BEST BET: HERE COMES LENNI (Race 6)
EACH-WAY: FULTON STREET (Race 7)
VALUE: ZUME FORWARD (Race 8)
RACE 1 - 1:05PM Strathalbyn Small Engines / SABOIS Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
Looks a very good race for GATSBY’S GIRL, who was a good thing beaten at Penola when she missed a run before charging late. She draws out but Todd Pannell takes the ride and he is coming off a big day at Morphettville yesterday. SHOWUSYOURMOTOR is a promising type, comes off an eye-catching effort here last time and should be suited in the small field. CASSANDRA ISABEL also has claims on an impressive jump out before being sent out favourite and boxing on well at Oakbank first-up from a break.
SELECTIONS: GATSBY’S GIRL, Showusyourmotor, Cassandra Isabel
RACE 2 - 1:40PM Mitsubishi Motors Benchmark 58 Handicap (1100 METRES)
NEODIUM was a drifter in betting at his first start in SA debut when he led throughout to beat King And King at Murray Bridge over a mile. He’s fresh and will be more effective over further, but is sure to take beating here in the small field from a good barrier. FABULOUS FLIPPER was a good winner in Saturday grade at Murray Bridge three starts back but has been only OK in two subsequent runs. She’s back on her home track with three wins and five placings from 15 starts and is sure to make her own luck from the wide barrier. CIRCUS DANCER has been racing will and draws to be right in the action, aided with a claim. RANGER CEE JAY has a good record here and draws a nice gate, while PAM’S JOURNEY has been placed at her only start here.
SELECTIONS: NEODIUM, Fabulous Flipper, Circus Dancer
RACE 3 - 2:15PM Springfield Farm / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1600 METRES)
OUR MAXI LAD had support at Ballarat on debut when he led and knocked up. He’s in leading stable and draws a gate to give this a big shake. AQAAREB has been runner-up at three of her past four starts and is bursting to break through. She jumped favourite at Clare last week and dropping back to the mile could be key. WORSFOLD is on debut and jumped-out well behind Starspangled Saga here recently. In the Clarken/MacGillivray stable, he must be kept safe. ANOTHER FREE GLASS made good ground to be beaten two lengths behind Taipan Tommy at Bordertown last time.
SELECTIONS: OUR MAXI LAD, Aqaareb, Worsfold
RACE 4 - 2:50PM Vote 1 Behemoth for your All Star / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
Tricky little maiden, but giving POLLYANNA another chance to break through. She’s been runner-up at her past three and draws perfectly with Todd Pannell to ride. THE PARTISAN makes his debut for Kristi Evans and looked pretty forward winning a jump-out here recently. PRINCE SAIYAN is on debut for David Jolly and brings some handy from across from Victoria. He led when runner-up at Swan Hill three starts back and that is good form for a race like this. Keep an eye on betting. ULTIMATE VIEW ran favourite behind Vexatious Boy at Kangaroo Island last weekend. ORDER IS RESTORED made ground behind Shellshocked here last time and was placed at Morphettville back in August. REBEL’S HONOUR is on debut for John O’Loughlin.
SELECTIONS: POLLYANNA, The Partisan, Prince Saiyan
RACE 5 - 3:25PM Pearl Boutique / SABOIS+ Maiden Class One Plate (2050 METRES)
ARMAMENT is a maiden but looks to have found a very winnable race. He has been placed at six of 13 starts, the latest effort at Oakbank behind Lollielucas, and getting out to a distance looks ideal for him. GONDOLIER is a 20-start maiden but he has been placed at seven of eight starts here on his home track, and five of five this track and trip. He draws a gate and won’t get a better chance to break through. THE IRON LADY finished off well behind Ace Attack at Oakbank last time out and that form is strong for a race of this quality, though she is short enough in the market. TUFF CAT worked to the line well behind Master Of Zerprise last time, while stablemate ROUGH BEAUTY was placed her only start here over this trip behind Ironical back in September.
SELECTIONS: ARMAMENT, Gondolier, Tuff Cat
RACE 6 - 3:55PM Northpoint Fleurieu / SABOIS Plus Strathalbyn Cup (2050 METRES)
The Will Clarken stable supplies the in-form HERE COMES LENNI, who draws perfectly in barrier two with Todd Pannell to ride. He was a Morphettville winner two starts back before being run down by Von Costa Glass at Murray Bridge last time. The David Jolly pair of MOUNT MADEIRA and BAJAN are both winning chances. MOUNT MADEIRA ticks a lot of boxes. He’s down on the minimum and getting out beyond 2000m should suit after he caught the eye making ground behind Hobo Bob at Murray Bridge last time. BAJAN ran really well first-up from a break but has been a touch disappointing since. His best is certainly good enough for a race like this. EPERDUMENT has only been placed once in eight starts here on her home track but she went around in the Adelaide Cup last year and her run in the John Letts Cup behind Regalo Di Gaetano back in October would take her a long way in a race like this. IGITUR has five wins from 15 starts here and can figure, while REINVIGORATE was narrowly beaten here last time and could be one at odds.
SELECTIONS: HERE COMES LENNI, Bajan, Mount Madeira
RACE 7 - 4:35PM Commercial Hotel Benchmark 68 Handicap (1350 METRES)
Happy to have something each-way on FULTON STREET, who was scratched from last week’s Clare Cup and has a very good record here, with three wins from five starts. He has a tricky draw, but gets in well via a claim. MAY BE FATE deserved his Gawler win last time when he defeated Mysticano. His record this time in has been excellent and he looks well placed. CARBONE has been racing well and will appreciate getting down in the weights. He’s only won the one race from seven starts here but has appeal. SHARPLY ATTIRED won his only start here and gets the blinkers for the first time. CLAREFELILLI wasn’t beaten far at a big price first-up from a spell at Oakbank and is again well over the odds.
SELECTIONS: FULTON STREET, May Be Fate, Carbone
RACE 8 - 5:10PM Fleurieu Milk Company BM54 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Wide open race with the scratching of VINDEX. ZUME FORWARD has been racing well and comes out of a stronger race at Murray Bridge behind Pindaric. He has an inside gate and looks value. SAND CAT was a beaten favourite at Clare last weekend but has a good record here on her home track with four wins and six placings from 22 starts. I AM IMPINGE had jumped out well and had specking at double-figure odds when down the track at Gawler last week behind Damascus Moment. He could be an improver. SCOUT’S HONOUR could be an improver here. His form last campaign was solid for a race like this. MARY’S PRIDE draws a good barrier and is worth some thought. JIVE BABY can improve second-up from a break, while CALYPSO STORM was a good winner this track and trip two starts back.
SELECTIONS: ZUME FORWARD, I Am Impinge, Sand Cat