My Ultimate Byron will trial at Menangle today ahead of the Simpson Memorial at that track on Saturday night. Photo by Club Menangle
While Jarrod Alchin’s name is missing from today’s Menangle race meeting the horseman is busy preparing Madrid at the New South Wales Oaks.
The three-year-old filly made her debut for the new season at Menangle last Saturday night, finishing second in the J.L. Raith Memorial.
After not gaining a clear run until late, after racing behind the leader, Madrid was only beaten just over a metre by talented New Zealand filly Just Remember Me.
“Wrapt with her run first up without a trial, will benefit heaps from that,” said Alchin.
Madrid had not raced since winning the group 1 Breeders Challenge Final at Menangle in October.
Alchin will be at Menangle today at the trials, however, with six horses.
This includes his star two-year-olds last season My Ultimate Byron and My Ultimate Ronnie.
My Ultimate Byron will race in this Saturday night’s Group 2 Simpson Memorial at Menangle and has drawn barrier one in the $50,000 feature, taking on Smaltese who is also making his season debut.
Meanwhile, the winning driver of the Raith Memorial, Jack Trainor, has a busy day at Menangle today with seven horses nominated across the eight races.
Trainor will give NZ reinsman Carter Dalgety his first Australian drive in race five on Happy Publicans.
Carter’s father Cran trains Just Remember Me and Krug who also won at Menangle on Saturday night.
The iForm best bets for today:
Menangle best bet
Race 4: Atomicstar (2)
Showed enough first up for the new yard to take some stopping.
Menangle next best
Race 8: Robbiewillmakeit (6)
Will be in the finish with stronger form than it appears.
Around the tracks
Junee best bet
Race 1: Halloween (4)
Very consistent pacer who can press forward and should appreciate this class.
Play the exotics
The Menangle quaddie
Race 5: 6-8-2
Race 6: 8-1-6
Race 7: 9-4-1-8
Race 8: 7-2-6-5-3
$90 for 50%