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Australian Racing: Catch The Red Eye to steam ahead

There are five meetings set to take place on Wednesday including metro fixtures at Canterbury, Sandown Hillside, Doomben and Belmont Park.

Kundalini to break maiden

The fourth race at Canterbury is the most valuable race on their card with a field of 11 set to line up for the Drinkwise Maiden Plate over 1100m. 

A good 4 track is expected for the three-year-old contest with Lost expected to have her supporters for the James Cummings team.

The filly showed up well in three barrier trials prior to making her debut in an 1100m maiden event at Randwick Kensington last month.

The daughter of Exceed And Excel registered a solid fourth that day but ultimately was beaten two-and-a-half-lengths on a soft 5 surface.

The switch to the forecast good 4 going may suit and she is arguably unlucky to come up against the pick KUNDALINI.

Trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, the selection showed plenty of ability in finishing runner-up in a 1000m maiden contest on a soft 5 track at Randwick in January.

The selection has made just the one subsequent start with that coming in the $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium, an 1100m event back at Randwick the following month.

The I Am Invincible filly placed third in that valuable contest and that form is working out well with the strong finishing winner registering a Group 2 victory next time.

Others from that contest have also performed well since, including the second Blanc De Blanc, who has twice placed in Group races and the fifth Facile who has done similar.

Kundalini heads into this contest on the back of a couple of fourth-place finishes in barrier trials and, switched to a maiden, she is taken to record her first victory. 

Speak for Sandown success

The fifth race at Sandown Hillside is an interesting 1500m Benchmark 64 handicap contest.

A good 4 track is expected with Ramazzina likely to jump as favourite for the Mick Price & Michael Kent team.

The filly impressed when breaking her maiden by nearly four lengths at Pakenham when contesting a 1600m event on a good 4 track in early April.

The four-year-old followed that up with a respectable seventh in a Benchmark 64 handicap over this track and trip later that month.

Absent since then, preference is for the race fit SPEAK NOW who hails from the powerful Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott team.

The Waterhouse & Bott stable can boast an impressive 40% strike-rate (8/20) here in the last 12 months.

Speak Now showed good form on the Lakeside course here when delivering a victory in a Benchmark 64 handicap on a soft 5 track last month.

The selection could finish only fifth over the same distance on this track when upped to Benchmark 70 level subsequently however.

Jordan Childs’ mount has a good barrier here and, with the sound surface unlikely to inconvenience, Speak Now looks capable of delivering a victory here. 

Eye For Belmont Glory 

The fifth race at Belmont Park takes the eye with CATCH THE RED EYE expected to prove hard to beat for the Sue Olive stable.

The pick failed to shine in two starts in much stronger races in his last spell, including when last of 13 in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate over 1200m at Ascot in April.

The gelding prepped for this spell with a solid third in a 1000m barrier trial at this venue on 14th August.

The son of Rubick appeared to appreciate the return to maiden company when saluting by half-a-length in an 1100m maiden contest when racing first up this spell.

That victory came on a good 4 track and the softer going forecast here shouldn’t inconvenience too much.

The three-year-old should have no issues with the extra distance here and, with a good barrier in four a positive, he is taken to complete a double. 

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