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Murray Bridge GH: Murray Bridge Racing Club

15th January 2022

  • Track distance icon

    1600m

  • Weather icon

    Fine

  • Rain icon

    Nil

  • Rail type icon

    +3m 1800m-1000m incl 2000m & 1800m Chute; True Remainder

  • Track icon

    Good 4

Winning Post-1600m: Solid coverage overall. Minor wear but not concentrated to any specific lanes. Walked a Good 3 at the time, but was in the vicinity of thirty degrees and hadn't yet been watered so it's likely to be a bit softer if well irrigated. There was a bare patch in lane 1 and 2 at the 1800m mark but that's unlikely to cause any issues. 

1600m-1200m: Coverage is very good and barely any wear to speak of in this section. The stick goes in with slightly less force than previous section so probably sits in the Good 4 range. It’s a lovely surface here.  

1200m-800m: Good length of grass, some minor wear closer to the fence from the 1000m mark as the horses start to turn the bend. The rail in this section remains in the True position so wear is more evident towards the fence here.  

1200m-800m (chute): Thicker pad of grass under foot in this chute. There’s an enormous amount of cushion under foot, the horses will feel like they’re wearing a fresh pair of Reebok Pumps. Walks a Good 4 but is in top condition. 

800m-400m: Significantly more fill across the inside two lanes from the 700m mark to the 400m mark. I’d say much slower going towards the fence here. Some marking from lane 9 and beyond due to trackwork but I’d say lanes 3-9 will be better ground. Good 4, no softer at time of walking. 

400m-Winning Post: The fence isn’t as worn as the previous section but still a walks slower. Also marking out beyond lane 9 so think those lanes between 3-9 will still be the best ground. Still a solid pad under foot and walks between a ‘3’ and a ‘4’ with irrigation to come. 

Verdict: The wind is as big a factor as anything else at the track but I’d be pretty comfortable to bet on the inside being inferior ground from the 800m to the winning post. I didn’t walk it at the most recent meeting on January 1 but from the vision it was evident the inside was inferior ground. The rail remains in the same spot turning and I’m confident it will race like that again. I thought lanes 3-9 would be the target lanes for jockeys, cover also a bonus. At the time of walking I would have rated the track a Good 3, but I’m guessing they’ll be irrigating a couple of times before raceday.

Track walked at 2pm Thursday, 13 January 2022

Rail details +3m 1800m-1000m incl 2000m & 1800m Chute; True Remainder
Track type Turf
Penetrometer 0.00
Nominations close Mon 10 Jan 22 12:00PM ACDT
Weights last published Tue 11 Jan 22 12:00AM ACDT
Acceptances must be declared before Wed 12 Jan 22 9:00AM ACDT
Riders must be declared before Wed 12 Jan 22 12:00PM ACDT

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2. Happy Birthday Steve Ross Handicap 1600m, 12:52pm

Total prize pool: $54,750

1st: $29,100, 2nd: $9,675, 3rd: $4,425, 4th: $2,850, 5th: $2,325

BenchMark 82 (BM82), Handicap (Hcp), Rating Based (RTG), Apprentices can claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

results

Fin Name Barrier Weight Margin Starting price Time More info
1
J: Ben Price (a3/50kg) T: Kym Hann
1 54.0 (cd 51.0kg) 0.0 $3.60 01:35.720
  • Jockey

    Ben Price

  • Trainer

    Kym Hann

  • Barrier

    1

  • Weight

    54.0

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    5YO

  • Colour

    bay or brown

  • Gender

    Gelding

  • Status

    Active

  • J WT

    50.5kg

  • Ballot Seq

    7

  • Prize

    $64,715

  • Racing colours

    Cerise And Black Diamonds, Black Sleeves, Diamond Cap

  • Owners

    Mrs M T Knight & J W Knight

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Royal Flirt
    SIRE: Zoustar

