The ring-around once again delivered for punters last week, with five winners and four placegetters.
Among them was Lady Mackendon ($6), who was labelled a ‘good thing’ by Mark Jones, Galleon’s Triumph ($6.60, and Russet Norkotah, who was tipped out by Josh Dickie and paid a phenomenal $20 for a place ($31FF).
Let’s hope for a repeat performance this week:
Forbury – Thursday
Nathan Williamson: Rates Hope And Pray as a good each-way prospect at odds – race one.
Jonny Cox: Believes that King Louie only has to run up to his best to be a serious contender in the fourth race on the card.
Tim Williams: Thinks impressive last start winner Scottish Duchess can figure in the finish again – race five.
Matthew Williamson: Has opted for last start winner Monnay despite her huge 60 metre handicap – race six.
Ricky May: Expects Riga Doon to prove very hard to beat from his ace alley in the last race on the card.
Addington – Friday
Stephen McNally: Has opted for Hikoi in the first race on the card. She looks a strong chance on the back of a good trial performance.
Craig Thornely: Thinks Playaway, who is drawn to get a nice trip, can figure in the finish at nice odds.
Ken Barron: Couldn’t spit Mighty Major – race four & Mighty Flying Major – Alexandra Park race seven. Both look to have very good chances.
Terry Chmiel: Thinks stable newcomer Trips On Me can bob up at odds in the fifth race on the card.
David Butt: Rates the chances of Stingray, who drops back to a C1 and will seek a penalty free win – race six.
Anthony Butt: Has opted for Prestine, who looked to be travelling well before galloping last start – race eight.
Alexandra Park – Friday
Tony Herlihy: Rates Whisper Jet, who has been racing well and looks extremely well placed as his bet of the week – race one.
Steve Richardson (T.A.B): Has opted for Crocket’s Cullen, who has trialled up stylishly and looks the winner of the eighth race on the card.
Josh Dickie: Is keen on three-year-old trotting filly Katieellen Castleton, who was a good second last start and has worked on well during the week – race nine.
Timaru – Sunday
Mark Jones: Isn’t labelling anything a ‘good thing’ this week. However, he does like the chances of Kowhai Sunrise – race three.
Mitchell Robertson (Harnesslink): Big Lucy – race seven