Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from April 2

  • Our blackbookers for Saturday racing on April 2
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from Ascot, Bendigo, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Randwick
Blackbook - April 2
Blackbook runners are included for all metro meetings. (Getty)
Our blackbookers to follow from racing on April 2 with the team assembling their runners to follow from the Ascot, Bendigo, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Randwick cards.


Race 1 - Lord Lonsdale (second): While he couldn't quite go on with it last prep, this five-year-old is still lightly raced and won two races in his second campaign in the 1400m-1600m range, making this a nice return over 1100m. At 33.78, he's recorded easily the best last 600m of the race when coming from the rear and has plenty of options with a low rating.

Race 2 - Sniparoochy (third): Surrounded by in-form and hard fit rivals, this filly should be the one with the most improvement from this. Was forced to some the widest of the first three home in a leader dominated race and was arguably the strongest on the line. Is capable of settling closer to the speed and will get over a little more ground this time in.


Race 5 - Silent Sovereign (third): It was a great first-up run from this mare behind two stakes class gallopers. She always improves off the run and can find another mares race next start where she should be starting close to favourite. Was only beaten a nostril second-up last prep by Our Playboy, who has been group class this autumn.

Race 8 - Milford (third): He was a blackbooker after his first-up run at Flemington and again one here, rocketing home from the back of the field to finish third. Likely to target a race at Caulfield over the coming weeks, his SP profile suggests he will start at a big price once again. Milford is a listed winner over 2100m and is looking for further now.


Race 4 - Dynamic Duo (third): He gets back in the run, which is going to lose him more races than he wins, but overall given he was on the wrong side of the track in inferior ground, the effort was very good. Had he been to the outside of runners, Dynamic Duo finishes much closer to the winner and expect him to be with supported at his next start.

Race 9 - Festival Prince (second): The doubt were whether he would run out a strong 1400m and he ticked that’ with flying colours, launching home from the back of the field to place a marginal second. We know he does have the ability to sit further forward than he did on Saturday, and ultimately that may have been the difference between winning and losing.


Race 4 - Pontedera (fifth): He had jumped cleanly in his lead-up trial prior to being eased back, so willing to forgive this debut outing where he was tardy away and then struggled briefly to muster. While it was only a maiden, he was taking more experienced rivals and the time was good for the class. From nowhere, he's done well to get as close as he did.

Race 5 - Knightstown (fourth): In a handy three-year-old affair, we suspect this is the one that could win a nice 1400m-1600m race over the carnival. Forced to retreat early, he put in a few rough strides when losing ground and despite then picking up again, was held-up until the 200m. Sprinted well before peaking late first-up and only improves from this.


Race 4 - Luncies (third): While he hasn't registered a win this prep, the Kris Lees-trained import has improved this time in and if he can draw a gate in the Sydney Cup, this grey can give it a shake. Unfortunately had the back of a slow one when attempting a run from the off the speed, so would've finished closer with a tow into it. Is ticking over well.

Race 10 - Party For One (fifth): She caught the eye in Gosford Guineas after a maiden win and after two runs this prep, is looking for 1400m, which this filly should contest in a fortnight via the James Carr Stakes. Out of a daughter to Grand Archway (dual Oaks winner), she was left flat-footed here when the sprint went on before picking up strongly late.

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