PORT Macquarie coach Marc Quinn is dreaming huge with promising filly Sylvia’s Reminiscence, who he thinks could possibly be a shock Golden Slipper contender.
However first she’ll should win on debut at Coffs Harbour right now in a 2YO Maiden Plate (800m).
A primary begin on the NSW north coast isn’t sometimes the place Slipper contenders kick off their careers, however Quinn has been pressured to go to Plan B and C with Sylvia’s Reminiscence since she first trialled in Sydney final September.
She gained that trial on the Kensington monitor and Quinn’s opinion of her was so excessive that he needed to debut her within the Group three Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick, however soundness points halted these plans.
MATT JONES’S BEST BETS
PAOLO (Race 2, No.three)
He’ll take a lot out of his debut run, an eye catching second putting. He will get all of the favours from the barrier and will get extra operating room within the straight.
ATYAAF (Race three, No.2)
He would have gained last-start with a transparent passage to the road and is getting higher as his first preparation goes on.
BUDDY’S ODE (Race 6, No.10)
He may be capable of trigger an upset at a light-weight weight. He goes properly first-up, loves the monitor and gained his ultimate begin final preparation on the provincials.
Race four: three,four,13.
Race 5: four,eight,9,13.
Race 6: 1,four,9,10.
Race 7: 2,5,7.
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JOCKEY TO FOLLOW
CEJAY GRAHAM rides the extremely promising Sylvia’s Reminiscence within the first and has a hope with Visitor or Ferniehirst additionally.
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SHAYNE O’CASS’S BEST BETS
TOULON BROOK (Race three, No.9)
A Kody Nestor-trained son of Hinchinbrook who confirmed his expertise with a slashing 5.2-lengths win in a Dubbo trial. Seems to have the required expertise.
COOL ONE (Race 2, No.10)
Beat only one different residence at Kembla final begin however her downfall was solely a matter of health. That is simpler, and she or he’ll be fitter.
PARIS IN MAY (Race 6, No.four)
A granddaughter of the mighty Slight Probability and a stablemate to Cool One. Will use loads of toe from barrier 1 and take some operating down over 900m.
Race four: 2,three.
Race 5: 1,three.
Race 6: four.
Race 7: 1,2,three,5,eight.
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“We were going to go to the Gimcrack Stakes after the Randwick trial but she just wasn’t 100 per cent in the week leading into the race,” Quinn stated. “She hasn’t come back into work just to run at Coffs Harbour on Sunday. There’s bigger fish to fry over the next eight weeks.
“I wanted to run her in Sydney on Saturday but there was no two-year-old races on. Instead of trialling her again I thought I may as well run her at Coffs and she’ll get a race day experience and it’s $11,200 for first.
“If she comes through this run well she’ll go to Randwick on Australia Day. If she can get through that race too she’ll have a week off then get ready for one of the Slipper trials.”
Sylvia’s Reminiscence is by Bianconi out of Sakhara. Corey Dunn and his father Keith purchased Sakhra for $1000 at an Inglis sale and the primary horse they bred out of her (Nashian) gained her first begin earlier than succumbing to a virus and an damage however she’s presently on the comeback path.
“When we won with Nashian last year Corey told me he’s got her younger sister and if I’d like to trainer her too and I said ‘yes of course I would’,” Quinn stated. “I had a look at her and straight away she oozed quality and had a lot of strength and power about her.
“She’s very raw with a lot of speed and is potentially the best horse I’ve had.”
Regardless of his excessive confidence ranges, Quinn is aware of something can occur on race day, however jockey Cejay Graham will get to journey her out of barrier 5 within the huge area, which is a bonus.
“It is a race not a trial and there’s no such thing as a certainty but I’ve gone over it a couple of times and I can’t find anything that finished behind her in her last trial beating her,” Quinn stated. “I think she’ll get 1000m at this stage and in six or seven weeks’ time we’ll find out if she can run 1200m.”
Quinn knew she was above common as quickly as her galloped her.
“She did things better, faster and smarter than the normal two-year-olds,” he stated. “The day I liked her was when I gave her a squeeze out of the barrier at home against a horse that had raced a couple of times and had already won a race and she just jumped two in front and kept running.”
INSIDE MAIL FOR COFFS HARBOUR
RACE 1 (2pm)
It’s all about Sylvia’s Reminiscence right here. If she runs as much as expectations she must be profitable comfortably however these are horses having their first begins (bar one). She trialled properly towards her rivals — together with She’s Leaven and Self Regard however they didn’t look too dangerous both. The opposite runner with race expertise, In A Step, pale on debut over 800m.
BET: SYLVIA’S MEMORY to win.
RACE 2 (2.35pm)
Paolo’s debut prompt he’ll be onerous to beat right here second-up from an excellent gate. He ought to sit simply off the velocity and are available excessive of them. Named After is on debut after a 3rd putting in an open trial the place she was doing it comfortably. Miss Bang was formally educated by Tony Gollan in Queensland however this seems to be simpler from a really perfect draw. Invoice’s Present is one to observe with enchancment off her final run.
