Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Wednesday, 14 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.
SANDOWN - Race 1
#4 CECIL STREET LAD (4) - R Laming
CECIL STREET LAD was impressive on the Heavy9 track when winning Heat 2 on Jun 21 to cap off some nice jump outs. A half-brother to Levi Kavanagh’s Nantucket, this 2yo colt was impressive in jump outs on Feb 15 (2nd) and Mar 1 (1st) before a short spell and returning to finish 2nd to the smart Jigsaw in a Jun 7 jump out before this heat. He didn’t have much room here, but once clear he attacked the line and showed he has a nice turn of foot. He looks to have some talent this colt.
His synthetic jump out on Jun 18 wasn’t great, but back to the grass for #5 HEIR APPARENT and the 2yo colt matched motors with recent 2L MDN winner Mynumerouno in Heat 8 on Jul 2 and looked a lot more comfortable. Weary of that first jump out though - maybe he didn’t like the synthetic? One for the watch list.
#6 TEA MASTER was the best of a slow lot in Heat 8 on Jun 18. They ran very slow time but this gelding was easily travelling the best.
HEIR APPARENT is quite well bred, out of a half-sister to Black Caviar. Backing CECIL STREET LAD and saving on HEIR APPARENT to breakeven / little profit.
SANDOWN - Race 3
SANDOWN - Race 8
Impressive by #10 NICK’EM in Heat 5, on Jun 15, jumping straight to the front and leading the whole way to record a nice 5L+ win in the fastest time of the morning. A 1000m BM58 or BM64 will suit this gelding first up (and second up), but don’t jump off him if he doesn’t win as he looks to go best second up, and also appreciates the wet with 6 starts on soft/heavy for his 2 wins and only 2 placings (5 starts for 0 wins and 0 placings on good/synthetic).
Forgive the first up run, he was severely checked and was taken out of the race. He now drops from BM70 grade to BM64 grade here, sticking over the 1000m. He gets a 3kg claim with A Bryan on board, bringing him down to only 56kg with barrier 3.
Hopefully the track stays in the soft range, with his only career wins coming on a Soft (5 : 2-0-1). At $71, can have a small bet.
CANTERBURY - Race 1
#6 LARKSPUR RUN (5) - James Cummings
Jul 2 (Canterbury H10) - impressive in nice time, won with the ears pricked - broke maiden last starts at $1.60, but maybe one to go through grades?