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Australian Racing: Patron Of Kings can rule at Belmont Park

There are five meetings set to take place on Wednesday including four metropolitan fixtures.

Race 6 Warwick Farm 

Kokoro @ 7.00

Race 3 Sandown Hillside

Global Pivot @ 5.00

Race 4 Belmont Park

Patron Of Kings @ 1.90

Kokoro for Farm glory 

The penultimate race on the Warwick Farm card is a 1300m Benchmark 72 handicap set to take place on a good 4 track. 

Silvanito is expected to prove popular for James Cummings following a win at Benchmark 64 level on a soft 5 surface at Newcastle earlier this month. 

That triumph came on a soft 5 track and the gelding has been kept to wet tracks for all three of his starts this time around. The four-year-old has yet to race on going as quick as is forecast here and, while it’s unlikely to pose too many issues, he looks opposable with a wide alley to overcome also. 

John O’Shea is represented here by KOKORO who showed good form over 1400m in his last spell. 

Those 1400m efforts include a first up win at Randwick Kensington when racing at this Benchmark 72 level, while he placed second over the same trip in a Rosehill Benchmark 78 event next time. 

While the gelding acquitted himself well over 1550m subsequently, he was spelled following a down the field effort over 1600m in a Benchmark 78 race here in April. 

The pick heads here on the back of two outings in barrier trials and he has won first up in each of his last two spells. 

Molly Bourke takes a valuable three kilograms off and jumping from barrier five Kokoro looks up to saluting in this event.

Pivot to double up

The third race at Sandown Hillside is a 1400m Benchmark 64 handicap for three-year-old fillies.

La Petite Angele has a good ally two from the rail and showed good form when delivering a one-and-a-half-length victory in a 1210m maiden at Sale at the start of this month.

Jye McNeil’s mount won on a soft 5 track that day and, while unproven on the good 4 surface forecast here, she should have no issue with the going.

GLOBAL PIVOT is the selection here however, having shown improvement with racing since debuting with a fourth over 1200m in a Wyong maiden on a good 4 surface last month.

Trainers Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott boast an impressive 39% strike-rate (7/18) with their runners at this venue in the last month and a very healthy level stakes profit from those seven successes.

Their filly recorded a win when making all in a wet track 1300m maiden at Bendigo and, while that contest wasn’t the most competitive with just four runners in the field, she impressed under Jordan Childs. 

Childs is again in the saddle here and stepping up in distance the daughter of Pierro looks up to delivering a victory on her first start against previous winners.  

Kings to rule at Belmont 

The fourth race at Belmont plays host to our final selection with the 1200m Class 1 handicap having attracted a field of 10 runners. 

Chris & Michael Gangemi’s PATRON OF KINGS impressed in his trials winning all three starts, including over 1000m on a soft 5 surface at this venue at the end of last month.

The four-year-old confirmed that promise when racing from off the pace prior to delivering an impressive victory in a maiden over this track and trip on a heavy 9 track on 16th August.

The son of King’s Troop drew nearly three lengths clear of his nine rivals on that occasion and should have no issues with the good 4 track forecast expected here.

Jockey Jarrod Noske, on board for all three trials plus that debut effort, is again in the saddle here and he looks capable of completing a double from barrier five.

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