Get free Murray Bridge tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from Murray Bridge in South Australia.
Terminix Pest & Weed Control Handicap Tips (Race 3)
Murray Bridge Best Bet - Race 3 No. 5 Star Of Uma
The betting drift first-up suggested she'd need the run and it was almost proved wrong, with this filly only just edged out by the hard fit Great Leveller over 1000m, a trip that is short of her best.
Recording two stylish wins to start her spring campaign which culminated in a third at Stakes level, Star Of Uma made light work of her opposition second-up in that preparation and is one of the few that still has upside in this line-up.
Plummeting from 60kg to 56kg and from barrier three under Barend Vorster who can dictate this 1200m affair, she looks to get every favour on the speed and with improvement predicted, can bounce back on Saturday.
Ridleys Plumbing And Earthmoving Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 7 No. 5 Star Status
While he'll likely improve again from this outing, Star Status has a good second-up record and over 1200m first-up, it was a solid return without luck over an unsuitably short trip.
After spotting them a big start and being buried away on the rails with 61kg, the five-year-old was never in winning calculations, but managed to pick a few off in the run to the line despite being caught on heels until the final furlong.
A galloper that has been very competitive in stronger company than this over his last few campaigns, Star Status has tactical versatility over these longer trips which gives Jason Holder plenty of options from barrier 10.
Mckechnie Concreting Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Murray Bridge Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 15 Toff Love
Although it's quite a strong Benchmark 82 on paper, with the higher rated opposition engaged here, it sees this gelding well placed as the form runner, dropping from 59kg to 56kg despite staying in the same grade.
Relishing the drop in grade at Oakbank to bolt in three starts back, Toff Love's third on April 17 had plenty of merit given very little else in that event made ground and he trialled strongly following that.
He arguably should've won on May 8 when badly inconvenienced at the 300m before rallying again late and this Saturday, Todd Pannell tales back the reins, a jockey that has been aboard for his last two victories.
Premi-Air Refrigeration And Air Conditioning Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 9 No. 4 May Be Fate
Given he generally takes a few runs to hit his straps and factoring in the big drop in grade here third-up, this consistent and honest gelding looks over the odds in the last from Murray Bridge.
He caught the eye first-up when getting home along the inside at Morphettville as runner-up to Deep Dive, a galloper that is rated above anything in this field and following that, it was just a poor set-up in the Autumn Final, especially from where he settled.
Overall, this is an easier assignment where he gets some relief after the 2kg Sophie Logan claim and prior to his most recent spell, had recorded two wins and a third from his last three attempts in this grade.