Pelonomena has produced a number of decent efforts to date and won’t be faced with a better opportunity to break her maiden than she finds at Bendigo this afternoon. The Americain mare returned this time for consecutive placings at Tatura and Mildura, before weathering a tough run in transit and fourth over a mile and a half at Geelong. This does look to be an easier field and with clear running in the straight, she can run on well.
Petrelle has not been seen at the races since April, but she was outstanding in her one start so far and can return to the winner’s stall again today. The Fastnet Rock mare looked strong throughout and mustered a strong turn of foot to easily put away her rivals, and a repeat of that performance would see her winning again today. This isn’t the strongest field and she’ll be hard to beat.
Rhyming Puppet found a field at Randwick too sharp first-up, but he is a horse that typically comes to hand quickly and is good enough to win Race 6 at Hawkesbury this afternoon. The Poet’s Voice gelding found career-best form through his recent autumn campaign and won three races in succession, ranging from 1000m to 1200m. He’s drawn ideally today and with improvement, he’ll be fighting out the finish.
Hold All Tickets has returned several good performances this time and looks over the odds to win the last at Hawkesbury today. An impressive winner at Kembla Grange in early August, the Tickets mare weakened late at Newcastle three starts back but has responded well to a change in tactics recent and was last seen finishing third in an 1850m race at Newcastle. She’ll carry only 54.5kgs and can fight out the finish.