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Australian Racing: Lady Falvelon can dazzle at Murwillumbah

There are just the three meetings set to take place on Monday with soft tracks forecast for Moe and Tamworth while a good 4 surface is likely at Murwillumbah.

Race 3 Tamworth 

Lonhreel @ 4.00

Race 3 Murwillumbah 

Lady Falvelon @ 8.00

Race 4 Moe 

So Sleek @ 8.00

Lonhreel to break maiden 

The third race on the Tamworth card is an interesting 1600m maiden plate with Yamba’s Award expected to have his supporters following three consecutive placed efforts. 

The most recent of those saw the filly place third when beaten less than half-a-length in a maiden handicap over this trip on a soft 7 track at Taree at the start of the month. 

The daughter of Shamus Award is arguably unlucky to still be a maiden having met with interference early on prior to finishing strongly for second when narrowly beaten at Wyong three starts back. 

However she has had plenty of chances, and while expected to go well once more looks opposable from barrier 10 with LONHREEL, who will jump from barrier seven, preferred on this occasion. 

Trained by Kris Lees, the filly is another to have placed on each of her last three starts. These efforts included a third place finish over this trip when ridden from mid-division in a maiden here early last month. 

Connections opted for a change of tactics with the pick racing from the front when runner-up, beaten over three-and-three-quarter-lengths, and dropped to 1500m at Port Macquarie subsequently. 

While the three-year-old had no issues with the wet track that day, expect her to be ridden with more restraint here and with the step up in trip likely to suit she can salute at the sixth attempt.

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Falvelon to resume with victory 

LADY FAVELON takes the eye in the third race at Murwillumbah. The race in question is a Class 2 handicap event over 1200m with the pick having shown a liking for this venue in three starts here late last year. 

Those efforts all came over this trip, including when breaking her maiden on a soft 6 surface here back in October. 

A two length triumph in a Benchmark 68 event when returning to this track following two starts away from here followed in December prior to a second in a Benchmark 58 event later that month. 

The pick has the benefit of a barrier trial when down the field in sixth in a seven runner event over 1050m at Deagon last month, while barrier eight should prove no issue. 

Jockey Tegan Harrison takes the ride for the first time, and racing on her home track Lady Falvelon looks up to delivering a third career win.

Sleek for Moe glory 

Luke Oliver’s Real Alliance sets the standard on form ahead of the fourth at Moe. The 1600m maiden plate has attracted a field of 10 with the filly stepping up to this trip for the first time following a second over 1400m at Cranbourne earlier this month. 

However, she is expected to jump at cramped odds and with that in mind SO SLEEK is preferred for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace team. 

The selection has made just the one previous start with that coming when sixth of eight over 1411m in a maiden at Sale on a good 4 track last month. 

The three-year-old shaped as if he’d improve for the experience when beaten just under three-and-a-half-lengths on that occasion, with the extra distance he tackles here expected to suit. 

The runner-up that day Hazel Baby has boosted the form with a victory since, and the So You Think colt is selected to reverse form with the third home that day Black Samurai to deliver a first victory.

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