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Hickmott’s four-pronged premiership assault

Murray Bridge trainer Michael Hickmott is preparing to launch a late-season assault on the Adelaide trainers’ premiership and extend his lead at Morphettville on the Parks track on Saturday.

After a sizzling start to the 2020-21 racing season Hickmott holds a one-win buffer on the Phillip Stokes stable but heads to Morphettville armed with four winning chances all well in the market with tab.com.au.

Promising two-year-old Runamigo is marked a $3.40 chance on the quick back-up from last weekend when narrowly beaten into third place behind Garrire.

Runamigo has drawn a wide gate in the small field but has the help of a three-kilogram claim, with apprentice Jacob Opperman engaged.

Hickmott also has a strong hand in the quaddie.

In the second leg he has Lady Bethany ($3.90), who will be trying to enhance her impressive record at the track and trip chasing her fourth win from six starts over the Parks 1250m circuit.

Former New Zealander Peloton is marked a $7 chance at his second run back from a spell.

He has two wins from as many starts on the Parks track and should appreciate the jump from 1200 to 1550m, while Lord Bouzeron $4.60 was well backed last weekend when placed behind Call Me Shamus and is also jumping up in trip.

Hickmott scratched talented grey Sky Punch from Melbourne.

 

IMAGE: Runamigo is a winning hope for the Michael Hickmott stable.

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