Preview & Best Bets – Murray Bridge 12 July
Our form expert provides Murray Bridge tips for today’s horse racing at Murray Bridge Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Murray Bridge 12/07/2023
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Race 3 No. 3 NIGHT CRUISER – ($11)
Great to see Bordertown trainer George Karayannis back with another pick up horse as he prepares to saddle NIGHT CRUISER at Murray Bridge Racecourse on Wednesday. The Bordertown trainer recently prepared Jackthegiantslayer with some success throughout the South-East. Night Cruiser has flirted with ability in the past only to mix his form. He has filled out this prep with former trainer Jason Cannon nearly landing the win with him last start. Night Cruiser was racing second-up over 1300 metres at Balaklava where he was set alight early by Caitlin Jones. That’s the only way to ride this horse, and the pair were claimed late by Lotto Fight with a gap back to the rest. Comes back to 1200 metres at Gifford Hill and will only strip fitter again.
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Race 5 No. 3 ABAN – ($3.20)
Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas have picked up ABAN from the David Vandyke stable with the horse trialing aplomb in readiness for his South Aussie debut. Aban showed a willingness to jump and run under apprentice Alan Lai as he came away from Ice Symphony over 1000 metres on a heavy track at Morphettville. They recorded a good time compared to the other trials on the day with Aban eager to keep running through the line. He has continued to fill out during his preps with Vandyke trying Aban out to a trip without success. He seems to have put on enough weight to suggest that sprinting may be more his preferred racing style. The horse he beat in that trial is pretty handy and we can expect a forward showing from Aban under stable senior Jason Holder.
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Race 1 No. 5 ANDAMOOKA – ($8.60)
We liked the chances of ANDAMOOKA when racing second-up at Morphettville last start. She was disappointing on paper having been beaten over 25 Lengths after finding an early lead. Racing SA haven’t recorded any concerns from the vet, and they are yet to pass on any concerns from the stable. Settled well off them when racing over this track and trip on debut last prep. Andamooka made great strides inside the last furlong under the then 4kg claiming apprentice to cut the margin. Rochelle Milnes allowed the filly to find her feet early when resuming over 1000 metres here this prep to again make ground behind the winner. We’ll put a line through her latest run and mark it down as “just one of those things.” Gets the Rochelle factor back on for Wednesday and we’re confident that Andamooka can run well again.