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Australian Racing: Frozen Miss to leave rivals out in the cold

There are three meetings set to take place on Monday including at Armidale where a seven-race card is scheduled.

Race 5 Armidale

Rocky Pride @ 4.20

Race 7 Armidale

Quick As A Flash @ 6.00

Race 4 Chinchilla

Frozen Miss @ 2.20

Rocky for Armidale glory

The fifth race of the day at Armidale is an interesting 1100m Benchmark 58 handicap set to take place on a good 4 surface.

Braith Nock’s mount Magic Shot is expected to prove popular with punters, having registered some good efforts in maiden company earlier this season.

Those efforts involved two third-place finishes including at Beaudesert prior to ending that prep with his first victory.

That victory came when contesting a 1450m contest held on a good 3 track at Quirindi in November.

The three-year-old started at short odds for that event, however, the form could be working out better with the race yet to produce a winner.

Racing first up and dropping back in distance, it can pay to oppose the gelding with preference for the year older ROCKY PRIDE for trainer Paddy Cunningham.

The selection has demonstrated good form this prep finishing in the first four in all five starts, including when runner-up over 1000m at Glen Innes in January.

A fourth-place finish, beaten less than two lengths in a six runner Class 2 1006m handicap at Grafton followed, prior to recording his second career win last time out.

The gelding returned to Grafton for a 1000m Class 2 last time with the son of All To Hard registering a near length victory having raced from off the pace.

Similar tactics are expected from a wide barrier here, with the four-year-old looking capable of providing jockey Georgina McDonnell with a winner.

Flash to score

The finale at Armidale is a Benchmark 58 handicap set to take place over 1300m on a good 4 surface.

Vis I Do is likely to feature prominently in the market following some good efforts of late including when beaten less than two lengths at Walcha on his penultimate start.

That Walcha effort saw him finish fifth in a 1200m Benchmark 58 handicap when jumping from a wide barrier under his jockey here Aaron Bullock.

The pair jump from a wide barrier once more, with the son of Supido having finished a close up seventh over 1200m at Tamworth subsequently.

However, the pick here is QUICK AS A FLASH, who registered a win in an 1100m Benchmark 58 handicap when racing first up this prep.

The selection won by less than half-a-length when encountering a heavy 8 track on that occasion prior to finishing eighth over 1200m at Tamworth subsequently.

The step up in distance shouldn’t pose any issues, with the Stirling Osland-trained gelding having won over further in the past.

The pick has a decent alley in six here and is selected to salute with Ben Looker set to ride.

Frozen for Chinchilla triumph

They also race at Chinchilla with the field for the fourth race, a 1030m contest, decimated by a number of scratchings.

Trainer Mark Currie is double-handed here, with his FROZEN MISS looking capable of recording her first win of this prep.

The selection registered a fourth over 1000m when contesting a Benchmark 60 handicap at Toowoomba when racing first up last month.

A good third, beaten just over one-and-a-half-lengths in a similar contest over 1100m at Dalby followed with both of those efforts coming on a good 4 track.

Georgina Cartwright, on board at Toowoomba takes the ride here with the pair looking capable of recording their first win together.

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