Let's See Won't Miss Stanley Road This Week

By Jeff Collerson
Let's See, who has been placed behind Australia's top stayer Stanley Road at her past three starts, is set to bounce back into the Wentworth Park winner's circle after drawing box two in Saturday night's New Egg Race Record Stakes, a 720m fifth grade.

Let's See flashed home when second to Stanley Road in a heat of the group 1 Wests Group Association Cup at Wentworth Park on April 3 and was again doing her best work at the finish when third, beaten a head by a head, in last week's final.

"She is going better than when she clocked 41.98 at Wentworth Park on December 30 but is racing better dogs,'' trainer Mark Davidson said.

"Let's See's worse trait is that she tries to push her rivals out of the way instead of waiting for a rails run or going around them.

"Then when she does try to go between dogs she tends to attempt to dive through gaps that aren't there.

"Off what she has been doing in top grade she should be hard to beat from her good box two draw on Saturday.

"It would suit her best if the field strung out a bit as that would give her plenty of room to make her run.

"After Saturday night she will tackle the heats of the group 3 Wentworth Park Gold Cup on May 1 but her long range goal is Melbourne's Sandown Cup series.

"The heats are on May 13 and the final on May 21 is worth $175,000 to the winner.

"Let's See finished second over the Sandown 715m Cup journey behind Sunset Bourbski on March 4, and she clocked a smart 41.82 getting beaten despite having not previously seen the track.''

FORBES trainer Jack Smith won a treble at Wentworth Park on March 24 with Irinka Molly, Dip It In and Daisy's Boy and that trio will be joined by their kennelmates Jungle Deuce and Irinka Riley at headquarters on Saturday.

Irinka Molly and Daisy's Boy have boxes one and six respectively in the 520m GBOTA Welcome Stakes, Dip It In (box one) and Irinka Riley (three) clash in the Sprint & Bracelet Coming Up Stakes (520m) while Jungle Deuce, the star of Smith's crack team, has box two in the wentworthpark.com.au Free-For-All over the same distance.

Irinka Molly, Dip It In and Jungle Deuce could give Smith another treble as each has drawn superbly.

Irinka Molly led throughout from box two to win in a semi-final of the Ladbrokes Magic Maiden in 29.99 on March 31 and missed the start from an unsuitable box six draw when a strong finishing third in the final.

"She is well boxed but my other dog Daisy's Boy is also suitably placed in box six in the same race because he wants to use a bit of the track,'' Smith said.

"Dip It In has a great draw because Kent Kilowatt, the dog in box two, seems to get a bit wide.

"Irinka Riley is drawn outside him in box three but he has clocked 29.66 at Wenty while Dip It In's best time there is 29.76.''

Jungle Deuce is Smith's stand-out entry as he overcame box eight in smashing a seven-year-old race record in taking out the group three SEN 1170 New Sensation at Wentworth Park last Saturday night.

On Saturday he looks set to get plenty of room to move as he is drawn between slow beginner Ritza Coen in one with a vacant box in three and wide runner Ritza Donald in four.

Another trainer in slashing form is Mark Gatt, who won with Shanjo Prince and Stanley Road at Wentworth Park last Saturday before scoring with Road Home there on Wednesday.

Gatt will rug up Zipping Stewie, chasing his fifth straight win in the 520m Ladbrokes Back Yourself Stakes.

Zipping Stewie handled box eight perfectly when a strong finishing 29.90 winner in a Wentworth Park fourth and fifth grade on April 7 and drops back to fifth grade when he exits box six on Saturday.

His rivals include the speedy Mercator Bell, who won seven of 19 starts for trainer Carole Eaton, and is a new addition to Gatt's Thirlmere kennels.

Best Bet Jungle Deuce (race 10)

Best Value Let's See (race 3)

Quaddie race 5 - 6, 2, 8

Race 6 - 1, 7, 6

Race 7 - 8, 2, 3

Race 8 - 2, 4

$20 for 37.03%