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THISTLEDOWN Picks: 23 June 2020



One for the Cowboys supporters with ZEKE THE STREAK looking to make it two in a row. Richard Zielinski trained EL GORDO NAVAS is ever consistent.  TROPICAL CYCLONE and PIRATE’S TREASURE also look well placed to run a big race.

Top Tip                                  Zeke The Streak (4)

Exotics                                  El Gordo Navas (6) Tropical Cyclone (11) Pirate’s Treasure (8)


PALTARREVENGE is back up to the 1M and will be looking to add to his 290K career prize money. ISTILLGOTIT looks the main danger. Look for FATHER DENNIS and CHASING THE STARS to fill out the exotics.

Top Tip                                  Paltarrevenge (1)

Exotics                                  Chasing The Stars (6) Istillgotit (7) Father Dennis (8)


BIG OHIO is having his first run under new trainer James McDonald previously with Michael Rone. CRAZYCANTBERIGHTED is second-up over the track and distance, look for a fitter horse producing a big run. EVEN KEELED is a winner last start.

Top Tip                                  Crazycantberighted (5)

Exotics                                  Big Ohio (6) Into the Out (2) Even Keeled (3)


MAKE THE RULES has comes back from the COVID break in some unbelievable fashion with a form line reading 211112. SLANTED TRUTH comes in with a nice 2.5 claim, with DARINGLY BOLD and FAT DADDY leading the rest of the chargers.

Top Tip                                  Make The Rules (3)

Exotics                                  Slanted Truth (7) Daringly Bold (2) Fat Daddy (4)


Luis Gonzalez takes the ride on forever consistent GOLDEN AFLEET who will be looking for his second winners check in the last month. LETSGETITSEVENTEEN returns from a spell looking for a hattrick of wins. OUR PETITON, OFTEN ENOUGH and DECADENT DOC all have realistic chances to win this race.

Top Tip                                  Often Enough (6)

Exotics                                  Golden Afleet (5) Letsgetitseventeen (3) Our Petiton (7)


First time at the track for field except BRILLANT JOURNEY after a 6th on debut. ALEXANDRIA also comes out of the Timothy Hamm stable, with LATIN SPICE (2.5 kg claim) and NICKY TWO SHOES also being in the mixed of this Maiden.

Top Tip                                  Latin Spice (3)

Exotics                                  Brilliant Journey (1) Nicky Two Shoes (6) Alexandria (7)


Ricardo Bailey trained JAMAICAN MAGIC couldn’t land his 3 win a row last start, but our ratings have him on top to make it 3 of his last 4. PEANUTS PERFECTION is an interesting horse back for his for run since December. The Casalinova Stables have classy pair SKYTOWN CAT & DR ZARNETT going around, who should find this grade easier going.

Top Tip                                  Jamaican Magic (4)

Exotics                                  Skytown Cat (1) Peanuts Perfection (7) Dr. Zarnett (8)


DESIGNATE was impressive on return earlier in June buts is still yet to crack win. Rodney Faulkner’s LIGHTNING MISS has been so close to finally cracking the Maiden tag over her 5 runs. BOINDETTA and BIRDSTAR head up the rest of the main chances.

Top Tip                                  Designate (3)

Exotics                                  Lightning Miss (8) Boindetta (5) Birdstar (4)

BEST BET                            Race 4                                   Make The Rules (3)

NEXT BEST                          Race 1                                   Zeke The Streak (4)

ROUGHIE                             Race 7                                   Peanuts Perfection (7)

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