Sin Rap Express set to lose maiden status

By Jeff Collerson
Few maidens are able to go as fast as 22.64 over 400m at Bulli but Sin Rap Express clocked those figures yet was beaten comfortably there last week.

The dog ran a mighty race before going down by just under five lengths to Utah Express, who recorded a blistering 22.30, and looks set to break through after again drawing box one in Saturday night's Ladbrokes Info Hub Maiden over the same course.
"Sin Rap Express pulled up well after last week's race and is learning all the time,'' trainer Shaun Parnis said.
"He is a big 37kg dog so has been slow to mature."Because of his size I did not really get started on Sin Rap Express until he turned two on March 3 and last week he was having only his second run in a full field and his second hit-out over 400 metres. 
"So he should have plenty of improvement in him.
"I would have been happy if he had run the 400m last week in 22.80 so for him to clock 22.64, even though he was beaten, I was pretty rapt.''

Sin Rap Express was toppled last week by the Jason Magri-trained Utah Express, who is owned by his breeder Joe Satti.

Satti trained Utah Express' litter brother Utah Ghost to win over 472m at Bulli last week and has no qualms about stepping that youngster up to 515m in Saturday night's Ladbrokes Live Streaming Stakes.

Just 19 months old, Utah Ghost led throughout to win on debut over 400m at Bulli on April 11 in a slick 22.78 before beginning brilliantly to score by nearly seven lengths in a fast 26.23 over 472m last Saturday.

"I am building him up to race over 520m at Wentworth Park when that track reopens,'' Satti said.

In September, 2018, Satti bred a litter of seven pups by Barcia Bale from his former good race bitch Utah Miss and each youngster has plenty of ability.

"I took a job as a security officer to pay the $20,000 it cost me to get the litter reared,'' Satti said.

"It was well worth it because while I thought I could raise pups, this litter reared by Marty Hallinan were at another level.
"They came back to my kennels looking as if they were ready to race immediately, yet they had not even been broken in.''

Utah Ghost has box four on Saturday but should only need to step away as smartly as he has in each of his two winning starts to lead all the way again.

Saturday's best bet should be Here Comes Joe, who won a fourth and fifth grade race over 472m at Bulli last Saturday and tackles identical class this week.

Here Comes Joe (pictured) had box one last week but while he moves to box eight on Saturday, the dog has a flawless record wearing the pink rug.

His first win, over 350m at Goulburn, was from box eight when he clocked 19.83, while he drew the outside alley again at his next start, also at Goulburn, and Here Comes Joe won again.

This time he covered the 350m in 19.59, just .14sec outside the track record established six years earlier by Paua To Roar.

Here Comes Joe, who almost died after being bitten by a spider in late January, has taken time to regain his peak form but after being beaten at Bulli and Goulburn early this month he bounced back to his best last Saturday night.

When assessing form for Saturday's Bulli quaddie punters should ignore Unreal Ethics' distant fifth at Richmond last Sunday.

From the in form David Smith kennel, Unreal Ethics, who has box four in the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Stakes, first leg of the quaddie, was so severely checked at box rise he almost fell in Sunday's Richmond event.

Before last Sunday Unreal Ethics had won three consecutive races, including a win in a sizzling 30.65 over the Richmond 535m trip after drawing box six.

Best Bet Here Comes Joe (race 10)

Best Value Unreal Ethics (race 5)

Quaddie race 5 - 4, 2, 7

Race 6 - 5, 1

Race 7 - 4, 1, 8

Race 8 - 2, 1, 5

$20 for 37.03%