We’ve reached the halfway point of Neds Friday Night Lightning and the action kicks up another gear at Wentworth Park for Week 3!
As always, all ten races in Week 3 of Friday Night Lightning will be contested over the sprint trip of 280m, but a variety of grades will be represented. Allan Ivers continues to top the leader board and the Swan Bay-based trainer has plenty of live chances in the mix again this week.
If you can, make your way down to Wentworth Park for the most exciting and unique night of racing anywhere in the country on Friday and be sure to check out our best bets for Week 3 below!
Kingsbrae Boy has been a strong and consistent performer this time and looks a nice each-way shot in the first at Friday Night Lightning. The two-year-old son of Don’t Knocka Him recorded consecutive wins at Dubbo and Gunnedah earlier this month and his two most-recent efforts to finish in the places at a tougher grade have been full of merit. He’s got plenty of box speed and can go straight to the lead tonight from an inside draw.
Back Water Hatty claimed an outstanding win here last week and she’s drawn to repeat that effort and result again this week. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble has continued to improve with racing this time, but her third-up effort most recently suggested that she’s find peak form. She’s Single looms as a threat but faces a tougher task from the central box and I’m happy to take her on. This does look like a great opportunity to utilise a Back Up.
Chatta Poochie flew the boxes last week and ran a credible third in a classy race, and he’s offered an even better opportunity from an inside draw on Friday. The two-year-old has only turned in one lacklustre effort in his six most-recent starts and is rock-hard fit for his run on Friday night. As long as his pings the boxes again, he’ll make all of his own luck on the speed and will be tough to run down over the 280m.
Classy Dream hasn’t been seen at the races since New Year’s Day and she has only made one competitive appearance, but she was utterly dominant on that occasion and a repeat of the effort would see her winning the Neds Daily Tips Stakes. The daughter of Mogambo went forward at Gosford and never appeared in doubt; extending late to win by five lengths and she can emulate that run from Box 2 on Friday night.