I CAN TELL YOU THE SAME WOULD APPLY TO NEWCASTLE OR WYONG AFTER THE POUNDING WE HAVE HAD OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. HAWKESBURY might as well be off too as it is a Heavy 9. We wont be betting there. Fortunately we have another artificial track in Victoria, so make that 3 altogether, Ballarat, Pakenham and Geelong. I have heard that there is an issue with kickback on these tracks but Hey! Better than mud kicking back I guess. Synthetic will never replace grass in Australia but it does make it a better option than dozens of abandoned meetings. And the form seems to quite consistent. Horses with good form generally are not put off by the synthetic surface and even in training there are now many synthetic surfaces.
In the last at Ballarat, Column is $7 and Fine Evader $3.50 fav. When they met last it was on this track which commentators were suggesting is a front runners track but Fine Evader cam from near last to win over this distance while Column was on pace (normal for it). The difference today is that they meet with a 4kg weight difference for the 4.3 length margin. But be aware that this is a benchmark58, about equivalent to a Class1 so not the worlds best performers but thats what the benchmark system is about. It gives these runners a chance to keep competing. As an owner they give us a chance to pick up a bit of prizemoney to offset the training costs.
Have fun today. I will probably dutch those two. In the meantime, for some reason our prices are not displaying on the dynamic web site. We have asked them to look into this although it may not be resolved today. Anyone subscribing to Winform will still see the ratings on our Members area as usual.