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Australian Racing: Alot A Lip chasing Kembla Grange glory

There are four meetings due to take place on Thursday, including provincial fixtures from Kembla Grange and York.

Race 6 Kembla Grange

Alot A Lip @ 3.00  

Race 2 York

Moshuko @ 11.00  

Race 2 Kyneton

Dream Reality @ 4.00

Lip to double up

The sixth race at Kembla Grange is a competitive looking 1200m Benchmark 64 handicap restricted to fillies & mares.

James McDonald has engaged Zac Lloyd for the ride aboard Vividness, who broke her maiden by half-a-length in a small field 1400m contest held on a heavy track in April.

The three-year-old’s best effort in three subsequent outings came back here last month, when narrowly beaten having raced from the front over this trip.

That effort came in a similar race to this held on a good 4 track, while the daughter of Exosphere was ridden with more restraint, when fifth over the same distance at Newcastle subsequently.

While she is expected to go well back at this venue, the twice-raced ALOT A LIP is preferred on this occasion.

The three-year-old has attempted to make all in both previous starts, including when third over 1000m on debut at Hawkesbury at the start of last month.

The selection followed that up with a two-length triumph on an 1150m maiden at Beaumont, with both of those outings coming on a good 4 surface.

Regan Bayliss, on board at Beaumont, is again in the saddle and his mount has a good barrier three from the rail.

The pick represents the powerful Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott team who can boast a 29% strike-rate (10/35) here in the last 12 months and Alot A Lip can add to those wins with victory here. 

Moshuko for York triumph

Jade Tangaroa does well with her small string and she has them in good form currently, with her last four runners all winning (including two for The Great Hoya.

The handler saddles MOSHUKO in the second race of the day at York, a 1920m Benchmark 52+ handicap contest.

The race in question is set to take place on a good 4 surface, with the pick having shown good form over 1500m here when narrowly beaten in a Benchmark 46+ handicap here last month.

The daughter of He’s A Decoy placed second on that occasion and followed it up with a third of six in a 2200m contest at Belmont Park eight days later. 

Regular pilot Victoria Corver is in the saddle here and she looks capable of registering her second victory on the seven-year-old. 

Reality to salute at Kyneton

The Ben Brisbourne-trained Gigaton has shown plenty of ability in his two starts to date and he is expected to prove popular in the second race at Kyneton.

The 1210m maiden event is expected to take place on a good 4 track, with the colt having shown good form when runner-up over 1200m at Swan Hill last month.

The Vadamos colt was returning from a spell on that occasion and has a good alley four from the rail.

However, he is expected to find DREAM REALITY too strong for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable. 

The filly failed to shine in a barrier trial at Stawell in August but took a step forward on her first race start when fourth over 1000m on a soft 5 track at Cranbourne on 21st September.

While beaten nearly six lengths that day, the form of that event is working out well with the third home winning and the sixth placing since. 

Mark Zahra, on board for that debut effort, is again in the saddle and he is taken to steer the four-year-old filly to victory. 

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