Smart youngster Regulus has been a touch disappointing this season, and is yet to win a race in four runs back, but that should all change after race seven at Addington tonight.
The Mach Three three-year-old has come up with a favourable alley in what looks like only an adequate heat of the NRM Sires Stakes, so, to put in bluntly, he really would want to be winning.
Others that are competing in heat five of the Sires Stakes, which is the first leg of the Quaddie, are Return To Sender, Emmanuel, Carlos Santana, and Max Richter, who produced a huge run to finished third on debut after making a mess of the start. But, personally I think you only need Regulus printed in black ink on your Quaddie ticket.
As for legs two, three, and four – well, they are not quite so straight forward.
The second leg, a maiden trot – I did warn you it wasn’t so straight forward, looks like a wide open affair, and I can count seven possible winning chances.
Filigree Sheree, Little Rakaia, and Lothario, are my first three elects, while the always consistent Barry, as well as Very Persuasive, Gin Rummy, and Never Fear, who does possess a lot of ability, are others I would want to have on my ticket.
Safely through the first two legs, with any luck, I think we can get away with just the four runners in the third leg.
Starlett Lavra stands out for me despite the 10 draw over the mile, and looks well placed as the winner of four races. If she can repeat her Rangiora performance last Sunday, she will be winning again, but to play it safe include Lady Godiva, Good Girl Becqui, and Betty Golightly
Hopefully by now we are anxiously waiting upon the fourth and final leg, and I once again believe we can get away with the four runners.
The Brendon Hill pair of Gino D’Acompo and Beaver Boy are both musts, while Bold Lustre, who will be hard to catch if he can lead, and impressive Rangiora trialist Billy Jack are two horses I would definitely be including.
By Mitchell Robertson