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Australian Racing: Diamond Carat glimmers at Wagga

There are only two meetings taking place on Monday, with Wagga and Ballarat Synthetic both set to race.

Race 3 Wagga

Dolce Bella @ 2.40

Race 8 Wagga

Diamond Carat @ 3.80

Race 6 Ballarat Synthetic

Snappy Magnus @ 11.00

Bella poised to break maiden

The third race on the Wagga card is an interesting 1200m maiden set to take place on a heavy 8 track.

Cellar Champ is expected to have his supporters following two third place finishes this spell.

The return to sprinting appeared to suit when the four-year-old placed third over 1000m on a soft 7 track at Corowa, racing first up on July 3rd.

Holly Durnan’s mount finished well on that occasion and again finished strongly when third in a similar race to this over course and distance on a heavy 10 track 12 days later.

However, with 12 runs to his name the son of Shamus Award has had plenty of chances and the filly DOLCE BELLA is preferred in this contest.

While 2.40 Dolce Bella has yet to race on a heavy surface, she handles soft tracks well as evidenced by her two placed efforts at Goulburn earlier this month.

The most recent of those saw the Matthew Dale-trained filly lose out by a narrow margin in a 1300m contest on a soft 5 track there in February.

The winner that day placed on her next start prior to contesting two Group 1 races, while the seventh home Her Call has won three times in the interim period.

Jockey Nick Heywood should be able to slot in behind the pace and his mount is selected to break her maiden at the third attempt.

Carat to take Wagga finale

Top weight Your Not The Boss looks likely to start favourite for the concluding race on the Wagga card, a 1300m Benchmark 50 handicap.

The three-year-old broke his maiden on a soft 5 surface in a 1200m contest at Narrandera just under a month ago, while he placed third over 1400m at Benchmark 58 at the same venue subsequently.

Mitchell Beer’s gelding has a wide alley to overcome here, however, but his tactical versatility, having performed well from off the pace in maiden company here in the past, should help.

However, the concession of weight to his rivals, most notably to DIAMOND CARAT may prove too much with Michael Travers’ mare selected to register her second win at this venue.

She is a regular visitor to this venue, including when winning by a narrow margin in a 1400m Class 1 contest on a heavy 9 surface in October last year.

While the 3.80 selection has failed to score so far this time around, she has placed third on two of her last three starts, including when contesting a 1200m Class 2 at Narrendera July 16th.

Freshened prior to that effort, the step up to 1300m should pose no issues here and with a solid barrier in seven she is taken to deliver a third career win.

Snappy ready for synthetic success

SNAPPY MAGNUS takes the eye in the sixth race on the Ballarat Synthetic card. The race in question is a 1000m Benchmark 58 handicap contest.

The selection has placed twice from his four first-up starts in the past and, while not at his best last time around, the five-year-old boasts a strong record at this venue.

The 11.00 gelding has won twice and placed three times form his six previous starts here, but has been absent from this venue since delivering a victory at Benchmark 64 level last October.

That triumph came over 1100m and, while the pick drops in trip here, he has run well over the 100m distance he tackles here in the past, including when runner-up at Hanging Rock in January.

The selection has a wide alley to overcome here, but he is selected to salute at relatively big odds on his first outing since a seventh at Kyneton in March.

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