Geelong Preview: Wednesday 17 April


Track: Good 4

Rail: True entire.

Weather: Fine

No metropolitan meeting in Victoria this Wednesday, with racing coming via a country card at the Geelong track. We’ve identified a few key runners to look at closely in your early form study.

DUNMAM (Race 4, No. 4)

The former Weir-trained Dunmam headed to Benalla last start in an attempt to break his maiden but ran into one better in Buffalo Bill. Regardless, his run was excellent for a first up effort at the mile, closing in on the winner strongly late. He meets a moderate field here over 1700m, John Allen jumps back on and today could be the day.

ILLUMINAIRE (Race 5, No. 2)

The Corstens team must have had an opinion of Illuminaire, campaigning her at Stakes grade at her last couple of preparations. Last start she ran into some handy ones in a Saturday Morphettville event and now she plummets in class searching for a return to winning form. The extra 150m will suit the daughter of All Too Hard here and this looks a bit of a now or never situation. On class she should go very close.

PETRELLE (Race 9, No. 2)

There’s no spoil at the early $1.70 quote but Petrelle is worth taking note of with an eye to future events. She’s won two of four and was last seen jumping at single figures in Group 3 company. She finished 3.5 lengths behind Oakleigh Plate winner Booker in that event. She looks like jumping and running from the wide gate and being awfully hard to catch.

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