Two race meetings in NSW on Monday - one is out west where it has copped enormous amounts of rain at Orange.
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Rail: is true all way
Track condition: soft 5
Many scratchings following the heavy rain to fall in the region but at least the meeting is going ahead.
But the track hasn't had any rain for past two days and is drying out in the warmish weather.
They will be scouting wide none-the-less because the inside at Orange, even on good days, isn't fantastic.
So may be prudent to find those prepared to run a little wide.
For the Jock's Challenge, I like Jeff Penza.
Race 4 - 3:45PM $20,000 INLAND DIGITAL CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1300 METRES)
The central west racing form around Jar of Hearts continues to hold up and so on that basis DUNGANNON, who was beaten 4 lengths by her in a BM 57 recently, should make an impression in this. She's also in good form and loves the track. Big each way show at the odds.
Race 7 - 5:35PM $20,000 ALAN HARPER ELECTRICAL BENCHMARK 65 HANDICAP (1000 METRES)
Surely this is the last throw at the stumps for the connections of LYRIC. A former strong sprinter, he has lost his way past 18 months and hasn't won for ages. His BM is down to 62 here and he hasn't run in a field this weak for many years. Those things, I'm hoping, will make this his race.
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