GBJC Life Members Cup Benchmark 56 Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Stryke In Style
With a big drop in grade and now hard fit with three runs under his belt, this strapping big chestnut gets his chance to bring up career win number four.
He was good on resumption over the 1100m on this circuit when working home against the pattern before a second-up third-place finish at Morphettville on August 1 when doing his best work late and especially after the line.
Stryke In Style stepped up to a Saturday Benchmark 68 last start in an event where not a whole lot made ground from off the speed and he was still only beaten 1.3 lengths on the line.
There's some query stepping up to 1700m here but he'll get every chance to run it out against much weaker opposition on firmer going and gets some relief with the 1.5kg claim of Sophie Logan.
October 23rd - 2020 Gawler Cup Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Race 6)
Gawler Value Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Dynastic
Coming back to his right grade now is this gelding who was outclassed in a Saturday Benchmark 64 last time out but had been ticking over fairly in his prior two attempts.
He put in a shocker first-up but following that, whacked away well for third over the 1100m here on July 16 and settled too far back third-up when doing his best work late for fifth after coming from the rear.
This six-year-old now finds himself back in the company he faced second-up and has a 2.5kg weight swing on Panzer Princess from that clash, who's the third market elect here.
From a low draw and with Jake Toeroek back in the saddle who should be able to give him a soft run throughout, Dynastic has each-way claims at a double figure quote.
Coopers Brewery Benchmark 54 Handicap (Heat 10 NJT Series) Tips (Race 7)
Gawler Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Can't Bluff Me
This ex-Victorian has been knocking on the door in two runs for the Matthew Seyers stable and now finding a weaker assignment, he looks well placed to go one better as the best bet on the card.
The market suggested he was in need of the run fresh ($8.00-$16.00) on August 2 and although that proved correct, there was plenty of merit in the performance where he stuck to the task after sustaining a long run from back in the field.
He was beaten a pimple following that on the August 19 program here when coming from well back on a heavy track where he peaked on the run late in that narrow defeat.
The ratings tell the story of the strength of this field and getting down to 60kg with the smart claim of Jamie Opperman, Can't Bluff Me should take beating with further improvement expected.