All Correct fit and ready for big win
CHAMPION trainer Wayne DaCosta's ALL CORRECT was creeping up on rivals along the rail on May 28, but was hindered by BERRANCA leaving the half-mile marker, causing the fall of apprentice Bebeto Harvey, taking down with him the hopes of punters who had backed the 8-5 favourite.
The tough seven-year-old gelding was back on the exercise track three days later, cantering, signalling all was well and that he was ready to fire again.
ALL CORRECT breezed five and a half furlongs in 1:07.4 on Monday, ready and raring to match strides with Gary Subratie's United States-bred BRAWN, his sole danger in tomorrow's overnight allowance at a mile.
BRAWN was out-sped on last and ran on to finish fourth in the same race in which Harvey fell from ALL CORRECT. However, DaCosta's runner should have no problems against BRAWN, having proven his class on New Year's Day, easily beating the American by a length at 1820 metres.
BRAWN did win his next race and has run some useful follow-ups, placing third behind SEEKING MY DREAM then LONG RUNNING TRAIN, followed by a second-place run to CAMPESINO.
However, the four-year-old's form fell away after Easter as he returned to struggling for early pace, a feature he had displayed last year as a three-year-old.
Sitting level at 54.0 kilos with ALL CORRECT, one of the most versatile runners in training, BRAWN has it all to do but should still close the exacta with a mile being enough real estate for him to close in the stretch run.
Meanwhile, STAR Post To Post tipster Indian Flame used Wednesday's racecard to show punters how they could have made a bundle by wagering the Pick-6 Plus Accumulator at any Track Price Plus, Markham or Champion Betting branch of the Post To Post network.
The in-form tipster napped five favourites, along with 9-5 chance WINESHA, who was awarded the eighth event after FABULOUS CONNECTION's disqualification. His $100 Pick-6 Plus Accumulator, a complimentary $100 wager on his six nap selections, earned him $7,483.
Indian Flame's nap selections - LUCKY NINE (7-5) $122; ROYAL ASSAULT (1-5) $62; MR AMBASSADOR (1-5) $64; SANTANA (3-05) $80; BIRD CATCHER (1-1) $102 and WINESHA (9-5) $148 - would have paid $3,714 as an ordinary $100 six-horse accumulator wager.
However, the Post To Post Pick-6 Plus Accumulator wager, after which the STAR Post To Post Pick-6 Tipsters Competition is fashioned, automatically doubles winning bets, resulting in an unexpected windfall for Indian Flame on a day of short-priced favourites.
"I am a bit surprised it came to that much. That's not bad at all. It's a good bet. The mere fact that it doubles your winnings makes it a good bet. I believe punters need to buy it more," he pointed out.