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Sectional Stars

By Shayne Montgomery TVN Friday, December 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM

The best sectional times recorded in Melbourne and Sydney from last weekend’s racing..

MELBOURNE

SAFEGUARD 21.99
Bookmakers took no great risks with this previously unraced two-year-old at Flemington 22/12. He did most things well in transit, he jumped quickly, showed pace to lead and was then never threatened.

MOUNT ZERO 22.16
She was making her race day debut when she wasn’t the best away from the gates over only 1000m at Flemington 22/12. After racing without cover for the duration she kept trying. Expect her to improve.

WINTER KING 22.20
He was third up when he found himself facing the breeze for most of his race over 1000m at Flemington 22/12. He did a top job to hold a narrow lead race. Another race over 1000m to 1100m can suit shortly.

LORD OF BRAZIL 22.23
After drifting back and travelling one horse off the fence at Flemington 22/12 he always travelled behind a wall to the home turn. He found room to move near the 200m then hit the line best. Luckless.

WEINHOLT 22.29
We can mark this previously unraced colt down for success when his distances rise to 1400m and then beyond. He was never a chance over 1000m at Flemington 22/12 but he can prove to be worth waiting for.

BENENDEN 22.36
A wide gate to contend with was bad enough but when he wasn’t well away at Flemington 22/12, connections and punters alike must have feared the worst. After covering ground with a trial he was too good.

ORIENTAL RUBY 22.90
She started at healthy odds at Flemington 22/12 when she was never a winning chance over 1630m after settling near the tail of the field. Her prospects can improve if she is tried over more ground soon.

FAST AND FREE 23.22
His win at Flemington 22/12 was his fourth from nine outings. He quickly edged across from an awkward gate to travel in second spot facing the breeze to the turn before he ran the 1630m out strongly.

KEEP COOL 24.27
His connections were proved to be top judges as the decision to put the blinkers back on paid off handsomely at Flemington 22/12. He was always close enough from the inside gate and he can hold this form.

SYDNEY

FUERZA 22.16
He was on debut (after two good trials) at his home track, Warwick Farm when he conceded too great a start over only 1000m on 22/12. He was swamping his stable-mate, Twilight Royale late. He can improve.

TWILIGHT ROYALE 22.77
As were most of her opposition, she was on debut when she took on the boys over 1000m on her home track, Warwick Farm 22/12. After travelling well throughout she ran up to her top trial form.

HARADA BAY 22.82
He was the best to jump in his race at Warwick Farm 22/12 but from the widest gate he needed to ease well back to avoid a wide run in transit. He kept hitting the line hard after 28 days off. Good effort.

ANGELUS 22.87
In a race which saw two leaders at stages on her home track, Warwick Farm, she responded best when the pressure was applied, 22/12. She was only fifth up and was racing with a gear change. She can hold form.

HEART TESTA 23.12
No doubt Chris Waller will search through the fixture card to hand pick his next assignment after he rose sharply in weight but still made it win number four at Warwick Farm 22/12 from as many starts so far.

**H*THAT’S A GOOD IDEA** 23.21
He’d led over 1200m at Canterbury when he won at his previous run but he eased to take a trail at Warwick Farm 22/12. He was finding the line nicely before becoming crowded late. He can improve.

MOSSE DIVA 23.25
She has made a name for herself, especially in Sydney, by racing on the pace and winning over 1400m but at Warwick Farm 22/12 she wasn’t the best away from the gates and the early trouble proved costly.

THE OWL N/A
He settled well back on his home track, Warwick Farm 22/12 over 1300m in what will go down as one of the more unlucky efforts on the day. He had absolutely no luck in transit second up and he will pay to follow.

THUMBTACKS N/A
In a race that had more than one hard luck tale at Warwick Farm 22/12 he settled midfield. Ignore his most misleading beaten margin, he struck traffic problems galore. He has stored energy for his next run.

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