Scone teacher Stephen Jones is assured he can come to Warwick Farm on Monday and upstage town running shoes together with his best possible horse Akasaki.
The Nicconi six-year-old returned to shape first-up at Newcastle with a very good win over 900m and now steps as much as his favorite shuttle in an Open Handicap (1000m).
He gained at his first get started for Jones when he were given him off Todd Wilan in Might 2017, and it’s comprehensible why he’s considered one of his favorite horses.
“He’s been a godsend for my strong. He used to be probably the most first horses I were given in Scone and he’s gained six races for me so he’s been a excellent, high quality horse who by no means runs a nasty race,” Jones mentioned.
MATT JONES’ BEST BETS
BEST BET: INTO THE ABYSS (Race 3, No.1): John Thompson-trained mare who is easily down at school on what she has been steadily racing in opposition to. Granted she has best gained as soon as in 15 begins however she has been unfortunate from time to time. High quality mare.
NEXT BEST: QUADRIGA (Race 7, No.9): Brenton Avdulla gave this Staff Hawkes gelding the gun trip to win first-up on September 11. Been to the pains since to stay him ticking over. He’s in excellent form and will win once more.
VALUE BET: MIRRA VISION (Race 1, No.7): Smartly-bred Lonhro filly who took her trial shape to the races when she scored a dominant win at Newcastle. Tougher right here however has ability.
JOCKEY TO FOLLOW
Metropolitan-winning jockey Brenton Avdulla has 5 rides on the Farm this Labour Day lengthy weekend however any considered one of them may probably win.
Race 5: 1,3
Race 6: 1,4,5,6
Race 7: 9,11
Race 8: 1,12,13
BEST BET: VINTAGE FLYER (Race 6, No.9): Antique Flyer Unbeaten mare from the Cameron Crockett stables. Each wins had been totally dominant and her trial win right here lately used to be spot on for any other win.
NEXT BET: SYD’S FOOTPRINTS (Race Five No.4): Received 4 from his 8 begins together with when his Spring Cup victory at Scone again on September 9. Is ‘one for one’ at this identical monitor and distance.
His second-up document isn’t as excellent as his recent document on paper however that hasn’t stopped Jones from being assured.
“I feel he’s a unique,” he mentioned.
“That win did give me a large number of self assurance. He broke the category document and gained with 61kg on his again and he couldn’t have crushed them any more straightforward.
“He’s gained some excellent races and is an overly fair horse so I’m lovely certain and he must
be proper within the making a bet.
“If he begins any place close to $6 he’s nice price in opposition to the highest weight (Simple Eddie). They’ve met as soon as sooner than (final June) and he best beat him by way of a brief part head.”
Akasaki, with Grant Buckley on as soon as once more, can be out to win his 1/3 race at Warwick Farm.
He’ll let the frontrunners burn alongside early and glance to return off their backs and let down with a greater dash.
Jones mentioned so long as the monitor isn’t too rainy he’ll be neatly suited in opposition to the likes of Simple Eddie and the resuming Multaja.
“I don’t need the rest with a ‘H’ in entrance of it. I don’t like that for him. When he gained on a
heavy monitor it used to be within the early days and he wasn’t even let move as a result of he used to be simply too excellent for that box,” Jones mentioned.
“The shuttle is highest for him after a 900m run. There appears to be a large number of pace within the race and he’ll sit down simply in at the back of them like he did the opposite day.
“He balances up neatly and the speedier they move the easier he’ll find it irresistible. It’s lovely easy for him and he loves Warwick Farm.”
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Jones doesn’t have any company plans for Akasaki however together with his score (86) there can be no hiding.
He does need to win at a degree that has eluded his horse to this point.
“We’ll take issues one step at a time however I’ll be looking for him a Indexed race someplace,” Jones mentioned.
“He’s racing in opposition to some excellent horses however he’s greater than as much as them.”
The Godolphin horses Multaja and Beau Ideally suited are neatly within the marker in conjunction with Simple Eddie whilst Akasaki will provide at excellent price.
