Ascot   20 Feb 2019
 
GOING: N/A

Tabtouch - Better Your Bet Mdn 1500m

Track: N/A   Mostly Sunny (Max: 32)   Rail: Out 10m.  

Heavenly Dust can lead from Ensign Pulver.  PRIZED NEMESIS has just missed the last two and keeps improving. Gets a low gate today and peaking can break through. COLDPLAY debuts for Team Williams off two trials Pike goes on and rides from the rail and a bold debut is on the cards. APPROACH was a big trial winner at Belmont and hasn’t had much luck the two runs that followed. Needs a good ride but could surprise. ROSE THIEF is an improver who wasn’t beaten far here two back.  SUGGESTED PLAY: Like the top two selections. Leaning to Prized Nemesis.
1 x7322 PRIZED NEMESIS
MS S BAKRANICH
4YO  BAY  GELDING 58.0KG
B A Morris, Ms T J Carey, Mrs V G Barrett, Ms A A Barrett, Ms D E Barrett, Ms B O Barrett, C L Bell, B R Bell
Recent form hard to fault. Last run ran on from midfield; 2nd of 15 runners at Pinjarra 4yo+ Mdn Feb 9 over 1500m, long-neck behind Wee Ripper carrying 58kg. The start before that held up on straightening; made ground from midfield; 2nd of 16 runners at this track 4yo+ Mdn Feb 2 over 1400m, 1 len behind True Image carrying 58kg. Drawn a nice alley and rates highly.
2
M W PATEMAN
Gold, White Sash
2 52534 SCINTILLATING
NEVILLE PARNHAM
4YO  BROWN  GELDING 58.0KG
N D Parnham, Mrs C A Parnham, Cockatoo Ridge Syndicate(Mgr: C W Loxton)
Recent form impressive for this race. Last run dwelt at start (2l) and laid in in the straight; 4th of 15 starters at Pinjarra 4yo+ Mdn Feb 9 over 1500m, 2-1/2 len behind Wee Ripper carrying 58kg. The run before that wide throughout; made some head-way from midfield; 3rd of 14 runners at this track 2yo+ Mdn Jan 30 over 1400m, long-neck behind Pearls From Heaven carrying 58kg. Don't underestimate despite wide draw.
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J BROWN
Yellow, Maroon Seams And Cap
3 x5365 ENSIGN PULVER
ROLAND PIERCEY
4YO  B/BR  GELDING 58.0KG
P S Piercey, J R Piercey, Dr C A Piercey, R J Piercey
Last outing 5th of 14 runners at this track 2yo+ Mdn Jan 30 over 1400m, 1/2 len behind Pearls From Heaven carrying 58kg. The race before that 6th of 12 runners at York 2yo+ Mdn Jan 9 over 1200m, 1-3/4 len behind Zephyr Queen carrying 58kg. Prefer in something a bit easier.
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J WHITING
Red, Black Braces, Yellow Armbands And Cap
4 090x2 VITAL GLANCE
IVAN HAGGERTY
4YO  BROWN  GELDING 58.0KG
D T Rieusset
Racing second-up today. Fresh up after four months 2nd in a small field at Kojonup 2yo+ Mdn Feb 2 over 1250m, 14-3/4 len behind Booyah Boy carrying 67kg. Previously second-up wide throughout and shifted in near 200m; 11th of 12 starters at Belmont Park 3yo+ Mdn in Aug last year over 1300m, on a slow track; 9 len behind Son Of A Coat with 58kg. Placed fresh and fitter but others make more appeal. Needs to improve on fresh performance.
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P CARBERY
White, Black Armbands And Cap
5 0x767 THE HONEYMAN
KATH FLEMING
4YO  CHESTNUT  GELDING 58.0KG
Ms K C Fleming, A M Pinter, Mrs L V Dawson, Miss N M Fleming, Mrs J E Knuckey
Last start eased back early on with blinkers first time; 7th of 16 starters (held up on straightening; laid out in straight; rider told to use more care) at this track 4yo+ Mdn Feb 2 over 1400m, 3 len behind True Image carrying 58kg. The start before that 6th of 14 starters at Pinjarra 2yo+ Mdn Jan 24 over 1412m, 5-3/4 len behind Acermetric with 58kg. This appears outside his grasp.
4
P D KNUCKEY
Purple, White Stripe With Gold Stars, White Sleeves, Purple Cap With White Peak
6 x2874 KENYLUCK
NEVILLE PARNHAM
3YO  GREY  GELDING 57.0KG
F S Kilner, Moreland Park(Mgr: G W Maclou)
Last outing settled back and ran on when 4th of 15 runners at Bunbury 3yo Mdn Feb 14 over 1410m, 2-3/4 len behind Utgard Loki carrying 57kg. The race before that 7th of 10 runners at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Jan 28 over 1216m, 3 len behind Friar's Classic carrying 56.5kg. Progressing well this campaign.
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CHRIS PARNHAM
Yellow, Maroon Seams And Black Cap
7 96 APPROACH
T M ANDREWS
3YO  BAY  GELDING 57.0KG
