Saturday Blackbookers & Horses To Follow from July 9

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


Race 2 - Sunnysilk (fifth): With an improved second-up showing, this mare as well placed with the drop in grade here, but didn't get the breaks when she needed them. It was a nice ride by 2kg claimer Kristy Bennett, who was practically in the box-seat on the turn for home after jumping awkwardly from a middle draw, but a gap never presented in the last 200m. Has a good 1000m record and is going well.

Race 9 - Chili Is Hot (second): While this four-year-old is versatile, going 1400m back to 1300m worked against her, where she's run into a better sprinter in Simple Plan, albeit held off a handy group of runners herself. An underrated galloper that was a listed winner last winner over 2000m last winter, her right range does look to be around a mile, which two of her last wins have come over.


Race 8 - William Thomas (fifth): Could this old-timer be ready to find his very best next start? He was not far from it on Saturday, finishing with the third fastest last 200m of the day at Group Three level. With a rating of 85, he is eligible to drop right back in class and carry a lighter weight, having raced at WFA level here. He will be a price given the time between wins.

Race 9 - He’s Our Bonneval (third): He was way too far back from the speed in a race that was ultimately dominated on the pace. His first-up win was impressive and that of a horse that could quickly work his way through the grades as we head into the spring and third-up after two 1400m runs, he is going to lap up the mile next start. 


Race 4 - Reeanon (second): At just her third career start, this daughter of Scissor Kick led them up until the final stride in a race where everything else on the pace faded. Loved the way that she stuck to her guns and found another gear when challenged on the bend. She was stepping up in grade here from midweek level and does look to have a future.

Race 10 - Starla (fourth): This mare rocketed home and in another two bounds, gets a win next to her name. She has been racing in very strong grade all prep and this step back in class was right up her alley, with her race pattern the only negative. Barrier 11 forced her hand to be ridden back, but next time if she can draw a little more to the middle, she can settle a pair or two closer.


Race 2 - Exopipi (second): Caught the eye on debut over 1000m before leaving herself with too much to do on a bog track here on June 22 and suited on firmer going for start three, there's no doubt she wins this from a better draw, having raced three-wide the trip whereas the winner has got the suck run through late after doing no work. Was still strong through the line and did comfortably hold the rest.

Race 7 - Shez Betty (fourth): Is deep into her prep, but is holding her form and behind a progressive winner, this filly was the pick of the chasers and if out earlier, she runs a clear second. After a 1900m attempt in April, Shez Betty bolted in with a 1350m maiden and the way she's balanced up late in this suggests a mile will suit. Has a low rating and is Class 1 eligible, so there's easier races around.


Race 6 - Casino Kid (fourth): Country-trained galloper that seemingly came from nowhere last prep, yet with a BM78 victory in Jan followed by a second to Crystal Pegasus (subsequent dual listed winner), he could go through the grades over more ground in the back half of winter, with still a very low rating of 70. Behind out-and-out sprinters, he's recorded the fastest last 600m, 400m and 200m of the entire card.

Race 9 - Sunrise Ruby (second): It's no surprise to see her Kosciuszko price slash following this return and of the first four home, she was easily the least suited. Settling just off midfield in a modestly run affair, Sunrise Ruby has let do with a powerful finish and at 36.04, has rattled off easily the fastest last 600m of the race. Excels on heavy going and was only first-up, with this mare is more effective over 1200m.

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