Horse Racing
MR 102 Handicap - Form Comments

28/05/2021 17:02

1200m – Turf


Via Salaria

A winner of his only race at this track, has a light weight and a top jockey in Lyle Hewitson. Would prefer 200m further but from No 1 draw has to be a contender.


Quick Star

Has placed in four of six starts at this course but has not won over 1200m. Better over further but has place prospects.


Mr Fitz

This five-year-old gelding has won over 1200m on the Polytrack but his best runs on the turf have been over 1400m and upwards. Could run into a place. 


Love Bomb

This three-year-old filly won a Grade 2 over 1400m at this track as a juvenile but has failed to reproduce that form. Tough task against the colts but could place at best.


Good Rhythm

Distance suited but four of his five wins have come on the Polytrack. Ultra-consistent though and has not finished out of the top four in his last 11 races. Chance.



Another runner with better form on the Polytrack but has placed in two of his starts over course and distance. Might be a little outclassed but could place.


Goliath Heron

Very rarely far off the winner but has not won since October 2019. He has won a race over the course and distance and finished in the money in his last two starts. Place at best.



Has not raced since finishing unplaced in the Grade 1 Cape Derby in February. Clearly a warm-up run for something bigger but does have class and could run well fresh.  



Speedy three-year-old who suffered serious interference in his last start. Improving with every run and with a top jockey and trainer in his corner, has to be a big runner.


Ad Altisima

Ideally distance suited and although he seems better on the Polytrack has placed on this course. Drawn a bit wide but must have a chance in this field.



A decent three-year-old who loves this course and distance. Went off the boil but the booking of Champion Jockey Warren Kennedy could be significant. Big runner if back to best. 



Ran a cracker in the G2 Drill Hall Stakes last time over 1400m. Back to 1200m and down in class, he could be a contender if he can overcome a wide draw.


Sunset Eyes

Never got into the race from a wide draw in the G2 Drill Hall Stakes and will have the same problem this time, though will prefer the drop in class and distance.


Hard To Play

Has excellent form over this course and distance with three wins from six starts. Will have it all to do from widest draw and will need lots of luck.