Craig Rail's Preview for Kilmore

Thu, 27 Jun 2019

It is a brilliant night of racing with heats of the Super Series and many other features including the Popular Alm Sprint. The Popular Alm Sprint boasts many winning chances and a fast pace is assured. The Vin Knight Memorial also boasts a class field including the in-form Vandanta and the boom pacer Don't Hold Back. The best 4yo trotters in the State will do battle in four heats of the Super Series, two for the mares and two for the entires and geldings. The mares division is headed by Aleppo Jewel, Moonshine Linda, Moonlight Dream, Bullion Lady and Pretty Majestic. The entires and geldings section boasts Anywhere Hugo, Chief Runningcloud, Reils, Majestic Player and Kyvalley Finn.

Track information

TOP 5
Circumference: 1000m, Sprint Lane: Yes, Leader's win: , Leading Trainer: Emma Stewart, Leading Driver: Chris Alford


The Moral

Race 1 - No.1 Aleppo Jewel

She has improved on her manners recently and with her confidence renewed, she has reached a high level.

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Race 6 - No.7 Professor Tom

He is racing in career best form with three straight victories but he will settle a long way back from the wide draw over the sprint distance.




Craig Rail Tips - All Races

R1

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Selections ALEPPO JEWEL (1), MOONLIGHT DREAM (3), LUCINDA MAC (2), MAR PACIFICO (8)
Suggested Bet ALEPPO JEWEL (1) to win
OVERVIEW: ALEPPO JEWEL (1) is racing in outstanding form and is perfectly drawn to adopt the same tactic as her past two victories where she used the sprint lane. MOONLIGHT DREAM (3) is a fast beginner and races best when she is able to lead. She led throughout to win comfortably in a heat of the VSTA series then had no luck after a bad beginning in the Final. LUCINDA MAC (2) was racing in career best form prior to making an error at her latest ninth. She beat MOONLIGHT DREAM (3) to the post at Melton two starts back so she cannot be underestimated. MAR PACIFICO (8) is likely to end up being three back on the markers but she is racing in great form and is capable of running into a place.

EARLY SPEED: 3 (likely leader), 1

RATINGS: 1,3/ 2/ 8/ 9/ 7/ 4

R2

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Selections MOONSHINE LINDA (2), PRETTY MAJESTIC (8), BULLION LADY (1), PATSDELIGHT (7)
Suggested Bet MOONSHINE LINDA (2) to win
OVERVIEW: MOONSHINE LINDA (2) performed extremely well throughout the VSTA series then finished determinedly but just failed to defeat Aleppo Jewel (which used the sprint lane) at Maryborough. She has bounced back to her best form and is drawn to go close. PRETTY MAJESTIC (8) sprinted fast from a long way back when an eye-catching fourth at Melton last outing. She is drawn behind a fast beginner and has the speed to be in the finish. BULLION LADY (1) came from last and picked up ground in a trial second after a disappointing eighth at Yarra Valley ($1-40 fav). She is a fast beginner and is much better than her latest run suggests so she is worth another chance. The Queenslander PATSDELIGHT (7) is hard to line up. She boasts a good strike rate and has been competing against older horses but she has used her good standing start manners in most of her recent victories. She is worth thought along with BACARDI CHARDY (9), which performed strongly after making an early error at Maryborough on Monday.

EARLY SPEED: 1 (likely leader), 3,4,5,6,7

RATINGS: 2/ 1,8/ 7,9/ 3?

R3

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Selections HOTJANE BLING (7), YOUR NICKED (5), NEEDABACARDI (2), MASS DESTRUCTION (6)
Suggested Bet HOTJANE BLING (7) to win
OVERVIEW: HOTJANE BLING (7) is a speedy type that defeated the open class mares in the Lightfoot Laurels at Melton last week where she sprinted quickly via the passing lane. That was her best run since resuming from a break and she is capable of going on with the job. YOUR NICKED (5) has been racing in great form under the standing start conditions and was very strong at the finish last outing. He is a versatile trotter and he should give a forward showing. NEEDABACARDI (2) ran a terrific race after enduring a wide trip when second behind the in-form Jilliby Babavska then appeared to have his chance after leading at Maryborough. His big effort two starts back was over the sprint distance but he is worth another chance. MASS DESTRUCTION (6) has maintained a consistent form line since coming from New Zealand and IMAHE MAN (3) has been commencing from big handicaps recently so he will appreciate the mobile conditions.

EARLY SPEED: 2 (possible leader), 3,4,5

RATINGS: 7/ 2,5/ 3,6/ 1

R4

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Selections FRIENDS (1), KILLER DRAGON (3), DISTINCTIVE DEL (6), HONEY CULLEN (4)
Suggested Bet FRIENDS (1) each way
OVERVIEW: FRIENDS (1) makes his debut for trainer Adam Kelly and has the conditions to suit him here. He likes to run along at a genuine pace and is drawn to give a forward showing. KILLER DRAGON (3) has performed strongly at his past two attempts and should go well again. He worked home soundly in fast time at Echuca last outing. DISTINCTIVE DEL (6) races best over the sprint distance and will appreciate the shorter trip of tonight’s assignment. He was finishing off solidly despite finishing eighth at Shepparton last outing. HONEY CULLEN (4) received a good run in transit at his latest second at Bendigo but the time was fast and he can go one better against this line up.

