Coopers Brewery Benchmark 62 Handicap Tips (Heat One Southern Speed Series) (Race 2)
Gawler Best Bet - Race 2 No. 5 I'm Bulletproof
Although he admittedly doesn't win out of turn, this eight-year-old from the Grant Kluske stable doesn't look far away going off his last two performances where he has been better suited away from the wet tracks and now finally draws a gate.
After working early from barrier 10 at Murray Bridge, he whacked away well into fourth and on the seven-day back-up, had similar fortunes when second to Galahad Guru, who finished fourth of seven last Saturday in Benchmark 82 grade at Morphettville.
Whilst the early race favourite Red Sea has since won by a big space, I'm Bulletproof meets him three kilos better off and had a two and a half-length margin on him via that last outing at Strathalbyn whilst he's only the multiple winner at Gawler and over this distance in this line-up.
Gawler Christmas Races Sat 19th December / SABOIS Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)
Gawler Value Bet - Race 4 No. 10 Alotafun
This filly was given time following an August 27 trial where she just couldn't quite finish off and with a little more maturity, has looked much more adept this time in via two November jump-outs at Strathalbyn.
Following a quieter piece of work on November 6, Alotafun settled at the rear early on November 23 but sustained an early move and despite hanging out a little in the home straight, was able to win that heat quite comfortably in the end.
Shayne Cahill can't ride his own galloper due to the low 54.5kg impost but it's well worth respecting the appointment of strong senior rider Barend Vorster for this Wednesday's debut assignment.
Gawler Hi-Beam Carwash Benchmark 62 Handicap Tips (Heat Three Alcopop Series) (Race 6)
Gawler Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Mr Epic
Having his first start for the Grant Young yard is eight-year-old journeyman who has been competitive in his last three outings in South Australia and has had a solid trial at Murray Bridge following his last start at Morphettville on October 31.
Whilst he couldn't match motors with Divanation in that 1200m heat, it is worth noting that the blinkers now go on from that hit-out and South Australia's leading rider Todd Pannell takes over the reins now.
It can be a hard stable to catch, but that key gear change does signal some intent with this son of Husson who can push forward in what looks to be the most winnable event he's found in some time.