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Buckby Motors Benchmark 66 Hcp Tips (Race 3)
Launceston Best Bet - Race 3 No. 2 Take The Sit
While this mare does rise 2kg in the weights and will need to carry 59kg for her first attempt over the mile, which is some query, this certainly isn't any harder to the 1400m Magic Millions event she won second-up on the February 20 meeting from Launceston.
In what turned into a muddling affair, it was a strong effort from Take The Sit to sustain a long and wide run from off the speed, where she was still pulling away on the line and from barrier three third-up, jockey Brendon McCoull can settle closer from a better gate.
The daughter of Tough Speed was heavily supported to win that last outing ($12.00-$5.50) which followed a first-up return at Hobart where she ran into a freak display by And Beyond, who looks to have above average ability and is favourite in a Benchmark 64 at Sandown on Wednesday.
Tasmanian Bloodstock for the owners Maiden Tips (Race 5)
Launceston Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Fromthenevernever
After two preparations in two states, this four-year-old has returned to Tasmania and connections have decided to geld the chestnut who is still chasing a Maiden victory after five career starts but has trialled up superbly ahead of this return.
Among a rather strong set of trials at Longford on February 16, Fromthenevernever led throughout to softly win the fastest 700m heat that morning, with the apprentice jockey keeping him in a good rhythm up front whereas the next two behind him were under pressure a long way out just to keep up.
They have opted for a senior hoop in Brendon McCoull for this resumption, which gives us further confidence that he is ready to fire fresh and in what isn't a strong line-up, they may take some catching on the speed, especially with the rail out nine metres from the 1200m.
Win an MG ZS SUV when you dine @ TTC MDN/CL1 Tips (Race 7)
Launceston Value Bet - Race 7 No. 6 Tassie O'Reilly
Providing this ex-Victorian can stay sound, he will be winning races in Tasmania and off an honest return over the mile on Hobart Cup Day, they have elected to step straight to the 2150m this Wednesday night where he'll only carry 54kg after the Codi Jordan claim.
Although she did rate him well from the front in that first-up attempt, the son of O'Reilly just lacked the turn-of-foot set up a break over some fitter opposition but he stuck to the task and whacked away fairly for third while he is one of the few that has placed over 2000m, which was in Victoria.
Luckless in his prior two attempts before a spell (should've gone close on November 11), a return to a firmer surface will suit and although Tassie O'Reilly seems a run short, trainer Glenn Stevenson is coming off a strong February (42% winning strike rate in that month) and may have found the right race for this gelding.