Clare Preview & Best Bets – Sunday, March 12

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Clare Tips 12/03/2023


Race 2 No. 1 EFFORTKAT – ($3.50)

The Shayne Cahill yard have been enjoying success of late and can get the money again with EFFORTKAT. There should be some good pace up front with Decibelles going hard leaving Magic Delta and Magic Court in two. Tommy Stokes saddles the lightly raced Lady Wairua who will be in a good spot not far off those. That filly is sure to find her share of market support and strikes a good race. Just not certain that 1100 metres up the hill on a tight track will suit her at this point. Effortkat, however, looks perfectly suited with the claim of stable apprentice Caitlin Tootell. The strong mare ran third in a similar race here this time last year after getting a long way back under 61kg. She wasn’t beaten far in the end, while bringing better form into the race this year.



Race 4 No. 4 TWO ODD SOX – ($3.40) 

The Cahill and Tootell team will be heading to the state’s mid-north with some confidence as they saddle-up TWO ODD SOX. Experience at the track must always be looked at as a plus, and Two Odd Sox has a win and place from his two previous efforts here. Tootell was denied an early career win on board the tough older gelding who was back from a let-up at Strathalbyn. She gave him a treat through the early stages before peeling off the fence into the straight. Just had Irascible Miss lay back in towards them with Tootell again having to alter course. Two Odd Sox had been claimed as a certainty beaten in the last hop by Utah Joe before again finding limited racing room last start. 



Race 7 No. 7 SAND CAT – ($7.50)

Another horse who races well at the track while bringing some good form is Racingbase SA favourite SAND CAT. She’s been a marvel for Strathalbyn trainer Emma Hubbard who recently produced the 10yo mare to another win shortly after her 100th race start. Sand Cat had tracked wide without cover under apprentice Caitlin Munro before improving into the straight. She showed a tendency to lay-in under pressure with Munro having difficulty keeping her straight. Sand Cat stuck her nose out where it counted to score in a blanket finish. She ran well again on the back-up while perhaps not being suited by the tearaway leader keeping up a strong gallop. Hubbard has gone to senior southpaw Caitlin Jones, and these two can get the job done again.