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Narrogin Tips and Preview - Essential guide to Narrogin on Thursday, February 16

Trent Orwin in Harness 15 Feb 2017
  • Tips and preview for Narrogin on Thursday night
  • Yankee Boots has most upside in R0-R1 event
  • A number of favourites look hard to beat
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Trent Orwin previews his best selections for Thursday's meeting at Narrogin. 

I believe there are a number of strong chances and while I am not a huge fan of multis, I am happy tipping a trio of them here centred around Courage To Live running a place in the first (he or his stablemate should win) and Ohoka Darcy winning the stand. If he steps cleanly he should have way too much class for his opposition. 

Multi 1 

R1 Courage To Live to place 
R7 Ohoka Darcy to win 

Multi 2

R1 Courage To Live to place 
R3 Firebrace to win
R7 Ohoka Darcy to win 

Multi 3

R1 Courage To Live to place 
R2 Bad Boy Axel to win
R3 Firebrace to win
R7 Ohoka Darcy to win 

Race 4 (7:37pm local/10:37pm AEDT) – MS PACE – 2242m

Not a great line up where Presidentmach will be the popular elect despite galloping and finishing second-last at his debut in the state. For that reason I am happy to oppose despite him being the horse to beat.

Charlie El ($17/$3.50) might find this race more suitable after racing in an M0 last time. He will begin from the moving line and has been okay in recent events – a couple of times he was held up with something to offer.

His last win came back in November when defeating Manhattan Billy and Hot Fraternity. I am a little more confident about his chances with Jocelyn Young picking up the drive. 

Icomeoffsecondbest doesn’t look fit yet but his best would see him as an each-way prospect. It Is Ike, Master Flynn, Nik Direct and Firth Of Forth have some hope in this race also but a lot may depend on how the favourite behaves/performs.

Selections: 10-8-9-6

Race 6 (8:30pm local/11:30pm AEDT) – MS PACE – 2242m

Wimbaliri should charge out from barrier six and looks likely to find the front where Aiden De Campo will look to slow them down and dictate. 

There isn’t a true breeze horse in the race and this horse’s run three starts back would see him the winner of this event. He was second behind Touch Of Success in 1:59.8. 

He doesn’t like to do work and that showed two starts ago when fading to run down the track. He followed it up with an honest fourth when they went too quick early and it took its toll late. 

Art Lover transfers to Kath Melbourne and he brings the best formlines into the race. Northern Emperor races well at the track and has each-way claims along with Hilo Angus, Bettor Bling and Brookies Jet.

Selections: 6-8-5-7

Race 8 (9:30pm local/12:30am AEDT) – GRADUATION MS PACE – 2242m

I can’t say I am confident about too many R0-R1 races with a number of horses extremely inconsistent – hence why they have only won either one race or yet to break their maiden status.

Yankee Boots has only had five starts so probably has the most upside in the field. A three-year-old colt, his runs against the likes of Wesley and Karen Elizabeth were respectable; both of those would belt this field for fun.

Running third at Collie on February 12, Yankee Boots finished well behind Rich Maiden and Flying Margareta. If he can position close to the speed then he should go very close.

I can’t say with confidence who will fill the placings, such is the nature of these lower-class races but Injidup Point shouldn’t be rank outsider despite poor draw.

Selections: 3-1-5-6

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Narrogin Tips and Preview - Essential guide to Narrogin on Thursday, February 16

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