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Round One SuperCoach Racing: Rob Sutherland’s magic metric picks

SuperCoach Racing is back for the 2020 Spring Carnival and we’ve got a cracker of a first round featuring four Group 1 races, five Group 2 and three Group 3 races.

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If this is not your first rodeo then let’s get cracking reviewing the field for Round One and which rate the best in my metric.

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For those who are new to this column, each week I rank the leading contenders that offer a, hopefully, winning blend of popularity in the betting market and cheap SuperCoach price.

To compare apples with apples I have added a weighting to reflect the different points on offer for Group 1, 2, 3 and non black type races.

Below I list the top-25 horses, run through the stable I have selected and then throw in a bit of bonus analysis on the jockeys too.

THE 25 TOP-RATED HORSES FOR ROUND ONE (GROUP ONE IN BOLD):

FROM THIS LIST I HAVE SELECTED THE FOLLOWING STABLE OF 11 HORSES

Enthaar profiles as easily the best horse in my metric for the round which sounds odd for a horse who is yet to race for real. However, the Maher/Eustace trained filly trialled well, is popular in betting and is cheap. Lock her in.

Kalashnikov is another horse yet to race, but the Snowden trained colt won his trial by five lengths and has the services of Hugh Bowman so is another $100K chance I’m happy to take.

Next on the metric are my first Group 1 runners in Hungry Heart and Dame Giselle. They finished first and second in the first two legs of the Princess Series and are favoured to do so again in the Flight Stakes. And I am loading up in the G1 Flight taking two more runners in the race selecting Montefilla and Vangellic. This is a risky strategy which prioritises points over stable value but fourth place in a G1 pays as many points as a win in a Listed or second in a G3 and with just seven runners in the race there are loads of points to be had here. The risk is I miss out on the stable value bump that a winner in another race offers but points are king in SuperCoach!

Speaking of stable cap boosts that’s what I’m hoping for from General Beau who is my only non Group runner. He won at his only start and is well supported in the market.

Mugatoo is next on my list. The G1 Metrop is a tough race but the Kris Lees trained Irish stayer is a class horse and comes into the race in fine form.

I can’t deny that Miss Guggenheim is a bit of a gamble, but I had just $100K to spend and I like that she is running for G2 points rather than some similarly priced options higher than her in my metric who are G3 runners.

The last runner in my stable is Fierce Impact. $425K is a lot to pay for a G2 runner, but the Japanese stallion defeated Russian Camelot in the Makybe Diva on 12 September and then trialled well. There are some good horses in this race but I think mine wins.

Shaquero is my emergency. At $75K the price is right and the Waller trained colt caught the eye winning his trial.

MORE SUPERCOACH

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AND NOW TO JOCKEYS

Don’t over think this one just pick James McDonald. The top jock has nine rides and all bar one are in single figures. Volume of quality chances is key here and no jockey gets more good rides than JMac.

Originally published asThe SuperCoach stable the bookies pick

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