Pac looking to go back-to-back; Weekend Preview

Imported galloper Pacodali will look to win his second race in a row as he takes on the Ladbrokes Info Hub Handicap over 2100m at Sandown on Saturday.

His win at Caulfield was very impressive and we are confident he can get the job done again.

He likes the cut in the ground which he should get on Saturday and he has drawn well so we think he will be right there.

Jumping from barrier seven, Teo Nugent will take the ride and claim three kilos.

In the same race we have Thunder Cloud who has been thereabouts at every start this preparation.

He is an enigmatic horse so we have had a tough time trying to place him but he hit the line strong at his last start so we think he will run well again.

Craig Williams will take the ride from barrier two.

Earlier in the day, we have flashy colt Igniting lining up in the Ladbrokes Park Handicap over 1200.

We were very pleased with his first-up run and we think he has come on from that.

He is a nice horse who we have always had a nice opinion of and we think he will go close.

John Allen will take the ride from barrier 11.

We then have Delusions running in a handicap over 1200m.

She was disappointing last start and we couldn’t find a reason why so she will have to bouce back to have a chance here.

We have freshened her up and brought her back down to 1200m and on her trackwork she should go well.

Jye McNeil will take the ride form barrier five.

We then have El Vincitore running in a 2100m handicap.

He was an impressive winner two starts ago but he is still new and got a bit lost at Flemington.

The team have done some work with his action and he is probably one more run away from his peak, but we think he has an each-way chance.

John Allen will take the ride from barrier nine.

Our final runner at Sandown is Al Galayel who is kicking off his campaign in a 1600m handicap.

He had a great prep last time in and has come back in great order.

He likes a bit of cut in the ground and he has an outstanding fresh record, so we think he has very good claims.

Mark Zahra will take the ride from barrier 10.

In Adelaide at Morphettville we have Zabalan running in a handicap over 2500m.

He has been going well this campaign but he needs to want to win.

He travelled over to Adelaide well and this looks to be an ideal race for him but it’s just up to him to get the job done.

Liam Riordan will take the ride from barrier two.

Up in Sydney at Rosehill we have three runners with the first being Mister Belvedere in a handicap over 1800m.

He won well first-up at Cranbourne and will improve with the extra grond.

We don’t think the Sydney way of going will be any issue for him and he should be hard to beat.

Sam Clipperton takes the ride from barrier 11.

We then have Yogi resuming after a freshen up in the 2400m Winter Cup.

He has come back in good order and has trialled up nicely.

This race is a stepping stone to a target race over further ground but he did win first-up last campaign so he could surprise us.

Joshua Parr will take the ride from barrier four.

Our final runner at Rosehill is Paulita who runs in a 1500m handicap.

She ran okay last start, but we think she is still one more run away from being at her peak.

Blaike McDougall will take the ride from barrier 11.

On Sunday at Echuca we have Desert Dreamer stepping out for his second start in a 1400m maiden.

He went well at his first start, but we think he will be better suited over the 1400m.

John Allen will take the ride and we think he will run well.

In the final event of the day we have Sizzlesun running in a BM64 handicap over 1200m.

He is in good form, finally breaking his maiden last start, so we think he will go well again if he gets a run as the first emergency.

John Allen rides from barrier three.