Race 2 on the card is the first race we’re going to look at. Due off at 11:52, it’s a class N over 380m. Most of the runners in this race are having their first start here, but I am siding with the runner who has been there and done it and that is Trap 3 Tap Out Gough, a winner over course and distance twice in the past from just seven runs. The selection won last time out in this grade and, considering most of the runners might need a look around the venue, could possibly land the spoils.
Race 3 on the card at 12:12 is a class N over 520m with a select field of only five taking part and a very healthy $4,000 to the winner. All five have a chance but for me Trap 1 Poetic Justice could sway it here, having won a good race three starts back and was second only a few days ago. Is the fastest in the line-up on times alone so certainly the red could land the spoils in this one.
Race 5 by far is the best race on the card with a whopping $6,400 prizemoney up for grabs. This race is due off at 12:55, with a full field of runners all eyeing up the money on offer. Even though it’s worth a lot on paper it’s a tricky field with some running with only a handful of starts. Trap 6 Cobargo has marginally caught the eye.
This Aug 18 dog has had three starts to date, winning last time out, but what is interesting about him is his sectionals: 5.52, 5.53 and 5.55 in all three starts. Going off the other runners, that is lightning from the traps so another smash break from traps could see this puppy make all. Don’t dismiss the 2 or 7 with improvement from both likely. But the nap of the meeting must be this one.
Race 7, due off at 13:36, is a class N, with only six contesting the race. Both trap 3 and 6 are vacant and it looks like the outside could be the way to play here. Trap 7 Lakota Gundi is a last time out winner over C&D so has a 100% strike rate so far, while Trap 8 Speed Missile was second last time out, but this runner did post a career best effort last month so whoever gets the run of the race on the outside should have a good race.
The final race on the card is race 11 due off at 14:52, with a few traps vacant and a couple dogs scratched we have only half the field, with only four runners taking part. The most in-form dog in the race is Trap 2 Fernando Star; this dog has had seven starts so far to his career, won four and was second on two other occasions. Rarely runs a bad race, has vacant traps on either side of him giving him more room and is the one they all need to beat.
Nap of the day at Cannington
Race 5 12:55 – Trap 6, Cobargo
There is a special Money Back 2nd and 3rd to a SP Fav on all races today. Max stake 10 quid.