Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from July 2

  • Our blackbookers for Saturday racing on July 2 are included
  • The team have assembled their runners to follow from the Belmont, Flemington, Murray Bridge and the Sunshine Coast cards
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Saturday blackbookers are included below. (Getty)
 
Our blackbookers to follow from racing on July 2 with the Blackbook.com.au team assembling their runners to follow from the Belmont, Flemington, Murray Bridge and the Sunshine Coast cards.

BELMONT


Race 7 - Benji's (fourth): He was competitive at stakes level deep into his two-year-old season last winter, so despite a poor strike rate, with a low rating and still being Class 1 eligible, this gelding should be able to put a few together in the right races this campaign. There was good money for him at a big price and while well held in fourth. he stuck on well first-up considering he was wide and working throughout.

Race 9 - Miss Vasari (eighth): Dragged right of it fresh over 1000m from a wide draw, she was never in winning calculations, but was hard to miss late from the rear, climbing over heels in a big finish and was only narrowly shaded for fastest last 600m of the race. Her last two wins have come over 1200m and beat Cristal Dane in the last of those victories, with the form around that mare holding up over summer.

FLEMINGTON


Race 1 - Il Affare (third): It was always going to be one of two results for this mare, she either wins on class or runs well, looking for more ground. It was the latter that was the case, finding a couple with a better sprint over the 1400m, whereas she was just strong to the line and looking for a mile next start. Has Stakes form behind her and will continue to improve with racing this prep.

Race 6 - Saunter Boy (fifth): This superstar hurdler showed that he is still spritely this campaign by running a super fifth on the flat over 2600m on Saturday. He is an eight-time winner over the hurdles and was a nine-length Australian hurdle winner last start, so it may just be a matter of whatever hurdle he runs in next start he just wins as there is nothing in Australia that can go with him. 

MURRAY BRIDGE


Race 1 - Klabel (first): Was heavily supported ahead of this debut, following an 8.5 length trial win and while the margin was only narrow, there was plenty of merit to this victory. Travelling under a stranglehold at the 300m, he had a fight on his hands when a more experienced Test The Law challenged, but he dug deep. They've gone nearly two lengths faster overall than the three-year-old plate later on this program.

Race 9 - Next Dimension (sixth): The most progressive galloper in the field (Set To Prophet) won the race, although the winner had a gun run in transit and Next Dimension should've finished much closer. Approaching the 200m, he was inconvenienced by the tiring Yanacocha and Kutatyha, which cost momentum, although he did pick himself up. Has been mostly competitive for the new yard and is close to a win.

SUNSHINE COAST


Race 4 - Thatfeelsbetter (third): On heavy ground and stuck on the inside of runners in the inferior going, he never gave up the chase to the line. Could well have gone close to winning had he been on the outside of runners, making his run with the eventual winner, but it was great to see him tough it out and race those to his outside and not give up. Eligible to drop back to 65/70 grade next start, he is going to find his right race and take a lot of beating.

Race 7 - Champagne Pop (fifth): Given she was near enough to last on the bend and stormed home to run fifth, it was a very commendable, coming out of a maiden win prior. Given that she has only won her maiden, she is eligible to drop right back in class from this stakes race that she contested on Saturday, and coming from a strong city winning stable, this daughter of Spirit Of Boom will get every chance to string a couple together.
                                                      

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