Aaron Mills top three to follow from Belmont July 15
A galloper that famously cost one Perth punter $99,000 in a single wager heads my list of horses to follow this week.
MIZLECKI Saturday June 3 was the fateful day when this Fred Kersley-trained filly was crunched into short-priced favouritism thanks to a huge outlay from a local gambler. While that punter choked on his Chiko roll others would have been wondering if the support was completely misplaced after Mizlecki was safely held in that race and at her subsequent start, but the daughter of Lope De Vega bounced back in the most emphatic way on the weekend, charging home late to account for two of the in-form two-year-olds of the winter in the form of Salubrious and Cognac. Kersley's daughter Karen explained after the race there might have been excuses for the defeats prior but they "made sure they got it right" for this race. If that's the true level of ability from Mizlecki there look to be plenty more wins in store, whether in the near future or further down the track after a break. Career record (4:2-1-0) }
Race to look for 2YO 1400m
This talented sprinter looked back near his best with an enormous effort on Saturday. Punters were understandably wary after More Aces led and inexplicably faded to be beaten seven lengths when resuming but when late money saw his fixed odds firm from $21 to $11 there was reason to expect a much better showing. After finding the front again, More Aces carved out some strong sectionals and at times was four lengths clear of the chasers only to come back to the field and go down fighting over the final 100 metres to roughie A Knight Of Pro. With such a strong career record More Aces is unlikely to be missed next time out but he will be rock-hard fit at his third start back from a spell and I'm expecting to bank a collect. Career record (11:5-2-1) Race to look for 3YO 1200m
It's now nine winless starts for this Simon Miller-trained three-year-old but it seems it's only a matter of time before the filly gets the job done. Racing against the older horses again on Saturday, Royal Missile was spotting a big start as the field fanned for home and caught the eye charging to the line wider out. Her closing sectionals were dominant in the context of the race no mean feat considering there were some big finishers going around and it might simply take a smaller field size where Royal Missile can settle a little closer that will see her get home. Clearly she measures up in open-age races so there should be plenty of options for connections to keep trying for that elusive victory in the coming weeks. Career record (14:2-3-1) Race to look for Benchmark 66+ 1300-1400m