Can See No Problems Here Tonight

By Jeff Collerson
No Problem Here has won five of his six starts from box one and moving into his favourite draw while dropping in grade should put him back in the winner's circle at Wentworth Park tonight.

No Problem Here will wear the red rug in the 520m It's Going To Be Glorious Masters Stakes, restricted to second and third grade veterans.

He was beaten a dozen lengths when crack sprinter Sunburnt Highway led throughout from box one to win his 25th Wentworth Park race last Saturday night but was unlucky not to finish closer to the winner in second place.

No Problem Here had box four and lost ground after being trapped outside a wide runner in the early stages.

Trainer Michael Clayton said: "I was always going to nominate No Problem Here for this week's race because top graders like Sunburnt Highway are ineligible.

"No Problem Here likes to be underneath his opponents and he railed so tightly last Saturday he was scraping the fence rounding the home turn.

"He is not much good away from the inside fence because he is such a scary railer.''

Clayton has three other well positioned starters tonight, with Aqua Maisie (Vale Joe Lopes Stakes) and Ruby Zeal (Where Else But Wenty Stakes) in box one and wide runner Double My Bubble in box eight in the Sponsor A Race at Wenty Stakes.

"Aqua Maisie finished sixth from box eight last Wednesday but after jumping well she was almost over to the rails at the first turn when she was knocked out of the race,'' Clayton said.

"She is not real fast, 30.20 or 30.30 will pull her up over the 520m, but she might hold the lead from her inside draw.

"Ruby Zeal is a mad railer and a lid-pinger so she gets her chance from box one in race ten.

"She finished fourth, from box seven, at Temora on Sunday but only got tired near the finish after having to work hard to get across to the inside, where she wanted to be, before hitting the front.

"Double My Bubble is suitably placed in eight she will go straight down the outside of the field when she leaves the boxes and won't attempt to cross until after she has rounded the first turn.''

Double My Bubble's toughest rival could be Simply Smudge, who finished third in the group 1 Vic Peters Classic at Wentworth Park in July and resumed after a long spell last Wednesday.

In his comeback race at Wentworth Park Simply Smudge finished third to National Derby finalist Teddy The Bear after missing the jump from box six.

"Simply Smudge died on his run in the straight but he had no luck as he was caught between dogs on the back straight,'' trainer Peter Rodgers said.

"He has box six again but this is a real good dog and what I like about him is he will never give up.

"Even if he is running last, Simply Smudge will be determined to get past the greyhound in front of him, he is a terrific chaser.''

Rodgers has had better box draw luck tonight with Simply Smudge's litter sister Simply Snip, who has box one in the Enjoy A Night Out At WP Stakes.

"Her fastest time in four Wentworth Park races has been 30.18 but Simply Snip has clocked 30 dead in a trial there and is perfectly drawn because she is desperate for the inside,'' Rodgers said.

Trainer Troy Provost, who won with litter brothers Impatient Devil and Little Whisky at Wentworth Park last week, could land a double again with Little Whisky, well drawn in box seven in the Ladbrokes Switch Stakes, his better prospect.

Impatient Devil, who has box four in Simply Snip's race, won in slow time last Wednesday but lost ground after getting onto the heels of the pacemaker in the middle stages.

Best Bet No Problem Here (race 9)

Best Value Simply Smudge (race 7)

Quaddie race 5 - 7, 6, 3

Race 6 - 2, 1

Race 7 - 6, 8, 5

Race 8 - 2, 1, 7

$20 for 37.03%