Plunge horse sure to come good again
PUNTERS who waded into plunge horse Mr Judge in the final event must consider the money merely lent to the Jockey Club. They will get it back.
The massive tilt was the talking point after the race but should not obscure the fact that Mr Judge actually ran excellently in defeat. He dipped before the home turn, possibly not enjoying the ground, and came home wide and late.
With more luck in running he might easily have landed the quinella and it must be noted that the horse's recent work has been particularly fluent. He will win over further than yesterday's 1,200 metres.
Another one looking for more ground is Bold Print, who ran an encouraging race from behind under Darren Gauci. He eventually finished fifth in a Class Five event and is on a mark where he can be very effective.
When trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee steps him up in distance - beware.
Miss Piggy wasn't knocked around in finishing sixth to Joint Account in the 2,000-metre fifth event and he is also creeping back down the ratings to an advantageous mark.
Miss Piggy has proven ability but has not been quite to the mark at recent starts. Possibly spelled, freshened up and put over a similar trip with a senior jockey aboard towards the end of the season, he would be tip-top value.