Port Augusta Preview & Best Bets – Sunday August 14

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Our form expert provides Port Augusta tips for today’s horse racing at Port Augusta Racecourse and gives his best bets.   

   

Port Augusta Tips 14/08/2022   

BEST BET 🏆  

Race 3 No. 1 PAULO PACE – ($4.60)

Local trainer Kylie McKerlie can be hard to beat anywhere, particularly when racing at home. She’s even harder now to go past since teaming up with Lachlan Overall and the pair have PAULO PACE coming back in trip. Paulo Pace ran out a strong winner when settling on top of a good speed over the mile here three back. They raced away from the top of the straight to put a gap back to Marina and the others. McKerlie sent him around over the further trip of 1867 metres where he wasn’t beaten far in the end. Runner-up of the Roxby Downs with his most recent run and Paulo Pace will be hard to beat again over this more preferable distance.

  

NEXT BEST 🥈  

Race 7 No. 1 LEON’S SHOUT – ($3.90)

We landed some good coin when backing LEON”S SHOUT home a winner here back in May this year. That was at the start of his prep and Callan Murray was able to give Leon’s Shout a positive ride to be handy throughout. They kicked away into the straight to put the maiden to bed very quickly and then backed that up with a good effort behind Marina. Trainer Chris Bieg kept the work up to his horse in order to get his then three-year-old out to a trip. This work culminated in a Northern Territory Derby appearance and also a run behind the placings in a strong benchmark average race. Happy to see him back in trip at Port Augusta and Lachy Overall can find a nice handy position again from the draw.

 

BEST VALUE 💰  

Race 1 No. 5 THE WEIGHT – ($10)

Should think THE WEIGHT has too much early toe for this field and so should lead them up early. Port Augusta often lends itself to those on-speed runners and we can give an extra tick to The Weight for that reason. Won his maiden at Balaklava over 1050 metres, and he really needed too as that field did seem to lack any depth. Probably has been disappointing in being beaten by some fair margins at his past couple since. The Weight had shown some promise prior to that maiden victory and we often see horses regain that form when coming to Port Augusta.