  • Career

    15:4-0-1

  • 1st up

    4:0-0-0

  • 2nd up

    4:1-0-1

  • Track

    1:1-0-0

  • Dist

    4:3-0-0

  • Trk/Dst

    1:1-0-0

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    10:3-0-1

  • Soft

    4:1-0-0

  • Heavy

    1:0-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
1st / 11 MUBR 01/01/2022 1600 Good BM60 21125 Jacob Opperman 60 9 64
  • 2 Harbouring
  • 3 Kung Fu Fighting (NZ)
1st / 8 ALB 11/12/2021 1600 Good BM58 12280 Jack Martin 60 5 55
  • 2 Wise Dragon
  • 3 Bravado Lass
3rd / 12 BDGO 25/11/2021 1300 Good BM58 2000 Ms Tahlia Hope 63 8 60
  • 1 Atomic Selfie
  • 2 Hay Cliffy
7th / 9 PAKM 05/11/2021 1200 Soft BM64 700 Jake Noonan 59 7 61
  • 1 Design Artist
  • 2 Expectant
10th / 10 SANH 03/02/2021 1600 Good BM64 1000 Jack Martin 59 10 62
  • 1 Flandersrain
  • 2 Magnossiva
2
J: Shayne Cahill T: Shayne Cahill
3 61.0 2.7 $4.40 01:36.140
  • Jockey

    Shayne Cahill

  • Trainer

    Shayne Cahill

  • Barrier

    3

  • Weight

    61.0

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    7YO

  • Colour

    bay or brown

  • Gender

    Gelding

  • Status

    Active

  • J WT

    56.0kg

  • Ballot Seq

    9

  • Prize

    $401,525

  • Racing colours

    Red, Gold Sash And Sleeves, Royal Blue Cap

  • Owners

    Mrs J Bacchus, G R Bacchus, Mrs L Ayliffe, Ms T L Christensen, Mrs M E Ford, Mrs J K Tyler, Mrs H M George, Mrs T C Spencer-James, Mrs M G Pedersen, M S K Pedersen, Ms J Whitehead & Mrs G S Whitehead

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Ready Made Devil
    SIRE: Ambidexter

  • Career

    44:13-8-3

  • 1st up

    6:1-2-0

  • 2nd up

    6:2-1-1

  • Track

    3:0-1-1

  • Dist

    16:5-1-1

  • Trk/Dst

    2:0-0-1

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    33:10-7-2

  • Soft

    11:3-1-1

  • Heavy

    0:0-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
1st / 5 BORD 05/01/2022 1550 Soft BM72 10625 Shayne Cahill 65 5 82
  • 2 Star Jan
  • 3 Naseeb
12th / 13 MORP 11/12/2021 1200 Good XMAS HCP - Callan Murray 55 5 83
  • 1 Outlaws Revenge
  • 2 Calypso Reign
14th / 14 CAUL 26/06/2021 1600 Soft BM78 - Lewis German 61 8 84
  • 1 Ballet Master (NZ)
  • 2 Jittery Jack
10th / 16 FLEM 05/06/2021 2000 Good BM84 2700 Will Price 60 2 87
  • 1 Lunar Flare
  • 2 Vegas Knight
12th / 15 MORP 15/05/2021 1600 Soft R A LEE - Jye McNeil 55 3 89
  • 1 Lord Vladivostok (NZ)
  • 2 Dr Drill (GB)
3
J: Jake Toeroek T: Shane Oxlade
2 57.5 4.3 $31 01:36.380
  • Jockey

    Jake Toeroek

  • Trainer

    Shane Oxlade

  • Barrier

    2

  • Weight

    57.5

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    7YO

  • Colour

    bay

  • Gender

    Mare

  • Status

    Active

  • Ballot Seq

    2

  • Prize

    $387,645

  • Racing colours

    Pink And Purple Diagonal Stripes, White Sleeves And Cap

  • Owners

    F G Sghirripa, Mrs J M Oxlade, Mrs L R Day, A J Inglis, J N Heaslip, G J Tucker, K J D Schubert & Miss R Kaur

