Barrier one set to dominate at Menangle

16 October 2021 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
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Smaltese is one of tonight's favourites in the Breeders Challenge Semi Finals at Menangle.

Smaltese is one of tonight's favourites in the Breeders Challenge Semi Finals at Menangle. Photo by Club Menangle

Barrier one is the prized draw in tonight’s Breeders Challenge semi finals at Menangle. 

Leading the charge is unbeaten two-year-old My Ultimate Byron who has the pole position in race seven. 

The Jarrod Alchin-trained gelding is looking to make it seven wins in-a-row. 

In the other colts and geldings semi final, Smaltese has drawn gate one also which has caught the eye of punters with the colt opening at $1.90 and firming into $1.45 at one stage. 

The Brian Portelli-trained pacer ran faster than the Australasian two-year-old record in a trial at Menangle recently and won his heat comfortably on October 5, just three days after his trial where he clocked 1:50.2. 

Promising filly Miss Ex has drawn barrier one in her Breeders Challenge semi final. 

She won her heat at Menangle last week rating a personal best 1:53.8 and will face Madrid who has drawn barrier eight.

The iForm team have put together their best bets for Menangle tonight:

Menangle best bet

Race 9: B K Swy (8)

Very impressive last time and she can go back to back here.

Menangle next best

Race 5: Martini Stride (2)

Loved her first up run, she can settle in a gun spot and think she is a great bet.

Play the exotics

The Menangle quaddie

Race 5: 2,4

Race 6: 4,2

Race 7: 1

Race 8: 8,1

$8 for 100%

 

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