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Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Preview






BLUE BEAR (Race 6)


RACE 1 - 1:40PM Sugar Financial Services Benchmark 54 Handicap (1050 METRES)

THE TRANCE FACTOR took a long time to break through but now put together two wins on end, both at this track. She gets in well with the 4kg Stacey Callow claim and can win again. The $1.80 is a lot harder to take than the $14 on offer last week. ATTACK THE PIN has speed and should give them something to chase. He was a Naracoorte winner last time in work and trialled OK recently. SECRET CHARGE has been in the money both starts here. DEXTER DUTTON was a winner here three starts back but only fair behind General Mint last time.

SELECTIONS: 1 THE TRANCE FACTOR, 5 Attack The Pin, 4 Secret Charge, 3 Dexter Dutton

PLAY: Happy to back THE TRANCE FACTOR if you can get black figures.


RACE 2 - 2:15PM Emmetts Three-Year-Old Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400 METRES)

DINGABLEDINGA was a big drifter when 4th behind I Am Bene in Saturday grade on debut. That form should hold up well here. SHE’S FULL OF IT was a good winner here beating Always Sometimes last time out draws to get a gun run. WITNESS GREATNESS won her maiden at Gawler three starts back and tracked into the race OK when beaten behind Miss Langtry at Strathalbyn last time, the winner has done it well again since.

SELECTIONS: 1 DINGBLEDINGA, 2 She’s Full Of It, 4 Witness Greatness, 3 Quizzle

PLAY: Hard to see any value on the small field, but the top three in the market should run the trifecta.


RACE 3 - 2:50PM Equine Advancement Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)

UNCLE LEO is half-brother to Stan The Caddy on debut for Will Clarken and was beaten 9 lengths in a Strathalbyn trial. He draws out but must be kept safe here. STARLOCKET ran well at odds behind Disagreeable Miss here last time. The inside draw can be tricky here, but that form looks OK. Likewise ALWAYS SOMETIMES had some specking at a big price and ran well behind She’s Full Of It here last time. MAKE IT A DOUBLE can measure-up in a race like this. ANGRY ANT has been around the mark at Port Lincoln.

SELECTIONS: 10 UNCLE LEO, 12 Starlocket, 1 Always Sometimes, 2 Angry Ant

PLAY: Something on UNCLE LEO and STARLOCKET to run the quinella.


RACE 4 - 3:25PM Neutrog Maiden Plate (1050 METRES)

Liked the recent jump-out of SWEET GINGER who makes her debut for Will Clarken. She’s an ex-Peter Moody galloper who was heavily backed on debut at Mornington where she drew the inside was beaten for speed and a touch plain. This looks a nice launching pad to her SA career. CASSADNRA ISABEL is bursting to win a maiden. She’s been placed at eight of 14 and was on speed when run down by Lamoree here last time. ARCTIC FLORA has been threatening to win a maiden for a while with 10 placings from her 30 starts and she comes off a good 3rd behind Miss Miduki at Morphettville. GOLDEN BEAUTY is on debut for the in-form Jordan Frew stable and must be kept safe. SNIPINO is a debutant for the Byron Cozamanis stable.

SELECTIONS: 11 SWEET GINGER, 6 Cassandra Isabel, 5 Arctic Flora, 10 Golden Beauty

PLAY: Again keen to back SWEET GINGER if you can get black figures.


RACE 5 - 4:00PM Adelaide Hills Farm Services Class One Handicap (1050 METRES)

Should be good speed here. BRAZEN BOY will spear forward and given them something to chase. He was OK first-up behind Star Espresso at Gawler before chasing home Champagne Dreams last time. His only win was over the 900m. STARSPANGLED SAGA was well tried to run fav here last week and looked to have her chance behind The Trance Factor. She’ll come across with Brazen Boy and ensure there is a solid tempo. GOLDEN RIPPLES is the blow out if these two cut each other to pieces. She made good ground here two starts back behind Dexter Dutton and then again finished off well behind Kungka Maru at Gawler. She’ll get the perfect run from gate two. DAZZLING HARMONY was a Balaklava winner three starts back beating Cassandra Isabel.

SELECTIONS: 7 GOLDEN RIPPLES, 2 Starspangled Saga, 1 Brazen Boy, 3 Dazzling Harmony

PLAY: Keen on GOLDEN RIPPLES each-way.


RACE 6 - 4:35PM Klose’s Foodland Benchmark 54 Handicap (1900 METRES)

BLUE BEAR was a good Balaklava winner three starts back beating Muffla before chasing home Ichibansan at Morphettville. He was good behind Turf Man at Murray Bridge last time, has been placed here but will need some luck from his wide gate. RANGER CEE JAY was well backed when runner-up behind O’Mizzna at Penola last time. His overall record is solid, he maps well here the 1900m appeals. He gets his chance. MUFFLA has been placed his past four and looked to have the race shot to pieces before Aquilifer beat him here last week. On talent he’s probably the best horse in the race but is proving costly for punters. ACE ATTACK races well here on his home deck and was runner-up behind Don’t Dismiss last time. He gets an inside gate and some weight relief with the Stacey Callow claim. THE RED SEA comes off a good Penola win beating Four Outlaws and has each-way appeal from the wide barrier. ANTIPAS was runner-up at Strathalbyn twice before an OK effort behind Aussie Sojourn there on Sunday and gets out in trip here when is a winner at his only start.

SELECTIONS: 6 BLUE BEAR, 4 Ranger Cee Jay, 5 Muffla, 1 Ace Attack

PLAY: Something each-way BLUE BEAR.


Race 7 - 5:10PM See you at Oakbank Easter Carnival 2022 Benchmark 54 Handicap (1400 METRES)

GRIMESY was an eye-catching effort at Gawler when he just missed running 4th behind Kungka Maru. He has been placed here before and should give a race like this a big shake. TOUGH LASSIE was good behind Bill The Boxer at Morphettville two starts back and then had solid backing when down the track behind Deforce at Penola. RICHTER was a good winner at Mindarie-Halidon on debut back in September and was second-up from a spell when runner-up behind Deforce at Bordertown last time. He draws the inside but should run well. MISTA KNOWITALL has been racing ok at Port Lincoln.

SELECTIONS: 3 GRIMESY, 6 Tough Lassie, 1 Richter, 7 Mista Knowitall

PLAY: GRIMESY looks a solid play.

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