The Last Word From Cran

NZ METRO TC, Friday, October 20

Race 2: JUST DANCE (6, Dexter Dunn), mob. 1950m: “Unfortunately, she’s up against another by Bettor’s Delight in Delight In Me, who is a sister to Dream About Me and half-sister to Christen Me and Hands Christian with Mark Purdon, so she’s the one to beat. Just Dance has had three starts so she’s as good as I can get her. It looks like a Woodlands Stud flag will be flying high but not our flag.”

Race 4: THE KAIK (2, Dexter), mob. 1950m: “He can’t go a lot lower in life being a rating 43. He’s got a good draw and it’s the lowest field he’ll ever meet in his life so if he can’t feature we might have to head to Tahiti. He’s healthy and well.”

Race 5: LINTON SHARD (8, Dexter), 5, 10m, 2600m std: “He’s a touch better from his race at Timaru. He’s started a picket fence form-line so we’ll have to try and keep it going.”

Race 6: TIMES STRIDE (6, Dexter), mob. 2600m: “He did race very nice last time, running on after getting shuffled back on the inner. He’s a real good maiden so he’ll go good.”

TUAPEKA HRC, Sunday, October 22

Race 6: DEBNITA ROSE (4, Dexter), mob. 1700m: “She get a nice wee event for her being a fillies and mares 1700m. She can get out and go the same speed the whole way. She’s in good shape and will go good again.”

ASHBURTON TC, Monday, October 23

Bonnie Joan,a 1:52.8 miler at Ashburton, who looks hard to beat again over a mile at Ashburton on Monday.

Race 3: ALPHA ROCK (4, Dexter), 1, 20m, 2400m std: “Its a small but strong field but that’s just the class he’s in. He trialed very good at Rangiora on Wednesday and should be peaking for Monday.”

Race 5: SHINEONUCRAZYDIAMOND (8, Dexter), mob. 2400m: “Beachbabebeauty will be the one to beat but we’ll try and go with him. Shiney has fitness and speed. He’s been breaking the clock his last three starts without winning so just needs things to go his way.”

Race 9: BONNIE JOAN (13, Dexter), mob. 1609m: “She trialed real good last week. Drawing No. 13 over the mile is a little bit testing but she’s going good and ran 1:52.8 there last season so she should be our leading chance for the day.”