Ambassador Travel Maiden Plate Tips (Race 2)
Murray Bridge Best Bet - Race 2 No. 10 Glitzy Girl
With 33 winners at Murray Bridge over the last 12 months at an excellent strike rate of 31.4%, the Tony & Calvin McEvoy stable have enjoyed good success on this circuit and can add to that record via the second race this Wednesday.
Tipped out after somewhat of disappointing debut on a Heavy track, Glitzy Girl has competed well in two handy Victorian races this campaign, finishing off well for third albeit well held at Caulfield behind I'm Thunderstuck (subsequently midfield in a Group Two) and Palace Whisper (won her Maiden two starts later by six lengths).
The form has also stood up through the last start Pakenham contest where she was only a length off Bellinger who bolted in last week at Sandown and crossing the border for an easier assignment, she does look very well placed to breakthrough here.
Carlton Draught Class Two Handicap Tips (Race 4)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 4 No. 5 Heimberg
An ex-Joe Pride galloper in NSW and now under the care of Gordon Richards is this five-year-old who finds clearly his easiest task to date in South Australia, now coming back to midweek level while the step up to a mile now should suit.
Although he finished last of seven on January 30, Heimberg wasn't necessarily beaten all that far first-up over the 1050m, a trip that is much too short and while the 1250m following that was also a little sharp, he finished off okay when coming from the rear.
A superbly bred gelding being a young sibling to Terravista, Tiger Tess and Ball Of Muscle, he obviously won't reach the heights of those galloper's but with some reasonable Provincial NSW form from prior campaigns and now with Jason Holder taking the reins, there's no reason why he can't measure in a Class 2 with little depth.
TAB 0-62 Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Murray Bridge Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 8 Sadente
Somewhat of an underrated mare is this daughter of Fiorente who was super consistent throughout her first campaign for trainer Andrew Clarken, recording a win and four placings during last winter/early spring and comes back in grade off a fair return.
Despite receiving some market support ($8.50-$7.00), the 1250m was just a little sharp for Sadente on February 13, but she did make good ground to only be defeated two lengths into an eventual sixth-place finish, in a stronger Saturday event to what she faces here.
Although the second-up stats don't read well, she arguably should've won over the 1400m here last June which was around five weeks after a return effort and a good lead is South Australia's leading rider for this season; Jessica Eaton taking the reins, opting for Sadente over both the in-form Carbone and Persian Empire, who ran well first-up.