A nine race card has been assembled for Morphettville Parks this Saturday. The weather is fine, the track is good (4) and the rail is out seven metres from the 1000m-Winning Post; Out four metres for the remainder.
Race 1. (13:01) Tab (bm62) 1000m
4 Princess Raffles (Bet Now: $5.00) looks to be the map horse. Travis Doudle trained filly that resumed in the Magic Millions two weeks ago at Murray Bridge and worked home very strongly late in the piece from the back when third to dominant winner Scorched Earth. Should be sitting just off the speed proving hard to hold out.
1 Brother’s Shadow (Bet Now: $2.05) is a stablemate of Princess Raffles that has had seven weeks off since debuting with a win at Gawler, sitting off the pace and finishing best late in a driving go. Overall time was good and decent enough to suggest he might have a decent level of ability. Hard to beat.
3 Blue Line (Bet Now: $7.50) should have little trouble in holding the lead from the inside gate. Debuted on the course proper here back in December when facing three rivals. He was very raw and new to the caper when finishing last. Recent jumpout was good and has the right racing pattern for this track.
Race 2. (13:36) Chalk Hill (bm86) 1000m
1 Taken Off (Bet Now: $3.10) is a beauty for Phillip Stokes that is just a winner. He has won three on the bounce, the latest coming three weeks ago over 1050m on the course proper here when getting a suck run behind the speed and finishing best in impressive fashion once again. Hard to get away from him even though the Parks track is a query.
3 Elderflower (Bet Now: $4.00) is a very interesting runner. Formerly with Lindsey Smith, this nippy mare now finds herself under the care of Michael Hickmott. Her great asset is sustained speed from the front, which has won her a fair few races, and with that racing pattern, she should be extremely well suited to the Parks track. Just a matter of what upside is left.
2 Brimarvi Vehero (Bet Now: $8.00) is a son of Von Costa De Hero for Sam Burford that resumes. This guy hasn’t raced since October 10 when down the track over 1100m on the course proper here behind Kayseri, but was at the end of the prep and looking for the paddock. Looked sharp in a recent Murray Bridge jumpout and saves his best for the Parks track.
Race 3. (14:11) Autumn Racing Carnival (bm64) 1000m
3 Beau Rossa (Bet Now: $2.50) is a talented son of Unencumbered for Will Clarken that resumes. Hasn’t raced since Ballarat Cup Day where he contested the Stockade. Just outclassed and did a bit too much work to get on speed. Better suited in a race like this for a kick off point and his two jumpouts, both won, have been sharp.
6 Divenire (Bet Now: $10.00) looks to have her share of talent and confident she can measure up in a race like this. Andrew Clarken trained filly that was good late on debut at Strathalbyn before racing at Murray Bridge two weeks ago when well backed late and under a lovely ride from Paul Gatt, she was far too good ran decent time as well. Think she’s the one to beat with upside/progression.
4 Baraconi (Bet Now: $5.50) just isn’t a 1200m horse. They’ve tried to stretch her out to six furlongs and while she has run well, she hasn’t been attacking the line, her latest run being a fourth to Outlaws Revenge. Better suited at 1000m and the stats suggest as much. She can take this out for sure.
Race 4. (14:46) Sth Adelaide Panthers (bm68) 1400m
1 Casino Seventeen (Bet Now: $2.25) is potentially on a SA Derby path and if his resumption is any guide, he is on track. That first up run came just under two weeks ago at Balaklava over 1400m when a short priced elect and admittedly he didn’t beat much, but the arrogance of the win is what impressed me. Keen to see how he goes in town.
1400m is interesting with 4 Bribery (Bet Now: $2.90) but this Team McEvoy mare has talent. Ran over 1200m two weeks ago at Murray Bridge and worked to the line okay without really threatening when third to the very talented three year old Outlaws Revenge. That form reads well for a race like this.
2 Biarchi (Bet Now: $9.50) can be an improver at odds for David Jolly. Resumed two weeks back at Murray Bridge and yes, was held up for a few strides, but thought she was entitled to finish her race off better behind Struck By, who came out to win the Morphettville Guineas on Monday, so the form reads well and this girl has enormous upside.
Race 5. (15:26) Terry Howe Printing Mdn Plate 1250m
7 Yulong Hero (Bet Now: $4.60) is a very interesting runner. Former NSW galloper that is now with Will Clarken, and we saw recently with Ironclad as another example of how good this stable is with tried horses. His trials leading in haven’t been too bad so watch the market and see what it does.
13 Ichibansan (Bet Now: $4.20) is an interesting runner. Macdonald/Gluyas trained three year old that was first up in around 11 months when racing over 1200m at Murray Bridge. Paraded like he would need the run and that is how it panned out behind Outlaws Revenge. Can be an improver up in trip with the run under the belt.
