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Naracoorte Best Bet - Race 3 No. 7 Ashady Amber
Without a great deal of luck in two stronger Maidens via her first racing campaign, this filly showed some potential and with the winkers going straight for a resumption at 1500m, she should be forward enough to figure on Wednesday.
Despite being a big price on debut over 1200m, a trip that was a little on the sharp side, Ashady Amber showed good tenacity to stick to the task in her first start after being checked in the straight and was only a stride off grabbing third on the line.
That performance resulted in her being well supported ($5.50 - $3.80) in a city Maiden at Morphettville, a hard run event where she didn't quite balance up despite finishing well and after the Ben Price claim, she carries just 53.5kg here in what is modest race.
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Naracoorte Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 8 Royal Mile
Lee Creek looks to have a nice galloper on his hands here with Royal Mile, a three-year-old that is still quite raw but with a stack of improvement to come, is a runner that has the ability to end up in town (Adelaide) at some stage.
A half-brother to Blazing Rebel who didn't break his Maiden until stepping up past 10 furlongs, the son of Danerich is sharper than his sibling, however, does look as though he'll prosper over a mile or even a shade further in time, so the step up to 1430m here is a positive.
Following a first-up Maiden victory over 1000m at Naracoorte, this big striding gelding was all cluttered up at Penola second-up and was shuffled back on the fence, then after never seeing daylight until very late, he dove through to only be beaten only half a length in a race he should've won with clean air earlier.
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Naracoorte Value Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Longmire
With seven winners at a strike rate of close to 30% along with 10 placings from her 26 starters at Naracoorte this season, local trainer Sue Murphy always has to be respected on her home track, a circuit which this gelding also thrives on.
From 11 attempts on this track, Longmire has finished in the top three on nine occasions (three wins) and the 1200m trip overall is his bread and butter, having only missed the placings once in eight tries over the six furlongs, which includes back-to-back victories over December and January.
The striking grey had excuses last start where he was three-wide the trip and working throughout on a strong speed over 1300m, but we're looking for a slightly colder steer here from Jamie Oppermann who takes back the reins, an apprentice with a smart 2kg claim that was aboard for those most recent wins.