YOUNGSTER Oxidize (R3) for Moorleah trainer Russell Watts will be hard to beat on a tough ten event programme at Tatersall’s Park tonight.
This son of Paddy’s Flame won at Devonport at his only race start in a respectable 26.22 on a wet track and looked strong on the line.
Watts believes Oxidize has a bright future and whatever the result tonight should be followed with confidence over the coming months.
Mega Pink for Gary Johnson looks the hardest to beat while Graeme Moate’s first starter Shanlyn Krystal should be kept safe.
St. Pierre (R5) was upstaged last week by kennelmate Regent Typhoon but followers should back up again tonight.
Jumping again from the red he does look a special and should prove too strong. Blue Buddy and Vane Man will be his main opposition while despised outsider Capetown Harry might be worth a place ticket.
Debbie Cannan looks to have a mortgage on the Invitation (R7) this week with kennelmates Sultan’s Swing, Regent Typhoon and High Choice all with strong winning chances.
Sultan’s Swing should start favourite however after her brilliant run in July winning six in a row before an unsuccessful National Sprint campaign in Launceston.
Regent Typhoon returned to the track last week winning easily while champion bitch High Choice loves jumping from the pink.
Whispering Blaze last week’s Invitation winner should also not be left out jumping from the inside.
Best Bets: R3 # 6 Oxidize, R5 # 1 St. Pierre, R8 # 6 National Vision.
Best E/W: R4 # 2 Troublesome Miss, R7 # 2 Sultan’s Swing, R9 # 1 Posh Luke.
Story and tips by Peter Hayes