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Australian Racing: Publican can raid the Purse at Kilcoy

There are six meetings set to take place on Thursday, including a nine race card at Kilcoy.

Race 5 Kilcoy

Publican's Purse @ 9/2

Race 3 Pakenham

South Parade @ 17/5

Race 6 Moruya

Get Shafted @ 19/10

Purse to score at Kilcoy

Boomi's Buddy is expected to jump as favourite for the fifth race at Kilcoy. The race in question is a 1200m Benchmark 55 contest with a good 4 surface forecast.

Thirteen are expected to go to post for the competitive event following the scratching of Dreamer's Gift.

Jimmy Downes' charge has won two of his four starts this spell, including over this track and trip last start. That effort came in a Restricted 58 event under his rider here Tiffani Brooker.

He also won in Restricted 58 company at Beaudesert three starts back but has a wide draw to overcome on this occasion.

Jake Molloy's mount Publican's Purse has placed on half of his four starts this time around and the second of those efforts came in this grade over course and distance on his penultimate outing.

The four-year-old encountered a good 3 track that day having previously finished third over 1100m at Beaudesert.

He produced a respectable effort when fifth of seven over 1200m at Murwillumbah when last in action just over a month ago. 

After being freshened up since then, the blinkered runner looks up to delivering a second career success.

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Parade for first up triumph

The third race at Pakenham is an interesting 1200m Benchmark 58 contest. A good 4 track is expected and Rusheen is expected to have his supporters.

Tony Noonan's charge failed to score in eight starts last spell but it's of note that he was mostly racing at the likes of Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Flemington.

He showed signs that a second career win might not be too far away when runner-up over 1130m at Geelong. Racing first up in a Restricted 58 contest that spell, the four-year-old was beaten by less than a length but has finished down the field on both previous starts here however and it may prove best to look elsewhere.

Trainer John Sadler can boast a 43% strike-rate (9/21) here in the last 12 months and he saddles South Parade on this occasion.

The selection was beaten by just half-a-length first up last spell, delivering a fourth place finish over 1000m in a Benchmark 70 race at Sandown Hillside that day.

His best subsequent effort came when beaten less than one-and-a-half-lengths on his final start. Racing on the Lakeside course at Sandown that day, the five-year-old finished eighth in a 1400m contest.

He gets a drop in grade here and is taken to provide claimer Emily Pozman with her first winner.

Penza can steer Shafted to Moruya glory

The most valuable race on the Moruya card is the penultimate race of the day, a Benchmark 58 contest set to take place over 1200m.

Top weight Get Shafted is taken to deliver a victory, having shown a liking for this venue in the past winning or placed on four of his six starts here.

The most recent of those efforts came when third over 1010m on a good 4 track last month. Racing first up that day, the gelding raced from off the pace under his jockey here Jeff Penza.

Lynne Morrison's charge employed similar tactics when winning his final start last spell. Successful by a head over 1400m in a Class 1 at Canberra that day, the selection showed he is versatile ground wise.

Given his hold up style of racing a wide draw in eight should prove no issue. The step back up to 1200m is a positive and the son of Shaft is taken to deliver win number three.

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