Thunderclap Newman (purple cap) finishes in behind Jetoomy at Belmont, on 16 September.
Expected weather: Partly Cloudy - 20 degrees
Expected track rating: Good 4
Rail position: 9m 400m to 800m; 9m remainder
Race 4 – 3.45 Toll Handicap (1400m) - Bet with TABtouch
2 HODGE PODGE (TABtouch opening price: $17)
Bumped and cut out of a run when five-lengths eighth behind Wavehill Spur at Northam. Would have finished a lot closer if not for the interference.
Loved his run before that when flashed home to finish two-lengths off Ace’s Wish. Clocked easily the fastest last 600m in that 56 grade, with this assignment now a 52+.
Has placed three times at 1400m and is back to that trip here, drawn okay in six, surely his fortunes are due to change.
REPLAY - HODGE PODGE (8th) - 28 September 2017 – Race 8 – 1600m – Northam
Race 5 – 4.20pm Peacock Bros Handicap (2000m) - Bet with TABtouch
3 THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN (TABtouch opening price: $6)
Loved the performance last start when fourth, 3.5L off Sonnen. First three out were first three home; he was third last when cornering and continued to run home well. His last 50m the best part of it.
Ran in just behind Entrechat the start prior, who won in good fashion at Belmont on Saturday.
Reckon they’ll come for Golgotha and Musical Art come race time, so hopefully the six bucks drifts a touch.
REPLAY - THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN (4th) - 30 September 2017 – Race 5 – 2100m – Belmont Park
Race 7 – 5:37pm Western Racepix Handicap (1650m) - Bet with TABtouch
2 CELTIC WIZARD (TABtouch opening price: $7.50)
Have had this bloke in before and going to give him one last chance to work his magic. Didn’t produce at value like thought he was going to last start, but had a few things go wrong - was chopped out of a run by Taxadermy which halted his momentum.
Has a few things go right here again, which can see him cast a spell on these if he’s keen enough to. Is fourth-up so strikes peak fitness and jumps from barrier three so should get a cosy enough run. Just needs to finish off.
Expecto Pratonum! Or whatever it is that Harry Potter guy says.\
REPLAY - CELTIC WIZARD (4th) 4 October 2017 - Race 4 - 1650m - Belmont Park