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Race fitness is important
At Randwick last Saturday the Gai Waterhouse trained 4YO gelding, Chess Record started at the prohibitive odds of $1.75 in a 1600 metres Open Handicap.
The gelding's two prior runs this campaign were on December 17 over 1200 metres and then January 2 with a big jump to 1600 metres which he actually won starting at $4.40! (It's not a good idea to follow Gai Waterhouse trained horses when they jump up in distance like that. They are usually under the odds.)
On Saturday Chess Record was having his first competitive race start for 33 days. That is hardly the ideal preparation coming into a 1600 metres race. Punters who took the short odds found out the hard way. Chess Record finished third in the small field of six.
Tim Martin wins again.
The Tim Martin stable pulled off another successful plunge on Saturday at Randwick.
The first starter, 2YO colt Regreagan was heavily backed from $2.90 in to $2.00. But he did give his backers a scare, just managing to hit the lead near the line ahead of the Graeme Rogerson trained filly Boom Time Savings, which also met with support in the betting ring, firming from $6.00 to start at $5.00.
Talking about plunges, Darren Beadman and John Hawkes teamed together for big wins in the last two races of the day at Randwick. Wasp was solidly backed from $3.10 to $2.80 then in the last the bookies were really hit hard. Pizza was plunged from $7.00 to start at $4.60 and comfortably won.
This edition of Punt to Win:
2005 Melbourne Cup Carnival Winners
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