Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - MY JIMMY (4) showed good ability in his most recent trial when running right over the top of his rivals to score in impressive fashion. Exposed form is only fair so happy to side with the debutant, especially with the in-form Brad Parnham in the saddle. DON GENERALE (2) is on debut for team Gangemi and Jarrad Noske, who has been in the saddle for all of this gelding's trials. His full sister is a winner over this trip and the inside draw should help his chances. Can make a statement on debut. DANEA ROCK (8) was very plain on debut over a year ago now, but his last two trials have been good. Ran behind the top pick in one of those before winning her most recent at Lark Hill. Expecting a much better effort on resumption. G'DAY BLOKE (3) has shown ability at the trials all the way through but has yet to produce that on game day. Have to include because you know the class is there. TRA LA LA (12) is an interesting debutant for the Parnham's and market moves must be respected.
RACE 2 - BONNY ROCK (16) sat much closer last start and turned in a great effort, only beaten 1.4L at Bunbury. Chris Parnham sticks with the filly and she can be prominent from a handy alley once again. Building nicely this campaign and can be back at her best now third-up. Looks the one to beat. VENTURO (9) was only 2.2L away in Open company at Ascot last start and drops back to this much easier race. Didn't have the best of luck on debut either, but the stable throwing her in the deep end suggests they have a good opinion of her. Gets her chance today. SIRIUS STORM (8) ran on strongly on debut at Geraldton when favourite and suspect similar tactics will be adopted from the wide draw this time. The extra journey will suit and if they overdo it up front, he can be running over the top of them late. FAR TWOGOOD (10) jumped right in the market on debut and is nicely weighted after the claim. Include. BOAB BOY (5) can feature if he's at his best.
RACE 3 - JUST ADORABELLE (8) ran home full of steam last start to just miss at Ascot, beaten 0.7L in a very eye-catching effort. Back to provincial grade now and with a big field engaged, a genuine tempo is likely which will play into her favour. Can go one better today. PLAYBALL (4) just missed two back at Ascot before running a good race in tougher company last time out. Back to Maiden grade and an inside gate both make for good reading. Will take plenty of beating if he can run up to recent form. DUO MUSO (14) closed off nicely at Bunbury last time out and gets in under the minimum thanks to the claim of Luke Campbell. Her best runs have come when she sits close to the speed, which she can do today from the draw. Can make her presence felt. SUPER SNIPPY (1) can sit closer today after going down as favourite last start and merits plenty of respect. KRATESIS (15) can improve on a sound run first-up and run into the money.
RACE 4 - FULL OF MERIT (12) was narrowly edged out at Ascot last time out when leading the field in running, beaten just 0.6L. Can work across from the wide gate and make her own luck up front once again. Form her last few stacks up and she looks the one to beat in this event. ROCKIN' THE SILKS (2) is now 12 starts without a win, but has been in the finish his past few outings and those figures are good enough to see her in the finish here. Fiore strikes at 13% when riding for Team Williams and he's bound to make his presence felt. BEAU TALK (3) can be thereabouts if he runs up to recent form with the aid of an inside gate. BLAZING EMERALD (13) was narrowly beaten as favourite last start and is not to be discounted.
RACE 5 - CIAO BLOOMY (10) finished 2L away last time out at Bunbury and looks as though she'll relish the slight rise in trip today. Drawn perfectly for Whiting who is in great form of late. Already rates amongst the best in this race, but gets a chance to go to another level now. VANCOUVER STORM (5) found one better over 1211m at Bunbury last time out when right in the market. Pike sticks from that effort and last start gave the indication he'll love the rise in distance. Can make his presence felt once again. IHTSAKING (6) showed enough on debut when running on from beyond midfield and now gets CJP in the saddle. He does rise in weight, but looked as though he wouldn't be a maiden for long and finds a nice race where he can get into the finish. CRYSTAL ROSE (9) was only fair first-up but does improve with racing and more distance. Improver. SO TIME (11) is building nicely and can be thereabouts.
RACE 6 - FLASH PADDY (5) has been beaten as favourite his past two and strikes another suitable race this time after running home strongly at Bunbury just a week ago. Can sit much closer this time and the inside draw and Pike sticking adds confidence. Can get the job done this time. KILLARNEY (6) ran on strongly at over this trip at Bunbury last start in a career best effort and now gets Chris Parnham taking the ride. The inside draw sees him get all the favours and he's set to make his presence felt once again. GUESS WHO'S BACK (14) has been thereabouts her past couple and continues to improve with every run. Campbell taking 1.5kg off helps and she's not to be discounted with nice form over this trip. COVENTRY REEF (4) finished behind Killarney last time out and has claims while SOUND THE CHARGE (7) can be an improver stepping out in trip for the first time.
RACE 7 - Open race with a number of chances. BIG SWOOP (1) was horrible last start at Ascot after a strong win the start prior. This is much easier today and the 3kg claim gets him in nicely weighted. Tricky draw but recent form suggests he's good enough to feature. POWERFUL FORCE (8) wasn't at his best last start at Geraldton after a brilliant first-up effort. Fitter again now and the draw is perfect for him to find the front with ease. Back to an easier grade and should take plenty of catching. FLOAT OUR BOAT (10) scored a good win at Narrogin last start and has placed 2/4 third-up previously. In good touch and can continue that form in this event. DEVONIA (6) will be sure to make his own luck up on the speed and is a track and distance winner. Include. FORLANE (7) is better than he showed first-up and must be respected.
RACE 8 - The feature of the day. GAGE ROADS (6) just missed in the same grade at Bunbury last time out when jumping the favourite. Maps to get every chance once again and the rise in trip should be beneficial to him. He'll take plenty of beating. CAPTAIN PLUTO (2) returned in good order at Ascot when running home strongly as favourite. Kept fresh since then and the form out of the race has been strong. May be back in the run but can produce a withering burst close to home. HESKET (7) jumped favourite last start but just ran into one better over 1414m at Bunbury. This is tougher, but the drop in weight is ideal and he wasn't far away in this company two back. Can make his presence felt. KEYTRADE (3) went mighty close behind a smart one last time out and that form reads brilliantly for this. JUSTAMIDDY (8) can race into the finish on recent form.
RACE 9 - MAGNALEE (11) wasn't disgraced in Listed company last time out, beaten 4.5L in the Jungle Mist. This is obviously a much easier assignment and she's nicely weighted considering her last start effort. Looks hard to beat from the draw. BAYEZID (4) has been caught in the shadows of the post his past couple, going down in a photo at Ascot recently. He has the pace to cross from the draw and if he can run up to recent efforts he'll prove very hard to run down. JELLY CAN RUN (1) was only fair last start at Bunbury in tougher company. Wide draw isn't too much of a concern and the 1.5kg coming off helps his chances. Can improve on what he did first-up. DESERT NYMPH (7) never got into the race last start and drops in trip off a freshen. Barrier 1 can see her about the speed for Pike and her best can see her go close. THE GREAT HOYA (8) disappointed last start but his form prior was good. Can bounce back.
RACE 10 - ESPRIT GARCON (1) absolutely bolted in first-up at Northam, running over the top to score by 2.8L and smashing the clock in the process. Will most likely get back once again but the extra trip will suit and he can bring up back-to-back victories. SENTIMENTAL BELLE (10) rattled home to just miss first-up at Ascot, beaten 0.4L after jumping the equal favourite. Drawn much better this time and with added fitness under her belt, she is sure to make her presence felt once again. STREET MASCHINO (2) may find this on the sharp side but can be strong at the finish if they overdo it up front.