JWR PREVIEW: MORNINGTON CUP WEEKEND

Mar 27, 2015

Bumper weekend for the stable with four runners at the Valley tonight and five runners at Mornington tomorrow for the big Cup day meeting. Very competitive racing across the two days but hopefully we can jag a couple of winners. Here is a run down on each runner.

GROUP 1 ACTION AT THE VALLEY

Bel Sprinter lines up in the Group 1 $400,000 William Reid Stakes. His days of Group 1 racing hinge on his performance tonight. We have changed his routine this week and have been schooling him over the jumps (see picture) for the first time to sharpen him up. Kieran McEvoy hasn't ridden him since winning the Group 1 Galaxy and he jumps back aboard tonight so don't be surprised to see a big improvement.Above: Bel shows off his jumping technique!

Three Points was very good last start at Sale and heads straight to 2000m third up. The distance rise is a slight query but he is pretty clean winded and should be very competitive in this race which isn't overly strong.

Double Dee was stiff in Adelaide first up and finds herself in a winnable race at the Valley tonight. In a small field of 5, she will be out the back and will have the final crack at them. She loves the Valley and should run very well.

Danger Close is up against it tonight taking on the likes of Platelet, Gregers and Diamond Oasis. However, there is a ton of speed in the race so Danger will be the one closing late and he looks the blowout chance.

Above: Double Dee and Danger Close at trackwork this week

MORNINGTON CUP MEETING

Been Scene is going as good as any horse in the stable and will make her presence felt tomorrow. She is still a maiden and takes on some well performed fillies but she is capable of filling the places at good odds.

                                 Above: Been Scene gets nutted on the post at Yarra Valley

The Barrister is a definite smokey in the Mornignton Sires Produce. He has been crying out for 1500m, will give a good kick and should be hard to run down. The favourite (Lazumba) is very talented but will need luck from the inside draw.

Spritely Girl is coming off a good win at Seymour last week. She is up in grade and finds herself in a tough race but is not without each way claims. She will spear across from the wide barrier, will ping her ears back and will give plenty of cheek at big odds.

                               Above: Spritely Girl winning at Seymour

Black Stardom is a talented but enigmatic horse. He has a mind of his own and can be his own worst enemy. If he puts it all together on Saturday, he is capable of winning in what looks a tough race.

Macquarie Magic is another one coming off a good win. He finds himself in a strong race but Noel and Sue are making the trip down from Newcastle so let's hope he can pull out a big run for the visiting novacastrians.