Expert tips : Gawler - 10/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - THERMODYNAMIC (6) returns and makes his stable debut for the Bain & Taylor partnership. Showed positive signs back in Sydney without breaking the ice and has trialled well in readiness for his return. Bold showing anticipated. INAGURATE (11) has been thereabouts in her two resuming efforts and has come on nicely this campaign. Cherry-ripe now and gets a key jockey booking in Tourneur. Ready to get off the mark. HOT OFF (7) progressed nicely second-up at Oakbank when closing off nicely into the frame. Strips fitter and should appreciate the rise in trip. Right in this. OPPORTUNE CHANCE (13) finds the maiden win elusive, but it certainly hasn't been without trying. Drawn sticky and is the one to watch for late in the piece.

RACE 2 - GEOKAUN (1) has been poised to pounce in his last two but has just lacked the winning blow. Cherry-ripe now and is expected to prove hard to beat. NURYS (7) has hit the line nicely in her last two, finding one better on both occasions. Will take some stopping if they can settle a fraction closer from the middle draw. TRANTORO (11) resumes. Showed positive signs in her debut prep without breaking through. Right in the mix with a touch of improvement. TENNESSEE MAGGIE (9) stuck on soundly into fourth when resuming off a decent break at Strathalbyn. Strips fitter and is among the chances.

RACE 3 - DODD (3) stuck on bravely into a narrow minor placing when resuming at Oakbank last start. Is sure to have come on with that run under his belt and is ready to get off the mark. MY CRACKLING (8) finds the maiden win elusive but rarely turns in a bad one. Carries a clear fitness edge and is drawn favourably. Can give this a big shake. NICISH (12) was only warming to her task late when resuming on the Parks track last time out, lengthening nicely over the concluding stages to just miss the frame. Improvement anticipated but is drawn ugly. Watch for her climbing over the backs late. REINE OF NINE (13) next best.

RACE 4 - EXALTED KATE (1) was a nice maiden winner here three back and has followed it up with two solid efforts. Returns to the scene of the crime and gets the key booking of gun hoop in Toeroek. Leading player. JUST JOKING (3) returns and was a winner over this trip when resuming last campaign. Is drawn favourably and is aided at the weights with the 3kg claimer engaged. Can play a major role. HATEECH (9) was an eye-catcher first up when flashing home into fourth at Murray Bridge. Not as effective last start when always well back. Can bounce back sharply third up. NO ENTITLEMENT (4) best of the rest.

RACE 5 - BRAZANO (1) has struggled to get involved in his last two but now strikes his easiest assignment of the prep as he drops back in grade. Rates highly on best figures and is expected to play a major role. NOT A SINGLE BID (3) was well below his best last time on the Parks track when tackling tougher opposition. Better suited this time and drops back slightly in trip off a short fresh. Has kept the legs ticking over between runs with a soft Murray Bridge trial and is the main danger. LEON'S SHOUT (9) wasn't far away last time out at Clare when closing off strongly into the placings. Stays over a preferred journey and is drawn favourably with Holder reuniting. One of the key players. BASE OF FIRE (4) next best.

RACE 6 - CHARLESFORT (4) continues to knock on the door but just struggles to land the winning blow. Drops back to a winning trip and this looks well within his grasp. WANNASCHMACK (2) dug deep to get the verdict last time at Murray Bridge, capitalising on his narrow defeat at the same venue the start prior. Open to further improvement and can make it two on the bounce. Fellow last start winner ZOFFANY ROCKET (8) also holds serious claims after knuckling down to score by the barest of margins at Strathalbyn. MUFFLA (1) best of the rest.

RACE 7 - ELECTRA BLUE (10) progressed nicely last start to shed her maiden tag. Is another that will need to go up a rung or two but is well placed to do so. TALES OF CONFLICT (9) rarely finishes far away and will be the one taking the strongest strides late. Don't take lightly. FALAISE (1) finished midfield when resuming from a spell last start over 1200m at Morphettville. First look at this longer trip. Worth following up. TOBIWASHI (15) was a placegetter first-up last start over 1250m at Morphettville Parks, beaten 2.25 lengths. Back in good shape and is among the chances.