Friday Night Australian Racing, 5/19/2017

As of this writing, both Rosehill (A track) and Flemington (B track) are reporting “Good 3.”

Race 1A Australia (Rosehill) Friday, May 19, 2017.  JOHN MILLER HALL OF FAME HCP ($100K) 9:25pm EDT 8:25pm CDT 6:25pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 2yo OPEN, 6 furlongs Apprentices Can Claim.  Picks 3-1

#3 ADSUM (6/1 ML) had a solid trial on May 8th, and comes to the races for Team Hawkes with their “go to” jockey, Tommy Berry.  If this horse is real his odds will be a lot closer to 3/1.  #1 Viridine (7/2 ML) has a win under his belt for the red-hot Godolphin operation under ex-champion jockey Darren Beadman.  This appears to be a two-horse race.


Race 1B Australia (Flemington) Friday, May 19, 2017.  SAINTLY HALL OF FAME TROPHY ($100K) 9:45pm EDT 8:45pm CDT 6:45pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 2yo OPEN, 7 furlongs.  Apprentices Cannot Claim.  Picks 2-5-4

#2 GRANDIOSE (4/1 ML) looks like a horse that loves to win races, and this field isn’t stacked.  Choice.  #5 Salsamor (9/1 ML) has won at the taxing 7 furlong distance.  #4 Hecta (5/1 ML) doesn’t have fast track form but he did win his debut and is bred for the distance.


Race 2A Australia (Rosehill) Friday, May 19, 2017 2A GEORGE MOORE HALL OF FAME-BM73 ($100K) 10:00pm EDT 9:00pm CDT 7:00pm PDT W, P, S, Ex, Qu, Tri, Super 3yo BM73.  7 furlongs Apprentices Can Claim.  Picks 7-4

#7 PASSAGE OF TIME (9/2 ML) is lightly raced and gets in very light at 122 pounds, compared to the 131 pound high weight.  I also like the class drop from BM76 to BM73.  #4 Samadoubt (7/1 ML) is also dropping from the same BM76 into this spot, and is second off the layoff.  He has the back speed figures to be a threat with nominal improvement.

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