Jig's BETU Racing Preview 1 & 2 April 2022

Jig previews Australian Thoroughbred racing at Cranbourne, Bendigo & Ararat.

March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022




🟥 RACE 2 🟥

💥#9 CAPITAL EXPRESS*** win ($2.8)

AND...... "Save" on and back 'Clock Strikes' with some confidence if 'Capital Express' gains a start at Bendigo and doesn't race here.

💥#2 CLOCK STRIKES win ($3.4) 

Theres a couple here from the jump outs on debut, that went straight into my 'Black Book' following impressive pieces of work. 

#9 CAPITAL EXPRESS ($2.8) is a lovely big strong filly from the inform Nick Ryan stable. 

She is a dual acceptor this weekend (Also entered @ Bendigo Saturday in a much stronger race).....

If she runs here, she's the CLEAR on top selection and you can back her with some real confidence. 

(I have included her jump out replay in Saturdays race that she is also nommed for).

The other horse that has shown plenty from the jump outs is the Griffiths trained debutante, #2 CLOCK STRIKES ($3.4). 

He's a looks nice colt and he moves like a horse with a bit of future this guy, as long as the stable don't cook him. 🙄

He showed nice early pace at his most recent jump out when streeting them. He wasnt fully extended and clocked pretty good time for the morning.

The best roughie in the race is #3 COUNT OF TOULOUSE ($21).

He doesn't look to have the class of the other two, but he's certainly not hopeless and his jump outs have been good enough to figure in the Top 3-4 in this at big odds.

♎To view CAPITAL EXPRESS most recent jump out (Dark silks, sits 2nd), click the link below.


♎To view CLOCK STRIKES most recent jump out victory, click on the link below.


🟥 RACE 7 🟥

💥#11 FABRIKKA each way ($21).

No great confidence here with this 3YO filly, but I think she is gross overs at the current  $21 on offer and worth a small each way ticket at the price.

She has shown glimpes at times in her short career and she shows up here first up in what's a very fair B64 at best off a nice enough jump out. 

She's worth a - 1 x Win, 3x Place type small bet at the $21.

♎To view FABRIKKA most recent jump out win (white silks, inside), click on the link below.


🟥 RACE 8 🟥

💥#11 SISTINE EXPLORER * win ($3.4)

She looks to have come back dead set "Airborne" this girl 😳‼️..

She's always shown above average ability, but she looks bigger and stronger this time in going by her most recent jump out at CAMPERDOWN..... 

She will take some catching and she looks one of the best plays ALL weekend! 👊

I'll let you judge for yourself off her CAMPERDOWN track work!!  

♎To view SISTINE EXPLORER  most recent jump out victory.. Click on the link below 



🟥 RACE 2 🟥

💥#16 STRETTO win ($2.4)

This 5YO gelding is a different horse since crossing over to the Maher/Eustace stable. 

Last start at Sandown, he absolutely thrashed them at B64 level and while he does go up in grade here, he looks to have some rating points up his sleeve this time in and he can win again.

♎To view STRETTO last start win at Sandown, click on the link below.


🟥 RACE 3- VOBIS GOLD RUSH - 1000m, 2YO's, $250,000 race🟥

Good race for the 2YO's. I've earmarked two debutantes from the jump outs and create the most interest in my opinion. 

💥#5 FIELD OF FLUTES ($5)- 2YO colt, Ciaron Maher/Eustace.

♎FIELD OF FLUTES jump out link below, (leads and wins the jump out, looks a professional/well educated little runner.)


💥#17 CAPITAL EXPRESS each way ($10) - 2YO Filly, Nick Ryan.

She is also nommed for CRANBOURNE on Friday night in a much easier event. While this is much harder, the stable are flying and I loved her strong work at Flemington in a recent jump out. 

She can win if runs here! 

♎CAPITAL EXPRESS jump out link attached below... (Dark silks, sits outside the leader, big strong filly, plenty of gears left.)


🟥 RACE 4- BENCHMARK 84- 1100M 🟥

💥#4 SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC each way ($21)

💥#6 ZORRO'S DREAM each way ($7.5)

💥#11 GOLD SPARK each way ($13)

#4 SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC is 7YO.  But i loved his most recent jump out, and he's always been a horse with above average ability.

I'm expecting a very forward run first up from him going off his work in a recent hitout on Monday in very good time. 

He's a great blow out chance at a big price! ($21)

♎To view SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC most recent jump out win, click on link below. (Wins the jump out)


#6 ZORRO'S DREAM is a beauty! 

He's come back in super form again this prep too, going off his terrific first up run behind a smart straight track horse... 

The big open spaces of Bendigo are right up his alley and he can win without shocking.

#11 GOLD SPARK ($13) broke a track record last start at Echuca and looks to be going very well also.... He's the other knock out hope at big odds! 

#12 SCISSOR STEP ($5) has been jumping out well but draws gate 17 here....Hard to see where he gets in the run!!?. 


💥#5 IRONCLAD each way ($5)

💥#14 CHERRY TORTONI each way ($4.8)

#5 IRONCLAD looks like he's back to his brutal best! 

He smashed them in Adelaide last start in the Matrice Stakes over an unsuitable trip, beating a very good one in Manhattan Times.

He looks even better suited here at the mile 2nd up on a track he has a 100% strike rate at.

He is currently 3rd emergency for the G1 Doncaster in Sydney on Saturday also, which is a good push on its own, on how the stable must think he is going.

Let's hope he runs at Bendigo! 🤞

#14 CHERRY TORTONI was HUGE last start when coming from a hopeless position at the 300m and jumping out of the ground to just miss! 😳...

He will have to go back from the bad gate again, but if the pace is genuine, he will be puting in the big bounds late!!  💥

♎IRONCLAD last start replay performance below.


♎CHERRY TORTONI last start replay performance below.



🟥B64 1300m-🟥- (No markets out yet)

# KYOKUSHIN each way.

#KYOKUSHIN has jumped out well behind a decent 2YO in Liberty Steps, who he paired off with in a recent jump out and went equally as well in there work.

Liberty Steps then debuted at Sandown on Wednesday, in what might be a good form race, where he loomed as the winner at the 250m mark, but his race inexperience was evident and cost him. (The winner on debut has a future also!)

On Tuesday, KYOKUSHIN then had another nice quiet  jump out when 3rd under no pressure behind the Tony Mckevoy trained Violinist who went quickly in front. 

He only had the two runs in his first campaign this horse, where he was very impressive on debut winning, then he was thrown into deeper waters when he only finishing 3.4lens off the smart Squid Game & Umgawa.  

It's good form and he looks ready to go off here first up off his two most recent jump outs! ⚡


CRAN R2 no9 CAPITAL EXPRESS*** win ($2.8)

CRAN R8 no11 SISTINE EXPLORER*** win ($3.4)

BEND R2 no16 STRETTO win ($2.6)

                Good Luck!! 🥷👊

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