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The early look - Saturday, August 12

BY Alex Marsh & Andrew Oldmeadow @welovethepunt
1 week ago Horse Racing

Flemington Racecourse

The team at Love The Punt have identified a couple of runners that are worth consideration in early markets ahead of racing around the country on Saturday, August 12.
 
Flemington Race 4, No. 9 COSMIC LIGHTS
 
Has had a career filled with unlucky tales, if he draws a good gate, he can't get out, if he draws a bad gate he can't get in. Backing him to get a change of luck here and knocks into a very winnable race for this talented 7yo gelding. Will get a nice run from the inside draw and is very well weighted. $4.20
 
Flemington Race 5, No. 2 SAMOVARE
 
Classy mare who will start as short favourite, but I think anything around $2 is real value. First up last time she had to lug 60kg and was extremely brave, just going down. On that day she gave 6kg to Swampland who is second favourite in this event, there is only 2kg separating them this time. Draw is a touch sticky, but gets Oliver to offset that, should be winning. $2.20
 
Rosehill Race 3, No 7 ARBEITSAM
 
Progressive type and a typical, tough Waterhouse horse that should be able to run them along here. Last time at this trip he was run down late by Vaucluse Bay who spanked them at his next start and he does drop 7kg off that run. It'll take a big effo...
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