Almanac Racing: The Late Mail

Computer malfunctions, no formguide and a late night at the Valley mean tonight’s bulletin will be in abbreviated form, which is unfortunate as there is so much to report…

Cracking Sandown midweeker deserves notice.

Atomic in the 2yo – though the best might still be in the barns.

Enjinnumbernine (1300m Manfred) blitzed Snowden’s Bullbars and the gun Star Witness – bad barrier flatfooted fav – and is a top horse to follow.

Moody may be back. His filly Lights of Heaven was the pick of his treble. Look for her in Adelaide and beyond.

BTW- Hawkes’ Mahjong is a big watch. Find a replay of the Maiden at Ballarat on 27/01.

Great meeting at Caulfield 12/02. Group races galore. Good luck.

Autumn Carnival underway and form to carry through the next month.

R1- Gail (3) fav and probably wins. Sparks Fly in quinella at long odds.

R2- Carlyon Cup (1600m). 8yr old Scenic Shot- risk at $4. Larry’s good. I’ll try Vivid Vixen (15) E/W as I missed the chance in last week’s washout.

R3-Huge boom on Under The Eiffel (1400m Gr race).Evens or 6/4. 4 is good. 8 a watch. Fav might be a risk.

R4-Diamond Colts’ Prelude. Sepoy has done everything right. Odds on – look on.

R5- Fillies Prelude…the old chestnut – “Watch betting”!

R6-Kevin Hayes Stakes 1200m. very open. very tough. maybe Riverina’s Girl (16) at big odds.

R7-C.F.Orr Gr1 1400m. Typhoon Tracy must stand up here. Most others have other ambitions. 14, from 12 and 3.

R8-Rubiton Stakes 1100m. Ripper race. Avenue loves this course. Broken E/W show. Catapulted well suited. Solar Charged and Acorns must be in multis. Keen to see if Faster Son (7) measures up.

R9-The start of a string of good mares races. Gr3. 1200m. Varenna Miss has all the wraps but gives palpitations. Will be fav. Beaded is top class but ordinary draw and, though highly fancied, looks poor value. Midsummer Music will have fans. My approach would be 6, from 14, then 10.

Some terrific racing in Sydney also…including

R5-Breeders Classic 1200m. Gai, of course, says More Joyous will be unbeaten this prep. She’s my fav mare but not at $1.50. Lay?

R6-Light Fingers. Red Tracer v More Strawberries. I fancy the latter.

Great day of racing. Watch, enjoy and, hopefully, win!

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