Neilson looking to improve his strike rate in Devonport on Sunday

08 / 09 / 2017 Article by: Hannah Jenkins
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With Sunday’s meeting transferred from Hobart to Devonport, a whole new dynamic comes into play.

While punters were studying heavy track form lines, the switch to the synthetic surface will now require a review of the runners.

Devonport-based trainer Adam Trinder has made a flying start to the season and with Sunday’s meeting back on his home track, it may pay to follow his stable representatives.

Neilson in race 6 now looks particularly hard to beat in a Benchmark 68. Four of his six career wins have been on the synthetic surface and with the in-form apprentice Teagan Voorham in the saddle, he comes in with a reasonable weight.

Amaword also trained at the track, by John Keys, might be worth waiting for. The four-year-old goes around in the last race but could be the best bet on the program.

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