Matthew Dale mare Sausedge will chase her first win in more than 15 months in Friday's $150,000 Canberra Mile at Thoroughbred Park.
Following a wind operation after last year's Autumn campaign, the six-year-old has endured a luckless campaign which has yielded two minor placings in Sydney, and a third placing in the Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai.
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"She has been up for a while and I think most would agree she raced without luck early in her preparation," Dale said.
"But the way she races, she does need luck.
"She's ticking along very nicely, seems to race quite well on her home track and I think there's going to a hot tempo which is going to suit."
Former leading jockey John Scorse provides all the tips you need for Canberra's race meet on Friday:
Best bet: Race 6 Number 7 Mookareena - Smart mare who flashed home from back when placed at Sapphire Coast, hard to beat if she repeats that effort.
Number 3 Tornac - Both runs for new stable have been very good for this, went down narrowly last start and extra distance will suit from ideal draw
Number 4 Bombardeo - Resumed with a strong finish to score impressive maiden win, he looks much stronger this prep, has claims again
Number 5 First Crown - Placed in both runs off a long break, should be at his peak and likes this track
Number 7 Underground Music - Solid effort first up, will be fitter and prominent throughout
Number 7 Pearl Elite - Looked to have a bit in hand when placed in only trial and that form has been franked, drawn to get the right run
Number 4 Blackhill Kitty - Showed good speed and held on well when placed at Goulburn at 2nd race start, has claims
Number 10 Serb Alert - Honest mare who has been placed 6/14 runs including last two, won't be far away from good gate
Number 6 Close To Me - Showed good promise last prep and resuming off two solid trials, drawn the rails so expect a strong finish from her
Number 4 Missile Magic - Very good effort from a long way back and in the worst going to place in a 65bm so a drop in class suits
Number 3 Shenandoah - Resuming here but has good talent, will get back but can finish off strongly here
Number 7 Luxurial - Speedy mare and very consistent, beaten by a wide gate first up and better drawn this time, don't dismiss her here
Number 9 Molly Nails - She turned some heads with a dominant performance at Wagga, extra distance will suit her and can't wait to see what she brings here
No 3 Valetown - Looked very strong on debut leading throughout then spelled, trialled very well for this
No 4 Prompt Prodigy - Big win in maiden company at Newcastle, has always shown promise
Number 14 Zouflu - Only two runs have been in strong city company, led and boxed on well 1st up and she looks the one to beat
Number 6 Phearson - Well bred colt who fought on strongly to just miss on debut, will be fitter and will be on speed
No 12 Gateaux - Has trialled well and blinkers go on, gate is a worry though
Number 7 Mookareena - Very consistent mare who rocketed home to place at the Sapphire Coast sprint, well placed here and very hard to beat
Number 8 Akeed - He has been super all this prep and finds a nice race here, he will lead and look the winner
Number 5 Revitup Rednut - Never far away in these type of races and gets another chance here
Number 11 Pretty Woman - Raced on a hot speed and sprinted away for a most impressive win on debut, she will be very hard to beat here
Number 6 Vaaroom - Trialled well but missed the start before making up many lengths to chase Julia home last time, start crucial for him
Number 5 Super Riff - Has good talent and lost no admirers when placed last time, well drawn and not out of it
Number 1 Bruckner - Watch parade and market
Number 3 Canasta - In good form this prep and well weighted, likely to race on speed, looks hard to beat
Number 16 Gunga Din - Pay to forgive his last two, races well at home and on dry tracks, can get a cheap run here
Number 2 Soldier of Love - Good effort to lead and showed plenty of fight to score at Randwick two back, should be handy throughout
Number 7 Spunlago - Very honest and loves the mile, right down in the weights and well drawn
Number 14 Favreau - Showed great promise last prep in group company, solid effort when resuming and well graded here, looks too good
Number 13 Mirror Model - Smart filly who tried hard first up at Goulburn when placed, should be fitter for that and looms as the danger
Number 5 Prompt Prodigy - Big win at Newcastle last run and is on the improve, well drawn