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Drop in grade should help Sparkling Cindy

05 / 03 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
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A DROP in class should be enough of an advantage to enable Sparkling Cindy (Race 3) to return to the winner’s circle at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart tonight.

Sparkling Cindy, prepared at Bagdad by Alison Walker, should be ideally suited over the 599m trip in the “Bobbie” Brown juvenile/graduation.

This daughter of Cosmic Rumble, owned by Nigel Price, has had only the one win but seven placings in her fourteen starts and should be near the front from box three with It’s Crunch Time and Alvin Benz likely to be doing their best work over the concluding stages.

Bulla Country (R4) was a smart winner over the 461-metre trip recently clocking 26.25 and wearing the pink vest over the shorter course it looks a good mix to get him back to winning form.

That Was Then should sprint well fresh while Julia Fly’s was impressive here last week. Half Century (R6) is an extra smart pup from the Anthony Bullock Kennel and from box seven this could be yet another stepping stone to bigger things.

His win at Launceston on Monday night was freakish running home hard for to outgun Code Black by almost two lengths.

The meeting also boasts three heats of the Maiden Series (461m) – races five, seven and eight, with the first two placegetters and the two fastest thirds to progress to the final next Thursday night.

Best Bets: R3 No 3 Sparkling Cindy, R4 No 8 Bulla Country, R6 No 7 Half Century.
Best E/W: R5 No 1 Cavern Club, R9 No 2 Simpson’s Bay, R10 No 4 Immortal Dream.