CAN HIPSTER GIRL CAUSE AN UPSET IN THE OAKS?
May 01, 2015
Hipster Girl went into last year's VRC Oaks as the 80-1 outsider. She had flopped in the Wakeful Stakes the start before but pulled out a huge run in the Oaks to finish 4th.
Wind the clock forward six months and she finds herself in a similar position in tomorrow's Group 1 Schweppes Oaks in Adelaide. She flopped last start in Adelaide on a bottomless heavy track and lines up tomorrow at any old odds!
Can the big Nicconi filly cause an upset tomorrow?
"She would have been a huge chance if tomorrow's race was over 2400m but she may lack the brilliance to win over 2000m. She comes up against some pretty sharp fillies in the shape of Fenway and Fontein Ruby and they will probably have her measure over this trip" said Warren.
"It's the strongest Schweppes Oaks for many years but Hipster certainly won't disgrace herself. She gets back on a rock hard surface and the blinkers go on which should sharpen her up so I think she will be the big improver. Let's hope they go hard in front and it becomes a race of attrition which will suit our girl" smiled Warren.
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE VIOLENT SNOW
Violent Snow (pictured below) heads to Caulfield tomorrow and we can guarantee one thing, she won't be leading as she did at Flemington last start!! Chris Parnham rode her upside down last start and gave her no chance of winning. If she gets cover and is ridden quietly she can produce a brilliant sprint so let's hope Jye McNeil gives her every chance tomorrow.
THREE POINTS READY TO DELIVER FOR GILLIES
It's a big two days for owner Dave Gillies (pictured) with Three Points running tonight at Cranbourne and Hipster Girl lining up in Adelaide tomorrow. No doubt Dave has put a little double bet on Three Points into Hipster Girl so let's hope he is still alive going into tomorrow! Three Points ran a great race at Bendigo last start and should be right in the finish tonight. Good luck Dave!
COLD WATER THERAPY AT BALNARRING BEACH
If your ever find yourself down at Balnarring Beach one morning, you will no doubt knock into the JWR horses wading through the icy cold water. "It's a great resource for us and we are very lucky that it's only 10 minutes down the road. We are there most mornings and the horses love it. It's great for their bodies and particularly good for horses which need a freshen up from the rigours of trackwork" said Warren.
See picture of Danger Close at the beach this week as he prepares for a race next weekend.