Coffs Sawtell Cup meeting today with the Daniel Baker Sprint prelude.
Thought in the early part of the program Race 1 #3 Our Man Lincoln
was responsible for an amazing run in a strong Grafton maiden last start and the extra 300m seems ideal. Will be having only his 4th start whereas most of these have already had plenty of chances. Thought I'd be smart and take the $12 last night. There are 4 scratchings and it is out to $17 now. Will have to go back for more
Race 2 Toby Edmonds unraced horse #9 I Am Impinge
is being backed like it is the new Todman and obviously the stable are bringing it down for a "soft kill" - doesn't always work out that way though. #3 Mustaknown
resumed from a spell at only his third start to run the closest of seconds to Vivid Image in a strong maiden on Grafton Prelude day and they streeted the rest - always a good sign.#8 Nutcracker
made up a lot of ground at it's debut and while it must make up a lot more thought the $91 I got with a Ladbrokes odds boost made it worthwhile to have a small wager.
If Mustaknown wins this it might auger well for #10 Vivid Image
in Race 3 who beat it home last start.
In the Daniel Baker Prelude will have a couple of dollars each way on last weeks 200-1 winner Chilli Zaim. That was a big field he beat at the Cup carnival (always a bit stronger class) and he gets a nice present for his Open class debut - 51 kgs down 4 kg. Looking through the form not muc to get excited about so why not. #4 Mosgeil Ruby
has 4-2-2-0 first up and #9 Ekibuuka
will be flying home late like last start in the John Carlton.
Race 5 you start reading the form and have to check if you didn't accidentally click on a Victorian race. 3 of them have most recent form from there. Really don't like the race and turns me off having a quaddie actually.
I backed race 6 Sawtell Cup #14 Pradnaya
last start on the assumption/hope that improved fitness would allow it to achieve the highest rating last season. It ran last. Will have a couple of dollars each way -$75 on the tote atm.
Boxin up the placegetters behind Chilli Zaim lst start, #5 Art's Got a Gun
and #7 Elite Dubleo
with the two lightweights here (#10 and #12).