Say From SA: Gawler – Saturday, 6th of July 2024

Sweet Baby Boom ready to deliver second win for her new colours on Saturday at Gawler.

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We wait to the midway point of the card before we let the cannons fire on Saturday, where our two best plays come in consecutive races.

Our best is in race six (6) with Sweet Baby Boom from the W Clarken & N O'Shea camp.

The four-year-old mare hasn't taken too long to find her feet in SA since transferring from the Waterhouse & Bott team, notching up her first win for the stable at her third attempt and going very close to repeating the dose last start.

It appears the stable have already well and truly figured out the mare with Sweet Baby Boom producing a career peak last start at HQ when running to 97 on the Racing and Sports scale, a feat not often achieved by trainers after taking one off such an astute Sydney stable, especially from one of the Waterhouse & Bott calibre.

Her main danger is obviously the favourite Klabel. While the gelding boasts a higher peak figure, he has not been able to run to a rating of 97 or better for over a year. While he was a tough winner last start, the form from his two runs this campaign don't read as strongly as Sweet Baby Boom's, who I'm sure is going better.

Striking at 75% when 14 days between runs, the mare stays at a trip she absolutely relishes (4-2-7) – with all four of her career wins coming over this journey.

I'm confident there's a bit more under the bonnet of Sweet Baby Boom and trust that the stable and last-start rider Todd Pannell will be able to exploit it. 

The other one I'm keen to play comes the race prior (5) and it's Pointless Praise from the leading R & C Jolly camp.

The four-year-old tried hard in the lane after a testing run but was a fraction flat over the concluding stages when finishing fourth. Although clearly lacking race fitness, the son of Pariah returned in career best form at Morphettville, producing a career peak of 80 on the R&S scale.

The gelding is sure to have improved with that run under the belt and looks better suited stepping out the 1700m, and will keep getting better the further they set him as they go deeper into the prep. Further benefit comes from the state's leading rider and well-associated Jake Toeroek taking back over the reins.

The low draw should see the pair waste little gas finding their desired prominent position in running, and I have little doubt they will be entrenched in the finish.

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Best: Race 6 #6 Sweet Baby Boom @ $4

Next best: Race 5 #3 Pointless Praise @ $4