Giroux Is A Geelong Gem

Race 9 is the penultimate race on a big 10 race card at Geelong on Wednesday and it shapes as a race we can bet into with big confidence. A mostly tried and tested field of Benchmark 64 horses do battle over 1400m but there is two of them that are lightly raced with good pedigrees that have the profiles to suggest there is more to come.

Giroux has already been well found and goes around as a 4.20 chance and is the clear top elect for us. The one that may well give Giroux something to chase down in deep stretch is Tracey’s Star which goes around at the luxury odds of 14.00 / 4.20. We will back it each way in support of Giroux for a result across the race.

Geelong R9 #11 Giroux 4.20 / 1.75
– deceivingly well bred type by Sepoy out of the 6 from 18 winning General Nediym mare Paprika
– has only won 1 from 12 but placed 6 times and those mostly again much strong than it faces here
– good merit last start 2nd to Groovin’ who looks above average, form refs franked further back
– 3rd up now ready for a new peak this prep stretching out to 1400m
– high merit close up 3rd to Special Diva and Alma’s Rossa over 1400m at Caulfield tail end of last prep reads strong
– gets 1st time blinkers which are likely to have a big effect trying Geelong for the 1st time
– clear cut top rated elect on offer at 4.20, we have it rated as a 3.30 chance
– back along with 2nd elect Tracey’s Star for a result across the race

Geelong R9 #2 Tracey’s Star 14.00 / 4.20
– very well bred type by O’Reilly out of the Zabeel mare Etoile du Nord who herself was a high class stakes performer over a mile and further
– winner 2 from 7 in short career and has looked out of sorts last few starts but only real bad run was last start 8l 7th at Wodonga, deserves one more chance, was on a quick 7 day back up
– looked very good breaking mdn tag 2nd career start over 1300m at Cranbourne knocking off Miss Australia and Sinatra, that win suggested plenty more to come
– franked that form winning 2 starts later at Pakenham 1st up on heavy going back in May, run may have flattened him 2nd up
– stretches out to 1400m which is a trip it is looking for now
– likely to race closer to the pace from the good alley and likely to get first run in the stretch
– will look the winner somewhere in the stretch and may prove hard to run down at the good each way odds
– back each way at 14.00 / 4.20 in support of the top elect Giroux

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Giroux 4.60 into 4.20 and Tracey’s Star 23.00 into 14.00 have been the medium of support in Geelong R9. They should fight the race out.

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