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Value on offer in Launceston tonight

07 / 06 / 2010 Article by: Editor

TONIGHT’S Launceston meeting at The TOTE Racing Centre boasts a 10-race card that should serve up winners at very backable odds.

The opening race, the TOTE Racing Centre Juvenile (515m) is a prime example with three serious contenders that are likely to vie for favouritism.

Gypsy Slater, prepared at Scottsdale by Richard Hall, has been placed second at her past three starts but from box two gets her chance to break her maiden status.

She finished only a half-length I arrears of Botox over this course and distance two starts back and last start she 1-1/2 lengths astern of Arrow On Fire over 600 metres at the same track.

If she begins well then the brindle bitch will be the testing material for Bit Regal (1), Maceys First (5) and Our Prize (6).

Bit Regal, prepared at Broadmarsh by Keith Nichols, has drawn well in box one and other than his last-start flop at Devonport, he was runner-up at his three previous starts, which also included a close-up second to Arrow On Fire over 461 metres in Hobart.

Maceys First will jump from box five and if she begins and takes her last-start form into the race the Garry Johnson-trained bitch rates as an each-way prospect.

Our Prize also has drawn awkwardly in box six but she still rates a chance to at least fill a place.

Other than a seventh three starts back, The Terry Ackerly-trained bitch has some fair form around handy dogs, which suggests she could win without surprising.