Biancone plots a Perfect conclusion

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 June, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 June, 1999, 12:00am

Fit and healthy.

That's the order of the day for tomorrow's finale as the Jockey Club serves up a monster 11-race programme to end proceedings.

There's also the small matter of a $30.4 million Triple Trio jackpot to whet punters' appetites.

The heat and humidity have played havoc with both horses and punters at the past couple of fixtures and it may be wise to follow the fitter horses in the gruelling conditions expected.

One can only marvel at the decision to extend the season deeper into summer next year and wonder whether the powers-that-be are aware of the stress put on the animals that pay their lofty salaries.

Not only 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' it seems.

Patrick Biancone has had a great end to the term and a couple of his charges will come into tomorrow's meeting right at the top of their form.

Just Perfect has not been over-raced and he looked well speeding over 800 metres for Freddie Sanchez yesterday.

He had Double Expresso for company and they both impressed as they finished off their gallop, coming home the last quarter in 22.8 seconds.

Just Perfect does have a few talented gallopers opposing him but there is no doubting his condition and he should not be too far away when the post is reached.

Obviously the hardest for him to beat is going to be My Specialist and the David Hayes-trained galloper looked ready to run a race as he loped over a leisurely 800 metres for Basil Marcus.

Hayes has shown patience to bring this giant of a horse back from a setback after his impressive debut win at the Valley. He left some handy horses in his wake that night and the promotion into Class Three is well within his scope.

Redwing has looked like winning a race on more than one occasion this season and has become an expensive horse to follow.

However, blinkers are added tomorrow and he appeals as the type to gain maximum advantage from the headgear. He went over a solid 800 metres and looked right at his top.

Ivan Allan is flying the Hong Kong flag in Tokyo, but he should receive some good news from home as several of his team look wound up for their final fling.

Oriental Treasure found the 1,600 metres last time made to order and, although back in distance, he slots right into the fit category. He strolled over a relaxed 800 metres for Douglas Whyte and looked a ball of muscle - he will be hitting the line hard.

Win For Lily is the same type as Oriental Treasure and the gutsy three-year-old has a strong chance of atoning for an unlucky third in the Queen Mother's Cup. Whyte was on top as the youngster worked home solidly at the end of his gallop with old war-horse Privilege and there is no doubting his condition.

Peter Ng has finished the season off with a bang and Born To Win could take him into double figures in the nightcap.

Alan Munro was aboard as the five-year-old worked over 1,200 metres and looked the best he has all term - he is the one to beat.