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EXPERT RACING TIPS: BORDERTOWN

BORDERTOWN PREVIEW | FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

Rail: True | Weather: Overcast, 22 | Track: Good 4

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Lachlan Mosley

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BACK: #6 Tiny Rebel (WIN) for 2 units

TINY REBEL has led them up and given a great sight when 2nd at Balaklava and 3rd at Gawler. Ran 1.2L 3rd at Gawler behind YEELANNA who then came out and won again at Saturday metro level. That’s a good form line for this. Draws well, likes this distance and will make own luck up front.

Lachlan Mosley

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LAY: #1 Rohlon Drunk (WIN) for 1 unit

Horse has been thereabouts but is now starting to creep up in the weights (even with the claim) vs a handy bunch like this. Think there’s a few in this with a bit of upside vs a horse that’s had 67 starts and remains at this level. Tricky draw for the new apprentice to sort out.

RACE 1 | SELECTIONS

12. LADY LEANNA
5. SCUDETTO
7. EL PASO CITIE
4. HEBRINGS CASH

Strong race for a Country MDN. LADY LEANNA is first up for the Travis Doudle camp since crossing from Victoria where she ran some credible races at Sandown. Tuned up to this with a couple of pretty nice trials. Draws nicely and gets the states best South East rider Dom Tourneur aboard..

SCUDETTO ran well on debut at Oakbank when leading and boxing on well for 2nd. Will be better for this run and draws for an easy time in transit.

EL PASO CITIE got caught in a speed battle on debut but did a good job to keep fighting out the finish but was overhauled by a horse that had a much easier run in transit. Draws well and strips fitter.

HEBRINGS CASH was OK on debut but is in a powerful stable and open to improvement.

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RACE 2 | SELECTIONS

7. EIGHT UNDER
6. ULTRON
2. FREE FALLIN
3. INTERFERING

ULTRON was disappointing in both runs at Kangaroo Island last weekend. Led and just couldn’t hold on. Blinkers go off again and a Tounge Tie should help the horse race less keen. Draws well and should prove hard to run down.

FREE FALLIN was heavily backed at Oakbank but was very disappointing knocking up badly. Perhaps didn’t like the soft 5 or handle the tricky Oakbank track. Forgive that and give another go here. Previous form was excellent.

INTERFERING has been running on well of late. Drops back from 2000m to 1500m the concern but is racing consistently and this field has a long tail.

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BACK: #7 Eight Under (EACH-WAY) for 1 unit

Liked the debut of EIGHT UNDER when specked from $26 to $14 at Ararat. Got held up but worked through the line well for close up 7th. Will take benefit from that and should appreciate the extra trip.

RACE 3 | SELECTIONS

5. THE PENSKE FILE
2. PRINCE TIKEA
3. SHALAGA
8. WHAT A FLIRT
9. ARTISTIC GIRL (Saver)

PRINCE TIKEA was very disappointing as favourite at Kangaroo Island when backed in from $10 to $2.20. Got stuck wide throughout and knocked up. Forgive that. Drops in grade and well suited with the claim.

SHALAGA was getting home well from the back at Gawler last start when worked home well into 3rd placing. Hasn’t missed a place in 3 starts since coming across to the Aron Bain stable. Sure to go close again.

WHAT A FLIRT doesn’t know how to run a bad race. Hasn’t miss the quinella in her past 4 starts. Goes well at the track/distance and draws well.

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BACK: #5 The Penske File (WIN) for 1 unit

THE PENSKE FILE got a deserved MDN win at Murray Bridge last start when sitting 3 wide the trip on a hot tempo but still let down well to score on the line. He’s always shown good ability and the win might be the confidence booster the horse needs to progress through the grade. Draws for a soft run in transit.

BACK: #5 The Penske File (PLACE) for 1 unit

THE PENSKE FILE got a deserved MDN win at Murray Bridge last start when sitting 3 wide the trip on a hot tempo but still let down well to score on the line. He’s always shown good ability and the win might be the confidence booster the horse needs to progress through the grade. Draws for a soft run in transit.

RACE 4 | SELECTIONS

6. TINY REBEL
8. GOLD LOGIE
1. CANIDAE
2. DUKE OF ANJOU

THE BIG FREEZE was OK  first up at OAKBANK when 4L 11th. Is a 2nd up winner in the past and will find this race a lot easier. GOLD LOGIE worked home OK late for 6th at Ararat. Will be fitter and 2nd up form reads well.

CANIDAE has done nothing in two runs this prep. Has had 12 starts at Bordertown for 6 wins and 3 placings so must be respected regardless. DUKE OF ANJOU is mixing form of late but best is certainly good enough. Has a good record at this track/distance

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BACK: #6 Tiny Rebel (WIN) for 2 units

TINY REBEL has led them up and given a great sight when 2nd at Balaklava and 3rd at Gawler. Ran 1.2L 3rd at Gawler behind YEELANNA who then came out and won again at Saturday metro level. That’s a good form line for this. Draws well, likes this distance and will make own luck up front.

RACE 5 | SELECTIONS

8. THEBIGSOSSO
9. JUST A JILLAROO
6. HASTA LA CHILLY
7. GUTSY WAY

THEBIGSOSSO returns from a 6 month break and ran some decent races in his first campaign including a decent effort at BM70 level in town. Ran very well fresh last campaign and gets in well with the 2kg claim for Caitlin Tootell.

JUST A JILLAROO was close up fresh when 3rd at Naracoorte. Will be fitter for it and an accomplished senior takes over.

HASTA LA CHILLY returns from a break and didn’t put a foot wrong  in the debut campaign. Draws well and looks to have good upside. The same could be said about GUTSY WAY. He’s run very good races at metro level, draws well and will appreciate the drop back in class.

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LAY: #1 Rohlon Drunk (WIN) for 1 unit

Horse has been thereabouts but is now starting to creep up in the weights (even with the claim) vs a handy bunch like this. Think there’s a few in this with a bit of upside vs a horse that’s had 67 starts and remains at this level. Tricky draw for the new apprentice to sort out.

RACE 6 | SELECTIONS

7. MISS GATSBY
1 MISS VIGNETTE
2. ZEYDANA
4. IN THE SUN

Had NO ENTITLEMENT and VALLEY OF DARKNESS as my top 2 selections but now scratched.

A few of these are out of form. MISS GATSBY has been close up in the placings the past couple. She draws well and looks well weighted with the 2kg claim for Britney Wong.

MISS VIGNETTE was hard in the market last start but didn’t fire a shot at Naracoorte. Draws to settle much closer in running here and is one for the multiples.

ZEYDANA and IN THE SUN go into the multiples now with the morning scratchings.

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RACE 7 | SELECTIONS

8. SESAR
5. JOHNNY CIGAR
3. OFCOURSE I WILL
7. STOCKED AND LOADED

No bet race. Was really keen on PLAISIR at a price but has been scratched race morning.

SESAR last two starts have been honest placings behind a couple of rock hard fit horses in SANDASTAN and WOLF PRINCE. Can go close again.

JOHNNY CIGAR just needs a decent steer for a change to show his best. He’s struggling to win won but always catches the eye late. Best is good enough.

OFCOURSE I WILL came with a huge sweeping run from the tail to score impressively over the 1600m. The step up to 2000m for the first time should suit.

STOCKED AND LOADED was a strong winner at Kingscote. Can win again.

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