THE LEGGUP | THREE-STATE QUADDIES

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Gotta love a Quaddie, but gee it’s hard to bag one.

I’m up for the challenge and will be having a crack each Wednesday and Saturday.

Here’s a look at the last four races in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Good luck if you’re having a play and my philosophy is that any percentage is good.

Sandown

(Heavy9)

5-Benchmark 78 (2400m)

Best: Fanciful Toff – had total forget run in Sydney, wide throughout and was tougher grade. Winner this trip and also handles the heavy.

Others

Meteor Light – third-up, will race on speed and heavy track winner. Poy’s 1.5kg claim is a plus.

Cernan – rock hard fit, heavy track winner honest.

Big Sur – recent form solid, downside is no heavy form.

Numbers: 4,7,9,8.

6-Benchmark 70 (1600m)

Best: Quantum Mechanic – down in class and fought on hard in Adelaide Guineas after working early. No wet track form, but sire Deep Field has produced wet trackers.

 Others

 Vivid Art – bolted in Ballarat Mdn on Heavy9 will race on speed.

Oriental Lily – outside draw is a plus as she resented being bottled away latest run and has won in heavy.

Grand De Flora – former Kiwi that blew them away in Aussie debut.

Numbers: 4,2,3.10.

7- Benchmark 70 (1600m)

Best: Connery – third-up here and previous run this track (B78) was good. Got too far and closed off strongly. Down in grade and nicely weighted with 3kg claim.

Others

Main Stage – two seconds this track and grade before midfield in tougher company. Had a tough run latest, another that will benefit from a claim and placed in heavy.

Taksu – led and was headed, but fought back to win this track (1500m). Super fit and also wet tracker.

Brilliant Concept – 3kg claim a plus, latest start won in heavy, just needs luck from wide gate.

Numbers: 5,1,3,7.

8-Benchmark 70 (1400m)

Best: Hidden Legend – super consistent and ploughed through the heavy9 here to win last start. Up in grade, but really well weighted after the 3kg claim and will race in the bunny.

Others

Hapaira – won last two and she is a mare in form. Likely to box-seat.

Sukoot – came from well back to win when resuming (heavy8). Likely to get back so if pattern suits run ons, his chances improve.

Maximak – in the money six of eight and had plenty in hand winning at Cranbourne. No heavy, but has won in soft going.

Numbers: 4,2,8,5.

Randwick

(Heavy8)

4-Benchmark 70 (1100m)

Best: Lost And Running – short but deserved after brilliant win in Scone Maiden. No wet form but won a trial in soft and he’s by Kiwi sire Per Canto and breed handle the wet.

Others

Snowzone – drops in grade, overraced last start. In-form 3kg apprentice, L. Day goes on and expect her to let this gelding run along.

Accelerato – resumes from a spell and has trialled twice. J-Mac had plenty in hand when rode in recent Warwick Farm trial and he sticks here. Heavy track winner.

Numbers: 9,5,2.

5-Benchmark 70 (1550m)

Best: Donandkim – no pass mark for the jock last start. Went back then took off on a wide run. Never a threat, but finished off well.

Others

Reformist – Hughie jumps off, but this Waller trained three-year-old can improve. Beaten under 2lens, in this grade, last start and extra distance a positive.

Madam Legend – won two in a row and then didn’t get a lot of luck latest. Since trialled well in heavy.

Numbers: 2, 3, 8.

6-Benchmark 70 (1400m)

Best: Maggie Miss – beautifully weighted on 55.5kgs after the 3kg claim. She lumped 60.5kgs last start and went out hard, but showed a lot of fight.

Others

Big Bad Bruce – found the mile too far latest, good alley and capable of improvement.

Convinced – resuming and ran some nice races in Saturday city grade before a spell. Had plenty in the tank in 1040m Randwick trial.

Numbers: 8,9,1.

7-Benchmark 70 (1100m)
Best: Miss Spiteful – she did a good job first-up, three wide, no cover, throughout and fought on strongly behind Hulk. Fitter for the run, two alley a bonus, but no heavy form.

Others

Private Thoughts – was big betting drifter when resumed and not knocked about. Gets blinkers for this, which could help this filly improve.

Estrado – was third to Brazen Gem last start and was going as well on the line and meets that horses 2.5kgs better. Both handle soft okay.

Numbers: 12,9,16,5.

Doomben

(Soft 5)

6-Class 1 (1350m)

Best: Expert Eye – jumps from last start Maiden win this track and distance. Enjoyed the run of the race and was strong at the end and should get a cushy run again.

Others

Musicmaker – beaten favourite last two. Went back from a wide gate and ran on okay latest. Could lead these and be hard to run down.

Spartan – did best work late, coming from last in same race as Musicmaker. Should switch on with the addition of winkers.

Numbers: 9,6,5.

7-Benchmark 68 (1650m)

Best: The Black Tide – not far away this track and distance last start. Should box-seat from her rails draw.

Others

No Doubt A Cracker – big weight, but massive drop in grade after game fifth in BM80 last start, off a wide run.

Merlin’s Magic – won then latest drifted in betting. Got a long way back, but closed off strongly, third-up now.

Rerun – took off at the 600m in Twba last start and blew them away over 1625m, Drop back in distance shouldn’t trouble.

Numbers: 11,1,9,13.

8-Class 3 (1350m)

Best: Tunero – first-up for Chris Waller and has had two 1000m trials, latest brakes not released. Has raced well in tougher company in Sydney and should be hitting the line hard.

Others

Great Keppell – non-winner, but prolific placegetter, two wins and 13 placings from 17 starts. Goes in because the day you leave him out he’ll get up.

Prinny’s Success – was worse than midfield in the run, but finished hard to win this track and distance. No knock on winning form.

Numbers: 3,11,5.

9-Benchmark 68 (1200m)

Best: Socialising – had first run for Gollan and powered home to win a Cl1 at the Sunshine Coast. Sure to be improved and good draw from a tough start.

Others

 Desert Knight – doing well this prep, followed Ipswich win with fourth, but was locked in a speed battle. Sure to be ridden quieter here.

Lotsa Spirit – honest and most recent run closed off strongly over 1000m, extra distance will suit.

Yeahnah – battled in heavy going latest and had a tough run. Won previous start and rails draw is huge.

Numbers: 12,1,6,18.

 

 

What do you think?