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Australian Racing: Raoul to keep good times rolling

There’s three meetings set to take place on Monday with country fixtures at Beaumont, Dubbo and Stony Creek.

Race 6 Dubbo

Raoul @ 6/1

Race 4 Beaumont

Winter Thorn @ 6/5

Race 1 Stony Creek

Sports Choice @ 11/4

Raoul to score for Singleton

Dubbo stage a competitive looking seven race card with the sixth race on the card a 1312m Class 4 handicap. A soft 7 track is forecast with Listen To The Band expected to jump as favourite. Clint Lundholm’s charge has had a successful time of it this spell winning three of his four starts including over 1100m in a Class 1 contest here on his penultimate start. 

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Subsequently followed up with a victory in a Benchmark 58 affair over 1000m at Parkes just over three weeks ago. While the gelding encountered good ground for both of those efforts he encounters softer ground here while he has to prove his stamina on his first attempt at this distance.

Trainer Scott Singleton has his string in good form with two wins and three second place finishes from his eight runners so far in February. The handler is represented by Raoul, a winner from three starts this spell. That victory came in a 1200m Class 2 contest over 1200m on a soft 5 track at Coonabarabran in December.

Has since disappointed dropped to 1100m when a well beaten tenth at metro level in a Class 2 at Randwick. The drop in grade here is in his favour while any softening of the ground would prove no issue with the pick having performed well on heavy tracks in the past. A draw in three is a further positive and he is taken to score under Serg Lisnyy.

Thorn for Beaumont glory

The fourth race at Beaumont is an interesting 2100m Class 1 contest with a good 4 track forecast for the 11 runner affair. Newfangled Jill found the line well when five-and-a-half-lengths second over 1800m in a Class 1 at Bathurst a week ago. 

Jeremy Gask’s charge looks sure to have her supporters as she steps up in trip in her quest for a first victory since May 2021. Reece Jones’ mount has a wide draw to overcome here however but a positive is her versatility with regards tactics. 

Top weight Winter Thorn is one of two representatives for Kris Lees and looks capable of doubling his career tally. The six-year-old is a lightly-raced gelding having made just the six previous starts.

Those efforts include three since breaking his maiden in impressive fashion over this trip on a good 3 track at Tamworth back in August 2021. The son of Muhaarar took a step forward when delivering a length third in a Class 1 over 2000m at Taree when racing third up this spell.

Tackled a soft 5 track that day but the quicker going forecast here should prove no issue. Winter Thorn has a solid draw in this contest and is taken to help Kris Lees and jockey Aaron Bullock improve on their 27% strike-rate (30/113) when teaming up in the last year.

Choice to break maiden

In the opening maiden at Stony Creek it’s notable that the current front two in the market Viking Rebel and Kulina have had plenty of chances to get off the mark.

The lightly-raced Sports Choice takes the eye for the Andrew Homann stable having shown ability in three previous starts. The selection defied market weakness to debut with a two length second over this course and distance in December. 

Followed that up with a fair sixth when beaten just under five lengths in an 1100m maiden contest here early last month. Both of those efforts came on good tracks as was the case when fourth in a Murray Bridge Gh maiden contest back at this trip on 26th January.

Beau Mertens mount has drawn the rail here and looks up to getting off the mark at the fourth attempt returning to this venue and back racing at country level.

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