Expert tips: Geraldton - 07/04/24

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higher level than what she's in today. Drawn nicely for Faithfull and can resume with a maiden victory. SPEEDY NOVA (4) disappointed last time out when dropping out badly over 1216m at Bunbury. Suspect getting back to this trip is much more suitable for her and she's drawn ideally for CJP. Best form should give the top pick something to think about it. POWERPOP (9) stuck on well on debut over 1000m down the straight at Pinjarra and should've come on from that effort. She should be suited by the rise in trip and can be thereabouts when the whips are cracking. VIKING FOREVER (1) wasn't far away last time out and is worth including on recent performances. ZERO DAWN (5) appears best of the rest.

RACE 2 - PULL THE TRIGGER (2) stepped out to 2000m last start and probably didn't see out the journey, finishing 10L off them at the finish. His best figures have come over this trip and the booking of Chris Parnham is a positive lead. Can bounce back to his best and notch up his maiden victory. BLATANT DISARRAY (9) wasn't beaten far as favourite last time out at Esperance when favourite, but the form out of that race has stood up well. Fitter again now third-up and remaining at this trip looks ideal. Can make her presence felt. AUSSIE EURO (7) has has plenty of goes but showed signs of life when rattling home at 25-1 last start. Back up to this trip now and she draws a much better gate this time. Won't be far away if she can run up to her last start. DISCUSS (10) was almost too bad to be true last time out and a much better effort is expected today. BLITZ (5) gets the blinkers on again today and is not to be discounted.

RACE 3 - KIRALUI (4) felt the pinch first-up at Pinjarra when fading to be beaten 2.3L. She had trialled well coming in to her fresh effort and with added fitness on her side a much better effort is expected. Good signs with Chris Parnham sticking and she looks the one to beat. BUTTERFLYROCK (1) went under narrowly last time out over this track and trip and has her hoof on the till of another victory. The inside draw is a big tick this time and she can go one better this time around. SPARKLE CORNER (3) is racing well of late, finishing just 1.9L off the winner here last time out. Drawn nicely once again for Poy and he drops in weight today. Likely to play a major role. LIBERTY DAME (5) scored a good win in maiden company last time out and can go on with the job. JURUENA GOLD (2) has been around the mark his past few and is not to be discounted.

RACE 4 - MYSTIC LOVE (2) has been around the mark her past couple and stepping out to the mile once again looks the right move. Nicely placed with Turner sticking in the saddle. Failed here two back but is better than she showed that day. Will take plenty of beating. DARK MIST (4) was only narrowly beaten over 1413m here last start when coming on strongly from the read. She broke her maiden over this course and distance in good style just three starts ago. Big tick with CJP riding and she's in this right up to her ears. BAYHARA (3) ran over the top to score impressively last time out and steps back up to the mile. She is 0/5 at the trip which is some concern, but she's drawn softly today. Can go on with the job off her last-start win. ROCKSTAR STATUS (1) is ticking along nicely without winning and can be about the finish. MOONIEMIA (5) is better than he showed last time out and can bounce back.

RACE 5 - DECORATION (2) didn't handle the rise in grade last timeout when well beaten in the Melvista, but he was very strong over this trip at Albany two back. This looks a similar set up and now Chris Parnham hops in the saddle. Looks to have plenty of upside and can bounce back to winning ways. PURE CHINO (6) is making a good fist of it this campaign, sticking on strongly to win over the mile here as favourite last start. Up in trip shouldn't be a problem being by Maschino and she rates well off the last start win. Should be right in the thick of the action. STAY ASTERN (5) steps out to this trip for the first time today after a good run over the mile here last time out. That form ties him in through Pure Chino and he does meet her better at the weights. Won't be far away. SET THE SCENE (1) is better than he's shown his past couple and this looks a nice spot for him. Include. MORE LIKELY (7) looks ready for this trip now and his breeding suggests it's right in his wheelhouse.

RACE 6 - DEFENDING (5) hasn't won for a long time but has his hoof on the till, finishing just 1L away on the Scarpside at Pinjarra most recently. He was competitive in similar races in town prior to that and he drops in weight for today's race. Ticking along nicely and gets his chance to win now. DREAM TO ME (2) gets the blinkers on first time after finishing out the back in the Batavia Sprint here 3 weeks ago. She was building nicely prior to that effort and faces a much better set up this time with a soft barrier. Can get back to her best. ARABIAN RICHES (3) stuck on gamely in the Batavia when only 2.7L away at the finish after leading throughout. Should be prominent from the outset once again and he'll take plenty of catching from out in front. BOMBAY STYLE (1) is racing in good form and while the draw is a little niggle, he's not to be discounted. THREE SESSIONS (7) hasn't been far away of late and drops right in weight for this. Include.

RACE 7 - BLEECKER STREET (2) goes on top in the Abrolhos Plate. He's been racing well in town leading up to this event and rates highly off his last-start third, beaten 0.4L at Ascot. Nicely drawn for CJP today and a repeat effort should see him coming out on top. SHAKA ZULU (1) will put up a good fight though, closing off strongly to be just 0.5L off the winner at Pinjarra last time out. ZJP takes 2kgs off and he's a course and distance winner previously. Has plenty of upside and will make his presence felt. MADAME MAGIC (3) flew home at Ascot last time out to just miss by 1.3L. That form has her right at the pointy end with her figures that day right up to winning this. Her pattern makes it hard for her, but if she gets the breaks she'll be go very close. THE SLAP (7) ran on strongly here 3 weeks ago and the form out of that race has stood up well. Include. SORAIS (6) can build on his big win last time out.

RACE 8 - The Geraldton Gold Cup and BEATS OF WAR (4) lands on top. He was impressive when winning the Great Southern Cup at Albany and bypassed the Albany Cup to run here. CJP hopping on board is a key sign and he looks a very progressive type. Can build on his big win last time out. WHAT A PRINCE (5) has finished in the quinella his past four outings, running well in the lead up to this event 11 days ago. He drops in weight off that effort and he was superb in the Batavia Sprint prior to that. Drawn to find the front with ease and will give backers a big sight. SLUICE BOX (7) ran home strongly in the Albany Cup but was definitely hampered by the slow tempo that was run out. Can be a touch closer this time if wanted his best form puts him right in the finish. MANAVENDRA (2) couldn't sprint with them in the Albany Cup but his best is more than good enough. Has raced well on the quick back up before. TONI'S SPIRIT (3) is better than she showed last time out and can bounce back.

RACE 9 - MAGNIFICENT CARAT (1) has gone under narrowly her past two starts and looks suited by the extra 100m she'll get today. Form out of her past two starts has been superb and ZJP takes 2kg's off today. Racing well and should be returning to the winners stall today. SAFE HUSTLE (3) has form that ties in through the top pick from a couple of starts ago. He's never missed the placings at this track and trip and while the wide draw is some concern, his recent figures suggest he's right up to winning a race like this. CHARLIE JANE (10) just missed over 1400m here last time out following a good run over this trip at Pinjarra prior to that. Form out of her last three has been fantastic and she has the speed to offset the wide alley. Will be in this for a long way. BIG CITIES (5) is ticking along fairly without a whole lot of luck and getting out to this trip should suit. Include. POP THE MOET (6) will probably lead them up and take plenty of catching from the front.