John Scorse Best Bets for Sunday 6 July 2014

Race 1: 4 - 8 - 3 - 1

Can't rule many out in this race, as the exposed form is good for country maiden, watch on debutantes, top bottom, little or no wet form about these.

4 Ramesses has shown good speed at all runs and will be prominent for a long way from Gate 1.

8 Cheering trialled well against the well performed older horses at Goulburn, Keep an eye out as it could be prominent.

3 Flying Mamuza, won in trial recently, history shows has been bred to be adept in heavy conditions.

1 Achanizo - watch market.

 

John Scorse Best Bets for Sunday 6 July 2014

Race 1: 4 - 8 - 3 - 1

Can't rule many out in this race, as the exposed form is good for country maiden, watch on debutantes, top bottom, little or no wet form about these.

4 Ramesses has shown good speed at all runs and will be prominent for a long way from Gate 1.

8 Cheering trialled well against the well performed older horses at Goulburn, Keep an eye out as it could be prominent.

3 Flying Mamuza, won in trial recently, history shows has been bred to be adept in heavy conditions.

1 Achanizo - watch market.

 

Olive Set To Launch At Thoroughbred Park

Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive looks to extend his lead in the trainer's premiership with three-year-old Aircraft well placed to make a winning debut on Friday.

Formerly trained by Tim Martin, Olive acquired the son of Starcraft close to two months ago and has been pleased with his form in the lead up, though admits he hasn't been the easiest horse to train.

"The horse is going well, he has been a little bit of a challenge to train but I'm confident we have got him in a good place at the moment," Olive said.

Joseph & Jones Hopeful To Come Closer

Canberra based trainer Paul Jones remains hopeful they can peg back a few winners on current leading trainer Nick Olive with only three meetings remaining  this season.

Currently four wins adrift of Olive in the Canberra Racing Club's trainer premiership, Jones is set to saddle up three gallopers on Friday at Thoroughbred Park headed by promising filly Come Closer.

Having continued to raise the bar with each visit to the races, the daughter of Shamardal broke through for her maiden win in impressive fashion last start when leading throughout at the Sapphire Coast.

Rose Of Falvelon The New Headline Act

A changing of the guard is underway at Nick Olive's Canberra base with Rose Of Falvelon the new headline affair with the recent sale of star mare Capital Commander.

Having contested her last race for the Olive stable during the Albury Carnival, Capital Commander was sold for $205,000 in the recent Inglis Easter Select Broodmare Sale.

Under her new connections Capital Commander will continue to race for Gerald Ryan, with Olive wishing them all the best before her broodmare duties beckon in the Spring.

Olive Eyes Off Further Premiership Success

Canberra's leading based trainer Nick Olive appears on track to clinch his sixth trainer's premiership in eight years as he holds a healthy lead heading into the final three meetings of the season.

Currently three wins ahead of the Joseph and Jones stable, Olive was of full of praise for his rivals labelling this season as one of the most competitive in recent memory.

"No question Thoroughbred Park is my favourite place to win races and it really has been a competitive season which looks set to go right down to the wire," Olive said.

Jones Eyes Of Spring Targets

Promising filly Just A Blur has been put away with a view towards the Spring following her eye catching performance in the Scone Guineas.

Successful in bringing up a new career peak when finishing fourth behind Cosmic Endeavour, Canberra based trainer Paul Jones was simply over the moon with her performance.

"After she was forced to sit five wide throughout, I was hopeful that she would keep whacking away to the line," Jones said.

Vella Keeps The Faith With Chosen Time

Although a while between victories Gratz Vella remains confident stable stalwart Chosen Time can return to the winner's stall at Canberra on Friday.

Having not saluted the judge since January last year the son of Marechal has endured a notable run of outs however his two recent efforts have proven most encouraging.

"He found the 1200m a bit sharp first up but his two recent efforts over 1400m have been very good," Vella said.

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