This Saturday’s main race, which will be contested over 1365m for horses in the Benchmark 56, attracted only five runners. A duel is expected between Balouchi and Toro Bravo. It will be refereed by Master Of Illusion.
Balouchi will try to be back in the winner’s enclosure after more than ten months. He had everything in his favor during his previous outing, but he gave up easily in the final straight finishing fourth at 2.75L behind Thomas Henry. Balouchi worked very well in training on Tuesday, and he can make it this time.
Toro Bravo remains on two disappointing last outings. He lacked a finish in last time and finished far from the winner. He performed well in training. He is inconsistent and he is capable of the best or the worst. He remains a danger for Balouchi.
Master Of Illusion runs for the second week in a row. He fought well last Saturday when he took second place behind Cloud Seeder. He has been kept fresh and he can surprise if he finds himself leading without doing much effort.
Quatro Five Six had the opportunity dictate a slow pace at the beginning of his race on the 19th meeting and he won. He was backed and all the jockeys were questioned by the racing stewards. The circumstances will be different this time, but Quatro Five Six is also a good front runner who will be hard to catch if he is able to lead again.
Race 1 – 1600m (0-20)
French Rebel –Misty Roller – Arnica Montana – Serious Business
Race 2 – 1400m – B31
Thewolfofwolseley – Sonnensthral – Bollinger
Race 3 – 1365m – B36
Brabanzio – Bon Boyage – Partner In Crime
Race 4 – 2050m – B51
Secret Oasis – Divergent – Christmas Bay
Race 5 – 1365m – B56
Balouchi – Toro Bravo – Master Of Illusion
Race 6 – 1400m – B41
Canford Lights – Betathantherest – Double Games
Race 7 – 990m (0-25)
Nevil MU – Royal Virtue – Silver Ducat – Good Buddy
- Top wins: Secret Oasis – Canford Lights
- Value Bets: Bollinger – Brabanzio
- Outsiders: Serous Business – Silver Ducat
Balouchi last win
Toro Bravo last win
Master Of Illusion last race