A team heads to Ascot Park to kick off another busy weekend on Friday afternoon, Lulu is flying and heads around again at Alex Park, with a number of runners scheduled to race at the Orari and Timaru meetings on Saturday and Sunday.
ASCOT PARK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
RACE 3 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM (11, FR. 2200m mob) Sam Ottley -“Drawn bad but in the right race after a nice enough trial (Methven). Capable in this field.” (Benny)
RACE 4 MAHARAJAH (7, fr. 2200m mob) Sam Ottley -“Handy maiden this and a wide draw so some luck needed from there but up to it with the right run.” (Mark).
RACE 8 BURNHAM BOY (4, fr. 2200m mob) Sam Ottley, and SILENT MAJOR (9) Jonny Cox -“Burnham Boy really pleased us Cup day, a good run from a bad draw. Very good chance and definite hope if things go right here.” (Mark). “Silent Major has come through his Wyndham win well, hence why he’s back there. Tricky draw or a good draw. He’ll run on well.” (Benny).
ALEX PARK, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22
RACE 3 LULU LE MANS (8, fr. 2200m mob) Maurice McKendry -“Unlucky not to win last week. She’s racing very well but another tough draw this week.” (Mark).
ORARI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
RACE 5 SIOUX PRINCESS (14, U3, ft. 2500m stand) Sam Ottley -“Good win at Ashburton and back to the grass does suit her. She’s a logical chance if she trots like she can.” (Mark)
RACE 7 SMOKE N REACTOR (7, (3) 10m. 2500m stand) Sam Ottley -“Back to the grass track and standing start will suit her. She will need some luck in a handy field but a rough eachway chance.”(Mark).
TIMARU, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
RACE 2 YUKO (4, fr. 2600m mob) Ricky May, and MRS WASHINGTON (5) Sam Ottley -“Both working well and both nicer draws. I’d rate both eachway chances.” (Benny).
RACE 3 ORLANDO MAGIC (4, fr. 2600m stand) Sam Ottley -“A shade diasppointing Show Day but happier with her here and in the right race if things go right. A definite eachway chance.” (Mark).
RACE 5 SIOUX PRINCESS (9, U2, ft, 2000m mob) Sam Ottley -“If she happens to back up after Orari then this looks a nice enough race for her too.” (Mark).
RACE 7 MAHIA (4, fr. 2600m stand) Sam Ottley -“Nothing went right at all at Ashburton. A couple of gear changes and a place hope in what looks like quite a nice field.” (Mark).
RACE 9 BEAUDIENE OVERTAKE (11, fr. 2000m mob) Korbyn Newman – “Nice enough draw if it works out. Place chance with a good run.” (Benny).