The best of the midweek racing comes from Sandown and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding options at both circuits.
You’ll have to put up with the somewhat skinny quote here, but Night Falls will be breaking his maiden status here bar something out of the ordinary occurring.
The well-bred son of Fastnet Rock ran into a pair of very talented types in his initial campaign who denied him victory at his first two starts. The first of those, Eptimum, who went on to win a stakes race on Cox Plate Day and was subsequently sold to Hong Kong, the latter being a future stakes class filly in Light Romance.
Darren Weir brought Night Falls back at the end of March at a Pakenham night meeting, where the colt was held up after straightening, had to be shifted off heels and brought wide. But she got home hard behind a pair that enjoyed unimpeded runs and had all the momentum. It wasn’t a great watch if you were on.
That hopefully won’t be an issue here as he’s drawn wider for this and Mark Zahra should be able to have him well away from the fence and ready to unleash when the pressure is applied. I can’t see any of the others here with a similar upside and he looks a nice play to start the day.
AROUND THE GROUNDS
I was surprised Seaway was so hard in the market first up, considering he’d only had the one trial; he was up against a decent field of older horses over a trip that’s well short of his best. Obviously a few think that he’s got ability, as do I, but that never really seemed a suitable race. But he held his ground fairly well over the last furlong after looking like he was going to run a well beaten last.
The son of Ocean Park is going to be a miler at the very least. Looking back at his first campaign, when he won the latter two starts at Canterbury, the victory over 1250m was rock solid, but the one over the 1550m, when he beat a very talented filly in stablemate, Savacool, showed me this guy is going to win his fair share over that type of trip.
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