Preview & Best Bets – Murray Bridge Saturday 17 June
Our form expert provides Murray Bridge tips for today’s horse racing at Murray Bridge Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Murray Bridge Tips 17/06/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1 No. 1 TURF DECISION – ($4)
Bordertown trainer Jeff Searle brings the enigmatic sprinter TURF DECISION to Murray Bridge Racecourse on Saturday. We’ll put a below-par second-up effort at Bendigo behind him as Searle finds a winnable race at metro level. Turf Decision has failed second-up in the past while also impressing in his short career to date. He boasts a win over this track and trip last prep when Dom Tourneur was able settle handy in the small field. Turf Decision looked in all sorts of trouble inside the 300 metres when searching for clear galloping room. He was also not responding to riding at that point before something “clicked” when clear inside the furlong. He picked up subsequent city winner Versetto in time to score. Won first up at Naracoorte and we get the feeling that the best is yet to come with Turf Decision.
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Race 7 No. 5 LEGLESS LADY – ($6)
Lightly raced mare LEGLESS LADY continues to sprint well when fresh. She was first-up over 1100 metres in a strong BM76 at Morphettville. She settled back as per usual under Jason Holder as the pace went on up front. Holder made steady progress on the mare and had her into clear running well inside the furlong. He continued to hold her together before going to work inside the 100m. Legless Lady only seemed to possess a short, sharp dash which was nearly enough to get the job done. Raced well in Group 3 company since before disappointing for us on the Parks track last start. She did cop the slow tempo up front; however, we felt that she was entitled to finish better than she did. Blinkers go on fourth-up now and the bigger track will suit.
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Race 6 No. 8 RED ROOF – ($14)
Seven furlongs at the Bridge is probably as far as RED ROOF will want. Local trainer Krisiti Evans has gone with a clever claim from apprentice Alana Livesey who rides particularly well at this track. Red Roof did win three out of four races in the South-East and provincials recently, the latest of which a BM66 at Bordertown. Teagan Voorham gave her the run of the race over 1300 metres that day to get up and score along the rails. Since tried in town over the same trip on the Parks track. Red Roof was okay on the tighter circuit there and did finish off inside that last 100m. Bigger track should suit, and Evans has found a metro race in which Red Roof can be more than competitive.