CRANBOURNE trainer Nathan McPherson will take his team of two horses to Sandown Hillside today which are Hunting Hill and Eurack and believes both horses are good chances.
Three-year-old filly EURACK (R4, No. 8 $5) created a huge impression with her debut win at Bendigo, where she sat wide and toyed with her rivals.
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McPherson said Eurack was a smallish filly who was still developing. He said he was hoping she could win on Wednesday and then he would look at giving her a break before returning later in the year. The trainer believes HUNTING HILL (R3, No. 10 $15) is the better of his pair, saying he’s great each-way value.
BEST BET: KAWABATA (R5, No. 1 $5)
She gave away a big start last time here but mowed down her rivals to win comfortably in this grade over 2100m. Step up to 2400m will suit better and she appears a class above her rivals. Brandon Stockdale’s claim takes three kilos off her.
NEXT BEST: CANNOT BE SERIOS (R6, No. 1 $4.40)
Top run two starts back at Caulfield when he finished fourth before an unlucky run at Flemington last start. Drops from open grade to Benchmark 64 and looks well placed.
VALUE BET: PRINCE OF VENICE (R1, No. 3 $6.50)
Flew home for third last start at Geelong over 1400m at third run back from a spell. Should be ready to fire.
INTO RIO (R2, No. 3 $9.50)
“He’s a big, green horse but he’s progressing well. There’s not many two-year-old races around so he’s a look and see in this.”
RIP GIRL (R2, No. 12 $41)
“I was happy with her debut on the Pakenham Synthetic. She’ll settle closer and I’m hoping.”
HETUKA ZARSHO (R6, No. 2 $11)
“He’s got the ability but he’s hard to catch.”
CRYSTAL KINGDOM (R7, No. 11 $16)
“He’ll use his speed and be up there. I’m hopeful he’ll hang on.”
HUNTING HILL (R3, No. 10 $15)
“He’s really good in himself and I think he’s ready to win. He’s fit and he’s a great each-way chance.”
EURACK (R4, No. 8 $5)
“She’s done everything right. She’s trained on since her debut win and should go close.”
Apprentice Brandon Stockdale is the go-to three kilo-claimer and he has some excellent mounts, highlighted by KAWABATA (R5, No. 1) and CANNOT BE SERIOS (R6, No. 1)