The Mad 'Railer'
Published: 22 Nov 2014
A mad railer - Senta De Noche comes back to scale hot and unsettled at Rosehill in March
Hours of analysis gives The Race Guide team a great view of each galloper. Their strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes all make up their performances on the track, alongside their form and breeding.
Race 8 presents an interesting runner in Senta De Noche. He is a big, strong and bold sprinter with a great overall record, but things haven't worked out so well lately with only one win from his last six starts.
The reason? Our Horse Expert spotted his unique racing style a while ago. Firstly, he has to race in the lead or he just won't settle, and secondly, he is simply a 'mad railer'! If he doesn't find the inside, going in a straight line becomes a real issue.
Looking at his form with this in mind makes for interesting reading:
- 8th / 1st Nov - Slowly away, worked to outside lead (not on rails) and hung from 350m
- 1st / 8th Oct - Got to outside lead, hung from 300m but kept fighting, good effort
- 4th / 13th Sept - Couldn't get to the front, looked awkward and run tapered
- 9th / 17th May - Went very hard to lead on rails (burnt off Zaratone), tired in inferior ground, forgive
- 6th / 25th April - Got to lead on rails but in inferior ground, Nash couldn't steer him wider (glued to rails!), forgive
- 6th / 22nd March - Hot and unsettled in yard, raced keenly outside lead and tired
Expect young Koby Jennings to have his hands full, you know what his instructions will be. It will be a great race to watch and he just might be worth a gamble at the big odds, even with those talented youngsters down in the weights.
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