The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022
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64 SPORT Saturday, April 16, 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Race 4: Open (1900m) I Am The Fox is the testing material in this field, even though burdened with topweight of 60kg. On target for the AS Cup on May 1 and will be hitting the line strongly at the end of this 1900m lead-up. First-up run over a mile in Darwin prior to arriving in Alice Springs was very good. Military Zone should be improved by his firstup Red Centre third placing behind Trident here a fortnight ago, and must be included, while Masaru Warrior has found good form lately and is an each-way prospect. Zelring and Coin Collector look best of the rest. SELECTIONS: 1 I Am The Fox, 2 Military Zone, 4 Masaru Warrior, 8 Zelring, 3 Coin Collector Race 5: Benchmark 76 (1400m) Bar Gem is in top form and this event looks right up his alley. Has never gone a bad race in the Red Centre and record over 1400m reads a win and four placings from seven starts. This is harder than last-start second but should be right in finish. Topweight Wayanka is always competitive in this grade, and last-start third to Thats Justified was a solid effort. Desert Lass is racing well and is to be considered off the minimum weight, while former Cup winner Ash Grey, if anywhere near his best, would be hard to beat. Well Known and Jet Jackson are others with claims. SELECTIONS: 3 Bar Gem, 1 Wayanka, 4 Desert Lass, 2 Ash Grey, 6 Well Known, 7 Jet Jackson Race 6: Maiden SW (1400m) Only a small field of five in the maiden 1400m, but a tricky one to sort out. Saiken has been chasing Dakota Lee in his last three starts and meets nothing of her calibre here. Trip of 1400m would appear to suit and can break through for a win. Yowza is backing up from a close-up second to Sedona last week, and only has to reproduce that performance to be right in the finish here, while Rockford Files, although well beaten into third behind Flying Start last time, has to be considered in this fivehorse line-up. Super King was well beaten last time but earlier form was sound, so could run into a place. SELECTIONS: 3 Saiken, 2 Yowza, 1 Rockford Files, 4 Super King Race 7: 3yo SW (1600m) Dakota Lee steps out to a mile in the Guineas, and the unbeaten filly will no doubt face her biggest test. She has won seven from seven, and even though there is a question mark over the trip, she has done everything right. Got the 1400m of the Guineas Trial well enough and is the one to beat. Flying Start created a good impression breaking maiden ranks over 1200m here a fortnight ago, while Omoplata should appreciate the extra trip, as should Real Divine, who has won twice at 1500m and 1700m. Sidney and Manhattan Man are others with a hope. SELECTIONS: 8 Dakota Lee, 3 Flying Start, 6 Omoplata, 9 Real Divine, 7 Sidney, 4 Manhattan Man The NT s racing expert andrew o toole analyses todays racing action P33 FORMGUIDE Randwick: Race 7, No.7 Marroni ($6.00) excellent effort first-up in Australia when third to Mount Popa in the Neville Sellwood Stakes over this trip. Caulfield: Race 8, No.2 I Am Superman ($11.00) fifth to Cherry Tortoni in the Golden Mile at Bendigo. Back to 1400m an advantage, good each-way quote. RANDWICK RACE 3 No.4 Straight Arron $2.10-$1.75 RACE 6 No.3 Big Parade $2.00$1.85 RACE 7 No.1 Icebath $4.00$3.10 RACE 9 No.20 Taksu $8.50$4.00 RACE 2 No.7 Reggiewood $4.60-$2.50 RACE 4 No.4 Glamborgini $3.50-$2.80 RACE 5 No.11 Festival Prince $2.80-$2.25 RACE 7 No.1 Release The Beans $8.00-$4.60 CAULFIELD RACE 2 No.11 Clemenceau $3.00-$2.40 RACE 4 No.12 Mamounia $6.00-$4.00 RACE 7 No.12 Grandslam $15-$6.50 RACE 9 No.6 Glint Of Hope $7.00-$4.00 Last years Alice Springs Cup winner I Am The Fox pictured with Jason Lyon aboard should take a power of beating, even with topweight of 60kg, in race 4 at Pioneer Park on Saturday. Picture: Nikki Westover SUPER FAMOUS Race 2, No.4 Created a big impression when scoring here in 0-58 company over this trip a fortnight ago in his first start for 10 weeks. Steps up in grade but only goes up 0.5kg for that impressive win, his first start on the course. I AM THE FOX Race 4, No.1 Last years AS Cup winner who has again been aimed at the feature 2000m event on May 1. Resumed with a good second behind Budget King over 1600m in Darwin on March 25, and over this trip of 1900m, should take a power of beating, even with topweight of 60kg. Has a distinct class edge. BAR GEM Race 5, No.3 Capable galloper in good form since returning to the Red Centre. Never out of the first three in 10 starts on the track.