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Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta Preview





RACE 1 - 11:55AM Nutrien Ag Solutions Port Augusta Maiden Handicap (1498 METRES)

Looks the perfect race for BLESSED AWARD who has been sent out favourite at two runs in SA. He got back before making late ground at Murray Bridge and looks hard to beat here. CONGE has been runner-up his past couple and shapes as the main danger to the favourite. SLIPPED UP was OK at his first run in SA and ILLUSION DATE has claims on a good effort at Hawker.



RACE 2 - 12:30PM Techwool Trading Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

ZIPADEE has been good at his past couple at Hawker and then again here last time behind River. She draws out but this does look a race she can be winning. Very short at the $1.75. MANDIBLE is a former Victorian who ran favourite at Werribee and wasn't beaten far last time out. She is on debut for David Jolly and can threaten here. SUGAR GLIDER will find this easier than last time behind They Call Me Alvin at Murray Bridge. VENDETTA comes out of two races at Morphettville and has trialled OK, LORAINE'S FLOWJO was good last time behind River at a big odds.

SELECTIONS: ZIPADEE, Mandible, Sugar Glider


RACE 3 - 1:05PM Billa Kalina Pastoral Company Benchmark 66 Handicap (1396 METRES)

Interesting race here and the best form from GRIBBLE would be right in the mix here. He's back in class on recent form and drawn the inside but is making his local debut. Likewise, if the 3yo version of GRINZINGER STAR was here on debut for Kylie Mckerlie, he'd be winning a race like this. But his best hasn't been seen for a long time. DOCTOR DOOLITTLE has been placed in all five starts here and is going to win a race one day. AUGUSTA ROCK defeated him last time out and is sure to give this a big shake despite a sticky gate but does have the claim. KISSABLE EIGHT won here two runs back and draws perfectly. AMBERTONE was good finishing 2nd behind Time Warrior last time.

SELECTIONS: RUBBLE, Augusta Rock, Doctor Dolittle


RACE 4 - 1:40PM Wilkatana Station Stays Benchmark 58 Handicap (1600 METRES)

The even money on offer DESIDERO looks a good bet he has three wins from five starts here, the benefit of the claim and should take a power of beating. SEMINOLES could be an improver in a race like this despite a tricky barrier. DUKE OF CHRISTOPHE is a dual winner here with each-way appeal, WICKED RHYTHM was racing well earlier in the year and is another right up to these if anywhere near right. BALDY had some specking at Balaklava last time out.

SELECTIONS: DESIDERO, Seminoles, Duke Of Christophe


RACE 5 - 2:15PM Elders Port Augusta BM50 Handicap (1100 METRES)

Again a track specialist looks hard to beat here and LIBERTY BLUE has been out of the money just once in eight starts here. He led at Gawler last time and is going to take some catching from an inside gate. The rest are all very even. MAYBE THIS TIME has won well here, JACKPOT JOHNNY scored at Hawker two starts back and MISS CATASTROPHI has been looking for a race like this with placings at three of four starts before a break. ALL THINGS NICE draws a nice barrier. DOUG'S JOURNEY draws wide but has the help of a claim.

SELECTIONS: LIBERTY BLUE, Maybe This Time, Miss Catastrophi


RACE 6 - 2:55PM Oldfield Memorial Squatters' Cup (Benchmark 80 Hcp) (1867 METRES)

FULTON STREET ticks all the boxes chasing his third Cup. He topped up for this with a game effort at Morphettville behind Jaguary. The David Jolly-trained galloper will roll forward and take a lot of catching with the help of a claim. KORODON looks over the odds a good win here two starts back but does draw a tricky barrier. LEONARDA has won five of 11 starts here and will loom as the winner at some stage. NOSTROVIA was good behind Desidero last start and has been set for this. APOLLO JET has some handy form good races for something like this  and must be respected.



RACE 7 - 3:35PM Macumba Station Class Two Handicap (1396 METRES)

Plenty to like about the way RIALTOR smashed rivals here two starts back. He'll roll forward form a good barrier and is going to take a lot of catching. ALPHEUS looks the danger on his handy form and was placed at Morphettville four starts back. WINTER HARBOUR is another who can measure-up here on a Gawler win four runs back has each-way appeal.  RIVER was well backed to win here last time.

SELECTIONS: RIALTOR, Alpheus, Winter Harbour


RACE 8 - 4:10PM Bollards Lagoon Pastoral Company Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Few chances here but looks a nice race for WOUNDED SOLIDER who has been around the mark in better class. He draws perfectly but has plenty of weight and is going to take some beating and looks a nice each-way bet. CENTRE SCOOTA chased home Carbone last time and is sure to make his presence felt in a race like this from a nice inside barrier. DOMINATION was unplaced at his only start here but is a free running leader who could run rivals off their feet. HE WILL BOOM can figure in a race like this. He mixes form but can finish hard with the right run. EQUAL BALANCE has been placed at his past two and should be thereabouts from a nice barrier.

SELECTIONS: WOUNDED SOLIDER, Centre Scoota, Domination

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