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Australian Racing: Audrey Girl set for Cranbourne success

With five meetings across the country today there’s plenty of racing for punters to get stuck into this Wednesday.

Girl for Cranbourne triumph

We head to Cranbourne in Victoria for our first pick of the day which comes up in the fourth race of the day, a 1600m three-year-old contest.

Trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young look to hold strong claims of taking this out given they saddle two fancied runners headed by Telecaster who looks likely to jump as favourite following an impressive victory in a nine horse field here last month. Slowly away that day the Vanburgh gelding made most of the running kicking for home 200m out. However, he may have to give best to a more experienced rival in the shape of AUDREY GIRL who comes into this event on the back of a success in a 1715m handicap on a track rated heavy at Geelong earlier this month.

Ethan Brown is on board once more and having placed on all three starts at this venue including when third in a track and trip event at this level three starts back the filly is taken to get the better of her stablemate.

Sacred to score for Waller

Chris Waller is another trainer double-handed in a race at Cranbourne with the handler saddling both SACRED COMMAND and import Carbonetti in the penultimate race on the card, a 1400m contest. With the latter making his first start since moving over from Europe and with all of his Northern Hemisphere form coming on quick ground or synthetics it can fall to Jye McNeil’s mount to provide the handler with a victory.

The pick’s form tailed off last spell finishing down the field at Randwick and Rosehill but he shaped as if a win wasn’t far away when a close-up third over 1419m at Sale on his return to action earlier this month. Crucially he will have no issue with the underfoot conditions and having won second up in the past the New Zealand-bred is selected to score.

Warrior for first up success

Over at Belmont Park in Western Australia Daniel Morton looks to hold strong claims of taking the fifth race on the card, a 1200m event with the going currently described as a soft 6.

The Morton representative in this contest, WAR WARRIOR won twice from four starts last spell including over this track and trip when racing first up in November. Proved a disappointment on his final start of 2021 when last of 13 at Ascot in December but has been freshened up since and while the absence of a winning effort on soft going is a slight concern it’s worth noting he was beaten less than two lengths on his only previous outing on a soft surface.

Neither the trip nor track are an issue and with the capable Luke Campbell in the saddle the four-year-old looks up to delivering a victory on his return to action.

Creek for Canterbury glory

The action in New South Wales takes place at Canterbury with a competitive looking seven race card. The fifth race is a highly competitive 1900m contest with Kirkeby (Hugh Bowman) and Dinado (Tommy Berry) among those towards the head of the betting. The pair may have to give best to the Nash Rawiller-ridden TIDAL CREEK however having finished behind the selection when the trio met here earlier this month.

Annabel Neasham’s charge was racing first up that day and with improvement expected he looks up to deliver a third win in six career starts. 

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