Rockhampton Races Preview May 4

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SIX races on the TAB card at Rockhampton today and the Rockhampton Jockey Club’s Darryn Nufer previews the meeting.

Race 1 – Looks a race between Master Jamie who is going super and Bold Eos who the trainer is getting ready for the Parry Nissan. Master Jamie may well be too good for them (dominant wins 2 of past 3). Suspect there is plenty of upside with Bold Eos and she is worth following. Tycoon Flyer should get a good run from the inside gate and has apprentice on who knows him well. Malvagio best of the rest.

SELECTIONS: Master Jamie; Bold Eos; Tycoon Flyer; Malvagio.

Race 2 – Highly Influential ran okay first run this area behind Miss De Mirage and could be ready to show up. Painter’s Reward looks to be nearing a win and the run behind Miss De Mirage last time was good also. Kiss ‘n’ Win might be an improver here at second race start and booking of Brad Pengelly is a positive. Shezroyal is a place hope in a maiden event that falls away pretty quickly.

SELECTIONS: Highly Influential; Painter’s Reward; Kiss ‘n’ Win; Shezroyal.

Race 3 – Darryl Hansen has been striking here regularly of late and Hard Yaga’s southern form reads well for this. Diamond Account will be doing her best work late and is overdue for a win. Bold Zip’s stablemate Bold Enchantment could be the improver – did run okay here two starts ago when didn’t have the best of luck. Hazar worth including in multiples.

SELECTIONS: Hard Yaga; Diamond Account; Bold Enchantment; Hazar.

Race 4 – Marching Orders ran well first start this area behind Astral Odyssey, not beaten far, and can be in the finish. Miss De Mirage has been racing well for new trainer and shapes as one of the hardest to beat. Attique is never far away and can run boldly. Bring Me Luck should get a good run from the inside gate and is capable.

SELECTIONS: Marching Orders; Miss De Mirage; Attique; Bring Me Luck.

Race 5 – On paper looks a race for Paradis Imperial but the disclaimer is she hasn’t won for a while. Colosseum King could run a race fresh and might be odds. Four Excel is consistent and inside gate, with a claim, can feature. Scorcha is an interesting runner having first go this area.

SELECTIONS: Paradis Imperial; Colosseum King; Four Excel; Scorcha.

Race 6 – Seized has been finding one better than him a little too often for my liking but prepared to give another chance given that Justin Stanley is on again and he’ll get you home more often than he doesn’t. Questions Answered has the ability to win but getting it out of her on race days can be the hard part. Pengelly could be full of confidence by this stage and might be the man to do it. Justalad is capable of running on at the business end but is hard to catch. Cedar Rapids could be an improver.

SELECTIONS: Seized; Questions Answered; Justalad; Cedar Rapids.


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