Jason Bonnington's Preview for Shepparton

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

A new month dawns tonight & fortunately we're back @ one of my favourite Victorian tracks in Shepparton. Much like last night most of our attention will be on Money races & Early Quads but there is also a Good Form Black Booker in the first I'm keen to take an Each Way risk with if the price is right from his polemarking draw.

Track information

Circumference: 1000m
Sprint Lane: Yes
Leader's win: 53.48% (23/43 from last 5 meetings)
Leading Trainer: D.Aiken (6 wins last 5 meetings)
Leading Driver: N.Jack & D.Moran (5 wins from last 5 meetings)

The Moral

Race 4 - No. 8 Theywannacallmesue

The 40m handicap won't make things easy but this bloke has been racing in much higher grade and should win this if he steps safely tonight.


Best Value - $25 Each Way
R1 No.1 - Art Of Locksley$4*
I was ultra impresses with this guy's debut at this course and while that wasn't the strongest from race this isn't that strong either. The key for him will be to hold up OK from the ideal gate and if he can do that he should go very close.
Money Race(s)
R1 $60 Flexi Trifecta
My map here has In House (4) in front with Art Of Locksley (1) behind the leader, Smooth grin (7) breezing and Kamwood Johnny coming at them late. If that scenario plays out then I'll be flabbergasted if those four horses don't fight out the Trifecta at least.
1,4,7 & 10 $60 gets 250%
R2 $60 Flexi Trifectas
This is another races where the four best horses engaged in Upwardly (1), Rebel Diamond (3), Cheersbigears (6) and Shadow Of Fortune (7) should all be in the right spots in transit. If they all lob in the first four or five they'll make up the Trifecta. If not there are a couple of others who can sneak into third.
1,3,6,7 Boxed $48 gets 200%
1,3,6,7/ 1,3,6,7/ 8,9 $12 gets 50%
R7 $50 Flexi Trifectas
Broadway Playboy may be a better miler than a middle-distance horse but I see him getting an easy & potentially cheap lead tonight. if he does I think he'll win or run second at very worst and we've covered our bases with others who can join him on the dais.
4/ 1,2,3,5/ 1,2,3,5 $28 gets 233.33%
4/ 1,2,3,5/ 7,9 $8 gets 100%
1,2,3,5/ 4/ 1,2,3,5 $12 gets 100%
1,2,3,5/ 4/ 7,9 $2 gets 25%
Early Quaddie(s) - $150 - EARLY Quaddie
1,4,7,10/ 1,3,6,7/ 2/ 8$32 gets 200%
1,4,7,10/ 1,3,6,7/ 3,4,9,11/ 8$64 gets 100%
1,4,7,10/ 1,3,6,7/ 2/ 1,5,6,7$32 gets 50%
1,4,7,10/ 1,3,6,7/ 3,4,9,11/ 1,5,6,7$20 gets 7.81%

*Prices are indicative and subject to change. Visit tab.com.au to see latest prices