HE’S described it as the likely ‘last man standing’.
For that reason, Marc Lambourne is keen to have the much-maligned Worldly Impact in his corner in Race Five (BM65, 1000m) at Gosford today.
On a Soft 6 surface, the rail at Gosford is out two metres to the 300m mark, at which point it returns to the true position in the straight.
“We’ve only ever had one meeting previously with this rail position,: Lambourne said.
“The track is getting drier and one off the fence will most likely be favoured today.”
Worldly Impact is a $5.50 chance in the fifth event, condensed to just five runners after scratchings.
But Lambourne believes the likely race shape will favour it and Italian Son ($5) today.
“Alaskan Wolf ($2.60) is favourite with all three wins to her name coming at Taree, while her two local starts last year left a lot to be desired,” Lambourne said.
“She is also Josh Parr’s first ride back since injury.
“Timing ($3.90) is on the quick back up from racing on Sunday which is not necessarily a positive at this trip. Fresher is better at the short course.
“We have a likely scenario where Zero Cash ($6.50) and Timing will cut throat in the lead, while Italian Son should stalk them.
“The last crack will come from the much maligned Worldly Impact off a short break.
“It looks to see a very suitable race for the last man standing.”
Lambourne has provided a full set of assessed and expected prices for each runner on today’s Gosford card.