9 Scarlet River (Bet Now: $18.00) should be suited up in trip for Ryan Balfour. Ran over 1050m at Balaklava last time out where she got back in the run and was never really a winning threat, but did make up ground and was good late behind Spiriting. If she’s within range on the turn, she’s good enough.
Race 6. (16:06) Holdfast Insurance (rs0mw) 1000m
5 Hateech (Bet Now: $6.50) is a talented mare for the Jolly stable that is second up. Resumed over 1050m at Balaklava where she was back near last in the run before peeling wider into clear air and she really finished her race off with purpose late to get up near the peg and score. Hasn’t really measured up in town previously so keen to see how she goes.
1 Huffington (Bet Now: $3.50) is a Phillip Stokes trained mare that comes to SA after a Victorian prep where she won a couple of races and has shown good talent in four runs there, the latest a solid fourth at Sandown after doing work out wide on speed. Will be interesting to see how they ride her here on this track.
2 Calipari (Bet Now: $7.50) is an interesting runner. Formerly with Mick Minervini in NSW, he now finds himself back in SA but with Shayne Cahill. He races best when on speed and rolling, so think if that eventuates here, he can take some beating, and the stable is in a purple patch at the moment.
Race 7. (16:51) Fleurieu Milk Company (bm68) 1400m
5 Lake’s Folly (Bet Now: $5.00) is on the seven day back up for Michael Hickmott after racing at this track/distance last Saturday. He was back off the speed and it was a meeting where it was dynamite to be leading/on fence, so he had no chance of winning but did make up good ground at the end. Racing well and is hard to beat.
1 Alsvior (Bet Now: $9.00) has the weight to carry, but should take some beating here. Resumed over 1200m at Murray Bridge two weeks ago where he didn’t stop chasing from off the speed and was good in defeat behind Second Slip, who ran well in the Matrice on Monday, so the form reads well, he’s got upside and has a good record on the Parks track.
9 Justica (Bet Now: $12.00) hasn’t fired a shot previously when racing at 1400m but I think she is looking for it now. Big win from off the speed two weeks back to get up over 1200m at Murray Bridge. 1200m does seem to be her sweet spot but off the last start effort, 1400m should be okay for her.
Race 8. (17:31) Furphy (rs0mw) 1550m
Going with 3 No Strings (Bet Now: $4.40), who does come straight from maiden company, but there was a bit to like about his first career win, which came over the mile at Balaklava. He led throughout and what I liked about the win was how strong he was to the line from in front. He’ll ladn near the speed and prove hard to run down.
2 Does It (Bet Now: $2.80) is on the seven day back up for the Jolly camp after racing over 1400m here last Saturday. Had good specking at odds given the map read of him getting a sweet sit on the fence, which was red hot for the meeting, and he was good in defeat when second. Back up in trip I like and is a leading contender.
6 Heimberg (Bet Now: $8.00) can be dangerous at a price here. Ran over 1250m here a few weeks ago where he got back to near last in the run and was never a winning threat but liked the way he finished his race off behind Tony’s Reward. Then ran last Wednesday at Murray Bridge and was good late behind Mavette. Not sure I could back him to win, but a must for multiples.
Race 9. (18:10) Accolade Wines (bm64) 1250m
Think the Parks track will suit 7 Rose Tiara (Bet Now: $5.50). She has an on speed racing pattern and we saw last Saturday that on speed/rail was the A1 spot to be for the meeting. Three weeks between runs since racing on the course proper when near the front and battling away well late behind Lope De Wolf. She’ll give a bold sight.
3 Skilled Bunch (Bet Now: $3.90) is better suited at this level I feel. Heavily backed when resuming over 1400m at Murray Bridge two weeks ago and to the eye, she was plain behind Renegade, but they didn’t go hard in front and the sit/sprint set up wasn’t her go. Market support was strong and have to respect that fact alone here.
2 Tony’s Reward (Bet Now: $3.90) isn’t the most reliable horse going around but is a last start winner and the form out of that win has seen three future winners to come from it. That win came over this track/distance four weeks ago when just getting up, beating Viduka, who won on Monday. Like him with fresh legs and is a winning threat.
Best Bets & Quaddie Tips
BEST BET: Race Three Number 3 Beau Rossa
NEXT BEST: Race Eight Number 3 No Strings
LONG SHOT: Five Number 7 Yulong Hero
Quaddie Tips (Races Six Through To Nine):
Leg One: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Leg Two: 1, 5, 6, 9
Leg Three: 2, 3
Leg Four: 2, 3, 6, 7
$50 Investment = 31.25% of the dividend if successful
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