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Maryborough Picks - Thursday, 7 March

NOT AS PROMISED winning the Victoria Trotters Derby at Maryborough
NOT AS PROMISED winning the Victoria Trotters Derby at Maryborough Picture: HRV

Race 1              ITTAKESLUV


Attempted to lead throughout when a close second at Shepparton on October 10Had no luck from a poor draw at Ballarat last timeShould be fitter after having one run back from a break


Race 2              LADY BE LUCKY


Finished off quickly to win by a large margin at Melton two starts agoMet a strong field when fourth at Bendigo last time outFast beginner from the standing start and should gain a trail just off the speed


Race 3              OURBEACHBABE


Worked hard mid-race and had excuses at Boort on SundayFollows out behind a fast beginner and is likely to end up being behind the leader Attempted to lead throughout when a close second at Mount Gambier two starts ago


Race 4             KYVALLEY MARIACHI


Met a strong field on debut and finished off fast for third Out of the Group 1 winning mare Rosalie BayDrawn behind a fast beginner so she should gain a nice trail throughout


Race 5              FULLOFFIGHT


Former New Zealand pacer that joins trainer Julie DouglasCaught without cover when fourth at Winton on debutHas been performing in great form at the trials


Race 6              OUR ULTIMATE BONNY


Fast beginner that is likely to find the lead shortly after the startHas won two of her past three starts against similar gradeCarries a personal best mile rate of 1.54.6


Race 7              JAZSPUR


Strong mare that races best when she is close to the leadLed out then took cover when fifth (4m) at Melton last outingHas won four races from the standing start


Race 8              MADIGAN


Smart 4yo pacer, which has won 7 of his 13 startsHad no clear run when an unlucky third at Cranbourne last outingRecorded a slick mile rate of 1.54.8 when he scored at Charlton three starts ago


BEST BET: Race 5 No.1 Fulloffight

BEST VALUE:  Race 4 No.8 Kyvalley Mariachi

BEST ROUGHIE: Race 3 No.5 Better Blue Boys

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