BET: PAOLO to win.
RACE three (three.10pm)
Materiality was third on debut over 1100m and naturally the transfer as much as 1300m is right as is barrier two. Atyaaf would have gained final begin if he didn’t strike hassle within the straight at Lismore. Visitor flew house over a shorter journey final time and the NSW race expertise shall be useful. Zouki will profit after struggling to see out 1400m final begin.
BET: ATYAAF to win.
RACE four (three.45pm)
Londinium might be an improver second-up however should put in a three- or four-length higher efficiency to win. Rosy Elsie isn’t going too dangerous since profitable her maiden. Rispetta is the each-way hope of the sector if she brings her best. Ruby Two Footwear has the current type on the board to win once more and she or he’s onerous to go previous from barrier six.
BET: RUBY TWO SHOES to win.
RACE 5 (four.20pm)
Exdream is a frontrunner who gained with authority at Coffs Harbour final begin. That is naturally harder and he will get a large gate for the primary time. Kingaroy is racing properly however in lesser grade whereas San Marco and Hildalgo can be threats if they begin. Grenache appears to current good worth after a few good runs and he’s gained on the monitor just lately. Harmful Dan might flash house from a large gate.
BET: Exacta four, eight.
RACE 6 (four.55pm)
Tarbert is in type and drops 6kg after a last-start second at Coffs Harbour so he’s interesting, however this can be a robust check. He does love the monitor although and will sit in behind the velocity. Jexerlent is gifting away weight to the sector nevertheless it’s nonetheless straightforward to see him being a troublesome horse to get previous from on the velocity. Ferniehirst races nicely recent and is greater than succesful at this degree at a monitor and distance she loves. Dreamalina is the each-way hope of the sector together with Buddy’s Ode, who flies first-up.
BET: BUDDY’S ODE to win.
RACE 7 (5.30pm)
Spirit Of Husson is again in grade regardless of operating an in depth second up in school final begin in order that places him in good stead for this race and he’s gained twice on the monitor. Camayoc is an each-way hope now and drops again from 2018 to the mile, which isn’t all the time a nasty factor. Prince Of Arran will get as much as 1600m now which he wants if he’s to win once more and he maps properly third-up. Lunar Lustre gained nicely final begin however this can be a bounce in grade. It’s not an excessive amount of of an ask, both.
BET: Quinella 2, 5.
GARRY White’s Wellington-bound duo Paris In Might and Cool One have been all the time going to be arduous to beat as soon as they received there however once they drew barrier one and two respectively, their possibilities soared.
White is not any stranger to Central West racecourses, having fun with appreciable success at locations like Orange and Bathurst, and is properly on course now for a double at Wellington.
First to go of his pair is Cool One who tackles the Keirle’s Pharmacy Class 1 & Maiden Plate over 2000. The mare is by Hobartville Stud’s personal Dane Shadow, a quick horse well-known to White, however will get her stamina from her dam, Zeltrice, who’s by Zabeel.
Cool One is forecast to enhance sharply at present off her final begin, fourth of 5 runners in a 2000m Class 1 at Kembla on January three.
“She may need been slightly bit fast as much as 2000m at her third run again from an extended spell (of 12 months),’’ White stated.
“She simply needed to go a bit eager too within the race which in all probability advised a bit on the end. She goes alongside nicely since then and nobody rides Wellington like Greg Ryan.
“She has drawn a very good gate and I virtually wouldn’t be scared to steer. She is the kind of the horse that’s higher off being let roll alongside at her tempo slightly than to jam her up and being dictated to by what the leaders do, so she could be higher off main particularly round Wellington. If issues go to plan, she’ll be within the first three (within the run).’’
Stablemate Paris Might in the meantime is likewise coming off a run the place he beat just one different house, that was at Orange in a 1000m race on November 23.
“I don’t know what occurred to him at Orange,’’ White stated.
“Mathew Cahill stated the monitor on the within was inferior going and I’m ready to simply accept that as a result of it was a moist monitor. He has gone alongside properly since he trialled terrific the opposite day. He has an excellent barrier and has one other jockey on that rides Wellington properly.
“The horses are in good order, they’re each match, and each excellent possibilities.’’
Paris In Might is a lightly-raced gelding who has raced 4 occasions, highlighted by an emphatic win in a 1000m maiden at Orange the place he used his superior tempo and velocity to run his rivals off their legs with a 2.2-lengths profitable margin in 57.92s.
The four-year-old is a son of Golden Rose winner Duporth out of a mare referred to as Danebeam who’s a Danehill daughter of six-times Group 1 winner Slight Probability.
Slight Probability is the dam of the aforementioned Dane Shadow in addition to Group three MRC Sandown Stakes winner, Salgado, who gained the 2006 Gosford Cup Prelude for White.