Expert tips : Port Augusta - 23/06/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - HONDURAS (4) has found the maiden win elusive but has been turning in some solid efforts, despite not placing. Gets in well at the weights with the 3kg claimer engaged and only needs to hold his form to be featuring. SPECTAUR (9) has been beaten narrowly in her last two, the most recent by a lip here. Drawn much kinder this time and is well placed to play a major role. SWEETWILLHEBE (5) battled on soundly into a midfield finish on debut at Balaklava when firm in the market. Is expected to have come on with the race experience and should be making his presence felt. OUR SWOOSH (1) next best.

RACE 2 - TENTERK (1) has just missed in both runs back. Strips fitter third-up as he steps out in trip. Drawn to advantage and is sure to take plenty of stopping. Ready to get off the mark. TOUGH CRITIC (2) is knocking on the door. Did a good job to run into the frame here last start. Cherry-ripe now and is among the key chances. ME NAME'S HARRY (3) gave backers a bold sight here last start and kept battling in the lane to hold down a minor placing. Drawn to advantage from the inside pillar and could prove tough to reel in with similar tactics applied. OK GERRY (11) was well below her best here last start but had been racing much better prior. Tricky gate to overcome but warrants safekeeping.

RACE 3 - KETCHIKAN (7) finds it tough to break the ice but hasn't being getting beaten far, placing two back before just missing the frame last start at Gawler. Rates highly on best efforts and is sure to be in this for a long way. JAMROCK (2) hasn't been able to live up to market support in his last two when sent out public elect over shorter journeys. Stepping back out in trip suits and he's aided at the weights with the 2kg claimer hopping back on. Key contender. LADY DE LUNE (8) looked to be nearing her second win before turning in a poor one here last start. Drawn much kinder this time and can bounce back sharply. BUGATTI GOLD (6) wasn't far away two back but was less effective last start.

RACE 4 - HOT FLUSH (8) chased valiantly to the line to finish 0.6L behind Tiny Rebel here last start. Meets him better at the weights this time and can get the job done this time. TINY REBEL (1) again showed good tactical speed here last start and kept finding the lane to score a determined win. Shoulders a handy record at this venue and can add to it with the form he's in. RUN ON (6) hasn't threatened the winner in his last two but has beaten home the rest of the field. Should be nearing his peak now with the three runs under his belt. Can give this a shake. MELMAC (9) is another that comes through the Tiny Rebel race. Doesn't get any weight relief on the winner but does draw a better gate and reunites with Jordsjo who has a good association when partnering. In the mix.

RACE 5 - MY BOY JETT (1) bounced back sharply off a poor one at Hawker when shooting for the hat-trick, to return to the winner's circle here last start. Is unbeaten at this venue and is well-placed to keep his record intact. LUNAR SOLAR (4) knuckled down gamely in the lane to get the verdict here last start. Drops back 100m but has performed well over this journey on many occasions. Can give this a mighty shake. CLASSY BANNER (3) finished 0.7L away from Lunar Solar here last start. Meets her better at the weights but is drawn sticky. Big chance to salute with a smart ride. RICHED (7) fell a neck shy of making it back-to-back wins here last start. Ticking along nicely and only needs to hold his form to be featuring again. IMPORTANT PRODUCT (6) doesn't win out of turn but holds claims on best efforts. Keep safe.

RACE 6 - SHIKANIC (5) put the writing on the wall here last start when beaten less than a length. Has good tactical speed, so should be looking to offset the poor draw early to race prominently. Should be peaking third-up and is a chief contender. BONJOUR DE GAULLE (3) improved nicely third-up when battling on gamely into third behind Shikanic here last start. Concedes 2kgs to him this time with the apprentice coming off but does strip fitter and is likely to threaten. STAKE A CLAIM (6) was only warming to his task late when finishing fourth here last time out. Expected to be further improved with the three runs under his belt and is in the mix. Can also make smaller cases for BROADWAY LANE (1) and RUSTYDUSTYSUNSHINE (9) who were both too bad to be true last start.

RACE 7 - EXCELMAN (4) has become quite the bridesmaid this campaign, finishing in the frame without winning in all five starts. Rates highly on best figures and is racing well at this venue. Gets his chance to break a long run of outs. FAIR LEGACY (7) hasn't placed a foot wrong in her last three as she shoots four her fourth straight success at this track. In glittering form and is drawn favourably. Sure to be very competitive. EUREKA'S VICTORY (5) drops back sharply in grade on the quick turnaround and steps back to a winning trip. Bold showing is anticipated. SHALAGA (9) has threatened the winner in his last two but was a comprehensive winner here three back. His best version has him in the finish. I'M KENNY (6) next best.

RACE 8 - AL RANCHERO (1) was far from his best last start when finishing rearward at Gawler. Had been racing in much better form prior and usually performs his best at this venue. Takes benefit from the inside alley and can bounce back sharply. DEVINE ASSASSIN (3) improved sharply here last start when picking up impressively in the lane to score. Has an ugly draw this time, so is expected to be doing her best work late. HATEECH (5) hasn't won for a long time but did go close here two back when charging home to miss by less than a length. Not as effective here last start when sent out public elect but warrants serious thought on best figures. Smaller cases can also be made for SASSY ANGEL (9) and KNICKPOINT (6).