At the last Goulburn race meeting Danny Williams cashed in on his home track for a winning double and the winners have continued to flow ever since.
A recent post on his twitter account captures the dream run of recent days.
“The stable having a terrific run of late, 7 winners from our last 14 starters, 6 of those in last 10 starts.”
The Goulburn based horseman has notched a quartet of winners in the last seven days. This included a double at the Wagga Cup Carnival (Leg Work and Shelby Sixty Six), another highway handicap winner on the Kensington track (Laughing Or Crying) and another winner at the Sapphire Coast on Sunday (Biodynamic).
Williams saddles up four runners at his home track on Friday, Chix On Fire (Race 1), Post Free (Race 2), My Blue Jeans (Race 3) and Talihina (Race 6) and any one of the four could add to the stable’s impressive recent run.
Here’s a race by race summary for punter’s following Williams and the other acceptors on Friday’s eight race card at Goulburn.
Race 1 – SEMCO COUNTRY ONLY MAIDEN PLATE (1000 METRES)
Country only in the opener over a short course trip with the Matthew Dale trained Nuremberg Castle impressing on debut at Wagga. From a good draw can go one better. Look for Turfeze to run a cheeky race first up up on the speed for local trainer Scott Collings.
Race 2 – TAB ODDS & EVENS MAIDEN PLATE (1300 METRES)
Punters should be on the lookout for improving horses in a maiden with a number of merging form lines. Extra trip looks ideal for the Jason Coyle trained Miss Keira who steamed home at this track first up. Lateral Missile comes out of the same race and could be on the improve now whilst Post Free has the hot Williams/ Guymer combination in play.
Race 3 – JEWELL BUILDERS BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Genuine big track mile option for those accepted. Temperate is back in class with a tick in the track & trip boxes already on his CV. My Blue Jeans still a good fit on the quick back up for the in-form Danny Williams stable.
Race 4 – TAB.COM.AU MAIDEN HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Barriers stay put for this and Heimberg from the consistent Pride Racing camp looking hardest to get past after competitive showings in genuine provincial maidens of late. Mick An’ Nicks also hoping for better fortune than latest provincial effort.
Race 5 – 2:35PM GOULBURN MARKETPLACE CLASS 2 HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
A class two featuring some in-form types with good each way value available to punters. Against The Tide continues to show a liking for the fresh tablelands air for the Price yard whilst Mercury has finished close up in recent runs and is overdue to improve a plain strike rate. Bentley Magic the keep safe option expected to improve sharply.
Race 6 – 3:10PM DIVALLS EARTHMOVING CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Skittish tempo expected over a sprint trip. Interesting to see how much improvement Brazen Gem can make this time in for the Baker stable. Went to the paddock after a maiden country win and two recent trials have been solid enough. Stablemate Courageous was well supported last start at this venue in a tougher affair whilst Dozer Bay and Talihina are showing plenty of early promise.
Race 7 – GOULBURN CARPET COURT BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Another one turn then home affair. A battle of weapons expected between Catapault and Revolver. Both gallopers delivered productive results last time out at this track whilst Sebring Express is much better than her last start failure and has a smart record at this trip. Tricky third leg of the quaddie.
Race 8 – BEST WESTERN PLUS GOULBURN BENCHMARK 58 HANDICAP (1300 METRES)
Smart Decision should be well fancied despite the lump of lead on board. Made sharp progress in her first campaign and finds the right type of race resuming. Other possible quaddie savers include Jonjo’s Comet, racing very honestly in similar grade of late and Homberg who showed plenty of promise at his first campaign. Gets the right draw for a 1300m start.
Goulburn’s track is currently rated a Good 4 with the first race timed to go at 12.15 on Friday.
PHOTO – Bradley Photos. Laughing Or Crying & jockey Jean Van Overmeire after taking out the highway handicap at Kensington.
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