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Trevor Reid
1 minute read
23 Oct 2015
8:19 am

Mission to Fire The Rocket

Trevor Reid

Trainer Doug Campbell continues to do well on the Polytrack and his charge Fire The Rocket could defy a two-point penalty to capture Race 7, a MR 82 Handicap over 1000m on the Greyville Polytrack tonight.

IN FORM. Fire The Rocket could defy a two-point penalty to capture Race 7, a MR 82 Handicap over 1000m on the Greyville Polytrack tonight. Picture: Supplied

Fire The Rocket may have only just won his latest and his second over this track and trip but it was a good one as he had to come from the back of the field. Jockey Donovan Dillon was also aboard the gelding when the five-year-old won in May so knows the horse well.

A draw of stall no 6 will allow Dillon to be a lot handier this time. Chosen Dash and Harrison look his two main dangers.

Chosen Dash disappointed on the turf last time out but has done better on the Polytrack. The Sean Veale-Dennis Drier combination looks the right one to win both Race 1 and Race 2.

Ricochet Flyer only found the decent Rikitikitana too good last time out and will be hard to beat from pole position draw. First Sea Lord has been disappointing to date in that he has not won a race yet but may be too good for the rivals he meets over a course and distance that suits the Ashaawes gelding.

Best bet and a banker for all exotics should be Sea Urchin in Race 4. The four-year-old has run two good races to date and has Anthony Delpech aboard this time.