City Chick looks well placed to return to winning form tonight.
The daughter of Fernando Bale hasn’t quite stacked up in a couple of tougher races at Wentworth Park most recently, but her form prior was excellent, and including a couple of eye-catching wins in fast time here at Richmond.
She can use her box speed to cross this field and she’ll be tough to catch.
Ritza Daniel has been undone by poor luck more than anything recently, but he has finally drawn a marble at Richmond tonight and I am happy to give him another chance.
The son of Ritza Lenny recorded consecutive wins here last month and has run into a wall of competitors several times since.
He can lob into a nice position tonight from Box 1 and might not be offered a better opportunity to win.
I’m going to go slightly wider in Race 6 at Richmond tonight, and I think that Fire On Ice can and will run a race from Box 2 in the sixth.
The daughter of Fernando Bale has been a largely consistent performer this prep and has found form around some above-average chasers in some good race.
This contest maps well for the favourite Soun Of Silence, but if Fire On Ice can beat him at the jump, I think she’ll prove tough to catch.
She has drawn awkwardly in Box 5, but this still shapes as a very winnable race for Ivy Conniving.
Ivy Conniving was checked out of her last race and didn’t finish, but she returned plenty of eye-catching efforts earlier in her prep, including a smart win from a central draw at Wentworth Park.
There isn’t a lot of value left in her win quote, so I’m instead going to select her as the winner in a Same Race Multi and build out my bet further with Furious Blaze running into the first three and Shakalaka running into the first four.
Our Same Race Multi selections are:
- 5 Ivy Conniving (Win)
- 1 Furious Blaze (Top 3)
- 3 Shakalaka (Top 4)