Mount Gambier Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday January 4

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Mount Gambier Tips 4/01/2023


Race 7 No. 5 YARDSTICK – ($4) 

We were on YARDSTICK to go back-to-back at Balaklava two starts ago when claimed late by a track specialist in Lope De Wolf. We were sold after watching Yardstick jump straight onto the bunny for Kayla Crowther and set a solid tempo throughout. Crowther was able to build further momentum when staying hard against the fence into the straight. Yardstick came away from the others in what registered as a strong class one race. We thought we were home as Kayla had Lope De Wolfe off the bit and struggling into the straight. Yardstick ended up going down narrowly as the winner set a new track record. We’ll put a line through his latest effort at Oakbank and Yardstick will be strong to throughout while coming back to 1200m



Race 5 No. 6 CARAK – ($4.80)

We backed our #SABlackbookers horse Harbourmaster over this track and trip with a degree of confidence off a soft pace map. The money poured for CARAK from early in the morning and once the gates opened, we knew we’d been had. Carak has at times rolled forward during his career, though has typically been known to find his feet early as he did the start before. They walked with the result of this race known inside the first furlong and Harbourmaster put in an enormous effort to somehow get close on the line. Carak since rolled forward again at Bordertown where something clearly went wrong for him to hoist the flag early into the straight. Might pay to monitor @RSAstewards tweets for any change of tactics tomorrow. The soft map here should again see Kayla Crowther controlling this race off a similar draw.



Race 4 No. 7 RED HOT CHILLYPINS – ($18)  

Local trainer Ray Gilchrist sent RED HOT CHILLYPINS around at Naracoorte with the market largely neglecting the well-travelled mare second-up. Anna Jordjso let her stride up near the leader where they ran at a reasonable clip. While Up The Stairs faded from in front inside the 200m, Red Hot Chillypins came on again. There would seem to be some pressure up front early and we would expect to see Jordjso working to cross. Hopefully they can find a breather down the back before increasing the tempo again in a muddling run affair.