Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from June 25

  • Our blackbookers for Saturday racing on June 25 are included
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from Belmont, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Randwick cards
Blackbookers - June 25
Saturday blackbookers are included below. (Getty)
 
Our blackbookers to follow from racing on June 25 with the Blackbook.com.au team assembling their runners to follow from the Belmont, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Morphettville and Randwick cards.

BELMONT


Race 6 - False Statement (fourth): He did rattle home at big odds third-up and backing up that performance with another strong effort, he's very close to another win. A clever ride on the eventual winner forced many of these to be chasing a long way out, with False Statement covering ground in his pursuit, yet found the line strongly once again. The market has found him via his last two outings, which have been in this grade.

Race 9 - Angelic Miss (firth): A dual listed winner at Ascot last prep, she has been a big drifter in the betting via both winter assignments, but has gone well each time. After sticking on fresh over 1000m, a trip that was a little slick, she got well out of her ground in this 1200m attempts. Despite looking as though she was labouring a little until the 100m, Angelic Miss has recorded the fastest last 600m (33.68) of the meeting.

CAULFIELD


Race 5 - Chief Altony (second): He would've won had he not be caught in between runners before peeling to the outside and checking over heels. It was split second judgement where Tom Stockdale had a 50/50 chance of finding a gap or hoping his horse would finish best towards the outside, and although he made the wrong choice in the end, it was not his fault as he rode for the percentages.

Race 6 - Squid Game (second): Beaten by a star in Inundation, so it was a three-length second placing that had merit and should've finished closer. Was slicing and dicing his way through the field late and should be right at his peak now. The key is getting away from the straight tracks and around the bend where he can extend.

EAGLE FARM


Race 1 - Bold Pedro (second): A big strong type who went with Whitewater head-for-head all the way, putting a good gap on third. This Class 3 level is perfect for him, and although he has not been able to put one away since January, he has run second to Palladas and Whitewater who are both very progressive. As we head out of their carnival period, he is going to find his right race soon.

Race 6 - Rhapsody Rose (second): It was a brave effort from this girl who sat on the speed and was the last horse standing from that battle, with the winner coming from midfield. All of those on the speed dropped out which left it up to the swoops to pick up the minors, but this filly was just so game. With her tough, front running style, she'll always be very competitive.

MORPHETTVILLE


Race 5 - En Francais (third): By Puissance de Lune and out of a half-sister to Alcopop is this lightly raced mare from the Jake Stephens yard, who looks more than capable of working through the grades now she has a few runs under her belt. After finding the 1200m a little sharp fresh, En Francais was doing her best work late second-up, where she was again set a task from a wide draw. She certainly has some class.

Race 7 - Somerset Maugham (third): Although wary that he became quite costly last prep, this gelding still has a reasonable strike rate and with a rating of only 77, he can still be well placed in VC or SA over the off-season. Staying at the mile and with no second-up, he was enormous here, sustaining a wide run off a muddling tempo to only be beaten half a length, whereas the first two home both had much softer runs.

RANDWICK


Race 8 - Lightning Jack (fifth): Rebounded off somewhat of a slow start to the campaign, albeit had excuses in the Scone Cup on return when caught in the wrong part of the track. The blinkers were applied for this third-up tilt, where he was strong through the line after getting clear at the 100m. His last five wins have come over 1600m, a trip that he is clearly looking for and he hasn't been knocked about by a big autumn prep.

Race 9 - Conscript (third): Was having his first attempt at BM78 level after working his way through the lower grades and as a rising five-year-old with just 14 starts, he does have upside. A sprinter that generally settles on the speed, he was ridden conservatively from a wide draw first-up and after pinching runs along the inside, was the big eye-catcher late. At 33.83, he's recorded the second-fastest last 600m of the meeting.
                                                     

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