Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Friday, 2 July 2021. The runner's highlighted are our #BlackBook runners (the key runners of focus), while those included in the 'other' section of each race are additional runner's that have jumped out well enough to be worth noting.
GEELONG - Race 1
#11 TERN AND GO (4) - P Payne
The time wasn’t great, but visually TERN AND GO was very impressive as she skipped away to win Heat 8 on Jun 16 by 4L. It’s hard to get a guide on the P Payne runners at the jump outs, but she was first over the line quietly ridden on May 18 and was pulled up in a nothing jump out on May 27. She sat on speed in this heat though, given a slight niggle at top of the straight and put a space on them with ease. Certainly want to follow this 2yo filly.
#8 MERLINIAN has strung together two jump out wins now, winning a May 25 jump out prior to winning Heat 2 on Jun 24. The 2yo gelding went straight to the front here and travelled well throughout, winning well late and fighting off the challenges who were ridden out behind him late. Nice win.
Hopefully we can get around the $3 mark for TERN AND GO along with a small bet on MERLINIAN at a big price (can wait for closer to the jump and the drift).