Richie’s Best Bets Warwick Farm

Richie’s Best Bets Warwick Farm

Tommy Berry rides one of today's selections. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Tommy Berry rides one of today’s selections. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

WARWICK FARM

WEDNESDAY 3 MAY

RAIL: True                             TRACK: Good

RACE 2          3yo Maiden

NO.8               LOVELETTER

LOVELETTER struggled first up a fortnight ago when finishing fourth of seven at Canterbury but with the sun making regular appearances over the past fortnight a firmer surface today should mean the fillies true ability will shine through. On debut back at Canterbury in November Loveletter was unlucky to be just beaten by Improvement who went onto win four successive city races while five others in the field of nine have won races so it’s fair to say the race has some depth to it. She has drawn wide today but with basically a straight run to the bend and no weight with apprentice Blaike McDougall on top she can power over the top of her opposition. PELORUS looks the danger off the back of a good run behind Wayanka when coming from well back over the shorter 1200m.

Selections:       8 Loveletter                  4 Pelorus Jack9 Queen Of Hearts

 

RACE 3          Benchmark 72

NO.3               MULTITUDE

MULTITUDE will hopefully use his toughness to collect the cash today. Although beaten five lengths last start I thought his run was full of merit as his hoop Nick Heywood applied pressure the entire trip to the leader Wu Gok yet picked himself off the canvas at the 500m to come again and get into the placings. If he jumps cleanly I expect him to cross Paragon and Crosley Hotshot and keep on running. Although he has won twice on rain affected ground I think the better surface will enhance his chances further. NO RETURN is my second pick but it’s fair to say he can loom to win but when lack the required desire at the business end while PARAGON should enjoy a soft run behind Multitude and is capable of building on his recent good form.

Selections:       3 Multitude                  4 No Return                 1 Paragon

RACE 4          3yo FilliesBenchmark 72

 NO.1               MEDAILLE

MEDAILLE failed first up this campaign in the group 3 P J Bell albeit on a heavy surface before dropping sharply in grade and getting onto a good track and winning by a widening six lengths at Newcastle. She looks a progressive filly capable of going on with it now and with a good tempo expected in today’s race I’m hoping she can round them up in the home straight and get the cash. Behind her there isn’t much between the next four or five chances that include Cocoexcel, Jolie’s Pearl, Walk The Streets, Zonk and Necklace.

Selections:       1 Medaille                    4 Jolie’s Pearl   8 Walk The Streets

 

RACE 2          NO.8               LOVELETTER

RACE 3          NO.3               MULTITUDE

RACE 4          NO.1               MEDAILLE

 

SELECTIONS:

RACE ONE                  15-4-8-2

RACE TWO                 8-4-9-3

RACE THREE             3-4-1-2

RACE FOUR               1-4-8-9

RACE FIVE                 3-1-6-5

RACE SIX                   3-6-2-1

RACE SEVEN             5-13-3-11