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Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Preview





RACE 1 - 3:40PM Chalk Hill / SABOIS Four-Year-Old & Up Maiden Plate (1050 METRES)

SILVER ON RED trialled nicely before his debut hen he did everything wrong after he was heavily backed. He’s had two trials back and looked good beating LOOKING AT YOU KID, who is first-up here in SA for Gary Searle, at Balaklava and is the one to beat if does everything right. Happy to take the $3.20 in early markets. LA RAPIDE was scratched form Wednesday in preference to this and jumped out well prior to a good run first-up from a break. EFFORTKAT is an improving type who has claims. SELLIX is an 18 start maiden who has been placed 11 times and just manages to find one better.



RACE 2 - 4:20PM Furphy / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)

BATTLE BLITZ is lightly-raced and had good specking and closed well late behind Shadow Boom at Murray Bridge last time, the jump from 1400m to 1800m looks ideal and he’s the top pick a race lacking depth. SMILING ASSASSIN ran well first-up and should appreciate the jump from 1500m to 1800m here, GLENARCH BAY stuck on well after racing on speed behind Zip Akeed at Balaklava and looks to have some upside. DISS ‘N’ DAT can figure.

SELECTIONS: BATTLE BLITZ, Smiling Assassin, Glenarch Bay


RACE 3 - 5:00PM Roadside Services / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)

Not a race I’m super keen on early. JUSTEDEE was sent out a short priced favourite when 3rd behind Zip Akeed at Balaklava. He’s had 12 starts to win a maiden and gets his chance today. DALAKARA was placed behind Skilled Wizard at Murray Bridge five runs back and looks a danger with Todd Pannell riding, NO STRINGS is a 3yo son of Unencumbered who has had four trials and improved sharply last time when runner-up behind Indian Gazelle at Balaklava. The crafty Dennis O’Leary holds a few aces here with three runners. GO BOO BOO has run well his past couple and should appreciate getting out to the 1500m, ASHADY AMBER had some specking at a price and wasn’t far away last time while AUSTINTAYSHUS is on debut. Betting will be a real guide with these three.



RACE 4 - 5:40PM Adelaide Galvanising Class Two Handicap (1600 METRES)

ZOULAH is a handy mare who has been tried in better races she was good first-up behind Territory Titan at Morphettville. She had form over further last prep but stays at a mile and should take beating. UNLACED is a former Kiwi with Michael Hickmott and was a dual winner before coming to Australia. She jumped out OK at Murray Bridge and must be respected. MOTELL had nothing go right at Balaklava and made ground last time behind Exalted Traveller, he won’t be far away. WURLIES LASTCHANCE draws a barrier and wasn’t far away last time out.



RACE 5 - 6:10PM Peter Elberg Funerals Class Two Handicap (1050 METRES)

GRAFTED is an ex-Victorian mare first-up for the Will Ckrken stable, she trialled well behind Symphonette and was a Mornington winner back I October. That’s pretty good form for a race like this. ROSE TIARA is a danger, formerly with Peter Hardacre and now in the Stokes stable, she led throughout to win at Gawler this time last year, she won a recent Balaklava trial and draws an inside gate. EXALTED QUEEN has been runner-up her past couple and must be respected despite a tricky wide gate. SHE’S KRUPT is another who draws a sticky gate but won well at Balaklava two back.

SELECTIONS: GRAFTED, Rose Tiara, Exalted Queen


RACE 6 - 6:40PM TAB Venue Mode Benchmark 58 Handicap (Heat 9 Southern Speed Series) (1800 METRES)

MASARU WARRIOR is an improving type and was dominant getting up to 1800m and winning by 6.2 lengths at Murray Bridge last time. He draws wide but might be the progressive horse worth following. MASTER OF ZERPRISE had good specking last tie behind Meadows Young Buck, he draws out but will pout himself in the mix early and sure to give this a shake. CITY BEATS was strong winning at Morphettville three starts back and his past couple have been good. He gets in really well with the claim and looks value. MEADOWS YOUNG BUCK has won two of his past five and has appeal here despite a sticky gate, ANCIENT HISTORY draws well and was good last time, SUPERVELOCE doesn’t win out of turn but looks well suited in a race like this. HOBO BOB will be on speed from a good barrier and he was good winning back in class two starts back.

SELECTIONS: MASARU WARRIOR, City Beats, Master Of Zerprise


RACE 7 - 7:10PM Adelaide Image Printing Benchmark 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)

PICARGO has a good record and was a winner here three starts back and has been solid finishing runner-up his past couple. The claim is a big bonus and he can bounce back to winning form.  He’s short but does deserve to be favourite. I can entertain stablemate DREAMED on an each-way basis at a price. She has talent and was a winner on the Parks track three starts back and was 5th in the G2 Queen Of The South four runs back. She’s fresh and has trialled OK, if the speed id on she’ll be in the finish. RANGER FRANK has won two of his past three in weaker class but will be thereabouts, MAGIC REWARD ha a handy record and was good first-up and has never missed a placed at his three second-up starts and draws a good gate.

SELECTIONS: PICARGO, Dreamed, Magic Reward


RACE 8 - 7:40PM HT Capital Alcopop Series Final (Benchmark 75 Handicap)(Qualified Horses) (1600 METRES)

Really good race to end the day Michael Hickmott’s DON’TDREAMIT’SOVER has been targeted for this race and was back to winning form at Morphettville last week. He draws out but has upside and looks well placed and deserves to be favourite but there is also plenty of value around him. TERRITORY TITAN is a cult horse who has been a revelation and was back to his best last time. He’s drawn the car park but doesn’t know how to run a bad race. LI’L HANK doesn’t run many bad races and draws to get a good run from barrier three, McEvoy’s MONTEFERRANTE is a a last start winner well drawn and double figure odds, DIAMOND TYCOON has been really good this time in work, ICECRUSHER gets in well with the claim. DAZZLING DAMSEL draws OK and has been good her past couple.

SELECTIONS: DON’TDREAMIT’SOVER, Icecrusher, Monteferrante


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