Mount Gambier Preview & Best Bets – Friday, March 17

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Mount Gambier Tips 17/03/2023


Race 5 No. 6 CARAK – ($8.50)

Punters continue to shun the local horse CARAK who has won three out of his past six starts for trainer Ricky Bruhn. Latest of which came when Felicity Atkinson took her first ride on top of the ever-green nine-year-old. The pair found themselves placed into an awkward position throughout the running with Atkinson keeping her cool. It was a hard watch during the middle to latter stages as Carak became held-up, and even shuffled back at a vital time off the slow tempo. Atkinson kept her momentum going forward with Carak who took the split when it came well inside the dog leg. The tough older gelding stuck his head out when it counted and has struck an almost Deja-vu type set-up on Friday.



Race 4 No. 7 RANGER FRANK – ($8) 

Patient trainer Jyi Lukey can land the first winner of his short training career to date as Dom Tourneur guides RANGER FRANK in Mount Gambier tomorrow. Lukey produced his horse to run a ripper of a race at Bordertown after being twelve-months off the scene. The horse had drawn well for Justin Potter who gave him every possible chance, while funding All Clubs a little too speedy. Followed with a further improved showing when turning the tables on All Clubs over 1100 metres at their next meeting. Ranger Frank had claimed All Clubs, only to watch Hello Ladies race by with a well-timed run. Doesn’t have the aid of a soft draw on Friday, however Ranger Frank is a winner here and should strip fitter again.



Race 3 No. 12 HIS ZEDNESS – ($11)

We noted the Paul Preusker trained HIS ZEDNESS during a Mount Gambier review when he debuted here last year. Harry Grace gave HIS ZEDNESS a lovely run in transit that day. Racing in a 1400 metre maiden, Grace found the fence and was able to follow the speed. Just held up from before the dogleg and thereafter was unable to build momentum as a result. His Zedness stretched out to find the line sharply in an eye-catching run over the concluding stages. Since sent for a spell after being unable to improve from just behind the speed in a fast run mile in Warracknabeal Would also pay to put a line through the first-up run at Ararat when always well back over 1300 metres in a race with big margins behind the placegetters.