THE dogs are barking for DINGO DOLLAR in the Ladbrokes Trophy. There’s a pretty narrow weight band for winners of this classy contest.
All seven past heroes have had between 10st 8lb and 11st 6lb on their back.
That means Elegant Escape, Beware The Bear, Brave Eagle, Yala Enki, Walt, The Conditional and Commodore fall by the wayside.
Only one real outsider has scored in the past decade so cross out rags Yorkhill, Robinsfirth, Le Musee, Daklondike, Some Chaos, Joe Farrell, Regal Encore and Shantou Village.
A recent run is important and that’s bad news for market leader Ok Corral along with Borice.
Finishing in the first three last time is key as the past eight winners managed that. So Mister Malarky, On The Blind Side and De Rasher Counter go.
The Great Denman is the last nine-year-old to score back in 2009 which has to be a negative for Two Taffs and West Approach.
And the final key stat is a previous course win as that has been another big pointer. That means we lose Cabaret Queen.
That leaves just one horse standing — DINGO DOLLAR. He was third in this race last season and ticks all the boxes to go two better today.