We kick off the card with a maiden over 490m contest at 10:02, and with it being a maiden all these runners are yet to win a race. Trap 1 Stacks of Kuna will be fancied but for me the interesting runner is in the stripes of Trap 2, Quartararo. This November 17 dog has only had one previous start, back in September of last year, possible picking up a injury since being off for so long, but it isn’t the strongest of race and certainly could land the spoils
Race 4 due off at 10:49 is a 405m contest. Trap 5 will be vacant leaving us with a field of seven and the red jacket of Counting Kuna is the selection here. He has had three lifetime career starts and winning two of those, the only concern wouldn’t be the dog hasn’t seen a track in over two months but if he can recapture form from earlier in the year he is the one they all need to beat.
Race 6 due off at 11:23 is a class 5 over 490m and it’s a tricky race with all runners not exactly flying now. The best of the form comes from Trap 7: Completely Lomar comes into the race with three solid placed efforts from his last four runs. He can start and stay and if he avoids trouble around the opening two bends would certainly have a big chance.
Race 8 on the card is due off at 12:02 is the best race of the meeting, with the NAP of the card here running in the stripes of Trap 2, Laid Back Albert. This dog has been an owner’s dream over the last few weeks – since February he has won four of his last five starts and placed second on the other occasion. This son of Kinloch Brae has sensational early pace and overall pace in general; he has posted two career best efforts in those runs also so he gets the Nap vote and is the one to side with in this race.
We finish our preview of Mandurah with race 9 at 12:18, over the slightly further trip of 490m, and Trap 7’s Leanne Keeping could be the way to play here. The selection was the last time out winner over course and distance, posting a very fast 5.81 sectional and, looking at the rest of the field, is the best in the line-up. Also rated one of the best in the race and could possibly make all.
Nap of the day at Mandurah
Trap 2, 12:02 – Laid Back Albert
Don’t forget that it’s Money Back on 2nd and 3rd if the SP Fav wins on all races today. Max stake £/€10.