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Moonee Valley Race 7: Kane Construction 3yo Handicap 1200m

17/06/2016: The astute Hawkes stable must have a high opinion of Firsthand to jump many grades and go straight from Maiden to Open class at 2nd race start. This 3yo Star Witness colt did a fine job on debut after suffering early interference to win his Maiden comfortably at Wyong. Happy to go along with the mind set they may have a good one. Watch market moves closely with this runner. Prince Of Brooklyn is an easy Group 3 winner in Adelaide 4 runs back and has won first up in the past. Could be a huge threat here if ready. Euston Road was a winner this distance 2 runs back at Flemington in fairly good time. Beaten less than 1 lengths at his subsequent start and is from very good stable. Rises in class here but looks capable. Bassett is proven this level and is a multiple Group placed gelding who showed a return to somewhere near best with last start placing after 4 unplaced runs. Best form here puts him right in contention. Chavuma faces stiff rise in class here but is showing plenty of early potential in lower grades. Draws well and should be in the firing line for some time and may measure up to this tougher assignment. Tan Tat Charger goes well this distance and draws well and is another who may measure up if breaks go his way.

Moonee Valley Race 7. Track Condition: SOFT (7). Weather: OCAST. RaceTime: AEST 16:05, 18/06/2016

RACEMAPKane Construction 3yo Handicap 1200m
Front Runners (5) Firsthand, (6) Chavuma, (14) Ascendance.
On Pacers (1) Bassett, (2) Ragazzo Del Corsa, (4) Staghorn, (8) Equinova.
Mid Fielders (3) Tan Tat Charger, (7) Charlie Garcon, (9) Prince Of Brooklyn, (11) Wind Force, (13) Euston Road.
Get Back (10) Dash For Georgia, (12) Well Sighted.
PACE COMMENTS This is another race where the pace should be quite solid as I have two horses as confident front runners (First Hand, Chavuma) and I am assuming if Ascendance jumps well enough he will be charging forward from out wide. With four on pacers (Staghorn could kick up for the lead) to keep the leaders honest it means the race will be on from about the 600m mark thus providing the mid fielders with their chance.
CHANCESKane Construction 3yo Handicap 1200mOrderMargin
Firsthand PLUS: Easy Maiden winner, from very astute stable, has some wraps on him. A 0
  MINUS: Big class rise.    
Prince Of Brooklyn PLUS: Winner Grp 3 level, drops in grade, winner 1st up, winner at distance. B 1
  MINUS: Ran last of 16 at last race outing.    
Euston Road PLUS: Winner Flemington in smart time for class 2 runs back, goes well this distance. C 1.75
  MINUS: Rises in class, drawn wide.    
Bassett PLUS: Multiple Grp placed, looks to be returning to form, well drawn. D 2
  MINUS: Beaten all 4 runs this distance.    
Chavuma PLUS: Won 2 placed 2 from 5, well drawn. E 2.75
  MINUS: Rises in class.    
Tan Tat Charger PLUS: Goes well this distance, well drawn. F 3.25
  MINUS: Rises in class.    
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EXOTICS Kane Construction 3yo Handicap 1200m
Exacta

A: 1 2 8 12

B: 1 2 8 12

Trifecta

A: 1 2 5 8 12

B: 1 2 5 8 12

C: 1 2 5 8 12

First Four

A: 1 8 12

B: 1 2 8 12

C: 1 2 5 8 12

D: 1 2 5 7 8 12

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