ALCOA PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY MAIDEN Tips (Race 3)
Pinjarra Best Bet - Race 3 No. 3 Prize Pursuit
This gelding made his debut over the 1000m at Northam and despite lacking the turn-of-foot at that trip to go with the eventual winner, stuck to the task well as runner-up in a Maiden that did stack up well for the grade versus the Class 5 later on that December 3 card (only one length slower overall).
The son of Alfred Nobel was sent out a $3.10 favourite following that at Pinjarra and he was luckless in that attempt when buried on the inside and held-up until it was all over where he did manage to pick-up in restricted room to be only one length away on the line.
This doesn't appear to be any harder and stepping up to a suitable 1300m at start number three, Prize Pursuit can breakthrough under Clint Johnston-Porter who can lob handy from gate five.
MANDURAH CUP @ PINJARRA PARK NEW YEARS DAY HANDICAP Tips (Race 4)
Pinjarra Value Bet - Race 4 No. 1 Gibraltar Dancer
Resuming on Monday is this lightly raced five-year-old that beat three subsequent winners at Bunbury first-up last campaign, bettering the other 1100m Maiden on that card by around five and a half lengths overall on the clock.
Although no match for Position Of Power (since won two more) following that, he wasn't disgraced and was competitive again behind a handy Agent Jay (won two races in November) prior to a spell in a field where the second and third placegetters subsequently prevailed.
Gibraltar Dancer had excuses after that last outing when pulling up sore (along with a foot abscess) and off a November trial where he wasn't knocked around, creates some interest this Monday with Brad Rawiller taking the reins for this return.
A1 LOCKSMITHS MAIDEN Tips (Race 6)
Pinjarra Next Best Bet - Race 6 No. 9 Mischievous Diva
A well-bred filly by Showcasing and out of a daughter to a Group One winner in Emerald, Mischievous Diva has shown glimpses of potential in four outings and up to 1400m here, it does look the most suitable assignment she's found to date.
Although safely held fresh over 1000m, a journey which was a little sharp, that November 28 contest affair from Ascot has been a hot form race with Madam Torio winning her next outing by a big space whilst Toscana (beat a handy Sheza Chalmer) and Our Danni have subsequently won from that.
The second-up tilt on December 17 was a sound effort from the rear and one that should bring her on further for this seven-furlong ask, a distance she's been looking for since finishing off well for third behind the smart and unbeaten Clairvoyance on debut back in July.