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Australian Racing: Yarra can Master Hobart

There are nine meetings due to take place on Sunday, with Hobart staging the sole metro fixture. 

Race 9 Hobart 
Yarra Master @ 3.80 

Race 3 Geraldton 
Brisance @ 3.00  

Race 7 Scone 
Casino Lord @ 3.00

Master for Hobart success 

Namabaale is expected to have his supporters for the Glenn Stevenson stable in the concluding race on Hobart's nine race card. 

The race in question is a 1600m Benchmark 68 contest with a soft 5 surface forecast. 

The four-year-old has yet to race at this venue but is the winner of half of his four starts over the trip. 

The gelding proved a disappointment when finishing last of nine in a Benchmark 68 contest on a good 4 track over 1400m at Launceston on his penultimate start. 

However, he put that effort behind him racing over 1620m and switched to the soft 5 track expected here when a close-up third at the same venue subsequently. 

Tayah Stalker takes three kilograms off but Namabaale is expected to find YARRA MASTER too strong. The selection is a regular here winning three times at the track last spell. 

The final one of those victories came when completing a hat-trick to score by half-a-length in a Benchmark 62 event on a soft 7 surface in June. 

The gelding was then spelled following a close-up second in a 2100m Benchmark 76 event here the following month. 

The son of Mawingo has made just the one start this time around, with that effort coming when a length fourth over 1400m at Launceston last month. 

The return to this trip is in his favour and he can provide claimer Luke Campbell with a winner. 

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Brisance for Geraldton victory 

The third at Geraldton is an interesting Benchmark 68+ 1900m contest. 

A good 4 track is expected, with top weight Edmond expected to be towards the head of the market for the Gordon Spowart stable. 

The five-year-old has won three times here in the past, with the most recent of those victories coming in a Benchmark 58+ event over 1600m here on a good 3 surface in December. 

The son of Excelebration has been in decent form in stronger contests since, including when fifth over the same at Ascot earlier this month. 

The concession of five kilograms to BRISANCE is likely to prove too much here, however, with preference for Peta Edwards' mount. 

Trainer Barry Newnham has been on the mark with his last three runners, including when saddling a double here on 4th March. 

His contender here was one of those two winners when drawing over three lengths clear of his rivals in a 1600m Class 2 contest. 

The pick is a versatile type with regards tactics and with the ground and step up in trip likely to suit, he is taken to deliver a fourth career win. 

Lord to score at Scone 

The Class 5 Newhaven Park Country Championships over 1400m provides the feature at Scone. 

Top weight CASINO LORD qualified for this contest with a third place finish when beaten just over half-a-length in a Class 5 over this trip at Tamworth last month. 

That effort came on a good 4 track but the soft surface expected here should prove no issue having won on a soft 5 track at Quirindi on his penultimate outing. 

While the gelding has competed mainly over 1000m this spell, including when successful at Tamworth in October, he is unexposed and open to improvement at this distance. 

The son of Casino Prince raced is versatile tactics wise but often races from off the pace as was the cast last time out and he is taken to provide jockey Koby Jennings with a winner.

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