Dime Or Terry? A Strong Opening Bout


A nine-race card will be decided on Saturday night, with a few intriguing clashes across the night.

In the opening race of the night, the in-form Collect A Dime will be looking to claim back-to-back wins after savaging the line last week when a gap presented.

Landing gate two, the Jack Butler trained gelding possesses good early speed but will likely be tested strongly by Mossdale Terry which is drawn directly to his outside in three.

Placed at his past two starts, the Shane Graham trained and driven Mossdale Terry was forced to sit parked last week from gate seven when sent forward before finishing within 3-metres of the winner.

So Sirius and Scotch En Ice look the other dangers, the Gemma Hewit trained So Sirius sectionally strong last start when attacking the line in the closing stages.

Race 3 is the Changeover at Burwood Stud Mares Open and the title of the April Mare of the Month will likely be decided in this race.

Might As Well has won her past two starts and only needs to finish in the top-three to win the award with connections receiving a free service to Changeover courtesy of Garrards Horse and Hound.

Leonard Cain has a good book of drives for the night, one of his main chances coming up in race five, the Teski Cleaning Services up to NR70 Pace.

Searching for a hat-trick of victories, Cain will partner with Mydadsaid which comes through the recent Marburg Goldstrike Series where he claimed both the heat and final, claiming the rich final in track record time.

“His Final win was just crazy, ridiculous.

“The run was massive,” Cain added while asked what scenario he was hopeful would play out in the early stages, he remained hopeful that gate 11 would be of benefit.

“I hope they go silly early and there is a few pressuring for the front early.

“I don’t mind the draw, I think it’s a good draw given the setup of the race.”

Mydadsaid will face stern opposition from Ellis Street which draws favourably in gate 1.

Narrowly beaten last week when buried in the run, Ellis Street moves back to the front line and has the gate speed to take advantage of the good gate.

The front line looks to have some tempo runners which should ensure the race is run at a genuine clip.

Another of Cain’s chances on the night is My Ultimate Victor in race 2, the five-year-old landing all the favours of the inside gate.

“Drawing one this week definitely is an advantage for us, because we can sort of just come out on the bit, because he sort of gets out good on his own and then make up our mind form there,” Cain said.

One of the other highlights of the night will be the last race, a standing start event over the 2647 metres where Turn It Up will be looking to turn the tables on Send It which was able to defeat his stablemate last week.

Race 1 is scheduled to jump at 4.59pm, with the last race at 9.10pm.

Best Bets

Chris Barsby- R5 N1 Ellis Street: “His last two runs have been enormous. Super winning two starts ago and last week really unlucky when just picked off late behind The Janitor. He was screaming home along the inside. He’s the horse they have to catch.”

Darren Clayton- R7 N3 Lady Digby: “Sectionally this mare has been super of late and although some speedsters are drawn to her inside, she should slot into the running line and saved for a closing shot prove too slippery.”