Racing tips – 31st August

Midweek racing selections from the PlayUp form analyst.


R3 #6 Dream Of Venus: $3.80 on PlayUpWas very good winning on debut on the Pakenham Synthetic, sitting up in speed on an even tempo and kicked clear for a very dominant and seemingly easy win. It has been extremely hard for horses who settle on speed at that track to win this season, so it is important to add merit to any horse who is able to do it. Second up here and fitter, she has drawn well in barrier four and Luke Nolen is booked again to ride.

R5 #6 Naboo Star: $5.50 on PlayUpVery keen on this horse at surprisingly a big price, coming off a very eye catching third placing here over 1400m last start. He was first up in that run for the new stable, having previously raced in Hong Kong. He straightened up out of camera view he was so far back, but savaged the line and ran the third fastest last 200m’s of the day. Second up here, fitter and out to 1600m is a massive positive. Think he may be able to land a handy black-type race this Spring, and can definitely be winning this.

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R4 #4 Just A Jedi: $9.50 on PlayUpThird up here and looks primed for a win, coming off a solid 2nd placing here over 1200m first up and an encouraging run at Rosehill over 1400m last start. His closing sectionals first up were very good, including a meeting fastest last 200m sectional through the line. Only beaten 2.5L last start in Saturday grade, that form should hold up here back to a midweek race, and any rain around doesn’t hurt him either. Drawn well, Avdulla sticks, can run a real race again at a price.

R6 #1 Nasturtium: $2.05 on PlayUpVery promising colt resumes here, having won three from four in his debut prep including a 5L demolition job on debut. He is clearly a horse that flies fresh, and the debut Hawkesbury win was evident of that. He ran 6th behind Mazu, who is now an Everest horse, and his trial win leading into this prep looked very strong. Perfectly drawn in barrier one, and gets a big claim for an in-form apprentice.


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