Bordertown hosts an eight race program on July 7 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.
Woolshed Inn Maiden Handicap Tips (Race 2)
Bordertown Value Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Oamaru Poppy
The wide gate likely forces Jeffrey Maund forward on this four-year-old, but given she did show early toe over 900m in a stronger Maiden on debut at Murray Bridge, she may be able to overcome that alley stepping to the 1100m now.
Catching the eye in that first assignment to place behind They Call Me Alvin (narrowly beaten in a 62 following that) and Nordic Lass (subsequent winner), Oamaru Poppy went to Naracoorte following that, working home strongly over the 1000m.
That most recent effort was on a Soft 7 and as a mare that is seemingly knocking on the door for a breakthrough win now, she can go close on Wednesday at an each-way price with a pinch of luck early from that wide alley.
Woolshed Inn Maiden Handicap Tips (Race 6)
Bordertown Best Bet - Race 6 No. 6 Bear Arms
While there is a little more depth to this line up to the field she belted at Naracoorte on June 27, the key is staying on a wet track this Wednesday with all five of her career victories having come on soft or heavy going.
Despite still being consistent on a Port Lincoln campaign over the summer months, Bear Arms wasn't able to compete in her favoured conditions and her most recent Heavy track tilt came in this grade last winter, which resulted in a five and a half-length victory.
On a heavy track, her biggest challenger does appear to be Campobasso, a gelding that is very well placed coming back from Metro grade, but she's back in form now and carries 56.5kg once again given the slight rise in grade here.
Doan Pharmacies Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Bordertown Value Bet - Race 8 No. 11 Loose Lip Lloyd
With his last heavy track appearance coming last winter, a performance which saw this gelding bolt in by 12 lengths in a Mount Gambier Maiden, I wouldn't at all be surprised if this is the runner they come for in the last from Bordertown.
A galloper that fell away in his last two Summer outings, Loose Lip Lloyd has been building rather well this preparation, coming with a wide run to grab fourth first-up at Penola over 1100m and he was very well backed prior to that attempt ($9.00-$5.50).
Crossing the border second-up, the four-year-old had no luck at Casterton, racing three-wide throughout that 1400m affair when understandably tiring late, but given he was a month between runs and now draws kinder, he could easily improve on Wednesday.