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Warrnambool Tips, Best Bets & Preview - Thursday 6th May

  • Selections for the third day of the Warrnambool Carnival
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Blackbook Staff 05 May 2021
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Warrnambool Tips - May 6


RACE 1 11:15AM Novice Hurdle (3200m) - Eckhart

The Patrick Payne trained Eckhart has been working through his races well so far this prep and finally gets out to a more suitable trip. Working in his favour is the fact the seven year old gelding has won his only start over 3200m and he likes the cut out of the ground which he should get in this race.

Best Bet: EckhartBET HERE
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RACE 3 12:15PM Benchmark 78 Handicap (1100m) - Ocular

Ocular has been a very consistent horse throughout his short racing career having won three times and placed a further five from 13 career starts. He returned a nice second at Cranbourne first up from a spell in a benchmark 70 where he was beaten by three quarters of a length and drops 4kgs for that effort. The step up to 1100m will suit and barrier one is also a benefit.

Best Bet: OcularBET HERE
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RACE 4 11:45PM Benchmark 78 Handicap (1400m) - I Am Eloquent

I Am Eloquent has been tasked with the top weight in this race but he brings some solid form in some high quality races. He resumed with a seventh at Group 3 level at Rosehill two starts back when finishing 3.3 lengths behind Seasons over 1200m and then got to within 0.7 lengths of Thousand Wishes at Caulfield last start over 1400m. This is far easier assignment for the son of I Am Invincible and the young apprentice will claim three kgs for some weight relief from barrier six.

Best Bet: I Am EloquentBET HERE
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RACE 5 1:15PM Benchmark 64 Handicap (2000m) - Poppy Joan

The Maher and Eustace team produce Poppy Joan for the fifth event of the day and the four year old mare has shown some ability during her short racing career to date. She has filled all three placings from her three starts which includes an impressive win by 1.25 lengths on the heavy track at Terang two back. John Allen has sat on her in all three starts and retains the ride from barrier 14 and the blinkers go on for the first time,

Best Bet: Poppy JoanBET HERE
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RACE 6 1:50PM Benchmark 70 Handicap (1700m) - Tooradin

I have a bit of an opinion of the Maher and Eustace trained Tooradin who now has three wins from nine starts after his first up win at Pakenham. The son of Americain will take plenty of improvement out of that first up win and the step up to 1700m looks ideal for this race.

Best Bet: TooradinBET HERE
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RACE 8  3:15PM Kia Handicap (1400m) - Fighting Harada

Fighting Harada has been unbeaten this time in with three impressive wins on the trot to kick start this campaign. Wins at Pakenham, Sandown and Bendigo so far this prep, he has been given five weeks in between runs heading into this assignment. Dean Yendall will have plenty of options from barrier five and he clearly looks the one to beat.

Best Bet: Fighting HaradaBET HERE
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RACE 10 4:30PM Benchmark 64 Handicap (1300m) - Over The Sky

Mick Price’s talented four year old Over The Sky can finish our day (and carnival) on a good note. He has managed two wins from his five career starts and both times he has started favourite, he has won. He has a tricky gate to overcome but with some luck he will be winning.

Best Bet: Over The Skybet HERE
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