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Australian Racing: What A Prince ready to grace Pinjarra

With four meetings set to take place on Wednesday we have three selections for punters.

Race 4 Toowoomba 

Miss McKinley @ 6.00

Race 3 Kembla Grange 

Roccaforte @ 6.00

Race 8 Pinjarra 

What A Prince @ 2.10

Miss McKinley to triumph at Toowoomba 

Befana is expected to start as favourite for the fourth race on the Toowoomba card, a 1300m Benchmark 70 contest. 

A good 4 track is forecast with the mare having placed on three of her last four outings. The most recent of those saw her suffer a half-length when third in a 1400m Class 3 event at Eagle Farm last month. 

While she failed to shine when fifth in a similar contest over 1200m subsequently she has promising apprentice Jade Lloyd back in the saddle here. 

MISS MCKINLEY is preferred on this occasion however with the daughter of Dawn Approach having shown a liking for this venue in the past. 

The five-year-old’s seven starts at this venue have seen her deliver two wins, a second and two thirds including when successful by a half-a-length over this course and distance last time. 

That course and distance success came on her favoured good going having finished a close third at Benchmark 75 level over 1100m at Ipswich prior. 

Apprentice Cejay Graham takes three kilograms off here and while the pick has a wide barrier in nine to overcome she looks up to delivering a seventh win in 19 career starts.

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Roccaforte for Kembla Grange glory 

The third race on the Kembla Grange card is an interesting 2000m Benchmark 68 event set to take place on a heavy 8 surface. 

Loose Love reaffirmed his liking for heavy tracks when delivering an impressive five-length victory in a Benchmark 58 contest over 1610m at Orange earlier this month. 

The four-year-old raced from the front on that occasion to defend his unbeaten (now two-from-two) record on heavy tracks. 

However he steps up in grade and trip here and looks opposable with fellow confirmed wet track lover ROCCAFORTE looking capable of delivering his third career success. 

Trained by Richard Litt the pick hasn’t encountered a heavy track since finishing three lengths second over 1500m in a Class 1 event at Hawkesbury in May last year. 

The son of Snitzel has suffered narrow defeats in each of his last two starts including when runner-up over 1600m in a Benchmark 75 event at Canterbury last month. 

The gelding followed that up with a second in a Benchmark 64 event over 1850m at Newcastle with his jockey here Alysha Collett on board on each occasion. 

The winner of his only previous start at this 2000m trip Roccaforte looks is selected to register his first victory of this spell.

Prince to salute at Pinjarra 

The concluding contest at Pinjarra is a 1400m Class 3 handicap race. A soft 6 track is expected with WHAT A PRINCE expected to prove hard to beat under jockey William Pike. 

The pick returned this campaign with a down the field seventh of eight on a good 4 track in a Class 1 event over 1000m at Belmont Park at the end of last month. 

The gelding appeared to find the trip too short that day and the five-year-old went close to doubling his career tally when second under his jockey here in a similar race to this over Pinjarra Scarpside. 

Narrowly beaten on that occasion the step up in trip should prove no isuse having won over the trip at Northam when breaking his maiden in June last year. 

A good barrier three off the rail is a positive in this contest and he can provide handler Michelle Hagley with a winner.

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