Fortune to be found

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 November, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 November, 1993, 12:00am

THESE staying races provide some of the best betting mediums as the draw doesn't really have that much effect and there is much less luck in running.

Time and time again they are pretty predictable affairs and I'm confident that Fortune Ride (Nap) is going to take plenty of beating in tonight's sixth event.

I liked the way he stuck to his task last time out, running his best race for some time, and reckon he will be suited by the move up in distance even if his pedigree is hardly that of a stayer.

I'm also keen on this race as a source of a likely winning quinella with Spirits Bay and Clear City worth taking in a triangular quinella with Fortune Ride. They are genuine stayers.

It is probably worth having more on the two legs which include Fortune Ride, as he does appear to be the best chance in the race. But do have a saver on the Spirits Bay/Clear City leg just in case Fortune Ride runs into stamina problems.

Clear City, by the way, trialled really well the other day while Spirits Bay is now fully fit.