8-04.00 T'GALLANT MORNINGTON CUP (2400 METRES)
Of $200000. 1st $120000, 2nd $36000, 3rd $18000, 4th $9000, 5th $5000, 6th $4000, 7th $4000, 8th $4000.
No Allowances for apprentices. Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM
|1||BANANA MAN||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||12||58.5||103|
|2||CAPECOVER (NZ)||Patrick Payne||Michelle Payne||16||58||102|
|3||TOULOUSE LAUTREC||Chris Hyland||Damien Oliver||5||55.5||97|
|4||ITSTHEONE (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||4||54.5||93|
|5||LADIES IN LUCK (NZ)||Terry & Karina O'Sullivan||Luke Nolen||13||53||89|
|6||SOOZE||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||9||53||85|
|7||COURTNEY (NZ)||Pat Carey||Mark Pegus||2||53||82|
|8||ESCAPE ARTIST||Peter White||Darren Gauci||10||53||82|
|9||THE YARTZ (NZ)||Jason Warren||Chris Symons||3||53||82|
|10||GOLDEN CHARMER||Dan O'Sullivan||Dean Yendall||7||53||78|
|11||SEPT ROUGE||John Wheeler||Dwayne Dunn||14||53||76|
|12||WEEPING WILLOW||Chris Hyland||Brenton Avdulla (a)||6||53||76|
|13||FORDEE||Robbie Griffiths||Glen Boss||1||53||74|
|14||NEVA RIVER (NZ)||Peter Fell||Craig Newitt||15||53||74|
|15e||LAMMAS (NZ)||John Wheeler||Dean Holland (a)||11||53||72|
|16e||TWIRLER (NZ)||Jane Baker||Dale Smith||8||53||68|
itstheone got geaten by 33 lengths
M Rodd was questioned regarding the performance of Itstheone (NZ) and he stated that after leaving the 800m when the pace quickened, Itstheone (NZ) was immediately under pressure and in his opinion had choked down and as a result he eased the gelding down prior to the home turn. The Club’s veterinary surgeon reported after the race that Itstheone (NZ) was suffering from mild respiratory distress and an elevated heart rate which in his opinion was consistent with the gelding choking down. Trainer Mr M Kavanagh advised that it was his intention to apply a tongue tie to the gelding and continue its preparation.
thanks for that info. I've taken a small double Itstheone x Irish Lights BD @ $225s.
I know which one you're on Aussie White and he's looking for 2400 now. GOLDEN CHARMER. They've been poking around for a while waiting to push him out to this trip and he looks a massive place chance at $13 with Centrebet ($13 for the place).
There are some very interesting weight references in this... BANANAMAN carries 58.5 kgs and is nearly good enough to pull it off but... He carried equal 53.5kgs with You Beautiful Doll when he won the Bendigo Cup over 2400 and only defeated that horse by 2.1 lenghts. COURTNEY carried 1kg less than You Beautiful Doll when he defeated that horse by .8 lengths over 2200 second up last prep. COURTNEY meets BANANAMAN 5.5kgs better in the Mornington Cup...
That equates to a 1.3 length favour for BANANAMAN but a 5.5kg swing in COURTNEY'S favour. Hmmmmmm.....
Capecover gets burnt badly without a claim this time Vs Toulouse Lautrec. 3kgs worse off and finished 1.7L behind that horse last start... Good horse, but that makes it tough...
Hows does the straight usually play at Mornington? Short? Average? Long?
I heard that Capecover is going over to NZ for one of there cups,he is owned by the kiwis so he has bigger fish to fry
Mornington has a dog leg sort of turn into a very short straight mate. Ive seen many horses over the years get caught up on the rails riding for luck in big fields. Need pro active jockey who will go early enough to be infront straightening, very hard to come wide turning and win UNLESS of course the track is wet in which they'll hug the grandstand.
Hey AUSSIE... this is the state of play for the 2400m mate... 400m to the first turn past the winnning post and then tight turning track with long approach to the 200m straight... they will generally get going out wide at the 600m mark and there is a strong thought that it is a very good staying test which favours the out and out staying types... as far as barriers go there is an old wives tale that you are better off either in the first 4 barriers or the wide 4... cos its such a good approach to the first turn the wide draw nags dont mind going forward and the inside draws tend to hold and posse up while the poor buggars in the middle get chopped out and end up getting off the pace. Like i said its an old wives tale but supported statistically to some extent... personally i would say barriers of little importance... JOCKEY high importance... very crucial to be able to dictate play at around the 800m mark... if you are hemmed in or not in a position to offer something you are goooone!!!
Great input Chilli and Money.
Cheers guys, leaves me leaning towards BananaMan & Sept Rouge
I like Golden Charmer at the odds...Not sure if she has the class, but I didn't think Attrition had the class last year! I'm sure she wants the 2400, and will possie up on the pace, hopefully kick away at the 400 and hold 1/2 length over Banan Man, Courtney an unlucky 3rd. Good Luck!
going the leader and the smother hey AUSSIE... i think BANANA MAN is going to get a damn good run in this mate but i just think he is poorly weighted against some others here... cant see how he will beat LADIES IN LUCK (53kgs) and ITSTHEONE (54.5kgs) home... but in saying that geez he is in good good form isnt he... this is his greatest challenge i reckon!!
If Ladies In Luck is close to BannaMan on straighting then i'll probaly be ripping up the ticket then, but if it's a length or two i'd be pretty confident, interesting one not really mentioned TOULOUSE LAUTREC rates quite well.
Ladies In Luck clearly oustayed Sooze last start and meets her on same terms. Itstheone indicates to me that it wont stay the trip in this company. Banana Man's credentials are impeccable but not convinced it can carry 58.5kg over 2400m in this company. Just beat Imvula in Bendigo Cup carrying 53.5kg. Imvula has never won beyond 1600m - not for me today!
Give it to the Lady in a hard race.
I'd agree over the weights if he hadn't carried 58kgs first up over 2000m, in a decent field.
This is harder of couse.
I reckon 9 may run a place here and 3 should also go well..... Nine looks outclassed but has big weight drop from last runs and runs OK on the course. 1 6 and 7 added for rest of TRI.
Oh Banana Man, I remember backing it at 17s, good times haha.
Dont think we couldve described the track any better Chilli! Rawiller, confidently steering, strides forward from the 600m takes the lead and the early move and strength of stamina gets Banana Man home!
Only seems to ever just do enough, good horse though,
Got the Tri there Cracka!
He is very good stayer and that man M.Kent places them to perfection.
The thing with Banana Man is, it looks like it just does enough at 2000m, then it just does enough at 2200m then just does enough at 2400m, seems to just find something whenever it jumps up in distance when you think that it might not.
Congrats to all who tipped Banana Man - what a tough horse he is. Hope he goes to the Adelaide Cup as I'd love to see him in the flesh. Sure you all noticed Ladies In Luck getting home well - hope she goes on to Adelaide as well, because I'll be taking the Quinella. Ps: I didn't think Itstheone would stay.
yeah MONEY it was a good ride... on the other hand ITSTHEONE did everything wrong... shoulda jumped off when RODD called in sick... he is a tough horse to ride but really should have been up BANANAS bum well before the turn to produce that long sustained sprint.. thems the breaks... well done BANANA MAN youa re a tough tough good horse!!
Stuck way back and then wide all the way Chilli. Thank goodness for the trifecta is all I can say.