Hank’s Nephew set for win 13

Hank's Nephew looks set to notch his 13th victory in tomorrow’s Benchmark 80 Handicap over 1390 metres at the Port Lincoln twighlight race meeting.

The Shylie Williams-trained eight-year-old just finds the opposition a bit sharp over the sprint trip these days but out to the 1390 metres he will get his chance to stalk the leaders and finish best.

This is as far as Debeersonus and Dazzling Lilly like to go but they are both racing well and will give a good account at the top.

Propshaft out to his pet trip is a must include for exotic bets and Eye Of The World is the knockout hope if they over do it up front.

Benchmark 64 1750m

The Julie Branford-trained Artful Monty broke through for a well deserved win last start, no need to jump ship as he steps out to the 1750m. Each-way all day for the grey. 

Benchmark 64 1000m

Looking forward to the clash of the speedy pair Downs After Dark and Icelandic Star here.

The Trevor Montgomerie-trained Downs After Dark was a terrific run on resumption in a much harder race at Morphettville where he raced four and five wide for the trip and still had the tenacity to keep fighting in the run home to be only beaten a couple of lengths.

Benchmark 60 1390m

Slide Of Hand and Never Doubt Us finished close up behind Artful Monty last start and that is the right form line to follow.

Slide Of Hand will ensure a solid tempo while Never Doubt Us is the one that will be closing late.

Benchmark 60 1210m

Get Pronto, although well beaten in recent starts, has not had much luck covering too much ground on the home turn; with luck he can win in an open race.

Maiden 1390m

Miss Mossy McLaren looks a good thing on paper but would you take the short odds? Simply put -  No.

The Tom Jolly-trained pair Horizon Watch and Foto Art are the value. Both still do a few things wrong and are probably looking for a bigger track but if they can be within striking distance on the home turn they can finish hard.

Maiden 1000m

Equidant gets the favours on the speed here but you can expect the stablemate I Am Dexter to swallow him up late.

Two-Year-Old 1000m

'Due to lack of acceptances this two-year-old race has been rescheduled to the next meeting on Sunday, December 17.