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Australian Racing - Racing: Rolling Moss a player under Newitt

The weekend is closing in and there's lots of racing action to bring us there with five Friday meetings to enjoy.

They go at Sunshine Coast, Carnarvon, Coffs Harbour, Geelong and Goulburn this Friday, with 37 contests across the day.

Friday's pair of picks are in form, with Single Memo just missing out at Sunshine Coast on her last start and Rolling Moss a front-runner to reckon with after a confidence-boosting win last time out.

Memo can run big race at Sunshine Coast

The Steven O'Dea and Matthew Hoysted yard have a leading chance in this Class 3 handicap with Single Memo, fourth over track and trip on her most recent start.

She's earned two wins already in this campaign, including in a better contest than this one at this track in the middle of last month.

On the back of that effort, she ran fourth back here on 3rd June over the same distance. She was perhaps a little wider than desired at times in the race but put herself into a challenging position late on and was beaten only a length-and-a-quarter in settling for fourth spot.

The stewards noted that Jaden Lloyd accepted his fate in the final strides of that contest and, granted a better passage, they can get back on the up now.

Perseids was a beaten favourite on the Polytrack here last time and returns with a solid chance, while Sneaky Starter likes this venue and has to be on the shortlist for Mick Mair. Her run here last time was a first-up effort back from a break and it won't be a shock if she strips fitter.

Newitt's mount to keep Rolling

Rolling Moss led every step of the way in a recent win at Echuca and perhaps will be underestimated in the market now attempting the follow up for trainer Shawn Mathrick.

That win came over 1200 metres and a slight decrease in distance shouldn't be a worry now. The gelding has been in good form in recent starts and, from stall four, should be able to get out and adopt his favoured front-running tactics again now.

The booking of Craig Newitt to ride now is another positive in his favour and they look set to be overpriced in the betting for what appears a very open contest in which it might pay to go after some value.

Towards the front of the market will be McKeever, an in-form runner for Symon Wilde but drawn wide enough in stall 12, and the Matt Laurie runner Big Apple. He's taking a dip in class here back from a metro track after a 24-week absence, but he has got promising form first-up from a layoff and is lightly-raced, so it's probable there is more to come from him this preparation.

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