Parkes Tips May 17
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Parkes Tips May 17
Race 1 – 12:15PM CHOICES FLOORING CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Five starts into this preparation, the Kody Nestor-trained ONE POUND appears to be at her peak now and looks very hard to beat here. Two starts back, she was too far back at Narromine but still made good ground to finish third in the Class 1/Maiden over the mile. Then last start, she drew the outside gate (12) at Dubbo but was still sent out a $2.70 favourite and the Onemorenomore filly didn’t disappoint. She raced a lot closer to the lead that day and it paid dividends as the filly destroyed her rivals, winning by more than five lengths in the end. She steps up in grade here but carries just 2kgs more and looks the goods again.
Race 6 – 3:10PM OVER THE LINE RACING SATELLITE HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
One big hurdle remains for GOOD TIME CHARLIE and he is in the right form to break through that today. The Dubbo-trained gelding doesn’t win too often but since Greg Ryan took the reins three starts back, he’s been a different horse. After finishing runner-up in the Mudgee Cup Day Sprint, he repeated that effort back on his home track, beating home all but odds-on favourite Gem Dealer over 1300m. Resuming from a five-month break, he was involved in a three-way photo in a Class 3 at Narromine, emerging the winner of the 1100m event. Greg Ryan was aboard for all three of those runs and is back in the saddle here. The big hurdle they need jump over is breaking the 1200m hoodoo that has haunted the six-year-old since he began. After 13 attempts, he is yet to break through over the 1200m trip, finishing in the minor money no less than nine times to date. He is second-up here and boasts a good fresh record so with Ryan sticking with him, today could be the day.
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