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Punter's Guide to Thoroughbred Tracks
By Kobie O'Brien
The Rockhampton Jockey Club hosts a seven-race program on Thursday afternoon from 1.52pm, where the track is currently rated Good (4) and the rail is in the True position.
We've taken a look at a Runner To Watch in each race.
CENTRE STATE SIGNS Ratings Band 0 - 65 Handicap 1600m
2. Extra Cover
Will appreciate a drop in grade after not being disgraced in BM75 company last-start. Split Townsville Guineas winner Barbados Storm and Aloof's Turf here two starts back.
Others To Watch
1. Aloof's Turf
3. Murphy's Hustler
WILPEENA CATTLE CO QTIS Three-Years-Old Class 3 Handicap 1200m
1. Our Top Shelf
This boy is flying. He put a gap on Legal Ties last-start when proving strong late. This race looks no harder. The one to beat.
2. The Tax Accountant
4. Wicked Grimshaw
GARRARDS HORSE & HOUND AWARDS NIGHT SAT 15 SEPT Class 2 Plate 1400m
1. Static Lift
Former NSW runner having his third start for Jamie McConachy. Flew home at Townsville two-starts back and should improve on last-start third behind Now Ask Me and Craiglea Cetina.
2. All Eez
6. Aussie Tycoon
USG BORAL BenchMark 65 Handicap 1200m
3. Turkey Beach
Improving with every run this prep and will be primed to strike third-up. Will have to jump from the outside gate but has in-form jockey Ryan Wiggins on board.
5. Chief Advocate
4. The Baker
RAY WHITE ROCKHAMPTON CITY Maiden Handicap 1300m
Finished third despite an alarming betting drift when in similar company last start. However, should be able to utilise the inside draw to find a position on-speed.
1. Colorado River
CENTRAL QLD PLASTERERS Class 2 Handicap 1200m
Will have to carry weight but drops back to the right grade here. Finished 4L off Bound To Me last start, and was a close 2nd to the airborne Beraht two starts back. Broke through at Hawkesbury in May before beaten only 2.9L in BM75 company at Canterbury.
5. Ana's Idol
3. Circuit Judge
2. Rapt In Black
CALLAGHAN PARK FUNCTIONS & EVENTS CENTRE Ratings Band 0 - 55 Handicap 1400m
4. Nasty Gal
Placed at her last two starts, including a handy third behind Beraht and Blazeray. Has form over the 1200m distance.
3. Margo Maree
2. Cornish Tales
5. A Little Bit More