EARLY SPEED: 1 (possible leader), 2,3

RATINGS: 1,3/ 2,4,6/ 5,7

R5

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Selections VANDANTA (2), DON’T HOLD BACK (7), ROCKNROLL EYES (3), BE GOOD JUDDY (6)
Suggested Bet VANDANTA (2) each way
OVERVIEW: VANDANTA (2) has never raced better and he will prove hard to beat again. He finished off boldly when second behind Code Black in a strong metropolitan event (M2-M4) last week. DON’T HOLD BACK (7) produced a super effort at the trials prior to being well beaten when resuming. He may not have backed up from that trial performance and he has impressed at the trials again since. His raw speed is a big asset and he is worth another chance. ROCKNROLL EYES (3) is shooting for four straight wins after he produced a big finish to snare victory in the last stride at Melton last week. He is very strong and is worth thought again despite rising in class. Both BE GOOD JUDDY (6) and THE CHARGING MOA (8) possess a powerful finishing burst so they cannot be left out of calculations.

EARLY SPEED: 1 (likely leader), 4

RATINGS: 2/ 7/ 3,6,8/ 1

R6

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Selections ANA MALIK (4), BEACH GARDEN (3), PROFESSOR TOM (7), BERNIE WINKLE (9)
Suggested Bet BEACH GARDEN (3) each way
OVERVIEW: ANA MALIK (4) worked to the front and scored softly at Melton then was forced to work hard in fast time at his latest third. He drops back in distance for this assignment and is sure to make his presence felt. BEACH GARDEN (3) is a short course specialist and is likely to end up trailing the leader. She is stepping up in class on her latest second but the mile rate was a sizzling 1.51.9 so she rates as a strong each way chance. PROFESSOR TOM (7) has struck peak form with three victories in succession at Melton, the latest in the Italian Cup. He is terribly drawn but he possesses a strong finish and is worth thought again. LAREDO TORPEDO (2), FRANCO TRISTAN (5), BRALLOS PASS (8), BERNIE WINKLE (9) and MAGICAL MARN (10) are all good chances in a terrific version of the Popular Alm Sprint.

EARLY SPEED: 3 (likely early leader), 1,2,4

RATINGS: 4/ 3,7/ 9/ 5,8,10

R7

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Selections CHIEF RUNNINGCLOUD (5), ANYWHERE HUGO (6), ALDEBARAN JAYTEE (4), LUNCHWITHARTHUR (9)
Suggested Bet CHIEF RUNNING CLOUD (5) to win
OVERVIEW: CHIEF RUNNINGCLOUD (5) produced a great front running display when he dashed across from a similar wide draw and ran along at an even speed. He is a good chance of finding the lead and adding to his good strike rate again here. ANYWHERE HUGO (6) is yet to miss a place in eight starts for the season and he is the defending Super Series champion so he must be respected. ALDEBARAN JAYTEE (4) is a fast beginner from the mobile and is a good chance of ending up trailing the leader. He performed below his best form last outing but he has the talent to be competitive against this class. LUNCHWITHARTHUR (9) made errors at his first two runs back from a break but he went exceptionally well at a Shepparton trial since. He has the ability to feature prominently if he delivers a fool proof display.

EARLY SPEED: 5 (likely leader), 3,4

RATINGS: 5/ 6/ 4/ 7,9/ 8/ 1

R8

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Selections REILS (2), MAJESTIC PLAYER (5), FIELDS OF KYVALLEY (9), KYVALLEY FINN (3)
Suggested Bet REILS (2) to win
OVERVIEW: REILS (2) is a fast beginner from the mobile and will appreciate a drop back in class on his latest fourth at metropolitan level. He recorded a slick mile rate of 1.57.8 when he scored at Melton on April 12 and he will take catching under these conditions. MAJESTIC PLAYER (5) returns to Victoria after a Harness Jewels campaign where he made a costly error shortly after the start. He boasts a terrific turn of speed and he is clearly the main rival to REILS (2). FIELDS OF KYVALLEY (9) worked hard in the middle stages and faded late when sixth ($2-20 fav) at Melton last week. He dominated his rivals at his three victories prior so he is worth another chance. KYVALLEY FINN (3) should run his usual honest race and FLASH KYVALLEY (8) is worth thought in multiple combinations.

EARLY SPEED: 2 (likely leader), 4,5,6

RATINGS: 2,5/ 9/ 3/ 6,8

R9

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Selections TALEGGIO (2), AN ALLIANCE (1), JOEYS HANGOVER (5), HEERA RANI (6)
Suggested Bet TALEGGIO (2) each way
OVERVIEW: It is an open race to end the program with several winning chances. TALEGGIO (2) has shown promise at his past two attempts and will be suited over the sprint distance. He ran home powerfully for third at Shepparton two starts ago. AN ALLIANCE (1) has been unplaced in four starts since resuming but he strikes a suitable assignment here. He did pick up ground at his latest fourth. JOEYS HANGOVER (5) ran along at a genuine tempo and battled on nicely for fourth at Bendigo last outing. He races well over the sprint distance despite not having won in fourteen attempts over the journey and he is worth an investment. HEERA RANI (6) has been placed after receiving a nice run in transit at her two runs back from a break but her latest third was in fast time so she might be able to overcome the wide draw. TYGERPHINN (7) and DEE MACH (8) are both capable of showing up without surprising.

EARLY SPEED: 3 (possible leader), 4,5

RATINGS: 1,2/ 5,6/ 7,8/ 3,4

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