Race 1, No. 4 LADY BETHANY
Is better than what she showed in her first Australian run although to be fair to her Borris In Ossory did his best Nature Strip impersonation on a leaders track and belted everything. Was favorite there, drops back to maiden company and the underrated Todd Pannell takes the reins. Needs to respond at this level but giving her another chance to do so.
Race 8, No. 2 CRONAUER
Seems to race his best with the little gap between runs so don't find the little freshen up since his first run of the campaign here where he was okay when midfield on a leader's track and the experienced Shayne Cahill sticks. His form at 64-70 level last prep was good enough for this and looks over the odds at $11 in a weak race to finish.
Always have to respect the big local yard of Grant Young who whilst can be hard to catch at times, is safely in front of the trainers table for this season at Murray Bridge with 14 wins so far and he saddles up 7 runners today.
Race 6, No. 4 AD FINEM
They generally take a few runs to hit their straps with Stephen Theodore and third up today with Stubby Holder taking the ride, this 5yo has been supported at big price getting over a trip ($19.00 - $11.00).
Leg 1: 1,3,4
Leg 2: 1,4,5,6,7
Leg 3: 3,4,7
Leg 4: 1,2,5
$54 gets you 50%.
Race 1: 4-3-1-5. Best Bet see above.
Race 2: 4-3-6-9. Resuming and whils has had chances, he clearly has the best exposed form although a few of these are open to improvement. Watch the betting.
Race 3: 3-4-2-10. Again, the betting with the first starters may tell us more. Monet had one run in NSW as a beaten fav and has been given plenty of time whilst returns a gelding. His second trial last week suggested he was ready to go.
Race 4: 1-5-6-3. Perhaps the each way play at $6 as they should go hard and he draws for the suck run just off them with the claim. This is easier than his last few efforts.
Race 5: 4-1-3-5. Like all of these, he's a little hard to catch but was winning in town earlier this year and was around 7 weeks between runs at Strathalbyn. Is each way odds with the 2kg claim.
Race 6: 5-1-6-7. Will lean towards the fit Grant Young runner who been whacking away okay of late and should find this a little easier. Pretty open race, though.
Race 7: 3-7-4-1. Winning strike rate is a concern but is generally an improver with a run under the belt and did place behind Handsome Return second up last prep. That reads very well for this.
Race 8: 2-1-5-4. Bolter see above.