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Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn Preview

BEST BET: GALAHAD GURU (Race 7)

EACH-WAY: LUCERNEFIELD (Race 8)

VALUE: REGAL TRIUMPH (Race 4)

 

RACE 1 - 12:10PM Northpoint Fleurieu / SABOIS Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

POLLYANNA was week backed at Murray Bridge back in May when fifth behind Fearless Vision before going to town and only being beaten 4.9 lengths behind Flirting. She has a recent trial under her belt and must be kept very safe. BARACONI has been placed at three of six starts and was sent out $2.45 first-up from a spell when third behind After You at Gawler. She went to town and was beaten 8.7 lengths behind Naleigh last time but this looks a very winnable race on her Murray Bridge effort back in April when runner-up behind Daniyah. NANA DULCE was beaten 3.9 lengths behind Celestine on debut, followed that with another good effort at Murray Bridge behind Dantree, before chasing home Naleigh last time. She has the advantage of the inside gate. I thought LEFTRIGHTGOODNITE was a nice enough trial at Penola for a race like this. He sat wide, was kept out of trouble and wasn’t knocked around late. HEAVY ROTATION has been good at both runs in SA and had specking at a massive price last time.

SELECTIONS: POLLYANNA, Baraconi, Nana Dolce

 

RACE 2 - 12:45PM Hygain Trainers Choice / SABOIS Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

DISCREPANCY is back for her second campaign and was tried in some good races last time around like the Dequetteville, Queen Adelaide and Sires’ Produce. She was far from disgraced at all three. She trialled well for her return, way back on August 27 behind Koruto, and must be kept very safe. SHADOW BOOM is bursting to win a maiden and his past three efforts have been very good for a race like this. She ran fourth to Halogen at Murray Bridge, third behind Star Of Uma and then third behind Beau Rossa. All three winners have lots of upside. She’s drawn a touch wide but deserves to break through. MISS LANGTRY looked pretty good winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out and the David Jolly stable is enjoying a brilliant run. SCISSORHANDS showed speed and led when third in a recent Murray Bridge trial. KILDERKIN ran through the line OK on debut and did trial well. JACJAC JACQUI ran well here behind The Haitian Poet last time out and draws a nice gate.

SELECTIONS: DISCREPANCY, Shadow Boom, Miss Langtry

 

RACE 3 - 1:20PM Hygain Micrspeed / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

SEA WITNESS gets his chance here. He was placed behind Twist Of Fury at Moe and runner-up behind Jungle Sensation at Pakenham before coming to SA and running well, beating home all but Naleigh at Morphettville last time. MY GOLDEN CHAIN won two trials before a good on debut at Gawler on debut when second behind Siyaadeh. He draws a nice gate here and gets his chance to break through. FIFTYSEVENTHSTREET is an interesting runner. He trialled well when second to Allez Sur Le Gris at Morphettville back in June and finished off strongly in a recent Strath jump-out. JUST HALO got a mile back on debut and made ground behind Amuri at a massive price. He again made some ground behind Naleigh last time and can improve in a race like this. WEST CLIFF was placed here before a spell and jumped out pretty well for his return.

SELECTIONS: SEA WITNESS, My Golden Chain, Fiftyseventhstreet

 

RACE 4 - 1:55PM Hygain @ Daish / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1600 METRES)

GONDOLIER was only reeled in here late first-up from a break. He stays at the mile, has been placed at all five runs here on his home deck and will take some beating. REGAL TRIUMPH trialled well at Murray Bridge recently, beating home recent Morphettville winner Naleigh. He didn’t do a lot in his first five starts but this is a suitable assignment first-up and he looks big overs at $31 in opening markets with tab.com.au. SHEBRINGZIT was tested in some handy races last time in work. She’d had two trials back which have only been fair but getting to the mile looks ideal. MISSALLURE ran some handy races in Victoria and was placed at her local debut behind Cashin’ Chex, but she was beaten 6.1 lengths. ALITTLEBITOFFREBA was $4.20 to $2.50 at Bordertown in June when beaten into second spot and wasn’t a bad effort first-up at Gawler. She has claims out to the mile and back on her home track. OUR JOURNEYMAN ran well at a massive price behind Cashin’ Chex at Morphettville last time.

