Raceday focus: Michael Manley previews Geelong Synthetic

Horse Racing: Slightly Sweet charges home to win
Winter Stakes at Rosehill.

Mister Cool ridden by Paul Hamblin wins Race 1
William Hill BM58 Highweight Handicap at Geelong
Synthetic Racecourse on June 14, 2016 in Geelong,
Australia. (Reg Ryan/Racing Photos) MUST CREDIT

MOST interest in the Geelong Synthetic program will
focus on the opening two-year-old event which will be
contested by several well bred two-year-olds from top
stables.

Tony McEvoy has had a tremendous year with his youngsters and
he unveils another first starter in BRUNSWICK STREET (R1, No.
1) who has trialled well at Morphettville.

Godolphin’s new trainer James Cummings has three runners with
first starter VIKING RAID (R1, No. 11) and also ICE HUNT (R1,
No. 6) and LUTREOLA (R1, No. 15) who both have had one start.

Team Hawkes has THE BALD EAGLE (R1, No. 10) who has shown
talent in a recent jump-out at Flemington also making his
debut.

In the second race George Osborne will saddle up Miss Vista’s
half brother MOST ADMIRED (R2, No. 5).

BEST BET

PERFECT STATUE (R5, No. 3 $4.50)

Aiming for her hat-trick at this track. Has been impressive
both times. Stick with her.

NEXT BEST

ANTAGONIST (R6, No. 5 $6.50) Another who has won his
past two starts at this track. Should be able to handle the
rise from BM58.

VALUE BET

ECOLOGY (R9, No. 8 $7.00)

Speedy mare who has performed well in town. From barrier one
will be in it for a long way.

TRAINER’S TALIKING

MICK CERCHI

CHAMPENOISE (R2, No. 8 n/a)

“She probably needs another six months. She’ll get better with
more experience.”

GROGANS ANVIL (R5, No. 1 $3.70)

“He’s racing consistently. He’ll show his usual speed to lead
and it will depend on how much pressure there is on him whether
he hangs on.”

CANELO (R6, No. 2 $8.00)

“Races well at this track. Fitter and should be in the finish.”

ECOLOGY (R9, No. 9 $8.00)

“She might want another run but she looks well placed in this.
She should look the winner with 50m to go. She’s an each-way
chance.”

*NOTE: TAB Fixed Odds correct at time of
publishing.

Originally published as
Raceday focus: Geelong Synthetic

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