Expert tips: Muswellbrook- 05/04/24

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RACE 1 - THE EYES HAVE IT (4) has been kept fresh for this and drops sharply in grade after running fifth to Golden Slipper winner (Lady Of Camelot), when fifth over 1100m in the G3 Widden Stakes at Rosehill on February 3. Since fitted with a recent trial and should prove too good for these. INCANTRESS (5) Per Incanto filly from the Kris Lees yard on debut. Fitted with three even trials and should be forward enough for this. SHOUTABOUTIT (9) returns from a four-and-a-half month break after tiring late on debut when eighth over 900m at Newcastle on November 18. Has experience on her side and not pushed out in a recent trial at Gosford. Expected to play a leading role. SUPREME STATEMENT (3) showed good early speed on debut before wilting to run ninth over 1100m at Gosford on March 16. This is easier and can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 2 - JAMACRI (11) Pride Of Dubai filly resuming from a lengthy break. Held ground to the line on debut when third over 1200m at Nowra six months ago. Fitter for two trials, and expected to have strengthened up over the break. Go close. KHAZNAH (12) has race fitness on her side fourth-up and looks ready to win. Dictated early before collared late when second over 1100m at Wyong on March 20. This much easier and looks to have solid top-three prospects. INDIAMO (4) encouraging debut over this track and trip when showed good early speed to secure second on March 15. Strips fitter now and will need luck from the gate. TORIE'S ROSE (14) returned for second prep with a fast finishing long neck third over 1200m at Gosford on March 16. Likely to get back again from the gate but sure to be strong late.

RACE 3 - ONE BEAT NO BEAT (4) consistent filly who showed plenty of grit when a fighting fourth over 1400m at Scone in the Northern Wild Card on March 22. A repeat of latest with the claim will see her hard to hold out. VIS I DO (6) relished the soft (7) going when a fast finishing winner over 1300m at Armidale last time out. Goes well at this track and trip and should handle the rise in grade. RAMONES (1) three runs back have been sound and jumps sharply in trip for this. Sat on the speed with the 61kg when a narrow fifth over 1100m at Scone on March 22. Claim helps again and has the figures to play a leading role. HIMORHER (9) racing in a rich vein of form this time in and deserves her shot in this company. Sat off the speed before launching late when a solid win over 1500m here on March 15. In a leading yard and look for her late.

RACE 4 - SENSHI (2) best form is over this track and trip and gets all the favours from the inside gate today with the claim. Scored a slick win here at latest over 1280m and should have little trouble carrying the extra weight. Go close. GOONOO (4) two runs back have been solid and indicated a win was imminent after sitting on the speed when a narrow third over 1200m at Mudgee on February 25. Races best with runs spaced and should handle the going. LADY SOAMES (5) kept fresh after running a plugging sixth over 1400m at Newcastle in BM66 company two months ago. Since fitted with a recent trial and will find this more to her liking. LAGO'S DAUGHTER (10) has come back much stronger this prep and caught the eye when third over this track and trip on March 15. Claim helps again and can sneak into the minor money.

RACE 5 - PERENNIAL (11) exciting sprinting gelding with the handy record of three wins from four starts. Sent to town at fourth appearance when an unlucky second over 1000m at Randwick in Highway company on March 2. Kept ticking over with a trial win at Muswellbrook on March 15. Gets the right tempo and can finish over the top of these. IRON HAT (10) has excellent figures this track and trip. Resumed with a dominant 5 len win over today's course and distance on March 15. Clearly comes back well and looks up to this stronger grade. RIVA DEL SOL (4) back sharply in trip when a surprise winner over 1000m at Scone on March 22. Maps to get the right run and can win again. DEEP ROUGE (6) Tamworth-trained mare now in the Wayne Brown stable. Resumes after finishing ninth in the LR Just Now Quality at Eagle Farm on December 9. Has a dynamite fresh record and look for her charging late.

RACE 6 - Group 3 placegetter IMATRUESTAR (17) is having his first start at this track and back in trip after running on late when fourth over 1600m at Taree on March 26. A repeat of his run two back at Newcastle would see him prove hard to hold out. SILVANITO (2) drifted back on resumption before warming up late when 1.75 lens second over 1200m at Wyong on March 20. Goes just as well second-up and did win in town three back. Sure to be strong late. LJUNGBERG (8) thereabouts of late and has a better record over this distance range. Bumped into the handy McHale when fifth over 1350m at Wyong on March 20. This is easier and conditions suit. PANDANO (3) third-up today after drifting back from the wide gate when a poor ninth over 1200m at Wyong on March 20. Drop in weight helps and look for him doing his best work on the line.

RACE 7 - Group 3 placegetter WAIHAHA FALLS (4) finds the right race and conditions today after drifting back with the 59.5kg when seventh over 1200m at Kembla Grange on March 15. Will get the right tempo and sure to be strong late. Worth noting Sam Clipperton takes the ride. DASHO LENNIE (12) progressive entire having his third Australian start. Jumped in grade and trip when a fighting third over 1900m at Rosehill behind Wymark at the latest. Drop in weight suits but will need a good ride from the gate. ITA (8) tough mare who will relish the drop in grade after travelling wide when 12th in the G3 Epona Stakes at Rosehill on March 23. Has won at this track and looks good each-way value. RUSSIAN RONI (11) Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding who strips fitter after two runs back. Sat on the speed with the 59.5kg when a close-up fifth over 1550m at Randwick Kensington on March 27. On the quick back-up and will give plenty of cheek.

RACE 8 - LA BOQUERIA (4) progressive filly resuming after going nicely through her grades last time in. Up in class when an even 1.2 lens fourth over 1205m at Coffs Harbour in C3 company on November 30. Two recent trials were full of merit and should handle the conditions. GIVING DELIGHT (6) solid return from a lengthy break when a close-up sixth over 1100m at Scone on March 22. Undefeated second-up and the claim helps again. JET EMPRESS (7) continued where she left off last time in when a slick on-pace winner over 900m at this track on March 15. Goes just as well second-up and should handle the rise in grade. SHINE YOUR LIGHT (8) classy filly who was nailed late when a 0.5 len second over 1100m at Scone on March 22. Has fitness on her side and has the ability to take this out.