Dubious to kick off Slipper tilt; Weekend Preview

On Saturday at Randwick, talented colt Dubious will begin his Golden Slipper tilt in the Group 2 Todman Stakes over 1200m.

He had a short break after his run at the Magic Millions and has come back bigger and stronger.

The son of Not a Single Doubt hasn’t missed a beat since he has been back in work so we think he will run well in this race and be spot on for the Slipper in two weeks’ time.

Sam Clipperton will take the ride from barrier five.

On Sunday we have Black Sail taking on the 1400m Echuca Cup.

He ran better than it looked on paper at Sale the other day and he will have improved with that run so we think he can run a big race with the right run.

Linda Meech takes the ride from barrier nine.

On Monday we have three runners at Morphettville with the first being Lite’n In My Veins who will contest the C S Hayes Memorial Cup over 1600m.

He won this race last year so we are hoping he can go back to back.

He seems very well going in first-up after working well on Tuesday morning and he races best when he is fresh, so we think he is pretty spot on.

Mark Zahra will take the ride from barrier three.

We then have last start winner Bondieger on the back-up in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup over 3200m.

The step up in distance will be no issue whatsoever for him as long as he relaxes during the run like he did the other day.

He has spent the week at the beach in Gawler to keep him fresh so we think he will be spot on.

James Winks retains the ride and the pair will jump from barrier two.

Our final runner of the weekend is Stellar Collision who will line up in the Matrice Stakes over 1200.

He ran better than it looked down the straight at Flemington the other day and this race is much less strong than that one.

He seems to have come through that race well so backing up won’t be an issue for him and he has good form over the track and distance after having narrowly missed out in the race last year.

Stellar Collision will be ridden by Dean Yendall from barrier six.