INSIDE MAIL WITH SHAYNE O’CASS
Mirra Imaginative and prescient had a couple of favours granted to her on debut due to a Tommy Berry gem and barrier 1, however to her credit score, she in reality set herself up a certified and proficient filly placing them away like a excellent horse. That is more difficult up in opposition to some at hand inventory, in particular Regimental Band who has Libertini shape and used to be tremendous first-up at Wyong. Rotator used to be fourth within the Pierro Plate on debut and has trialled well. Grand Piano is modern.
Wager: Mirra Imaginative and prescient win, exacta 7/4, quinella 4/7
Kirwan’s Lane will run over extra flooring than a mile when the time comes however with a bit of luck he’s nonetheless “recent” sufficient over the 1600m right here. Appeared to be a colour disappointing on paper final time however the pace performed in opposition to him. Battenburg is any other with vintage aspirations someday sooner or later. Became in an excellent run over 1550m final time and peaks right here third-up. Easiest Influence used to be crushed by way of Nudge at Kembla who’s midweek category himself.
Wager: Kirwan’s Lane win, quinella 1,2
Into The Abyss gained her debut however that’s it for wins for the following 14 begins. However let’s be honest to her, she is a stakes-class mare maximum days of the week and she will be able to rely herself unfortunate to not have gained a minimum of a few black-types races by way of now. The category runner right here for sure. Contact Of Mink doesn’t win sufficient as we’d all like however she isn’t ceaselessly some distance away and if the breaks move her method, she’s were given the ability. Guise has a perfect document however that is the toughest race she’s contested thus far.
Wager: Into The Abyss win, exacta 1/6
Tough Gal has gained 3 of her 4 begins and used to be crushed a nostril on the different. The Matthew Smith-trained mare makes her metropolitan debut right here however she does so at house and with the lightest weight and with Kerrin McEvoy to influence. Angel Of Heaven ran a monstrous race within the Queensland Oaks. Resumed with a far off however satisfying 1/3 at Rosehill on September 14. Scratched from Randwick on Saturday for this. Erno is on trial on the shuttle however he races at hand and loves this venue.
Wager: Tough Gal win
Simple Eddie is but to win first-up in 4 outings having positioned at two of them. That mentioned, he resumes right here at house off a predictably dominant contemporary trial win right here. Two of his final 3 runs on the earlier marketing campaign have been at Workforce 1 stage, the most efficient of them used to be 1/3 in The Galaxy to Nature Strip and Pierata. All issues being equivalent, Eddie must be too stylish right here however Multaja is a top category mare who beat Pippie by way of two lengths at her moment ever get started.
Wager: Simple Eddie win, exacta 1,3
Grasp of Wine will get his giant likelihood to win a race this preparation after two remarkable runs to get his spring began. The German-bred Staff Hawkes galloper used to be a neck off beating Wolfe in a 2000m race at Randwick on the finish on final marketing campaign. Stablemate Kentucky Diva is able to top after a luckless first-up run right here then a ultimate 1/3 over 1900m at Canterbury. Bajan Gold has been pricey to observe however may simply determine.
Wager: Grasp Of Wine win, quinella 1,6
Qaudriga, who used to be foaled on at the present time in 2015, trialled neatly sooner than his first-up win at Canterbury when given the easiest trip by way of Brenton Avdulla, who naturally keeps the trip. The son of Sebring has additionally gained second-up and has a win over the space. Napoleon Solo is at hand at his best possible and put the writing at the wall with a excellent trial. El Mo is unbeaten in each second-up outings.
Wager: Quadriga win, exacta 9/11, quinella, 9/11, field trifecta 2,9,10,11
Bergen has 3 wins and an in depth moment on the town from his best 4 begins and a type of used to be on debut so he ticks the “recent” field. Trials had been rock cast and he has attracted to get the run of the race for 3kg claimer Billy Owen, who has gained on him. Dunbrody Dancer is an overly constant mare who comes off a win at Canterbury. Sakura is construction as much as any other win third-up off two placings.
Wager: Bergen win, field trifecta 1,3,12,13