Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from May 7

  • Our blackbookers for Saturday racing on May 7 are included
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from Ascot, Caulfield, Gold Coast, Gosford and Morphettville
Blackbook - May 7
Saturday blackbookers are included below. (Getty)
 
Our blackbookers to follow from racing on May 7 with the Blackbook.com.au team assembling their runners to follow from the Ascot, Caulfield, Gold Coast, Gosford and Morphettville cards.

ASCOT


Race 3 - Tropical Sun (fifth): Made an absolute meal of the start here on debut and while the barrier manners need work, it was a good effort to get as close she did in the finish. Has recorded the fourth fastest last 600m of the race, with the first three home clearing out with the faster sectionals, albeit was the pick of the rest. A drop back in grade at start two will help.

Race 5 - Liwa (second): Like the stablemate and winner It'sarayday, Liwia is a 1400m listed winner and off a poor April 16 return, this was a much more encouraging performance. Dragged back early from a wide gate, she was forced to circle the field whereas the fav had a much more economical run. Getting to 1400m-1600m this prep will be her right range now.


CAULFIELD


Race 2 - Princess Rhaenys (third): She was always going to be vulnerable against some fit horses second-up off a good first-up run, but it was fantastic to see her put in another solid run and is on track to win third-up. The winner in Deny Knowledge is a handy middle distance/staying type going forward, while this mare is going to get over further.

Race 8 -  Yaphet (fourth): At the end of the day, it was the barrier that cost this filly the win, settling near last and wide for the majority of the race, yet storming home and clearly finishing with the best late sectionals to be beaten just over two lengths. She had the better of a very smart filly in So You See at Sale two starts back, so the ability is there.

GOLD COAST


Race 5 - Cafe Royal (third): This race is quite strong on paper and after a gusty effort, she can go into the blackbook. Is clearly a better mare if ridden along from the 600m and she needs to build into her race, as there is no turn-of foot. Had she been ridden to her strengths, she could well have won, but what it showed was that she is up to this level.

Race 6 - Gypsy Goddess (second): From a second placing over 2400m in the ATC Oaks, to 1800m against some sharper horses, she was never going to be suited and no doubt the stable would have hoped class got her over the line. Finishing second, flashing to the line and looking in need of the extra ground says that she is clearly the QLD Oaks.

GOSFORD


Race 6 - Dhakuri (fifth): First-up with no fresh form and resuming over 1600m with 60.5kg, not much was expected of this Godolphin gelding at 20/1, but he made inroads late despite being inconvenienced by Holstein in the run home. We saw Dhakuri win second-up last prep and win deep into that campaign over 1800m, so there's plenty of improvement to come.

Race 8 - Majestic Shot (third): With only three runs spread out over an autumn prep which kicked off on March 12, this mare should press on to Brisbane. After a good second-up showing when not handling a Heavy 10, she arguably should've won this, with the winner not going around a horse whereas Majestic Shot was inconvenienced by a tiring leader.

MORPHETTVILLE


Race 2 - Next Dimension (sixth): This lightly raced six-year-old was midweek class in Brisbane and has produced a strong run in his stable debut for Paula Trenwith. It was a tough card for backmarkers and from the rear with 62.5kg, he was an eye-catcher from off the speed over 1200m. Has won twice over 1350m and placed at 1600m, so just needs a little further.

Race 7 - The Inferno (third): The DC McKay Stakes is generally a strong Goodwood reference and this gelding has produced the run of the race, as clearly the pick of the off-speed runners. The Inferno has had an interrupted campaign and freshened-up off a Lightning return, was unsuited at Sale and improved off that. Looks set for a peak run over 1200m.
                                              

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