Mrs J Andrews, I Cohen, Mrs E M Cohen, R F Drage, Mrs K M Drage, M Di Lena, R J Fuller, Boy's Business Syndicate(Mgr: G P Manley), K J Gregson, Mrs H H Gregson
Raced twice to date. When well supported at debut, slowly away (1l); with blinkers first time; 9th of 10 runners at this track 3yo Hcp Jan 19 over 1200m, 3-3/4 len behind Fairview with 55kg. Second-up struck interference at start; settled back and ran on when 6th of 13 runners at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Feb 3 over 1200m, 4-1/4 len behind Heavenly Affair with 57kg. Should be right in the finish.
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P D KNUCKEY
White, Dk. Blue Armbands And Cap
8 0x HE'S A GUNSLINGER
M P ALLAN
3YO  BAY  GELDING 57.0KG
Belhus Racing Bt Syndicate(Mgr: Peter Morley)
Resumes from a spell after only one start when slowly away (1l) and laid in in the straight; 10th of 12 starters at Northam 3yo Mdn in Oct over 1300m, 6-3/4 len behind Inflation carrying 57kg. Won trial at Lark Hill over 1450m on Feb 11. Fitness an issue.
14
RYAN HILL
Dk. Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves And Cap
9 COLDPLAY
G & A WILLIAMS
3YO  BAY  GELDING 57.0KG
E A Galante, Mrs M Tomlinson
Three-year-old gelding making debut from Your Song out of Pym's Lane. Was seventh over 950m Lark Hill trial on January 29. Well held in recent trial/s but expected to run well here with Pike booked.
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W PIKE
Gold, Red Diamond, Red Striped Sleeves, Gold Cap
10 342 ROSE THIEF
B V WATKINS
4YO  B/BR  MARE 56.0KG
Mrs E A Watkins, Ms M C Gracie, Ms C A Neilsen, Mrs E Manolas, Mrs R A Barnao
Last start 2nd of 14 runners at Albany 2yo+ Mdn Feb 10 over 1500m, 3/4 len behind What About Moses with 56kg. Before that made some head-way from midfield; 4th of 16 starters at this track 4yo+ Mdn Feb 2 over 1400m, 1-3/4 len behind True Image carrying 56kg. Will jump at pretty long odds and deservedly so.
6
S O'DONNELL
All Cerise
11 60x0 TESSIE'S DELIGHT
B V WATKINS
4YO  BAY  MARE 56.0KG
B Mc Ginty, Mrs N Mc Ginty
Second-up today. First-up after six months 10th of 13 starters at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Feb 3 over 1200m, 9-3/4 len behind Heavenly Affair with 54kg. Previously second-up 11th of 12 starters (pre race incident; passed fit at barrier; slowly away (1l)) at Belmont Park 3yo+ Mdn in Aug last year over 1300m, on a slow track; 11-3/4 len behind Fa'lion Maschine with 56kg. Fitter but needs to improve sharply.
12
FIONA BELL
Dk. Blue, White Stars, Halved Sleeves, Dk. Blue Cap With White Stars
12 43552 HEAVENLY DUST
PAUL TAPPER
3YO  CHESTNUT  FILLY 55.0KG
P D Tapper, Miss N Jordan, B D Tapper
Last start sat on speed throughout then 2nd of 9 starters at Albany 2&3yo Mdn Feb 10 over 1230m, 2 len behind One Point Lady with 55kg. The run before that wide near 600m; 5th in a small field at Narrogin 3yo Mdn Jan 25 over 1100m, 4-1/2 len behind Grand Design carrying 55kg. Risking.
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L CAMILLERI
Turquoise, Pink Double Diamond Band And Armbands, Pink Cap
13 4235 BEE QUICK
D M LUCIANI
3YO  B/BR  FILLY 55.0KG
Loloma Farms Pty Ltd(Mgr: Ms K J Everett), B P Boundy, B A Roderick, A J Bell, R V Jefferis, S W Morgan, C A Lilly
Comes off a 38 day let-up. Last start overraced early stages; raced on the speed and boxed on steadily with blinkers first time; 5th of 10 starters at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Jan 13 over 1690m, 2-1/2 len behind Do A Pataky carrying 54.5kg. The race before that made ground from midfield; 3rd of 11 starters at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Jan 1 over 1690m, 2 len behind Neon Flare carrying 54.5kg. In the mix.
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ALAN KENNEDY
Lilac, Gold Stars, Lilac Cap
14 625 PING ME ANOTHER
C G WILLIS
3YO  B/BR  FILLY 55.0KG
C G Willis
Last outing 5th of 11 starters at this track 3yo (Rs0mw) Feb 13 over 1200m, 2 len behind Rebel Knight carrying 56kg. The run before that laid in in the straight; made some head-way from midfield; 2nd of 10 starters at Bunbury 2yo+ Mdn Jan 28 over 1216m, neck behind Friar's Classic carrying 51.5kg. Place.
11
S MCGRUDDY
Dk. Blue, Yellow Hoops, Red Sleeves, Dk. Blue And Yellow Quartered Cap