Murray Bridge Preview & Best Bets – 27/09/23
Our form expert provides Murray Bridge tips for today’s horse racing at Murray Bridge Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Murray Bridge 27/09/2023
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Race 8 No. 8 IN THE DARKNESS ($4.20)
Local trainer Matthew Seyers will be attempting to keep the freshness in the legs of IN THE DARKNESS who generally wants a bit further. Into The Darkness was a little slow once they hit the ground second-up at Balaklava. Still showed enough freshness to scoot through to an on-pace position under Jacob Opperman. That was the place to be, and the pair were perhaps a little unlucky not to have beaten track specialist Katim’s Club. They became held-up for a run into the straight before angling off heels to have one last crack at the winner. He will at least be more at home with the rise to 1400m while appreciating the wide expanses of Murray Bridge Racecourse.
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Race 5 No. 1 BANDICOOT ($7)
We do try to steer away from the one gate at Murray Bridge Racecourse, instead we’re left to put our faith into Sam Payne to sort it out on BANDICOOT. The rail hasn’t been too bad with horses able to win from up on the speed last time it was in the true position. Bandicoot did find himself held-up into the straight when drawing barrier 2 over 900 metres here two stars ago. He got going again when the race was all over for Dylan Caboche before John Hickmott & Carrina Riggs sent him around in town at his next start. Bandicoot settled into an on-pace position before peaking on his run from around 100m out. Comes back slightly in trip to 1000 metres and can give this a shake with even luck.
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Race 9 No. 7 SIPSMITH ($10)
Dom Tourneur found himself a long way back on SIPSMITH as they clapped on the speed up front. He brought Sipsmith with his run as the widest horse into the straight with the pair over-powering their rivals over 1600m. Just didn’t get enough pressure up front at his next start with the anchor being thrown out by the leading division. Sipsmith still managed to catch the eye out wide with another strong finish to run third over the mile. Found them a bit too sharp while not being disgraced since in a hot race in town. There’s plenty of pressure on paper in the last as Sipsmith now stretches out to 1800 metres.