Mackay Tips June 30
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Mackay Tips – june 30
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Race 3 – 1:05PM AIRLESS SPRAY SERVICE MACKAY BENCHMARK 50 Handicap (1050 METRES)
It’s not often we see QLD’s leading trainer Tony Gollan venture north of the Sunshine Coast, but here he is with SHE’S OUR RIPPA (No.2) who looks ideally-placed to bounce back from her Rockhampton beating last start. Two starts back, she traelled to Yeppoon where she broke her Maiden status, winning the 1000m event by two lengths. Then last start, she lined up in a tough Class 2 at nearby Callaghan Park (Rockhampton) and despite the sharp class rise, punters sent her out a firm (but drifting) $2.80 favourite. She was looking good as they straightened but the long 600m home straight on the Central QLD track proved a bridge too far for her and the Love Conquers All filly was run down over the final 150 metres. To her credit, she fought on well to take home third prize that day. She drops back in grade here and should find this BM50 a lot easier. The Handicapper agrees and has given her 5kgs more to carry today. She has drawn well in gate five and with Mackay’s much shorter home straight, the three-year-old should handle the 60kgs on her back. Ash Butler partnered her to that maiden win and is back aboard today. She has the early gate speed to lead here and if that’s the case, they may find her very hard to run down.
Race 7 – 3:27PM BARCAM ELECTRICAL QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1200 METRES)
If Tom Melbourne ever had a competing sister on the track, there’s no doubt it would be the John Manzelmann-trained TABATHA MISS (No.5). She is now seven starts into this preparation and has painstakingly taken home the silver medal in five of those runs. The Magic Albert filly did however win the other races which were both run at Townsville with young apprentice Krysten Swaffer aboard on both occasions. Two starts back, she beat all but Hey Pal home in a three-year-old Hcp where the winner was just too good on the day, putting eight lengths on the field. Then last start, she travelled south to the big Callaghan Park track at Rockhampton where she clashed with Hey Pal again, and surprise surprise, the end result was the same. Hey Pal had an extra 5kgs to carry that day and accordingly his winning margin was heavily reduced with Tabatha Miss finishing second again, but going down by less than two lengths that day. There’s no Hey Pal here today and back on her home track (where ironically she is yet to win after four starts here), she looks well-placed in this field. Elly Smith remains aboard where I’m sure she will be out to get the monkey off ‘her’ back as well. Four rides on the filly to date have resulted in four runner-up cheques. She maps well from gate six and is more than capable of giving this a real shake.
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