Frankenstorm looks a cinch
FRANKENSTORM, dropping down to classes for today's Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature (claiming $350,000-$300,000 over 1100 metres), is tipped to resume winning ways in a competitive field of 11.
Trained by Wilfred Chin, the six-year-old bay gelding, by Outrigger out of Seeking Lil, went out of his league on February 13 (claiming $500,000). He could only manage fifth to DWAYNE STAR in a fast-run round-five race.
Although finishing 15 lengths fifth, FRANKENSTORM - having missed the break - recovered to straighten third on the heels of the leaders, RUNJOHNNY RUN and FORTUNENEHUNDRED, before gradually weakening.
A fortnight before that, FRANKENSTORM chased home subsequent winner UNBREAKABLE over the straight, a race in which he galloped past the furlong pole just the leader before the winner came on the scene.
That performance was on a $400,000 claiming tag. Considering he won back-to-back races last November and also won three consecutive races from August to October last year, speaks volumes for his insatiable appetite to win.
Running on a $325,000 tag, FRANKENSTORM looks a good thing from his convenient mark of 53.0kg, thanks to smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey's 3.0kg claim.
FRANKENSTORM has good speed and, under these favourable conditions, should stave off hat-trick seeker DI COBRE and UNGLE G, who is up in class following a runaway win over the distance on February 13.
Other firm fancies on the 10-race programme are LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the second race, 1500 metres; LEGAL ACCOUNT (working well) to rebound in the fifth over the straight; the lightly raced but promising three-year-old MEGATRON to stave off MACALLAN in the sixth; and MAN IN BLUE to get it right in the nightcap.