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IronGate Handicap Tips (Race 1)
Murray Bridge Best Bet - Race 1 No. 1 Bleriot
Trainer Will Clarken has a host of strong chances on the Murray Bridge program this Saturday and he will be looking to get it off to a flyer with this consistent filly, who was excellent on resumption over 1000m on the Parks circuit.
A three-year-old that is bred to get over more ground, the extra furlong here looks ideal for Bleriot, a galloper that showed ability in a first racing preparation that culminated in a win on Boxing Day and looks to have picked up right she left off.
She was the only one of the first five home in May 29 event that had to cover ground, but still managed to find the line as well as any of her rivals and with a tick-over trial, the bigger expanses of Murray Bridge suits in what is a weaker race.
Paterson's Bulk Transport Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate Tips (Race 3)
Murray Bridge Roughie - Race 3 No. 5 Miss Miduki
From a fast family is this first starter by Bel Esprit, a three-year-old that is out of the dam Azna, a half-sister to tough front-runner Periduki who won 25 races over a long career which included a victory at Listed level.
Gawler trainer Gary Searle places his runners well, whether it be on his home circuit for Provincial programs or even travelling as far to run them on the dirt at Port Augusta, so straight to Metropolitan level is a decent push for a runner that had much easier options.
Her last jump out on June 4 was a good piece of work, landing straight on the speed and travelling well throughout an 800m heat that she easily could've taken out while gun senior hoop Jason Holder takes the reins for this debut assignment.
Railway Hotel Tailem Bend Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 8 No. 9 Black Syrah
We were with the favourite Pearl Bandit on June 5 when he bolted in at Morphettville and while the race favourite is the one to beat again, this son of Moshe does look to be sneaking under the guard in the early markets.
Black Syrah is looking to follow the same pattern which saw him defeat Pearl Bandit second-up last campaign, arriving off a tough Penola win at 1300m and now stepping to a mile, while he does have a weight swing on Pearl Bandit from that November 28 clash.
The small but the astute Belinda O'Loughlin stable know when to take one on the road for a sterner task and as a galloper that does come to hand early in his work, he's ticking the same boxes that saw him deliver off a similar pattern in the past.
Weddings @ Bridges Event Centre Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Murray Bridge Next Best Bet - Race 9 No. 4 Great Diviner
Eased right backed early from a wide draw in his May 22 return here despite jumping well, Great Diviner was just there to get back and hit the line first-up, which he did in restricted room against more seasoned rivals.
The knock was staying at 1000m second-up off that solid return at Murray Bridge and that's proven to be correct, but only just, with his turn-of-foot almost getting the job done over Tanja's Dream on June 5, a filly that completed a winning hat-trick in the process.
A son of Shamus Award that has always looked a seven/eight-furlong galloper, the extra 200m this Saturday is big step in the right direction and although a middle/wider draw would've been preferable, the cool and calm Todd Pannell can overcome that.