SELECTIONS: GONDOLIER, Missallure, Regal Triumph

 

RACE 5 - 2:30PM Hygain Victory BM 58 Hcp (Apprentice Riders Only) (2nd Leg Montgomerie/Forrest Apprentice Series) (1100 METRES)

Open race, but I thought ROCK HARD ran really well when second behind Storm Voyager at Morphettville last time out. That form has stood up since and he’s going to take some catching from barrier two. He opened $10 and was quickly into $7.50. EXALTED QUEEN is two from two here, both over the 1100m. She was solid behind Issara last time out and draws a good gate. GROOT looks very well suited in a race like this. He was runner-up at Pakenham three starts back, finished fourth behind Fearless Vision at Morphettville, then was only beaten 4.3 lengths behind Party Hack in finishing 11th last time. LOHN RANGER was $5-$4.40 when third behind Lancaster Sound last time out. He’s placed at two of four starts here and has appeal. CELINE led throughout to win at Balaklava back in April and was heavily backed to run favourite at Morphettville last time out. CARTIER TIARA was a good winner over Sidestreet at Gawler last time out and should measure up well here. NIC’S SECRET led them up and was only reeled in late by Lancaster Sound at a price at Morphettville last time.

SELECTIONS: ROCK HARD, Exalted Queen, Groot

 

RACE 6 - 3:05PM Hygain Release Benchmark 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)

SUNMATE has a good record this track and trip and he was too good for Lucky Dog here two starts back before a good run at Morphettville behind Beeokay. That’s good form for a race like this. ENKI has close to the $300k in the bank and is four wins and a second from five starts here at Strath. He is a winner first-up and gets in OK here via the claim. HANEDA looks nicely placed here on the back of her good run at Gawler two back and wasn’t far away behind Storm Voyager last time. STRYKE IN STYLE was good beating Just Kappy here last time out, but drops back from the 1350m to 1200m. However, he does boast three wins from four starts here. DOMINATION was good at Murray Bridge two starts back but has never won beyond 1050m, while IMPULSE DIAVOLO has never missed a place in four starts here. PIERRE BIZEL is a former Queenslander who was runner-up at the Sunshine Coast two starts back and jumped out OK recently.

SELECTIONS: SUNMATE, Enki, Stryke In Style

 

RACE 7 - 3:40PM Hygain Tracktorque Benchmark 62 Handicap (2060 METRES)

GALAHAD GURU was a winner here two starts back over this trip before an even effort in a strong race in town behind Hasta La Fiorente. He looks a major player despite a slightly sticky gate. ACT OF AGGRESSION was too good over 2132m on a soft track at Gawler back in June. VARACALLI LAD stuck on pretty well behind Pay The Man at Murray Bridge last week. ANTIPAS was too good over a mile at Murray Bridge, beating Meadows Young Buck, and has won over 2150m before. I’M BULLETPROOF made good ground in the same race and has a good record this trip on his home track. THE RED SEA was only beaten 3.6 lengths behind City Beats at Morphettville last weekend. STALAGMITE has a good record this track and trip but probably needs to improve a little to be factor, while HAPPY ATOM draws a good gate and made good ground behind Floriano at Gawler last time.

SELECTIONS: GALAHAD GURU, Act Of Aggression, Antipas

 

RACE 8 - 4:15PM Daish Irrigation and Fodder Benchmark 52 Handicap (1100 METRES)

Local LUCERNEFIELD has a handy record and did defeat AMBERTONE here back in March. He looked pretty forward in a recent jump-out here, running second to Fulton Street, and should go well despite being winless from three previous first-up runs. AMBERTONE ran really well behind Issara in town at odds last time out and has a good record here on her home track. She’ll give this a shake. EXALTED GOLD draws out but will most likely be pressing forward and wasn’t far away after leading up when fourth behind Issara in town. She did win her only start this track and trip. CHEVITE was a Gawler winner in July but all three of his wins have been on soft tracks. LIBERTY BLUE ran well behind Ranger Frank at Murray Bridge last week.

SELECTIONS: LUCERNEFIELD, Ambertone, Exalted Gold

 

RACE 9 - 4:50PM Hygain Off the Track Support Benchmark 54 Handicap (1350 METRES)

RISING THUNDER ran well at Murray Bridge behind Tignanello last time out and his overall form is pretty good for a race like this. AL MA BELLE was only beaten 4.9 lengths behind Vancity Gem at Morphettville before having some specking at Naracoorte behind Pewter last time. She was placed at her only start and Todd Pannell rides. HILUMIERE has been in the money at 12 of 19 starts here on her home track. She was too good for Li'l Hank two starts back and that horse ran really well in town on Saturday. Her latest behind Stryke In Style was pretty good. UNDESIRE is a winner here but needs to lift on her past couple, including the latest behind Free Hand. GRAVITY is two wins from three starts here and has been ticking over pretty well this time in. THE HAITIAN POET was good when winning here at a price two starts back before finding Picargo too smart at Morphettville. He draws out but must be respected.

SELECTIONS: RISING THUNDER, Al Ma Belle, Hilumiere

 

IMAGE: Galahad Guru winning at Strathalbyn last month.

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