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Preview: Hobart - Sunday, 27th November 2022

The Tasmanian Racing Club in Hobart host a seven-race card on Sunday afternoon.

After preparing six of the eight winners at the last Hobart program, it's worth noting the dominance of Scott Brunton on his home track. This season there have been four Hobart meetings (30 races). Brunton has won 17 of those races with an individual Hobart strike rate of 32.69%, which would be even higher if he weren't routinely providing multiple runners in races.

Brunton has runners in five races on Sunday and it would be a surprise not to see him leave with multiple winners again.

The rail moves to 0 after being 0 a fortnight ago and with limited rain forecast I'm expecting a good rated surface.

R1 Hype Tv 2yo Maiden, 1000m

HILARITY (3) started a warm favourite in the first 2YO season but after the field was in the gates for seemingly an eternity, she was slowly away. From there she made good ground along with TENNESSINE (7) who also settled back in the small field. Race experience and the extra 0 are likely positives. KABOOM KABOOM (4) won a Launceston trial that included the first 2YO winner Liberty Rae. She's a $45k purchase who hasn't been seen publicly since that outing. There was very little between stablemates ENCOUNTER SPHERE (1) and POPILITA (6) in a Devonport trial and along with NEEDS SUGAR (5), they go to the north west coast to trial and then down south to race in the same week.

R2 Tony Carrick Vase Maiden, 1200m

EYES FOR ASH (2) had good market support in Launceston but got a bit keen on speed and tired in the run to the line. He has a low draw again with Georgie Catania taking the ride. David Pires has the sit on MOVEFORLEX (9) who was nominated for the 3YO Cup but lines up here and was a $240k purchase at the 2021 Inglis Melbourne sales. He trialled well but draws poorly. Same can be said for stablemate SUPERCRAFT (5)RUBBLEONTHEDOUBLE (10) first trialled back in May but makes his debut here and has the blinkers He's trialled up against some nice horses. Imogen Miller saddles up ROHZHAE (3) and ALVARINHO (13) who have both done enough to be in the mix. The latter gets back and runs on while the filly raced outside the leader last time. VOLKANOVSKI (11) started favourite at his only start in SA for Richard Jolly but missed the kick over 900m. BOBBY BOBBY (6) looked to have a bit more to offer in his trial behind Moveforlex. A LITTLE SHADY (12) and MADJACK (8) may not have the upside of a few others but must be given at least each-way hopes in a race that looks a real puzzle for punters.

R3 Raine & Horne Eastern Shore Maiden, 1400m

ROCKIERRO (3) was a big run in defeat last time, leading at a very quick pace he was only grabbed in the shadows of the post. He should be hard fit third-up and drops 7lbs with Chloe Wells taking the ride. WOUNDED MISS (10) enjoyed the gun run behind the leader in Launceston and wasn't far off the minors in a race where the winner gapped the rest. She has the same draw here. Stablemates UPPERCUTS (5) and LITTLE LIONEL (4) have been given more respect by the market than what they deserve based on their limited appearances. MISS PECULIAR (12) and MILLA'S READY (7) settled well off them last time, the latter circling the field and the former going through. Respective draws here suggest similar runs. SMASHING HIT (8) does a bit wrong in her races but did look the winner here two starts ago when grabbed late by one that has since won again.

R4 Kelly Civil Contracting Bm60 Hcp, 1400m

STELLADONI (1) is going for four on the bounce, all in Hobart. Up in weight and back in distance aren't positives but she's clearly flying. RAVAGE (3) wasn't far away in the same race last time which is generally the case with him. NOT A BRASS RAZOO (5) joins the Brunton camp from Andrew Noblet and has the early booking of D.Pires as well as blinkers. She did enough in her recent trial. CAPTAIN DAVE (8) and GEEGEE LUCKY JESS (2) raced wide last time so had a few excuses and do race well in Hobart. WE DESERVE THIS (4) hasn't been able to keep up in recent starts but may appreciate a return to his home track where both career wins have been. SUNSET GUN (7) is an expected improver up in distance after a first-up run that where she trailed them throughout. SMOKIN' HARD (12) comes via the same race where she finished last but in a bunch for the minors.

R5 Raine & Horne Kingston Bm76 Hcp, 2400m

SO ASTOUNDING (1) took full advantage of the rails draw to win a tight finish over the staying trip in Launceston last time out. He was penalised pretty heavily from a rating perspective for that but still drops 4kg. THE EXECUTIVE (7) led here last time and was only grabbed late in a race that saw a huge margin back to UP WIND (4) in third. Leading isn't usually his go but given the result it's reasonable to expect similar tactics. ONE LOTTO (3) was disappointing in that race, he's a one paced type that needs to bowl on speed. PERUN (5) did just that at Bendigo and gave plenty of cheek. He's right down in the weights and will stay all day. EAGLE STREET (8) reeled off a 12.01s final 1 f here last start, bettered only by horses that ran over 4 1⁄2 f or 5 1⁄2 f on the day. He jumps enormously in class, but you don't see horses often do what he did. JOHN'S LAD (9) was held up at a key stage in Launceston but didn't savage the line when clear. CREATIVE HERO (2) is a better horse than what we've seen this campaign but he's due to show it.

R6 Raine & Horne Commercial Hobart Bm68 Hcp, 1200m

VERBANO (9) didn't quite measure up to metro grade in Vic or SA and now returns home where she's finished in the quinella in five of six Hobart runs and is unbeaten first-up. HEZREDHOT (5) is another who had his most recent start interstate and he was far from disgraced at Sandown. Half of his six career wins have been in Hobart. JOHNNY CHUTZPAH (3) closed hard to win in Launceston, aided by the pattern of racing that night. He meets PEACE BE UPON HIM (6) 1.5kg worse who comes from the same race and with a similar run but was left with too much to This is a big drop in class for both DUNBRODY POWER (2) and SAVS FINALE (1) who have inside draws and we'll know by now where runners are winning from on the day. PRISTINE IMAGE (7) and THOUGHTS'N'PRAYERS (8) are two consistent types returning and they've both won fresh previously.

R7 Raine & Horne Sorell Class 1 Hcp, 1200m

CORNELIAN BAY (1) has started favourite in both career starts, winning on debut and arguably being a good thing beaten in the other. Blinkers go on for his first grass start and he's looking to end a stable drought that extends three months. TARKINE EAGLE (2)I'M KRUPT (3) and CORONATION VERONIC (5) finished with little between them last time in a strange race where the winner brained them at $26 and the rest of the field basically finished alongside each other. Tarkine Eagle looks the likely leader in the race. SHARE THE GOLD (4) couldn't get warm from out the back first-up but is likely to settle closer with the blinkers Look for PUNK PRINCESS (8) to be running on late with a pattern that produces far more placings than victories.


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