The following horses were the Early Thoughts top performers for last weekend. These runners are worth noting in upcoming starts in the next 21 days, particularly if they appear at the same track.
Randwick 9th August
AS NEEDED: Trained by Anthony Cummings. Nominated for Cox Plate. Winning return in good time. Plenty of upside. Performance of the day.
SWEET IDEA: Trained by Gai Waterhouse. Missile Stakes clearly looks a good form race. Will continue to be hard to beat in early spring races. Win range 1200m – 1400m
MESSENE: Trained by Team Hawkes. Nominated for Cox Plate. Real player in Randwick classics. Win range 1400m – 1600m.
Flemington 9th August
KENJORWOOD: Trained by Peter Moody. Ran 1st or 2nd last four starts. Break through city win.
CORREGGIO: Trained by Murray Johnson. Win range 1600m – 2000m. Good strike rate at Cranbourne and Sandown.
ALIYANA: Trained by Darren Weir. Win range 1400m – 1600m. All its career wins are in the Winter/Spring period.
WHISTLE BABY: Trained by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra. Win range 1000m – 1100m. Watch if next start is Flemington down the straight.
PINDAN PEARL: Trained by Peter Moody. An improver. Won by 3 lengths at Moonee Valley 4th run in last prep.