Craig Rail's Preview for Swan Hill

Sun, 17 Sep 2017

Champion reinsman Chris Alford has commenced the new season in great form and is expected to have another good day at Swan Hill with several strong chances. He is driving the last start winners I Am I Cried, Elfonzo and Plead The Fifth along with the lightly raced pacer Huddy and the consistent performer La Safron so he has many winning hopes.

Track information

Circumference: 1040, Sprint Lane: Yes, Leader's win: , Leading Trainer: Glenn Douglas, Leading Driver: Michael Bellman

The Moral

Race 6 - No.5 Flight Officer

He might not be in the "moral" category but he is ready to win after several placed efforts in very strong company.


Take On

Race 7 - No.1 Super Max

He returns from a successful stint in South Australia but he strikes a field of much greater depth here.

Best Bet(s) - $20 win
R6 No.5 - Flight Officer$3.2*
He has been racing well against strong opposition and appears to be well placed with the aid of a concession claim.
Best Value - $10 win, $15 place
R2 No.3 - Tenno Sho$4.2*
He made up a lot of ground after a bad beginning at Maryborough last outing and strikes a suitable assignment now.
R8 No.7 - Regal Ambition$3.5*
He broke through for a deserved victory at Mildura last outing and is one of the leading chances again.
Best Roughie(s) - $5 win, $15 place
R3 No.8 - Zipping Delta$14*
He follows out behind a fast beginner and one of the leading chances so he should receive every hope.
Money Race(s)
R3 $45 Flexi Trifecta's
It appears to be a race of three main chances with those being 1,4 & 9.
1,4,9/ 1,4,9/ 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 $30 gets 100%
1,4,9/ 1,2,4,5,7,8,9/ 1,4,9 $15 gets 50%
R5 $40 Flexi Trifecta's
Huddy looks hard to beat with the scratching of Manbar Duke. Flash Under Fire appears to be the next best.
4/ 9/ 2,5,8 $24 gets 800%
4,9/ 2,4,9/ 1,2,4,5,8,9 $16 gets 100%
R6 $12 Trifecta
Flight Officer and Plead The Fifth appear to be the only two hopes with the remainder of the field being very even.
5,8/ 5,8/ field $12 gets 100%
Early Quaddie(s) - $66 Early Quaddie + $68 Quaddie
1,2,6/ 3,4,5,7/ 1,4,9/ 8,9$36 gives 50%
1,2,3,5,6/ 1,3,4,5,7/ 1,4,9/ 4,7,8,9$30 gives 10%
Quaddie(s) - $66 Early Quaddie + $68 Quaddie
4/ 5,8/ 6,7/ 1,7$32 gets 400%
4,9/ 5,8/ 1,6,7,8/ 4,5,7$36 gets 133%

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