We’ve nine meetings for punters this Sunday with the sole metro meeting taking place on the synthetic track at Devenport.
The concluding race on the Devenport Synthetic card is a competitive looking 1650m Benchmark 68 contest.
Turk Delight delivered a length victory in a 1350m Benchmark 60 contest at this venue when last in action on 14th August and while he is likely to have his supporters having returned to form that day the course regular generally struggles when tackling stronger races.
Mehmet Ulucinar’s mount’s last two wins have come at Benchmark 60 level including over this course and distance in September last year and he is expected to find Miss Delia too hot to handle.
Miss Delia ended her last spell with a win in a Class 1 event over 1600m at Launceston back in March and she is expected to have improved for her sixth in a Benchmark 60 contest over 1620 at the same venue last month.
Kept on into sixth having raced from off the pace on her seasonal debut she is reunited with jockey Sigrid Carr, on board for her Launceston win in March here and she is expected to slot in behind the early pace prior to delivering a third career win.
A wet track is expected at Geelong with the action set to take place on a heavy 8 track. In the fifth race on the card, a 1500m Benchmark 64 event the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Speak Now is expected to jump as favourite following some good performances on soft and heavy going this spell.
Placed second on his first two starts this time around the Star Witness gelding justified market support to take a 1500m maiden by two-and-a-half-lengths on a heavy 8 track at Sale two weeks ago.
Has a fair draw in seven but preference here is for dual winner Morning Has Broken and jockey John Allen.
The daughter of Night Of Thunder raced prominently prior to fading when finishing sixth of eight over 1600m in this grade last month when making her first start this spell. Previously showed a liking for the forecast wet track when following up a soft ground maiden win over 2000m at Warrnambool with a seven length triumph on a heavy 9 surface in a 1600m Benchmark 58 affair at Hamilton in January.
Shaped as if he could be competitive at a higher level at Hamilton and Symon Wilde’s charge can be given another chance having performed well second up in the past.
The third race on the Sunshine Coast card is a competitive looking Class 2 handicap over 1000m.
Jasmine Cornish’s mount Squirrel Hunter is expected to prove strong in the market following a solid third in a Benchmark 60 event on a soft 5 track over this course and distance last month.
While the five-year-old has drawn the rail here it’s well over a year since he last tasted success and with that in mind it can fall to Quackery and claiming rider Jake Molloy to deliver a victory.
The pick has winning course and distance form having scored in a Class 1 contest on a good 4 track here a year ago while he’s delivered two solid efforts this spell including when meeting trouble in running prior to finishing fourth in a Benchmark 68 contest.
Freshened up since that effort the son of Exosphere looks up to recording a third win in six starts at this venue.