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Cislunar
    SIRE: Americain

  • Career

    54:8-6-3

  • 1st up

    6:0-0-0

  • 2nd up

    6:0-0-1

  • Track

    3:0-0-0

  • Dist

    8:1-0-0

  • Trk/Dst

    2:0-0-0

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    42:7-5-2

  • Soft

    12:1-1-1

  • Heavy

    0:0-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
8th / 13 MORP 02/11/2021 2500 Good BM80 2225 Paul Gatt 60 7 82
  • 1 Santelmo Fuego
  • 2 Exalted Ambition
7th / 9 MRPK 23/10/2021 2250 Good BM78 1275 Ms Margaret Collett 58 5 84
  • 1 Smiling Assassin
  • 2 Slipintothis (NZ)
8th / 11 MORP 09/10/2021 2500 Good BM76 1275 Ms Margaret Collett 60 4 86
  • 1 Slipintothis (NZ)
  • 2 Smiling Assassin
10th / 12 M V 24/09/2021 2040 Good JRA CUP - Dean Yendall 54 2 87
  • 1 Secret Blaze
  • 2 Homesman (USA)
13th / 16 BKVA 15/09/2021 1600 Good BKVA CUP - Ms Kayla Crowther 55 14 89
  • 1 Winning Partner
  • 2 Second Slip (NZ)
4
J: Paul Gatt T: Richard & Chantelle Jolly
5 54.5 5.1 $2.90F 01:36.520
  • Jockey

    Paul Gatt

  • Trainer

    Richard & Chantelle Jolly

  • Barrier

    5

  • Weight

    54.5

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    5YO

  • Colour

    bay

  • Gender

    Gelding

  • Status

    Active

  • J WT

    53.0kg

  • Ballot Seq

    5

  • Prize

    $130,680

  • Racing colours

    Blue, Pink Fleur De Lys, Yellow Sleeves

  • Owners

    R R Jolly, P J Ninnis, Mrs P C Southern-Ninnis, G S Gifford, C M Fitzgerald, P M Fitzgerald, A S Whittaker, I M Perryman, K R Sexton, R G Edwards, C S Rotheram, S Green, P T Ditchburn, C Hewitt, Lions Lair (Mgr: R Fraser), It's Under the Bonnet Son (Mgr: P D Morris), Bula Bula Synd & Tigers Racing

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Empowering
    SIRE: Toronado

  • Career

    16:3-3-2

  • 1st up

    5:1-0-1

  • 2nd up

    4:0-1-1

  • Track

    1:0-0-0

  • Dist

    6:2-1-0

  • Trk/Dst

    1:0-0-0

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    12:3-1-2

  • Soft

    4:0-2-0

  • Heavy

    0:0-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
8th / 10 SBYN 30/12/2021 1000 Good OPEN-TRL - Ms Nichola Yuen - - -
  • 1 Octane
  • 2 Starspangled Saga
16th / 16 MORP 17/12/2021 1600 Good BM76 - Jake Toeroek 59 6 72
  • 1 Picaroon
  • 2 Cuban State
1st / 11 MORP 27/11/2021 1600 Good BM64 23600 Ms Alana Kelly 59 7 68
  • 2 Artful Libby
  • 3 Rapid Raiser
2nd / 11 MRPK 06/11/2021 1400 Good BM68 5750 Jake Toeroek 60 4 68
  • 1 Perfect Command
  • 2 Echo Boomer
4th / 8 MORP 16/10/2021 1200 Soft 4UP E&G BM68 2350 Jake Toeroek 60 7 68
  • 1 Noname Lane
  • 2 Ocean Reward
5
J: Jason Holder T: Andrew Homann
6 56.0 5.1 $4.80 01:36.520
  • Jockey

