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Race 8:  No.14  RUINART  ($4.80 with Picklebet)

Coming in nicely at the weights today, the David Vandyke-trained RUINART has improved in all three starts to date and looks a threat to this field. Last start, the Hallowed Crown mare was third-up when she finished ahead of them in a BM58 Hcp over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast. Carrying 57.5kgs, she was ridden a treat by Nikita Beriman and did everything right on the night to collect the main prize. The talented mare steps-up in grade today but drops 3kgs on that last-start win. Ben Thompson has the reins for the first time here and rock-hard fit after three runs back, the four-year-old looks the pick of the crop today.



Race 5:  No.3  TIGER FOR LIFE  ($3.15 with BoomBet)

The Barry Lockwood-trained TIGER FOR LIFE is in career-best form and is shooting for the hat-trick today. Last start, the Whittington gelding made it back-to-back victories when he did it easy, leading from barrier to box in a Class 1 Hcp, here over the mile trip. Georgina Cartwright made it a double for her as well as she gave the galloper a dream run in front and he simply ran them off their legs, going on to win by more than a length on the line. He is stepping up in class today but has Cartwright sticking with him and while drawn wide again, he still maps to settle on speed today. In winning form, he looks the one to catch again.



Race 7:  No.6  PEAK ROAD  ($9.60 with BoomBet)

Lismore galloper PEAK ROAD sees the Ipswich track for the first time today and second-up here, looks right in the mix for a podium finish. Last start, the Cable Bay gelding came off an 18-week break as he changed trainers where he made an instant impact for new trainer Daniel Bowen, beating all but one home in a BM58 over 1310m at Ballina. Carrying the grandstand with 63kgs on his back that day, he settled near last in the run but stormed home to finish a whisker behind the winner, beaten a neck on the line. Fitter today, he comes north of the border to test the waters here and has Ash Morgan in the saddle for the first time. He maps to settle back in the field but watch for his big finish.