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Sandown Race 9: Le Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes 1500m

13/11/2015: The win by Tycoon Tara last Sunday in the China Bowl at Ararat was little more than a track gallop and the quick backup is a clear sign the stable thinks so too. To add to her chances she will get the gun run just off the pace. Scarlet Billows win in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes on Melbourne Cup Day was terrific and just on that run is a top chance here. When you add the Chautauqua/Delectation run in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes you realise that run wasn't a fluke (something I thought I must admit after her next start flop). Solicit is one of those mares who really gives her best at the top level and this race is a drop in class (her last three runs have been at Group 1 and 2 level) so watch out. Coronation Shallan goes best at Moonee Valley however she did win at the larger Ballarat track beating subsequent winner Freshwater Storm. She could lead all the way without surprising. Shes Clean has had three runs at this distance for three flops, on paper, but further detective work shows two of the runs were during a poor campaign and the other just prior to a spell. To me they are forgive runs. This preparation she has been clearly set for this race and C Waller is such a master trainer so let's accept the clue.

Sandown Race 9. Track Condition: GOOD (3). Weather: OCAST. RaceTime: AEDT 17:55, 14/11/2015

RACEMAPLe Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes 1500m
Front Runners (2) Coronation Shallan, (4) Japhils, (8) Andrassy.
On Pacers (1) Tycoon Tara, (13) Anfitriona, (14) Solicit.
Mid Fielders (3) Precious Gem, (5) Into The Mist, (6) Lilly Dazzler, (7) Matilija, (9) Shes Clean, (11) Holy Cow, (17) Mefnooda.
Get Back (10) Scarlet Billows, (12) Minnie Downs, (15) Samertha Heights, (16) Coup De Beel, (18) Ballet Suite, (19) Felicienne, (20) Mossbeat.
PACE COMMENTS With two front runners drawn near the rail (Coronation Shallan, Japhils) and another (Andrassy) drawn a fraction wider virtually ensures there will be action early as positions are sought. I imagine Tycoon Tara will kick up and Anfitriona and Solicit, who race well when up forward, will also be in the early mix. Pace will not be an issue in this event.
CHANCESLe Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes 1500mOrderMargin
Tycoon Tara PLUS: Quick back up, five good track wins, winner here at only track start, great draw to get good run. A 0
  MINUS: Minor distance doubt.    
Scarlet Billows PLUS: Very strong win at Flemington, Chautauqua Delectation formline, four good track wins, D K Weir trained. B 0.25
  MINUS: Minor distance doubt.    
Solicit PLUS: Classy mare having won $835K, three good track wins. C 1
  MINUS: Minor distance doubt, fraction better on a damp track.    
Coronation Shallan PLUS: Gets lead, tried hard in Group 1 last start, distance and track conditions not a problem can lead all the way. D 1.25
  MINUS: Races best at the tighter Moonee Valley track.    
Shes Clean PLUS: C Waller set her for this race, handles all track conditions, forgive runs three flops this distance. E 2
  MINUS: Gets back.    
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