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Australian Racing: Haysiri has the answer at Muswellbrook

There are a number of meetings due to take place on Friday including at Kembla Grange and Pakenham.

Race 7 Kembla Grange

Tutta La Vita @ 3.40

Race 8 Pakenham

Glentaneous @ 7.00

Race 5 Muswellbrook

Haysiri @ 3.20

Vita for Classic victory

The Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic over 1600m is a race restricted to three-year-old fillies, with TUTTA LA VITA expected to record a win with Tom Marquand up.

Chris Waller’s filly holds some fancy entries down the line with future engagements including the ATC Australian Derby, ATC Australian Oaks & Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

The filly ended last year with a good fourth in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m at Randwick in October.

The daughter of The Autumn Sun returned from a spell with a good third in the 1400m Group 1 Drinkwise Surround Stakes back at Randwick earlier this month.

The three-year-old jumped at triple-figure odds on a wet track that day and dropping in grade, she is selected to deliver a Group 3 success.

Glentaneous for Pakenham success

The feature race on the Pakenham card is the Listed Pakenham Cup over 2500m.

The race, set to take place as the eighth contest of the day, is expected to take place on a good 4 track with the New Zealand-bred Dunkel set to start favourite.

The son of Dundeel is also expected to shoulder top weight here, having registered wins in each of his last two starts including over 2040m at Moonee Valley in December.

The four-year-old came home over a length clear of his rivals and he followed up over 2000m at Caulfield last month, having been freshened prior to that triumph.

The gelding should have no issues with the extra distance here, having won the Group 1 South Australian Derby over this distance at Morphettville in May last year.

However, conceding weight to some useful rivals may prove more of an issue, with GLENTANEOUS preferred on this occasion.

Trained by Anthony & Sam Freedman, the gelding has demonstrated progressive form this season including when winning at Moonee Valley in December.

The selection won over 2500m when racing at Benchmark 78 handicap level that day and followed up in Listed company at Flemington the following month.

The six-year-old won by 2L when racing over 2800m in that Listed event and, while he disappointed when only sixth at Caulfield subsequently, he was dropping in trip.

The return to 2500m is a positive here, with Damian Lane’s mount looking capable of returning to winning ways.

Haysiri to score at Muswellbrook

The fifth race at Muswellbrook is a 1500m Benchmark 58 handicap set to take place on a good 4 surface.

Aussie Pharoah is expected to prove popular for the Mack Griffith team, having recorded an impressive win at Gilgandra on his penultimate outing.

The four-year-old came home nearly four-and-a-half-lengths clear of his rivals in a 1550m Benchmark 50 handicap on that occasion.

This looks a tougher event however, with the gelding having failed to shine when fifth over 1700m in a Benchmark 58 event at Cowra subsequently.

With the above in mind he looks opposable, with HAYSIRI the selected in this event.

The son of Dawn Approach came home seventh of 14 when contesting a metro Class 3 handicap over 1400m at Rosehill on his penultimate start.

The gelding followed that up with a good fifth when beaten less than three lengths in a 1600m Class 2 at Dubbo on 8th March.

Lou Mary’s gelding kept on nicely in behind on that occasion and shaped as if his third career win was not far away.

Aaron Bullock’s mount has a wide barrier to contend with here but he looks capable of overcoming that to record a win.

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