Pollett continues finding the right horses
Mounting yard mail guru Glenn Pollett again proved he is back to his true form with a set of tips that, with a bit of luck, could have been anything.
Pollett went into the meeting declaring his confidence in finding horses that will run positive races and those that he will be against not running to their best, and he started the day in perfect fashion, declaring Foxwedge an absolute moral.
“I went into the race expecting to tip Anise, but after the parade just had to be on Foxwedge,” Pollett said.
“We are going to see this a fair bit with the two-year-olds in the next few weeks; they go out, develop and come back totally different animals.
“The mounting yard will be everything.”
Pollett showed his genius, bucking the trend and potting More Strawberries, who was as short as $1.30 with some on-course bookmakers, and confidently tipping the winner Parables, who got out to $6.
“More Strawberries showed a couple of the key negative areas I look at and performed accordingly,” he said.
“I think I said ‘if she wins it will only be just’ and how she was parading that’s all she could have done.
“At her price you have to lay her as well as take what now looks ridiculous odds the winner.”
Pollett found some good exotics throughout the day, but was left lamenting on what could have been with a bit of luck.
The huge result for subscribers should have been $21 chance My Vegas, who finished fourth, beaten only a half-length and probably should have won clearly after being held up for much of the straight with Brenton Avdulla on board.
“It’s the first time I can remember backing Avdulla and being unlucky on such a good priced horse,” Pollett said.
“In saying that, he kept pushing and trying for runs that just didn’t come in time.
“Pinwheel was another one, I’ve watched the replay that many times and still can’t work out that race, both with Bowman on Pinwheel and how they all let Jimmy up on the inside on Triple Elegance.”
It’s a huge week for the mounting yard mail, with Pollett back at his favourite track Warwick Farm and Warren Huntly at Flemington for Super Saturday.
“Warren, by his own standards that he has set, has been a bit down the past two, but with his great strike rate he is probably entitled to them,” Pollett said.
“He’ll bounce back this week.
“At Warwick Farm, with a bit of luck, we are on the verge of a real big one.”