Legg-Up | Three-State Quaddies


Back again for another crack at the Quaddies. No joy on the weekend, but smaller fields this time may help get back in the winner’s list.

Good luck.


4-Benchmark 74 (1900m)

Best: Somnus – doing everything right, big win last start and plenty of potential.


Lord Gododdin – placed last two, blinkers go on and 3kgs claim helps.

Maui Girl – not much luck last start and extra distance should suit.

Numbers: 11, 6, 10.

5-Benchmark 74 (1200m)

Best: Manhattan Mist – fitter for huge first-up run, three wide no cover beaten in a photo by Darleb.


Lancaster Bomber – fit, followed Gosford win with second at latest run, when slow away. 3kg claim is a plus.

Suave – resumes, two trials, won two of three starts, no wet form, but by Lonhro so should handle it.

Accelerato – not far away in tougher class latest. Rock hard fit, drops in grade and very well weighted after the 3kg claim.

Best Stone – didn’t fire first-up, when first time out of the placings in eight career starts. Can only be fitter.

Numbers: 3, 2, 10, 4, 11.

6-Benchmark 70 (1100m)

Best: Estrado – placed last two, swimmer and drops in class.


Knickpoint – won three of seven, first-up had more to offer in Warwick Farm trial.

Crimlet – fought hard last start, back in distance a plus.

Numbers: 13, 1, 9.

7-Benchmark 70 (1550m)

Best: This Is So – nice first-up 4th to Darleb. Kept ticking over with a soft trial.


Knowitall Jack – fitter for two runs from a spell, unbeaten two runs this track and distance.

Travancore – good alley and will race on speed, 3kg claim and heavy track winner.

Bentley Magic – up 2kgs, but did win impressively this class last start.

Numbers: 11, 1, 2, 5.


5-Benchmark 70 (2400m)

Best: Shepherd – drops from BM 84, where not disgraced and 3kg claims brings in well at the weights.


Monmouth – 3lens adrift of Meteor Light here last start, tough stayer, likes the cut out of the track and gun jock and barrier.

Meteor Light – well rated by Poy to lead all of the way here last start. Jockey change and 3kgs will help, but may not get it as soft in front.

Blandford Lad – dominant win in easier class latest, three-time winner in soft going.

Numbers: 1, 10, 2, 9.

6-Benchmark 84 (1800m)

Best: Salon du Cheval – wide and battled on last start, fitter for that and is second-up winner.


Master Shuhood – good win at the Valley last start in heavy 9.

He Ekscels – tired late, but game first-up 4th in this class.

Tavirun – chased hard all the way behind Maliseet last start, should be peaking now.

Numbers: 6, 7, 5, 3.

7-Benchmark 78 (1600m)

Best: So You Swing – too far back Saturday grade at Flemington, had trouble getting a run in the straight, but closed well when did see daylight.


Mrs O’Malley – hit the line strongly this track and distance latest when 2nd Grand De Flora.

Moscow Red – railed through and battled on for third here last start, honest mare.

Clean Acheeva – won prior to last start when not at home in heavy, better suited in soft at worst.

Numbers: 6, 7, 2, 3.

8-Benchmark 78 (1000m)

Best: Not Enough Effort – huge first-up run when wide throughout, fitter, D. Oliver.


Iknewshewasmine – won three in a row before a spell. Finished second in recent 900m Mornington jump-out when showed speed to lead.

Kalashani Lad – had all the favours to win well here last start, has a mountain to carry in 63.5kgs.

Zizzis – big betting drifter and just over 5lens adrift of Kalashani Lad last start. Third-up and 3kg claim.

Numbers: 4, 5, 1, 11.

Eagle Farm

5-Class 2 (1600m)

Best: Playthefield– finally broke Maiden last start, ran on from well back. Can handle the step-up in grade.


Blacklog – freshened and back in trip, small field will suit.

Genzai The Wolf – not sure about getting the mile, but likely leader and could get it soft in front.

Numbers: 2, 4, 1.

6-Class 5 (1000m)

Best: The Tenor – showed speed and kept going for gutsy win at Doomben. Drawn to box-seat and nicely weighted.


Mittere – had an easy first-up kill at Toowoomba. This is tougher, but drops 4kgs.

I’ve Gotta Nel – getting giddy, but still racing well at this level and rails draw is a plus.

Numbers: 8, 9, 3.

7-Benchmark 72 (1200m)

Best:Β  Dynamic Verse – only battled on a heavy 8 last start, back to a better surface here.


The Wild One – raced on speed and found little last start, better than that and blinkers could help turn things around.

Bugalugs – won last two on the Northern Rivers, smart trainer doesn’t bring them to town unless capable of winning.

Numbers: 3, 8, 2.

8-Benchmark 72 (1200m)

Best: Bold Arial – missed the kick and got back before flashing home late for 2nd to Foxpack. Meets that horse better at the weights and slightly longer trip a plus.


One For Betty – first-up since February and new stable. No trial, but record is good and Vandyke-Maloney combination is strong.

Copywriter – runs have been well spaced and down in class after even effort at Grafton.

Winning Shot – went close to making it two wins in a row, but edged out late. Honest filly in form.

Numbers: 2, 7, 6, 4.

What do you think?