Australia’s premier trainer Darren Weir has 6 acceptances for Morphetville Parks this Saturday, headlined by favourites Thunder Cloud and Holy Freeze, with the likes of Painte and Captain Harry strongly supported going into this weekend’s meet.
Punters will be hoping for an early fill up in the first when $2.35 shot Thunder Cloud will look to rain down on his opposition, making it 5 wins in 7 starts for the 4-year-old Manhattan Rain gelding.
Thunder Cloud will most likely be issued a strong challenge by stable mate and last start runner up Mongolian Wolf, who was far too strong late just 3 starts back when winning at this track over 2400m in BM82 company.
With Holy Freeze looking a moral, perhaps a change in scenery will trigger a change in fortune for prominent non-winner Painte, chasing his first victory in over 2 years dating back to the 9th of May 2016 at Warwick Farm.
The 6-year-old will enjoy meeting easier opposition here after some very good late splits behind the likes of Highland Beat and Barthelona, with his best time of 82.32 over the 1400m trip far superior to his opposition.
Backing Weir at Morphetville has been very profitable for punters in season 2017/18, with the trainer recording 22 wins here from 97 starters this season. Filling the minors a further 23 times, Weir is in the money almost 50% of the time at the track, contributing to a very impressive 7.58% return on investment.
With the Thunder Cloud/Mongolian Wolf quinella looking ominous in the first, punters will also have the opportunity to cash in on a treble with the addition of Painte and Holy Freeze currently paying a handsome $31.58 with Sportsbet.com.au.