    Jason Holder

  • Trainer

    Andrew Homann

  • Barrier

    6

  • Weight

    56.0

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    6YO

  • Colour

    brown

  • Gender

    Gelding

  • Status

    Active

  • J WT

    52.0kg

  • Ballot Seq

    4

  • Gear changes

    Pads (Front) FIRST TIME

  • Prize

    $203,025

  • Racing colours

    White, Royal Blue Sash, Armbands And Cap

  • Owners

    J M Stewart

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Magooey
    SIRE: Rebel Raider

  • Career

    30:6-4-4

  • 1st up

    6:0-1-1

  • 2nd up

    5:0-1-1

  • Track

    0:0-0-0

  • Dist

    8:2-1-0

  • Trk/Dst

    0:0-0-0

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    16:5-4-1

  • Soft

    8:0-0-3

  • Heavy

    6:1-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
0th / 11 FLEM 18/12/2021 1600 Good BM84 - Luke Currie 55 8 74
  • 1 High 'n' Dry
  • 2 Tatunka
1st / 7 MRPK 04/12/2021 1950 Good BM78 29100 Jason Holder 56 3 70
  • 2 Flow Meter
  • 3 Perfect Route
7th / 8 TRAR 28/11/2021 1900 Good HCP 1400 Craig Newitt 54 1 72
  • 1 Huntly Castle
  • 2 Starspangled Baby
5th / 7 KYNE 03/11/2021 2012 Heavy KYNE CUP 3750 Teodore Nugent 54 2 72
  • 1 Indiana Lilly
  • 2 Silent Command
7th / 14 BDGO 27/10/2021 1600 Good BM70 1000 Jamie Mott 61 2 72
  • 1 Saccharo
  • 2 Aurora's Symphony
6
J: Jacob Opperman (a2/54kg) T: Sue Murphy
4 54.0 6.9 $18 01:36.800
  • Jockey

    Jacob Opperman

  • Trainer

    Sue Murphy

  • Barrier

    4

  • Weight

    54.0

  • Starting price

    -

  • Age

    7YO

  • Colour

    brown or black

  • Gender

    Gelding

  • Status

    Active

  • J WT

    54.0kg

  • Ballot Seq

    8

  • Prize

    $230,625

  • Racing colours

    Lime, Black Band And Armbands

  • Owners

    R W Brighton, Mrs M C Brighton, C A Richardson, Miss S T Murphy

  • Breeding info

    DAM: Devil's Thumbprint
    SIRE: More Than Ready

  • Career

    37:8-7-1

  • 1st up

    7:1-0-1

  • 2nd up

    5:0-2-0

  • Track

    3:0-0-0

  • Dist

    15:5-1-1

  • Trk/Dst

    1:0-0-0

  • Firm

    0:0-0-0

  • Good

    27:8-7-0

  • Soft

    9:0-0-1

  • Heavy

    1:0-0-0

Recent form

Video Pos Venue Date Dist Cond Race Prize Jockey WT Bar RTG Result
3rd / 5 BORD 05/01/2022 1550 Soft BM72 2225 Jacob Opperman 57 1 65
  • 1 Dexter You Devil
  • 2 Star Jan
7th / 11 MORP 24/07/2021 1600 Heavy BM78 1275 Ms Emily Finnegan 55 6 67
  • 1 Jaguary (NZ)
  • 2 Flying Pierro
6th / 6 NARA 27/06/2021 1200 Soft BM68 825 Dom Tourneur 61 4 69
  • 1 Challicum
  • 2 Wild Colonial Boy
9th / 15 MUBR 21/04/2021 1600 Good BM68 - Jacob Opperman 59 2 70
  • 1 Sadente
  • 2 Bajan
3rd / 6 NARA 10/03/2021 900 Good OPEN-TRL - Dom Tourneur - - -
  • 1 Eagles Forever
  • 2 Tom's Shout