Ken and Fay Kempe Memorial Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Heat 11 SA Sprint Series) (Race 6)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 6 No. 10 The Publikin
With no wins from six first-up attempts to date, it was no surprise to see this mare peak on her fresh effort over the last 100m at Gawler on April 5, but with four top two finishes from five second-up runs, she can improve on Wednesday.
Following a second-up victory last campaign, the daughter of Bel Esprit competed in some stronger events in town with the highlight being a third-place finish behind Little Rich Boy and Angaston, where although well held, they are both rated well above any runner in this field.
From barrier one under Ryan Hurdle, he should be looking to take the box-seat position in an event that does have a fair tail to it if the favourite Gaze Grise doesn't turn up, who was ordinary on April 10 albeit in a much stronger race.
Minge Funerals Fillies & Mares Class Two Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Murray Bridge Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 2 A Bit Racey
She is getting very deep into her first campaign which is the knock, however, this filly is continuing to hold her form and has improved with racing, breaking through for a much-deserved Maiden victory at Strathalbyn two starts back.
Drawing the widest in a field of eight following that on April 5, A Bit Racey was forced to the rear and on that tighter Gawler circuit, was forced to make a wide run without anything taking her into the race for an eventual fourth-place finish.
With a better draw, she would've gone close on that occasion and on Wednesday at Murray Bridge, finds an event that is a little weaker while from a middle barrier where a few will come across early, she can get a suck run just off the speed then launch late.
Graetz / Jim Johnson Memorial Benchmark 68 Handicap Tips (Heat 10 Provincial Super Series)
Murray Bridge Best Bet - Race 8 No. 5 Reynolds
Over the last 12 months, Michael Hickmott and Jessica Eaton have combined for 28 winners at an excellent strike rate of 28.3%, and via the last at Murray Bridge on Wednesday, they team up again with this gelding that is aiming for a winning hat-trick.
Like many gallopers that find their way to Hong Kong, Reynolds wasn't able to acclimatize to his new surroundings but given plenty of time following the move to Australia, has flourished, with a Maiden kill followed by a Benchmark 60 victory at Morphettville.
Echo Boomer was runner-up in that April 10 event, who not only franked that form with a victory last Saturday but beat most of a similar field (to this) home three starts back which bodes well for this five-year-old, who drops 2kg off that last win for his first attempt over the mile.