Four heats of the Peak Of The Creek will be held today and all four heats are packed with speed, depth and some big horsepower.
The first heat is Race 3 at 1.17pm, with all heats held consecutively, heat 4 is Race 6 at 3.07pm.
Barriers for Saturday night’s $52,000 Final will be selected later this afternoon, with connections choosing their own barrier positions based on their finishing order and time from the four heats.
RACE THREE HEAT ONE
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (8) is drawn awkwardly from inside the second line and will be relying on some luck to go her way. A four-time winner here at The Creek, the Turpin stable are strongly represented in the Series with six runners and possibly might just have secured the right heat for this filly which has shown to have plenty of speed. The big query is where she can get to in the run, but if she is close enough and finds the momentum will make her presence felt. LOUS DREAM (6) has put together a smart record winning 1 in 2 of his appearances, his latest coming on Saturday night where he secured a 70Final by leading throughout. Gate 6 is no luxury but the tempo should be right. HARRY KANE (1) should be ideally suited from this gate but just lacks some real high speed off the arm. If able to hold a leaders back spot, he has the closing power to make his presence felt. OK BOOMER (4) is a big query, making his Qld debut fresh off a spell for trainer Trista Dixon. With a pair of handy trials and the gate to press forward, he looms as a big threat first up.
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (8) win/place
RACE FOUR HEAT TWO
IM BOO (1) likely holds the keys to what transpires in this heat, with his good speed out of the machine from this gate allowing him to hold a forward spot, if he can repeat the 1.51.6 run he produced three starts back, that will make it tough for the chasing pack. However, THE BEAUDEN BLUES (5) might just have a real good early look and being set for this series might look to throw early heat to force the issue. A first up winner from a spell followed by three placings, he will be in the firing line. LUVBITE (8) will be hoping that IM BOO has sufficient hustle off the arm to hold up and under that scenario will be stalking the speed. A genuine tempo is guaranteed in this heat and if the gap arrives, he will be there and ready to pounce. OOGA CHAKA (7) loves to power home off a tempo and did that last start when rattling late down the outside to score. With what looks that genuine tempo, a cheap position off the gate and saved for the last shot, he might just knock them all out.
LUVBITE (8) to win
RACE FIVE HEAT THREE
A mapping quandary is a distinct possibility in this heat, with last start winner GLOVER (1) securing the options. BETTING ORIGIN (2) may not have the numbers next to his name, but they do not tell the whole tale, but he may not have the arm punch to land in front which could make his chances hard. GLOVER (1) was locked in the box last week and powered hard when a half gap opened, that might be enough speed to entertain a trail. ALWAYS SMOKIN (10) keeps stepping up and will be chasing a third successive win here. It will need to be in a whole different scenario this time however, after both wins have been in front at 2138. WISPER A SECRET (9) has been well supported in the early market, but with a scratching now moves to inside the second line, which is a huge plus if GGLOVER want to lead, a huge hindrance if he wants to trail. CREED (4) is a newcomer to Qld that brings solid Kiwi form, the flying mile fresh up and questionable gate speed put him in the question mark category.
GLOVER (1) win
RACE SIX HEAT FOUR
The Final of the four heats and another newcomer to Queensland will be attempting to progress with a first up victory. MOSSDALE TERRY (3) is fresh up from the South Island, however has looked very sharp in a pair of trials here at The Creek. There is good speed to his inside, but if he strong arms them early, he could be the one. ILLAVABUBBLES (4) has won three of her four starts for Jack Butler including last start in tough fashion when sitting parked and grinding out the win. This might be the heat where there is more pressure than speed, but she looks a smart mare on the rise. AARDIES FLASH (7) faces a stiff test from this gate but Pete McMullen takes the drive off wife Chantal, which might be the lead and angle to follow. He went to Menangle last start for a tilt at the Carousel Series which had followed four successive second line gates on this deck in races including the SE and Qld Derby’s. ART JESTER (10) looked sharp in a trial here last week, but gate 10 makes it a tough ask. Tempo and aggression from his opposition will be his friend if he wants to descend on them.
ILLAVABUBBLES (4) place