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Australian Racing: No stopping Le Force at Mount Isa

There are three meetings set to take place on Tuesday with fixtures from Kyneton, Grafton and Mount Isa.

Race 2 Kyneton

Lady Dumont @ 4.00  

Race 3 Grafton

Nature Boy @ 5.50  

Race 5 Mount Isa

Le Force @ 3.20 

Lady to break maiden

The second race at Kyneton is an interesting 1115m maiden plate, with Staroshka expected to have his supporters, having delivered a couple of solid efforts in his first spell earlier this year.

The second of those efforts saw the gelding finish fourth of nine in a 1014m maiden, when racing on a heavy 8 track at Werribee in April.

The four-year-old reportedly failed to handle the going that day and he looks opposable here, having faded and bled in finishing 10th over 1200m at this circuit the following month.

LADY DUMONT is preferred on this occasion, having delivered a good three length second when tackling a 1200m maiden at Warracknabeal back in May.

That effort came on a good 4 track, with the filly having previously had no issues with a wet surface when third in a 1200m maiden on a soft 5 track here the previous month.

The daughter of Astern was spelled following that effort at Warracknabeal and the Andrew Noblet-trained filly heads here on the back of a barrier trial fourth at Ararat on 28th September.

The selection has an inside alley here and is taken to break her maiden at the fourth time of asking. 

Boy for Grafton glory

Grafton stages a competitive Benchmark 58 handicap in the third contest on their seven-race card, with Big Hitter, who has shown a liking for this track in the past, is likely to prove popular. 

Trained by David & Marcus Scanes, the mare delivered a victory in a 1725m Benchmark 50 handicap on a heavy 8 surface here in June.

While the six-year-old has failed to place in four subsequent starts, she did deliver a solid four-length fourth when stepped up in 3120m for a Benchmark 58 handicap here in July.

Jag Guthmann-Chester’s mount usually comes from off the pace and, while barrier nine should pose no issues, preference here is for the in form NATURE BOY.

The gelding was a winner over 2200m when racing at this level on a good 4 track back in March and the wet track here should prove no issue, having performed well on soft going in the past. 

Jockey Casey Williams has been on board the gelding for two of his last three starts, including when beaten by a length in a similar race to this over track and trip three starts back.

The pick has gone on to deliver victories in his next two outings, including by two lengths under Williams, when racing in a 1900m Benchmark 66 handicap at Armidale earlier this month. 

While the son of Ocean Park often races close to the pace, he has performed well when ridden from behind the speed and is taken to overcome a wide barrier to complete a hat-trick.  

Force for Isa success

The Jay Morris-trained LE FORCE is a regular at Mount Isa and he goes in search of his fourth win in nine starts at the track when tackling the fifth race of the day.

The race in question is a Benchmark 65 handicap set to take place on a good 3 track, with the pick heading into this event on the back of a third in a Class 6 handicap over 1200m at Cloncurry.

That Cloncurry effort came on 13th October, with the pick having disappointed when fifth over the same trip in a Class 6 set weights contest here prior.

Savannah McCann’s mount has won twice already at this venue this spell, with both of those victories coming over this trip in this grade and Le Force looks up to returning to the winners’ enclosure here. 

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