BlackBook - Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Tuesday, 6 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. All NSW #BlackBook runners are 'other' runners.
BALLARAT - Race 1
#5 TRUE PATRIOT (1) - N Burke
TRUE PATRIOT impressive. The 3yo gelding has now had four jump outs, all a month apart. A quiet jump out on Mar 15 where he closed well but was beaten a long way, was followed by another quite trail on Apr 6 where he was only beaten by 1-2L by Safeeya (since 4th BM70 and 2x 2nd in BM64’s). His latest two saw win and beat home Gaga’s Belle on May 3 before this impressive win in Heat 11 on Jun 7. He sat in behind the speed here, waited for the gap to open up in the straight and then lengthened out nicely to win by several lengths over the 1000m. Working well and we can follow.
TRUE PATRIOT again impressive, winning Heat 3 on Jun 28 over 990m by several lengths in nice time. The un-raced 3yo should be very (!) competitive on debut.
Scratched from Sunday to run here. At the $5+, worth an E/W bet.
BALLARAT - Race 2
#11 WHO SHOT SUZY (9) - M Ellerton & S Zahra
After finishing 2nd on Jun 18 in a synthetic jump out, WHO SHOT SUZY took out Heat 12 on Jun 25 in the fastest time of the morning. The 2yo jumped well, going to the lead along the rail and gave a kick around the bend to win by several lengths. She started $2.60 on debut, finishing 3rd on a Heavy10 track before a disappointing second up run when wide throughout. She can make a winning return.
BALLARAT - Race 8
#4 AMURI a real nice winner of Heat 3 over the 900m, jumping beautifully to take up the lead immediately after the gates opened and leading from start to finish. She had a jump out back on Apr 27 (3rd - green) but has had another break before returning here. She won a Morphetville maiden by 6L in the middle of two disappointing runs in town - one of those horses she beat in that maiden was Beau Rossa who’s now a Group 2 winner… she can go very close to winning a BM64 first up in her second preparation now.
Don't think she handled the heavy track first up - she now has 3 starts of Soft/Heavy for 0 placings, but 1 start on good for 1x win. Synthetic might suit her better here and the drop in class to a BM58.