Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from April 9

  • Our blackbookers for Saturday racing on April 9
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from Ascot, Caulfield, Doomben, Morphettville and Randwick
Blackbook - April 9
Saturday Blackbookers are included below. (Getty)
Our blackbookers to follow from racing on April 9 with the team assembling their runners to follow from the Ascot, Caulfield, Doomben, Morphettville and Randwick cards.


Race 4 - Point Taken (third): Only second-up at 1200m (last win came over 1400m), but wins here had she drawn a gate, with the mare flushed out three-wide in an event that rated well for the class. First two home here have had much softer runs and after failing to come up last campaign, this mare does look back on track, while her rating has dropped.

Race 9 - Cable Guy (third): Bursting to win one and after only being a stride off winning second-up, this gelding was sent out at big odds with the rise in grade here. It was a brave effort to hang on for third and still put a decent space on fourth despite covering over a fast run mile. Fit now and has been racing consistently over his last few campaigns.


Race 1 - Saunter Boy (fifth): Although last of five, we know that this grey is one of Australia’s best jumpers and will be primed to go at Warrnambool in May off the back of a great run in a race that was never run to suit. They walked the majority of the race and he was just beaten by sharper flat horses with a turn-of-foot which he does not have. 

Race 8 - Ain’tnodeeldun (fourth): He backed up a good first-up run off a long break with a closing fourth, proving the only horse in the race to break 12-second in the final furlong. He is one that has always promised to get a trip and is looking as if that will be the case this prep. Up in distance next time and back to Flemington will be more suitable.


Race 1 - Nettuno (first): This Tony Gollan-trained colt is a big JJ Atkins hope, belting his rivals as he did first-up under a stranglehold. He did it first-up on a heavy deck and backed it up with a soft five win, so that proves that the class is there and he is just doing it all on ability. 1400m-1600m looks no issue going forward into the Brisbane Carnival.

Race 7 - Go Wandji (second): Incredibly stiff not to win with the wide barrier the ultimate factor in the end costing this gelding. He looked one of the more promising sprinters in Queensland that looks suited to some high pressure stakes races where he will get a genuine tempo in front. Clearly looking for seven furlongs now and still has a low rating.


Race 4 - Manzala (seventh): He generally takes a few runs to hit his straps and with the ability to compete anywhere in the 1600m-2500m range, he'll find his race soon with a low rating. Was good first-up at 1400m and up in grad second-up, was ridden for luck along the rails. Held-up for the last 200m, Manzala should've finished closer.

Race 7 - Morrissette (seventh): Could be one at a price for the Australasian Oaks on April 30, with this filly only getting warm late over the 1800m after being held-up at key stages. She was stepping up from 1400m of a good maiden win when wide at Warrnambool and was competitive throughout an Oaks path last spring. Needs 2000m now.


Race 2 - Bend The Knee (third): Looks to crying out for 1600m and drier ground, with perhaps The Coast at Gosford (May 7) a target for this colt, who was only second-up. First two in Vilana and Loch Eagle excel on heavy ground, but this three-year-old still held a safe margin on the rest. There's BM78 options at 1400m and 1600m on Apil 23.

Race 10 - Majestic Shot (fifth). Tough meeting to review given how wet it was and that it was grand final day for many, but only second-up, this mare can push on and can come in grade. While she didn't relish a very heavy surface, Majestic Shot was forced switch off heels at the 200m, whereas the first three home were all hitting top gear.

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