Alchin ready to produce some star power

25 January 2022 | HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO
My Ultimate Byron will trial at Menangle today ahead of the Simpson Memorial at that track on Saturday night.

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

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