PORT LIN­COLN

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork -

If you’re look­ing to kick on af­ter the Cup with some win­ners head­ing into Oaks Day, then Port Lin­coln has some gems for us build a bank. AVORA SUN (R4 No. 2) never gave them look-in here three weeks ago, lead­ing all the way to post a and a half length win in maiden com­pany. She was very heav­ily backed de­spite open­ing up at $1.45 and never gave back­ers any con­cern, and the over­all time wasn’t bad given the soft con­di­tions. She has drawn well to jump and run again to­mor­row shouldn’t have any prob­lems run­ning out the 1200m back onto dry ground. There are few jock­eys in bet­ter form in South Aus­tralia at the mo­ment than Raquel Clark and she should steer this filly to vic­tory.

We’ll stick with Raquel two races later when VIC­TOR VIC­TOR (R6 No. 3) lines up in the Bm72. He was a touch dis­ap­point­ing as odds-on fave here three weeks ago when he prob­a­bly found 1200m a lit­tle too far in the soft con­di­tions. He still bat­tled on okay into sec­ond spot be­hind Hank’s Nephew, but his pre­vi­ous run gives us a great pointer to his chances to­mor­row. He carried the 60kg to an im­pres­sive win over 1000m and he will be suited by the drop back to five fur­longs. He should get a nice trail be­hind the lead­ers from the good draw and will take a power of beat­ing.

Split­ting those two good things is DEX­TER YOU DEVIL (R5 No. 2) who is get­ting fit­ter with three runs un­der his belt off a very long break and is work­ing up to a win. He stuck on well to be beaten just over length in sim­i­lar class last time and is bet­ter suited back around this jour­ney. When last in work he notched up a hat-trick in­clud­ing a win over city run­ner Tab­bing and de­spite only two place divvies is a good each way bet. — Greg Splet­ter

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