The Daily Telegraph’s Shayne O’Cass has studied the form and is keen on a youngster at Muswellbrook after the filly motored home on debut.
Check out what else catches his eye at Muswellbrook and also his preview and tips for the Queanbeyan meeting.
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Race 3 No. 9: Oakfield Arrow
Was outstanding on debut at Gosford, the bigger track can only assist. Has talent beyond this.
Race 8 No. 11: Waafiya
Snowden Racing filly by Snitzel out of Australian Guineas runner-up. Trials have been great.
Race 6 No 7: Patriot
Can be his own worst enemy at times but when he gets tempo and luck, he can ambush.
Race 5: 2,7,11
Race 6: 4,5,7
Race 7: 3,4,11,14
Race 8: 11
JOCKEY TO FOLLOW
Darryl McLellan has the plumb rides on Oakfield Arrow and Waafiya at Muswellbrook today.
Race 7 No. 5: Tycoon Tily
Race 5 No. 3: In My Wallet
Hasn’t won for a while now but she gets her big chance today from a good draw in an ‘easier race’.
Race 4 No. 3: Dragons Breath
Much merit owing to him after those two ‘fifths’ to start the career. Has Blaike McDougall here.
THE INSIDE MAIL WITH SHAYNE O’CASS: MUSWELLBROOK
Crazy Train is a David Pfieffer trained filly who is building up to another win and has conditions tailor-made today. The daughter of Bull Point is fourth-up into the second campaign now off a closing and narrow second at Orange over 1280m back from 1400; up to 1450m today! If You Think So is by So You Think (naturally) and is a half-sister to Ortensia. Hasn’t always enjoyed the best of luck in her time; same here with the wide alley, but has Robert Thompson to compensate. Fearless Mila usually makes considerable improvement second-up
BET: CRAZY TRAIN, BOX FIRST 4; NOS. 2,3,5,7,11
Patriot has won six out of 40 (with 10 placings) which is not a bad record by most measures because he could have turned quite a few of those placings into wins with a bit of luck here and there. But, that’s him – he is a tempo/luck reliant type given his pattern of getting back in short course races. Trial was good and he goes well fresh. Sir Donald is in great nick at present. The seven-year-old gelding won his 41 start to kick off 2021 in the Inverell Shorts no less. Herzegovina and Drachenfels are the ‘class’ runners and could both show up fresh.
BET: PATRIOT WIN
Crowned Empress was far, far from disgraced in her Highway run at HQ after winning at Coffs. Follow up. Jaja Chaboogie is a major obstacle however. The Kris Lees trained mare has won two of her four starts and was placed at the other two. The daughter of Your Song resumes in a suitable race with the aid of a recent trial at Gosford where she wasn’t fully tested. In Fiore is a has drawn well and has the 3kgs off which will obviously assist. Big watch on former SA-mare Mabel Josephine who was a real eye-catcher on her trial here 11-days ago.
BET: CROWNED EMPRESS EACH-WAY, BOX TRIFECTA 3,4,11,14
Waafiya is a Snowden Racing filly in the Emirates Park colours. A Snitzel daughter of Australian Guineas runner-up, You’re So Good, Waafiya was tipped out after a Scone maiden win in late August. Trials have been fantastic. She ought to be winning. Tinka’s Lad will make sure it is no slam dunk for the High Street filly though given what he has done in his three runs not least that second at Wyong to the handy Godolphin galloper, Geist. Honey Elysees has only won once in 28 starts but placed nine times. Chance at odds.
BET: WAAFIYA WIN, EXACTA 11 TO BEAT 5
THE INSIDE MAIL WITH SHAYNE O’CASS: QUEANBEYAN
Dragons Breath has finished fifth at his two career starts, both of them at the Sapphire Coast from wide starting positions. The son of Sepoy – who has drawn wide again today – showed tremendous fight when challenged there last time. Gets Blaike McDougall today. Confined Thoughts may go to Wyong on Wednesday. Koscina has run reasonably well in two rather strong maidens at Nowra at her last couple. Beans hasn’t done a lot but could show up here.
BET: DRAGONS BREATH WIN
In My Wallet had drawn to get a good run. The flashy daughter of Eurozone hasn’t featured since her second-up win long ago but she is fit and has been sticking to the task reasonably well at her past handful. That said, she has to make-up the best part of five-lengths to turn to tables on Arabisc who ran out of his skin at Canberra (at $41) when having his first run for Luke Pepper. Must respect. Disconcerted will appreciate coming back home on the dry track.
BET: IN MY WALLET EACH-WAY
Austreet is trained at Warwick Farm by Jarrod Austin and was reasonably close at the end of a Class 3 mile race here three starts ago. If he runs up to the third at Wyong to Margie Bee and Shamani after that, he should be in the finish – and he is back on the better going too. Buzz ‘N’ Joe is another horse from the Farm, this one with Lauri Parker who would be rightfully pleased with the gelding’s last two. Drawn wide but otherwise well placed to win. Canford Calling is a local; four of his five career wins have been here at home.
BET: AUSTREET WIN, BOX TRIFECTA 1,2,3,7
Horse Racing: With only a few strides to go the heavily backed favourite has slammed on the brakes leaving punters heartbroken.
Tycoon Tily is another of the Luke Pepper string with grand prospects today. This daughter of Written Tycoon has been flying lately, well, for a long time actually, but heads into this off the back off consecutive wins here. Bear in mind that she has only raced at Queanbeyan three times so she obviously enjoys coming here. Sestina likewise has tastes success here. She was first or second at all of the last five runs of the last campaign and she has won first-up too. Has a wide draw to contend with however. No What To Keep has the class to figure.
BET: TYCOON TILY WIN
Originally published as Muswellbrook tips: Punters, just follow the Arrow