Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. Horse Racing

Australian Racing: Super Helpful to overcome wide draw

There are six meetings due to take place across Australia on Thursday including the $75,000 Hutchinson Civil City Handicap over 1175m, which will be the finale from Albury.

Race 7 Albury

Super Helpful @ 6.50

Race 3 Ipswich

Nagamie @ 8.50

Race 7 Hawkesbury

Dame Cartland @ 5.00

Helpful for Albury feature

The Hutchinson Civil City Handicap is set to play host to a field of 17 following the scratching of Big Day Out.

A good 4 track is expected at Albury with Espirito likely to challenge for the Paul Murray team. The four-year-old gelding is well drawn in barrier six and has shown solid form of late.

The son of Bel Esprit has won twice this time around including by a narrow margin in a Benchmark 72 contest over 1200m on a soft six track at Warwick Farm three starts back.

The gelding has acquitted himself well in both subsequent starts including a third-placed finish in a Class 5 over 1200m at Gosford recently.

Nick Souquet takes over from Winona Costin in the saddle and Super Helpful is preferred despite a wide alley in 13. Super Helpful has shown good form since returning, including a length triumph in a 1200m contest at Canberra when racing first up.

Connections employed a change of tactics when the four-year-old finished fourth having raced close to the pace in a 1400m event at the same venue earlier this month.

Billy Owen’s mount has shown a liking for this distance in the past and is selected to deliver career win number eight.

Related Australian Racing News

Hawaii Five Oh tipped to strike

Good Vintage to come of age

Shadesofmidnight to shine

Nagamie to break maiden

The third race on the Ipswich card is an interesting 1350m maiden contest. A wet track is likely for the nine-runner contest with a soft 5 surface forecast.

Trainer Bevan Laming saddles the promising Nagamie in this contest with the three-year-old having made just the one appearance to date.

That effort came when finishing as runner-up having jumped at big odds for a 1400m maiden on a good 4 surface at Sunshine Coast earlier this month.

While the winner Barnes could finish only seventh on his only subsequent start, it’s of note that the third home Inquest made all to win at Ballina on Tuesday. Nagamie has a fair draw in eight here and the drop back in distance shouldn’t inconvenience the Dundeel gelding too much.

The pick is expected to have improved for that debut experience and is taken to get off the mark at the second time of asking.

Cartland for Hawkesbury glory

Trainer Nathan Doyle was on the mark with an across the card double at Rosehill and Kembla Grange on Saturday and he is taken to register a victory in the seventh race at Hawkesbury.

Doyle saddles the three-year-old filly Dame Cartland in the 1100m Benchmark 64 contest with a soft 5 track expected. The pick broke her maiden over 1200m at Kembla Grange back in January but disappointed on her next start when down the field over 1250m at Canterbury at the start of February.

The filly then tracked the pace when beaten by just under two-and-a-half-lengths into sixth over this track and trip on her subsequent appearance.

That marked a promising effort and she built on that with a triumph in a similar contest on a good 4 surface here earlier this month. Mitchell Bell, on board last time out, keeps the ride here and the selection is taken to defy a wide alley to deliver a third career success.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy