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Australian Racing: Super Solar to shine at Pakenham

There are three meetings scheduled to take place on Monday, with Pakenham, Queanbeyan and Armidale all set to host racing action.

Race 8 Pakenham Synthetic

Super Solar @ 4.60

Race 2 Queanbeyan

Daly Heads @ 7.50

Race 5 Armidale

The Polenitsa @ 6.50

Solar ready to upset Beau

The concluding race on the Pakenham Synthetic card is a 1200m Benchmark 58 handicap contest.

Pink Beau Ty is expected to jump as favourite for the race, having confirmed the promise shown in previous maiden efforts when winning at Donald last month.

The colt came home three-and-a-half-lengths clear of his 13 rivals on a good 4 track that day and looks to hold strong claims stepping out of handicap company.

Trained by Brian McGrath the four-year-old is racing on the synthetic track here for the first time and, with that in mind, it can pay to side with SUPER SOLAR.

The 4.60 selection is a regular at this venue with each of his last six starts coming at on the synthetic surface here.

Four of those efforts have resulted in second place finishes including when narrowly beaten in a similar race to this over 1600m August 24th.

Reece Goodwin’s gelding has been freshened since that effort and, while he drops in trip to 1200m here, it’s notable that he has performed well over this distance in the past.

Zac Spain’s mount has a good barrier four from the rail here and he is selected to register his fifth career win. 

Heads to score at Queanbeyan

The second at Queanbeyan is a 1460m Benchmark 58 handicap due to take place on a good 4 surface.

Fairness Is Best showed solid form in maiden company in his last spell placing second three times from six starts.

Those efforts included a half-length defeat over 1400m on a soft 6 track at Canberra in April and, while disappointing in two subsequent starts, he resumed with a victory at Goulburn.

That victory came by a narrow margin in a seven-runner maiden over 1300m when racing first up last month.

That success should have given him some confidence, while trainer Pat Murphy has been in good form in the last month with three winners from his nine runners.

DALY HEADS is the pick on this occasion, however, having shown up well against winners since taking out a low grade 1400m Benchmark 50 contest at Narrandera in August.

The five-year-old’s two most recent efforts have seen him lost out by less than half-a-length, including in an 1150m Class 2 handicap at Leeton September 25th.

The extra distance here shouldn’t inconvenience, given the 7.50 gelding has performed well over 1400m in the past.

Kym Davison’s gelding has a good alley here and is selected to deliver his third career success.

Polenitsa poised for Armidale success

THE POLENITSA has shown good form in recent starts placing on three of her last four outings.

Two of those have come at this venue, including when beaten half-a-length in a Class 1 handicap over 1900m on a good 4 track here September 17th.

Prior to that the 6.50 selection had been beaten by a length in a Benchmark 50 race over the same course and distance.

Regular pilot Chelsea Hillier’s two-kilogram claim is useful once more and, while her mount gets in off a nice racing weight, this looks a tougher contest than she’s been tackling of late.

That being said she has a lot in her favour, including the distance, while the soft 5 track forecast is no inconvenience, with her having won on a wet track when breaking her maiden.

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