With four meetings for punters to look at this Tuesday the one provincial card comes at Warwick with three country meets from Coleraine, Moruya and Tamworth.
We head to Warwick for our first pick of the day which comes in the sixth card on the card, a 1350m Benchmark 55 contest.
This event looks to be a race with no obvious pace angle and while top weight Pyrmont looks sure to attract support given his victory over 1300m at Moree in a Class 1 when last in action it’s worth noting that that effort came when racing from off the pace.
With the pace angle in mind it is worth siding with Kenji Yoshida-ridden Static Lift who has raced close to the speed in recent times including prior to finishing sixth in a Benchmark 65 contest over this trip at Ipswich last month.
The ten-year-old is comfortably the most experienced campaigner in the field and with a good draw in five he is taken to race prominently and can get the better of his younger rivals in this competitive contest.
The bend comes up quickly in the 920m races at Moruya so it’s no surprise to see horses who have drawn the inside barriers are fancied ahead of the final race on the card, a Benchmark 58 contest.
Bold Offa looks likely to jump as favourite having resumed with a solid second place finish in a Class 2 1000m event on a heavy 8 surface at Sapphire Coast recently.
Expected to strip fitter for that effort but will likely have competition for the lead with My Bold Boy a confirmed front runner with recent solid form to his name when following up to 1000m wins with a second place finish in a Class 2 at Wagga.
The presence of Jason Lyon’s mount in the field is likely to hinder the chances of Bold Offa and preference here is for Little River Rose who is likely to be ridden with slightly more restraint having raced in third prior to winning by a head in a Class 1 over 950m at Cowra on her penultimate start.
Aaron Clarke’s charge handles wet tracks and with a good barrier draw two off the rail is taken to track the early speed prior to delivering a third career success.
Dimension was a first up winner for his previous stable last spell and he acquitted himself well enough without really troubling the judge in his final two starts last campaign including when fourth of six over 1500m in a Benchmark 64 contest at Yarra Glen in March.
Well drawn ahead of this contest he looks to hold a favourites chance of providing jockey Aaron Bullock with a winner.
Small Town however is selected to defeat the son of Dundeel having placed on two of his three starts since winning over this course and distance in a Class 2 contest on a soft 5 track when racing first up here at the end of May.
Jockey Matthew Palmer should be able to get across to the rail on his mount and the pair are taken to make all the running in what looks an easier event than Small Town contested when runner-up over 900m at Coonabarabran on 23rd July.