stablemate Cranc last start.
Mr Roger – raced on the bunny and was a dominant winner at Sale last start. Super fit and 3kg claim is a plus.
Ice Baby – slow away at Cranbourne and got back further back than normal. Never a winning chance, but hit the line hard.
Numbers: 8, 12, 3, 4.
10- Benchmark 70 (1400m)
Nikau Spur – lightly raced four-year-old with a bright future on his first-up win. Got back in the run at Pakenham travelled like a winner and once clear blew them away.
Knock – the addition of blinkers may help him stay in touch early. Too far back at Bendigo and took time to wind-up and then finished the race off strongly.
Finesse Tess – led them up at Pakenham and was under siege at the 300m, but just kept finding for a tenacious win.
Corner Pocket – on a seven day back-up after a strong win at Bendigo. Raced handy and toughed it out holding off all challengers. That was first run for five months so it should be improved.
Numbers: 5, 10, 11, 1.
4-Benchmark 72 (1100m)
Best: Quiet Riot – here off a three week freshen up and super impressive 900m trial at Rosehill. Blinkers go on and can box-seat.
Kookabaa – close up behind Mollycoddle this grade last start after losing his spot mid-race. Nicely in with 3kg claim, has won here and third-up.
Zelify – was second-up and scored a game win at Kembla. Raced handy and held-off several challengers after looking threatened.
Numbers: 4, 1, 8.
5-Benchmark 72 (1250m)
Best: Lennon – got back second last this track and was a little green. Once balanced closed strongly and steps up in distance, which is a plus.
Bethencourt – promising and resumes here. Has trialled twice and latest did best work at end of 950m heat at Newcastle.
Kobe Rocks – forget run last start when three wide throughout. Held his ground at the end and will be better for that first-up run.
Sahra – went back from a wide alley and finished off strongly at Gosford. Can be closer from her better barrier this time.
Numbers: 6, 3, 2, 8.
6- Benchmark 64 (1900m)
Best: My Delight – taken back from outside barrier and did best work late for fourth to Raptures. Lightly raced and likely improver and one of about five for Waller.
Coco Baci – not suited in 1600m sit sprint at Gosford. Blinkers go on, extra distance suits and third-up.
Good Omens – dominant first-up Maiden winner at Kembla. Kept ticking over with a trial, tricky gate, but Waller polish.
Raptures – up 2kgs after beating several of these at Gosford. Can get the gun run again and did hit the line hard.
Numbers: 4, 12, 9, 2.
7- Benchmark 72 (1550m)
Best: Vienna Rain – was fresh after a four week break and went out too hard this track and distance latest. Edge should be off now and should be in this for a long way.
Media Starguest – may not have beaten the winner, but should have finished closer second to Savoury here last start. Held up at a crucial stage, savaged the line when clear.
Kutayha – in the money eight of nine career starts and resumes. Trialled twice, rails draw, Waller-Berry, so ticks some boxes.
Gemmahra – scored a nice win then latest start was average and the rider reported the mare made a noise during the run. Since scoped and cleared to run, so may pay to forget last start.
Numbers: 6, 9, 5, 3.
5-Three-year-old Handicap (1845m)
Best: Designs – stood in the gates at Caulfield and took no part. Since passed a barrier test and Melbourne form was solid and looks well up to this.
Dune Forty Five – took on tougher company than this before a spell. Bolted in when resumed at the Gold Coast and will run this trip out strongly.
Pernell – had all the favours and scored good win at Sunshine Coast. Distance rise shouldn’t trouble and drawn to get cushy run again.
Calm Seeker – fourth to Linthorpe Lad at Ipswich last start. Made a long run and was a bit one paced so step up in distance a plus and meets that horse 2kgs better.
Numbers: 10, 7, 2, 6.
6-Class 2 (1000m)
Best: One Shy Ruby – resumes trialled well at Doomben and did a good job in tougher company before a spell, when placed in soft here.
Hidden Hail – in the money five of six starts and resumes. Trialled twice and looked impressive winning 1000m heat at Doomben. Claim and soft track are positives.
The Diamond – good effort this grade in heavy 9 before last start when had a tough wide run at the Sunshine Coast. Will relish the going and better draw this time.
Bold Hunter – honest gelding resuming and no trials. First-up winner and rails draw will ensure he gets the right run.
Numbers: 6, 2, 9, 1.
7-Benchmark 80 (1000m)
Best: Pizonie – down from Listed grade when not far away behind Zaniah. Races well this track and 3kg claim is a big plus.
Blue Odyssey – will appreciate the weight drop after lumping 59.5kg at first-up run. Usually takes a run to find form and soft track a plus.
Desert Man – tenacious win at the Gold Coast last month when first-up since July.
Jule’s Spirit – having first run since November and no trial. Form on Northern Rivers was solid and is slick when first-up.
Numbers: 1, 10, 6, 7.
8-Class 3 (1600m)
Best: Man Of Sinn – was fourth in Group 3 before a spell. Fitter for a first-up run over 1400m when tired, but still showed a lot of fight.
Bizou – drew wide here last start, went back and made up a lot of ground late. Was second to Racing Paradise and just in front of race rival Sacred Suite.
See Marie – resuming and showed good form before a spell, in tougher company. Soft win in 1200m Deagon trial so should be ready for bold showing.
Scilago – scored a solid win at Grafton and no luck this track prior. Carries a featherweight and will run the trip out strong.
Numbers: 4, 7, 5, 13.