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Australian Racing: Pythagoras angled for Werribee win

Werribee in Victoria is one of a number of tracks set to race on Sunday, with meetings also scheduled to take place at both Hobart and Rockhampton amongst the others.

Race 5 Werribee
Pythagoras @ 6.00

Race 4 Hobart
Hewie @ 3.20

Race 8 Hobart
Tony Nicconi @ 5.00

Pythagoras looking good for glory

The fifth race at Werribee is an interesting 1420m Benchmark 64 handicap.

A heavy 8 surface is expected at the track with Karaka Lad expected to have his supporters for the Ben & JD Hayes team.

The gelding registered a good second in a 1200m Benchmark 64 handicap at Warracknabeal on his penultimate outing.

That effort came when racing on a good 4 track and he failed to shine when fifth over 1400m on a heavy 9 surface at Cranbourne subsequently, however.

The five-year-old front-ran on both occasions, but looks opposable here with preference for 6.00 top weight PYTHAGORAS.

The gelding failed to shine when fading tamely having raced at the head of affairs in a 1300m Benchmark 64 event at Swan Hill earlier this month.

Trained by Aaron Purcell the selection had been in good form prior to that effort. including when completing a double in winning a 1300m Benchmark 64 event at Warrnambool three starts back.

The heavy going forecast here is no issue and Ryan Houston’s mount looks capable of making his first start at this venue a winning one.

Hewie for Hobart success

HEWIE is set to jump as favourite for the fourth race on Hobart’s nine-race card.

The contest in question is a 2100m Class 1 contest with a soft 6 track expected for the race.

Trained by Adam Trinder, the 3.20 gelding has been in good form of late, including when winning by a narrow margin over 1600m in a maiden here on his penultimate outing.

The four-year-old followed that effort up with another close up effort, this time when third in an 1880m Class 1 event at Devonport Synthetic earlier this month.

The son of Alpine Eagle shapes as if he will have no issues with the extra distance he encounters here and he is taken to double his career tally with in-form hoop Brendon McCoull booked to ride.

Nicconi set to strike at Hobart

The penultimate race on Hobart’s card has attracted a field of 17, with top weight Tsunami Sam looking likely to jump as favourite following a third-place finish here two weeks ago.

That effort came over 1200m in a Benchmark 68 event and he has been drawn on the rail as he bids to deliver a second success this spell having won over 1100m at this venue in April.

The four-year-old was racing first up on that occasion and a rail draw is a positive ahead of this contest.

Trained by Scott Brunton the gelding is a versatile type with regards tactics, however he may find TONY NICCONI hard to beat, with the 5.00 veteran performer having been in good form of late.

Tony Nicconi’s most recent effort saw him deliver a one-and-a-half-length victory in a Benchmark 68 handicap over 1100m on a soft 6 track here May 28th.

Jockey Chloe Wells, on board here, took the ride that day having also been in the saddle when narrowly beaten in a Benchmark 60 event over the same trip here when racing first up earlier that month.

The selection has a good barrier two off the rail and that should enable him to race prominently, prior to delivering a fifth career success and a second at this venue.

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