Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: International Racing: Saturday 09 May 2020 – Geraldton

International Racing: Saturday 09 May 2020 – Geraldton

International Racing: Thursday 07 May 2020 – Townsville

It’s a reasonable starting time to this 7-race programme at Geraldton this Saturday 9th May. Two maidens kick off proceedings before the first of five tricky handicaps to make sense of. See more about some of the leading contenders in each race here.    

Other international racing tips for Saturday:

Caulfield 
Anthony Delpech Tips
Neil Morrice Best Bets
Randwick
Ascot 

Morphettville 
Sha Tin 
Newcastle Preview with Keagan Latham & KZN Racing Radio

Best Bet: ZIERA (Race 5)

Value Bet: PICTURE SHOW (Race 7)


R
T
Conditions
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1
07:25
1618m – 2YO and Up Maiden
4
1
5
3
2
2
08:05
1113m – 3YO and Up Maiden
7
10
8
1
2
3
08:45
1113m – 2YO and Up MR54+ Handicap
7
2
6
5
10
4
09:15
1113m – 3YO and Up MR64+ Handicap
3
4
1
9
5
5
09:45
1618m – 2YO and Up MR56+ Handicap
8
6
2
5
1
6
10:15
1413m – 2YO and Up MR55+ Handicap
1
3
5
4
2
7
10:45
1213m – 3YO and Up Handicap MR48+
5
7
3
12
2

Jackpot: Races 4-7 / Starts: 09:15
Leg 1
Leg 2
Leg 3
Leg 4
3
8
1
5
4

3
7


5
3


4
12


2
2

Race 1 – 07:25 – 1618m – 2YO and Up Maiden
Selections: 4 – 1 – 5 – 3 – 7
EL CARDERO is still a maiden after seven course appearances. His best form has come over this trip and in a very modest field of opposition this time, he finds conditions to suit and he should leave the maidens here. ROBYN'S SON has been in good consistent form over slightly shorter. He lands a decent draw for his first attempt over this sort of ground and if that recent effort over 1400m is anything to go on, he should feature in the finish. SWIPE IT and NOBEL RIZE are the best of the rest form wise, but they will need to improve to win here.

Race 2 – 08:05 – 1113m – 3YO and Up Maiden
Selections: 7 – 10 – 8 – 1 – 2       
INDISISIVE enjoyed dropping back to this trip last time, when almost leading from pillar to post. The 4-year old mare will just need to repeat that effort here and she should be good enough to win this time. AEROLITE finished behind the top selection on debut and the 3-year old daughter of Smart Missile will be looking to go a lot closer this time, from an improved draw. The 3kg claim off her back is also going to aid her cause. SCENIC CHARM stems from that same form line mentioned above, when finishing just in front of the latter. She lands an even wider draw this time and may find things tougher as a result. ALWAYS EASY also has a wide barrier to overcome, but if able to repeat his penultimate start he can feature in the finish.   

Race 3 – 08:45 – 1113m – 2YO and Up MR54+ Handicap
Selection: 7 – 2 – 6 – 5 – 10
FULLY STOKED has a decent opportunity to add another win to his record here. Drawn on the rail, he will be looking to settle a little handier this time and on best form he can overhaul this modest field. CHISANO won her only attempt when stepping up to this trip three starts back. Apprentice Victoria Carver regains the ride having ridden her on that occasion and she deserves respect in this line up.  ROCK THE PLANET and ADMIRAL HUSSON have both been knocking on the door in recent times and have the credentials to go into contention.

Race 4 – 09:15 – 1113m – 3YO and Up MR64+ Handicap
Selections: 3 – 4 – 1 – 9 – 5
BLACK DYNAMITE has been a consistent performer over this trip despite not winning in 16 attempts. If repeating that penultimate run in slightly stronger company, he should be able to overhaul this field. KHAN arrives on the back of a smart effort last time out and with the 3kg claim off his back this time, he drops slightly in class and looks the biggest danger to the top one. CALABRIA JOE made up ground to finish 4th from midfield last time out, when stepping up slightly in trip. On his penultimate start over this trip he should go even closer here. STELLAR IGNITION was drawn wide and didn’t appreciate the rise to 1413m in that penultimate run and he duly followed up with an improved run over 1200m last time. That was in stronger company and the 6-year old gelding can find a place here.

Race 5 – 09:45 – 1618m – 2YO and Up MR56+ Handicap
Selections: 8 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 1
ZIERA seems to have followed that maiden win four starts back with some fair form. The 3-year old daughter of Trade Fair ran on strongly from midfield in that latest effort and if building on that run over the same course and distance this time, she should go close to winning. MISS FLAMBOYANCE is better over this trip and the 4-year old Savabeel mare finds a plum draw with Brodie Kirby up, for her shot at that second career win. BROTHER RAND and BOBCAT BOY have both won twice over this trip and they will be searching for their best form to have any chance of winning here.

Race 6 – 10:15 – 1413m – 2YO and Up MR55+ Handicap
Selections: 1 – 3 – 5 – 4 – 2
RED EPIC steps back up to the mile after an impressive win over 1200m last time out. With two wins and two seconds from six attempts over this trip, the extra ground will suit, and he can follow up here. ASHBURN bids for a hat-trick of wins as he steps up to the mile for the second time in his career. He won his first attempt over this trip and with Natasha Faithfull retaining the ride from pole position, he can go close here. HAYSTACKS and DANEFIN both have good consistent form and can feature in this line up.

Race 7 – 10:45 – 1213m – 3YO and Up Class 1 Handicap MR48+
Selections: 5 – 7 – 3 – 12 – 2
PICTURE SHOW followed up that maiden win over this course and distance with a solid effort last time and she may have gone a lot closer had she not been caught as far back as he was. The 3kg claim will assist and with scope for improvement, she should be one of the leading contenders at the business end. BITOVEMU hasn’t quite shaped in her last two starts and the 4-year old mare will be looking to find her earlier form which should result in a winning chance here. MAFKI AMOUR gave a good sight when returning for her first run this year and with the expected improvement, she should be right there at the finish. BALRANTO is due another win and on her penultimate start can feature. 

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