Expert tips: Port Lincoln - 07/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - HEIDI HEIDI HO (1) has been thereabouts in her first two runs. Blinkers go on first time and she draws favourably. Expect her to be shedding the maiden tag in her third start. SURVEY LANE (5) has found the maiden win elusive but has turned in some solid efforts. Was well below his best last time out at Streaky Bay but was an eye-catcher two back here when beaten 1.5L. Best efforts can see him feature. WEALTHY GIRL (6) hasn't been able to make an impact in her two runs back but strips fitter third up and is drawn to get all the favours from the inside. In the mix. A Smaller case can be made for DANIEL MY BROTHER (4).

RACE 2 - SHADOWFAX (5) resumes. Struggled to make a positive impression last campaign, after having shown promise in his debut prep. Has attracted solid market support in most of his runs and much is to be anticipated from the attractive draw this time. From a smart stable and could be finally ready to hit the board. INNOCENT SIPS (6) was denied a head on debut here back in March but has since struggled to go on with it. This looks a much easier assignment this time and she's right in the mix. PAINTED PONY (7) stuck on gamely into fifth on debut last time at Clare. Is sure to have taken benefit from the race experience and gets weight relied. One of the chances. The resuming ME NAME'S HARRY (4) looks best of the rest. Worth watching for any late support.

RACE 3 - TOORAK BLAZE (4) has progressed nicely in his last two starts, the latest most impressive when showing good tactical speed and holding on to finish second here. Cherry-ripe now and is read to get off the mark. UTILITARIAN (5) continues to knock on the door but struggles to land the winning blow. Draws well again and is the main danger. SHEEZAHIFLYA (10) stuck on gamely into the placings here last start. Blinkers going on first time should have her sharpened and she's among the key chances. CALL OUT FEE (6) was denied narrowly of knocking off the maiden win two back here. Not as effective last time but is worth keeping safe.

RACE 4 - HE'S ABEL (4) was a handy winner here three back and has since followed it up with two sound efforts. Ticking along solidly and is drawn to get all the favours from the inside alley. Leading player. DANTELA (3) was below her best last time but had turned in some strong efforts prior. Has the talent to bounce straight back. HEY MICHAEL (6) never looked likely here last start when always well back but was a barnstorming winner in an easier grade the start prior. Boasts a strong record over this track and trip and warrants serious consideration. EVENING BRIDE (9) has had a long time between drinks but has put the writing on the wall in his last two starts here. Drops slightly in grade and will appreciate the rise in trip. Gets her chance to break a long run of outs. Last start winner KINGSON (5) also shoulders a strong record over this journey and is a two-time winner at this track. Needs to be considered.

RACE 5 - BITE YOUR TONGUE (4) wasn't far away here two back when beaten half a length in a better grade. Not as effective last start but can bounce back from the favourable draw. CELERITATE REGEM (2) lengthened nicely at the business end last start to get close on the line. Rates highly on best figures and has scored twice here before. Can give this a shake. SWIFT TERCEL (5) gave a bold sight here last start, only to falter late and finish fifth. Gets in well at the weights with the 3kg claimer engaged and could prove tough to reel in with similar tactics applied. FOSSHIO (1) was only warming to his task late here last time, closing off solidly off the concluding stages to only be beaten 2.5L in seventh. Drawn better this time and strips rock-hard fit. Not without claims.

RACE 6 - SHIPWRECK (2) dug deep to live up to market expectation last start at Streaky Bay when shedding his maiden tag. This is tougher but not by much. CALL ME HERBIE (8) has shown signs in his last two that a win is nearing. Needs to find the next gear and has a task set for him from the outside alley but is worth considering. RIVERSIDE ROCK (11) stuck on gamely into the placings here last start when beaten a long neck after racing prominently. Has been out of the winner's circle for a long time but could prove tough to hold off if similar tactics are applied. SEMYORKA (9) returns and makes his stable debut for Jackie Stoetzer after having 403 days off the scene. Rates highly on best figures and is drawn to advantage but has to be treated with caution off long break.

RACE 7 - GRINZINGER ALLEE (3) bounced back off a disappointing effort in the Port Lincoln Cup with a solid chasing effort into fifth last start in the Kimba Cup. Faces a much easier assignment this time as he drops back in trip. Carries more weight but is a leading player on best figures. ENBARR (1) comes through the same last two starts as Grinzinger Allee, beating home in the PL Cup two back. Shoulders a strong record over this journey and goes well on his home track. Warrants serious consideration. THE ICE CUTTER (6) was well below his best last time but had been racing much better prior. Willing to forgive on best efforts and is worth keeping on side. SUPER VALENTINE (4) is also a player.

RACE 8 - AMANI FARASI (5) put pay to them here last start when scoring with a bit up her sleeve. Shoulders a terrific record at this venue and is aided at the weights with the 3kg claimer piloting. Key player. LAILA'S A GEM (10) was denied narrowly here two back when captured late. Went a few better last start when leading pillar-to-post. Drawn to advantage and will prove tough to reel in. HARLEEN (12) drove hard to score here last start. Enjoyed a ratings spike and deserves more respect this time. SIR GRUMPY (2) is racing well and is right in the mix.