JWR PREVIEW: QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND

Jun 06, 2015

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the Queen's Birthday public holiday than with a winner or two at Mornington! Whilst we have no standouts, we have some good wet trackers engaged and I reckon we can find a winner if the track remains wet!

CLASSIC THRILLER - Race 2 @ 12:20PM

Artie Schiller mare Classic Thriller was excellent first up at Ballarat last Sunday finishing 3rd in a strong maiden. She is on the quick backup which is some query but she hasn't left an oat all week and won't get a better chance to win a city race. She loves wet ground and should give a cheeky sight.

MAGNATUNE - Race 4 @ 1:30PM

Magnatune was scratched last week to target this race. He needed the run first up but will strip much fitter tomorrow. He is unbeaten at Mornington and loves wet ground so look for a big improvement especially with a senior rider back on.

ENJOY THE SILENCE - Race 4 @ 1:30PM

On paper, Enjoy the Silence will need to improve sharply to win this race. However, he worked with Magnatune on Tuesday morning and there was nothing between them so he deserves a crack at this race. If he managed to cause a boilover, it would be a very popular win! He has a big bunch of loyal owners who will be trackside on Monday to cheer their "Bobby" home.

UNLAWFUL - Race 8 @ 3:55PM

Unlawful is the cleanest winded horse in the stable so the jump from 1400m to 2000m on Monday will pose no problems for the chestnut daughter of Sebring. Her first run was full of merit (over 1400m) and she looks on track for another successful campaign. A wet track on Monday won't bother her and she should run a terrific race.

BATTLES END - Race 9 @ 4:35PM

Its been a while since Battles End last won but there are some signs that she is getting back to her best so I am expecting a much improved performance on Monday. Young apprentice Regan Bayliss goes on and she is drawn to get the run of the race so she might be a sneaky place chance at big odds.