Dick Powell's Australian Pick of the Week May 29
Race 3 at Gosford (Australia A) on Wednesday night is a five-furlong maiden race. The track is expected to be "Good-4" so the ground should be pretty neutral. FREE International Past Performances every day at Brisnet.com! #5 ON HER WORD is a progressive filly that takes on males. She won a barrier trial on January 22 over soft ground, then came back seven days later to press the pace and just missed at today's course and distance. The time for the five furlongs was good even though it came against a small group, and she should get similar ground today. Aaron Bullock picks up the mount – 12 for 50 lately – and the daughter of Benfica is out of a dam that is a half-sister to a two-time Group 1 winner in Hong Kong. #1 MANLY COVE showed high speed in his first two career pari-mutuel starts at the end of 2018. Off for three months, he had two barrier trials before returning last out with a good second after breaking poorly at Wyong going today's distance in fast time. Back two weeks later, he draws post four for Bjorn Baker, who is 10-for-50 lately. He is by Bernardini and out of a dam that was Group stakes-placed twice, and gets Jason Collett, who should be able to get him away cleanly. #5 ACCOUTREMENTS is a first-time starter from James Cummings, who is having a sensational year, especially with his youngsters. She has had four barrier trials and draws towards the outside with Rachel King. By Exceed and Excel, she is out of a dam by Singspiel that has produced Group 1 winners Helmet (the sire of Thunder Snow) and Epaulette, and two other group stakes winners. Plus, she is a half-sister to super broodmare sire Anabaa. She has just the pedigree that you would expect from a Godolphin first-time starter. On Her Word can handle these if she shows the usual improvement second time out. Don't forget Twin Spires' Australian Racing Bet Back offer where you may receive $5 win bet back on Australian A tracks Monday through Thursday if you opt in and play at least four races on a single day using the new TwinSpires platform. If you finish second, you get up to $5 back per race with a maximum of $50 maximum bonus per player each week.