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Australian Racing: Edwards banking on another win

There’s four meetings to get involved with today with country meetings at Swan Hill, Goulburn and Tuncurry supplementing a provincial fixture at Cairns.

Bank to continue winning run

Matterhorn is expected to have his supporters ahead of the fourth race at Cairns, a 1250m Benchmark 70 contest.

Trained by Stephen Massingham the gelding performs well at this track including when a close up sixth over this course and distance when racing first up this spell.

Move away from here resulted in a disappointing 14th over 1400m at Townsville and while the seven-year-old dropped to 950m to win by half-a-length in a Benchmark 70 event here last month the trip here should prove no issue.

Bank Bank Bank has been in good form this spell winning all four starts including twice over 950m at this venue.

Frank Edwards, on board for all four of those victories takes the ride once more following a two length triumph in a 1400m event at Townsville just over a month ago and having won four of his seven previous starts and with the forecast soft 5 track no issue the son of Written Tycoon looks up to registering win number five.

Kittens for Goulburn glory

Fast Sagrado and Keagan Latham take the eye in the fifth race at Goulburn, a 1300m Class 1 contest set to take place on a soft 6 track.

Placed on his last two starts including over 1400m at Hawkesbury in May the four-year-old is racing first up here and while has placed on his first start back in the past he is likely to find Lockup The Kittens has too much for her.

VIctorious by half-a-length in a maiden over 1200m on a heavy 9 track at Wagga on 25th August the four-year-old was building on a string of solid placed efforts including when fourth over 1000m at this venue earlier this year.

The picks liking for a wet track could prove crucial come race time and with Jeff Penza up the gelding is taken to register a second career success.

Lover to break maiden

The fourth race at Swan Hill, a 1600m maiden contest has attracted a field of 18 with the Patrick Payne-trained Jaykayann expected to jump as favourite on the back of a promising fourth on a soft 7 track in a 1400m maiden at Echua when making her debut at the end of July.

Has drawn a good barrier five off the rail and with Harry Coffey, who boasts a near 23% strike-rate (17/75) at this venue in the last 12 months taking over in the saddle the daughter of Tavistock deserves the utmost respect.

Drawn one outside the Patrick Payne runner is Jilted Lover who has left is two efforts in maiden company in his first spell well behind him in two outings this time around.

Failed to trouble the judge when ninth and then seventh over 1400m in maiden races at Pakenham earlier in the year but showed a marked improvement in form when runner-up over 1415m at Sale on a good 4 track last month.

Duly delivered a solid third place finish when tackling this 1600m distance for the first time on a heavy track at Bendigo two weeks ago.

Ridden from off the pace in all four previous starts Jacob Noonan is expected to employ similar tactics on his first ride on the son of Tivaci and the four-year-old is taken to pounce late to deliver a first victory.

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