Neutrog Biological Fertilisers Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Oakbank Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 7 Maori Magic
Oakbank is a unique circuit, so as a winner of his only attempt over the seven furlongs here and following a rather luckless December 9 attempt at Balaklava, this five-year-old is a nice each-way chance via the fifth this Wednesday.
A combination of the blinkers going on in mid-September along with avoiding wet tracks has been the catalyst for his last two competitive outings and whilst the 1200m was a little sharp at his latest, he should've finished much closer after seeing nothing but backsides and then wasn't off heels until it was all over.
The rise to 1400m will suit Maori Magic who is capable of settling closer from barrier one over this further trip and with any improvement, he has decent claims here at a fair quote.
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Qube Logistics / SABOIS+ Class One Plate Tips (Race 7)
Oakbank Value Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Scherzer
Although this is a very moderate race overall, this son of So You Think hasn't been far away and this is the most winnable affair he's seen in South Australia since crossing to the Grant Kluske yard prior to this preparation.
After mixing his form early, Scherzer was competitive with a pair of midfield finishes in October and improved again in November where the blinkers were applied prior to his November 5 outing where he made good ground which as a result, made him a $5 third favourite on November 29.
It's worth forging that performance where after making decent inroads to be within striking distance late, the six-year-old simply had nowhere to go over the last furlong and this is easier overall coming back to a Set Weights Class 1.
E-Cycle Solutions Class Two Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Oakbank Best Bet - Race 8 No. 2 Sharply Attired
Whilst she is admittedly getting a little costly, this four-year-old finds herself in a favourable situation of dropping 2.5kg in the weights following a Morphettville Benchmark 58 tilt which did look a little plain to the eye, but there were excuses and her prior two efforts suggested she wasn't far away.
Barring Sharply Attired (to an extent), absolutely nothing made ground in that six-furlong contest where the first four out were the first four past the line and this daughter of Epaulette was simply set too big of an ask which was made even greater when she became almost detached from the group, with an opponent slightly inconveniencing her via an early move from the rear.
Prior to that outing, the daughter of Epaulette split Sowpods (beaten around a length in a Benchmark 75 last Saturday) and Oh Please Diana (Competitive at Group level earlier in the year), which is well and truly good enough to take this out.