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Australian Racing: Bring The Bling can dazzle at Northam

There are five meetings set to take place on Thursday including an eight-race card at Hawkesbury.

Race 1 Hawkesbury

There There @ 5.00

Race 7 Northam

Bring The Bling @ 5.50

Race 4 Lismore

Kirra Lass @ 6.00

There to triumph under Collett

The most valuable race on the Hawkesbury card is the opening 1300m maiden handicap set to take place on a good 4 surface.

Claire Lever’s Big Boy George showed plenty of ability when delivering a third-place finish in a 1200m Randwick contest on debut in December last year.

The gelding raced from off the pace prior to finishing just over two lengths behind the winner in an 11-runner event that day.

The son of Showtime failed to shine when finishing only fifth in a set weights event over this track and trip on his return to action last month.

The soft 6 track was possibly against him on that occasion while it’s notable that he was ridden closer to the speed.

While the gelding holds strong claims it can pay to side with THERE THERE for the powerful Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.

The filly has shown good form in placing in five of her six previous starts including when runner-up over 1150m on a soft 5 track at Randwick Kensington when racing first up this spell.

The four-year-old disappointed next time prior to returning to form with a half-length second in a course and distance set weights event on a soft 6 track on 17th August.

The quicker going here should prove no issue having performed well on a sound surface in the past and Jason Collett’s mount is selected to break her maiden in this event.

Bling to double up

The penultimate race on Northam’s eight-race card is an interesting 1600m Class 3 handicap event.

A good 4 track is expected for the race with Mitchell Pateman’s Miss Intention expected to have her supporters following a good second at Belmont Park.

The mare was racing in a similar race to this, a 1600m Class 3 handicap on that occasion, however, this looks an easier affair with regular jockey Holly Watson up.

The six-year-old is likely to need luck in running from a wide alley however and, with that in mind, BRING THE BLING is preferred here.

The mare has shown good form at this venue in the past including when registering multiple placed efforts in maiden company including when a length second over 1300m on 10th August.

The selection gained due reward for her consistent form when delivering her first victory when stepped up to this trip for the first time here two weeks later.

The daughter of Oratorio came home two-lengths clear of her rivals on that occasion and, while she steps up in grade here, she is taken to complete a double for in form hoop Kyra Yuill.

Lass for Lismore success

KIRRA LASS is of interest in the fourth at Lismore with the six-year-old racing first up in the 1120m open handicap event.

The daughter of Nicconi boasts a strong first up record having won once and placed second once from two first up starts.

The mare delivered a good second-place finish in a 1000m handicap at Tamworth when racing first up last October.

The pick has been off the track since a down-the-field effort at Taree the following month but comes into this event on the back of a barrier trial win at Ballina last month.

Trained by Sean Cormack, she has a good barrier here and Stephen Lee is taken to steer here to victory on her first start of 2023.

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