The Daily Telegraph’s Shayne O’Cass run the rule over the meetings at Kempsey and Albury in search of a winner on Friday.
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Race 3, No.1: PARTY HOST
Ran a bold race first-up on the Krambach Sprint over 1250m. Down in class, up in trip and is one-for-one at this venue.
Race 6, No.4: PINK BEAU
Third-up here off two meritorious runs at Muswellbrook. Drawn to be in the first handful and could easily peak.
Race 7, No.5: EDITORS
Unbeaten in both starts at Kempsey, the 2020 Cup contender has won seven races in all — five of them circa this trip. Doesn’t want it heavy, though.
Race 5: 4, 12
Race 6: 4, 10
Race 7: 3, 4, 5, 14
Race 8: 1, 10
JOCKEY TO FOLLOW
ANDREW GIBBONS will have plenty of fans in the TAB Jockeys Challenge, with a strong book of rides at Kempsey.
Andrew Gibbons has a string of good rides, including Editors in the Kempsey Cup. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Race 6, No.2: CLASSY NIGELLA
Jodie Bohr-trained local who has run two outstanding races here to kickstart her career. Really attacking the line late in both.
Race 7, No.3: LA SANTA
Third in the Albury Guineas in March. Above-average type who could not have been more impressive winning a trial here on October 10.
Race 3, No.6: SUPERIOR POWER
Grandson of Golden Slipper winner Danzero, who looked a ready-made racehorse winning a 900m trial here last month.
INSIDE MAIL: KEMPSEY
Urbino was beaten as favourite at his first four runs in Australia. Three times he was odds-on and once he started $1.14! This time in though, he has learned how to win with two wins from three starts and significantly, one was at this venue. Zellymay is a fit mare who is in line for a good on-pace trail and will run this trip right out. Karlu Dreaming beat Zellymay two starts ago and was good enough again last start to entertain here.
BET: URBINO win (but brave to take odds-on).
Bonchevo is a handsome son of Bon Hoffa who has a 61 per cent winners-to-runners. In short, they all gallop. This Jim Jarvis-trained gelding was $15 to $21 in a decent looking maiden at Grafton on debut. He held his ground admirably in the race and should take benefit from the day out. Poetry In Motion might just win but she is a terribly costly horse to follow. She’s been in all the right races but just can’t covert. Shortaz got the ‘local’s draw’ that he wanted.
BET: bonchevo each-way, quinella 3,5.
Party Host is an emergency for the Kempsey Cup and is a massive chance in the feature in the unlikely event he gets a start. Let’s look closely at him here instead. He was $26 to $41 first-up but ended up being the eye-catcher in the Krambach Sprint, coming from last to fifth. Only start at Kempsey was a win. Keep in mind that Charmebaby is likely to race in the Highway tomorrow. Oh So Hot ran third to Kiamichi almost to this day in 2018.
BET: PARTY HOST win.
Black Jacamar is a stunning looker from the Kim Waugh stable who trialled well before her Taree debut on October 16 where she had every chance finishing a distant second. It is worth noting that the time was 57.61s, which was considerably faster than the Bm58 winner on the day. Little Archie has placed at three of his eight starts. Aaron Bullock won a trial on him at Gosford and ‘sticks’. Bilabo is a market watch.
BET: BLACK JACAMAR win.
Kim Waugh will saddle-up Black Jacamar at Kempsey. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Kris Lees’s two Lass’ — Meydan Lass and Tawfiq Lass — were basically equal favourites on Thursday, with TAB punters split down the middle. A strong case could be made for either Australian Bloodstock filly. Meydan Lass has more experience, not that that means everything but she (Meydan Lass) has been right there in all five starts and does appear to be building. Tawfiq Lass ran some super splits in the Black Jacamar race on debut and the 1250m now suits perfectly.
BET: MEYDAN LASS win, exacta 4 to beat 12.
Former Team Hawkes filly Pink Beau has been with Kim Waugh for her last two starts, both of them have been at Muswellbrook over 1280m and both contained considerable merit. Yulong Monoceros has SP’ed at $16, $101, $21 and $21 in her four starts this campaign but is running way above market expectation (except when she was $101). She is $10 this time – no surprise. Standing Bear is clearly a promising type.
BET: PINK BEAU win, exacta 4 to beat 10.
Cup time. Kempsey has been something of a favoured venue for former Sheikh Mohammed- owned gelding, Editors, who is unbeaten there in two visits. The Ross Stitt-trained gelding has seven wins, five are circa 1400m. He is OK on soft but better on dry. Mo The Great will strip fitter for the first-up fourth in the Jungle Juice Cup. Races really well in these parts and has a lovely draw (1). Asudem should be at his peak for this and he is a good Soft track horse.
BET: EDITORS win.
Ross Stitt has Andrew Gibbons riding Editors in the Cup and son Dylan riding stablemate Fair Dinkum in the unofficial co-feature here. That means fair Dinkum goes around with 3kgs off his 63.5kgs. Thiswilldous is 11 starts for zero on Good tracks so trainer Damien Lane will be glad for the Soft track today. Just Sizzling and last start winner Gangika are in the mix. If it got really wet Cocky Rocky loves the slop.
BET: FAIR DINKUM win, box trifecta 1, 2, 3, 10, 14.
Originally published asBest bets, inside mail for Kempsey, Albury
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