Stawell Tips April 12
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Stawell Tips – April 12
Race 7 – 4:20PM Stuart McGregor Stawell Gold Cup (2000 METRES)
The Stawell Cup pits noms handy types up against one another over the 2000m journey and SKELM should be very hard to beat. The Terry Kelly-trained galloper was kept from Caulfield on Saturday and was a winner at that track four starts ago before producing a couple of close up efforts since then. At his most recent start he lined up in the Mornington Cup over the 2400m journey and settled back in that race before pulling out wide in the straight, running on to finish 3rd behind Aktau and Inverloch. That pair have been flying of late and if he can hold his form he looks to be the one. The step back to the 2000m doesn’t hold too many concerns as he has an excellent record at the distance and he should get the gun run with Johnny Allen to steer from barrier 5.
Race 8 – 4:55PM Peter Lennox Mercedes Benz BM64 Handicap (1600 METRES)
Race 8 is a BenchMark64 and there are some promising types in action, including Excelsior Star and SAINT PETER. Excelsior Star has won his past two and looks promising but I am going with Saint Peter on the back of the better barrier. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace galloper won in this grade at Pakenham on March 19 and can settle handy off what might be a bit of a muddling tempo with is a lack of a genuine leader here. In his win at Pakenham he settled just behind the leaders and chased well to arrive in the nick of time. The son of Pierro races well on Good and Soft tracks and is another key chance for John Allen on the nine-race card.
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