We take a look at each of the races at Fannie Bay racecourse today and give our tips and selections with the 2015 Darwin Cup headlining the meeting.
Race One: 1 Ludus Magnus
Race Two: 3 Sand Of The Hour
Race Three: 7 Zocalos
Race Four: 10 It’s A Pipedream
Race Five: 3 Ships Captain
Race Six: 3 Planet Voyage
Race Seven: 9 Igles Star
Race Eight: 13 Idatrice
Race Nine: 4 Bolton
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Best Bet: Race Eight Number 13 Idatrice
Next Best: Race Seven Number 9 Igles Star
Best Value: Race Nine Number 4 Bolton
Lucky Tom’s return to winning form will not tempt his trainer to take him back to Melbourne this spring.
After two unlucky seconds, Lucky Tom won the Racezone Hcp (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
His Gold Coast trainer Harold Norman has always rated Lucky Tom as potentially the best horse he has trained in a long career.
He took the gelding to Melbourne last spring where he was unsuccessful in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude and the main event.
“He won’t be going back this spring,” Norman said.
“Lucky Tom just wasn’t at his best last year in Melbourne but I do think he is a stakes horse.”
“I will give him a break now and then a short campaign in the summer. But what we are really looking at is the Brisbane winter next year.”
Norman believes a race such as the Group One Stradbroke Handicap over 1400m would be perfect for Lucky Tom.
He said the Stradbroke was often won by light weight horses racing near the lead, the pattern of Lucky Tom.
Lucky Tom has won about $160,000 in prize money and will need to win some top races to make the Stradbroke field.
Norman was also full of praise for apprentice Rikki Jamieson who won on Lucky Tom.
“She has been with me the whole way through and is Lucky Tom’s regular rider,” he said.
“For someone who is linked with a small stable like mine she has a great strike-rate.”
“She should get plenty of chances with a two-kilogram claim this season.”