Punting at the Park

Journalist Michael Guerin gives us his take on how to approach tonight's massive meeting at Alexandra Park.

Best bet: Last Tango In Heaven (R9, No.1): Tough three-year-old who sat parked in sharp race last start and readied for this with workout win last Saturday.
Trainer-driver Tony Herlihy is confident he has the gate speed to stay handy and heading further than most he meets tonight.

Staying star: Sundees Son (R7, No.1): Won this race in 2019 and the Dominion in only starts over the 3200m distance. Has stepped well every time he has drawn the ace in a standing start. If he behaves himself and races up to last Friday’s form it will take something special to beat him.

Place play: Steel The Show (R8, No.1): Should trail likely leader Copy That and cover a lot less ground than many of his rivals. Might only be playing for one vacant place spot behind Copy That and Amazing Dream but value to get some of it.

Fast filly: The Honey Queen (R10, No.2): Beat almost identical field last Friday after using gate speed to secure trail behind Dance Time. Rare for fillies to win at this level but she is turning into a really good horse.

The quinella: Five Wise Men/Leaf Stride (R6): Five Wise Men is dominating this crop but Leaf Stride looks the leader here. If he hands up to the favourite they look a certain quinella, if he doesn’t then you are on the leader and best horse in the race, which still works.


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