Roadside Services and Solutions Benchmark 58 Handicap Tips (Race 4)
Strathalbyn Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 10 Miss Artier
Given there has been excuses via her last two outings, which have both been in slightly stronger events, this daughter of Ambidexter should be given a chance of bouncing back on her home track this Wednesday
We always have to respect any local gallopers on what is somewhat of a unique circuit and all three career wins for Miss Artier have come at Strathalbyn, including a first-up win over 1100m where she pounced off a strong speed under Ryan Hurdle who has been aboard for her last two victories, and he stays aboard here.
With no second-up form, this five-year-old settled at the rear on February 19 in a race where the first four out of the gates all finished in top four positions and at Murray Bridge last start, there's no doubt she should've finished much closer after being held-up until the 200m where she was then working home against the wider pattern.
South Coast Marine and Caravan Upholstery Benchmark 58 Handicap Tips (Heat 4 Provincial Super Series) (Race 5)
Strathalbyn Best Bet - Race 5 No. 3 Reinvigorate
Barend Vorster has mostly partnered this son of Savabeel since April (barring the September effort) and while he is getting quite costly with just the one career win still, he does bring clearly the best form lines back to this Provincial 58, with stakes-class form around the preparation so far
A galloper that generally has his runs spaced, Reinvigorate wasn't far away over the 1350m on this circuit before stepping straight to 2050m when contesting the Strathalbyn Cup, where he was only a stride off grabbing Epurdument in that January 31 feature and those two runners were clearing out from the rest of the field.
While the five-year-old was outclassed behind Tralee Rose in the Group Three Lord Reims, he wasn't disgraced in a midfield finish and it's worth noting that since that Strathalbyn Cup victory, Epurdument has recorded a hat-trick of top three finishes, all at stakes level, including a runner-up to Good Idea in the Adelaide Cup.
Goolwa Hotel Benchmark 54 Handicap Tips (Heat 2 Autumn Series) (Race 7)
Strathalbyn Value Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Surfliner
An ex-Matt Cumani trained galloper that is now under the care of former jockey - now trainer Scott Westover and based off the two South Australian starts in March, he doesn't look all that far away now third-up.
All performances for the new stable have had merit, firstly in Alice Springs before the relocation south with his trainer and at Murray Bridge, followed by Balaklava last Wednesday, Surfliner has found the line well each time, indicating that the extra 150m on the seven-day back-up should be a suitable placement.
The winkers now replace the blinkers for the son of Shamus Award and with one of the state's leading riders in Todd Pannell taking the reins on Wednesday, a jockey that is aiming for back-to-back premiership titles, he can ideally have this gelding into a rhythm over this longer journey, as he's been under pressure just to find an early position of late.