BEST BET: NO STRINGS (Race 1)
EACH-WAY: MOUNT MADEIRA (Race 3)
VALUE: CLAREFELILLI (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 12:45PM Strath Small Engines Maiden Plate (1550 METRES)
NO STRINGS had every possible chance three starts back over the mile at Strathalbyn and then stepped up in trip at Oakbank and was only fair behind Lollielucas. There was a lot to like about his latest when he pulled good ground off Struck By at Morphettville in what looks a solid form race. He draws out but is the clear top pick on his latest. GOGOLF GURU was sent out a $2.60 favourite when fourth behind Call Me Archer at Gawler last time. She has been around the mark in some handy races and looks well placed here. YURI ROYALE ran well on debut, beaten 2.9 lengths behind Investiture, and is sure to take benefit from that. EXALTED FIRE was runner-up behind Mayameen here last May and comes out of a stronger race in town. EVER ONWARD ran well at a price when runner-up behind Investiture last time and was placed at his only start here. ABERAMA GOLD ran well at big odds behind Tough Lassie at Murray Bridge last time.
SELECTIONS: NO STRINGS, Gogolf Guru, Yuri Royale
RACE 2 - 1:20PM Roadside Services and Solutions Benchmark 62 Handicap (1000 METRES)
DAWN SALUTE has talent and has won two (placed three) of 11 starts and is a winner first-up previously. He defeated Outpost at Morphettville three starts back and looked pretty ready for this winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out. He draws perfectly in barrier three. BRIMARVI ROOBOY was freshened before a good effort when runner-up behind Three Tears at Murray Bridge last time. He has each-way appeal in this class. FABULOUS FLIPPER would have preferred this on his home track at Strathalbyn and was runner-up behind Neodium here last time. NEW ROMAN is first-up for the Andrew Clarken stable and must be respected. MASTERATI did win his only start her and draws a good gate.
SELECTIONS: DAWN SALUTE, Brimarvi Rooboy, Fabulous Flipper
RACE 3 - 1:55PM South Coast Marine and Caravan Upholstery Benchmark 62 Handicap (1950 METRES)
Former Victorian MOUNT MADEIRA gets his chance here out beyond the 2000m for the first time for David Jolly. He flashed home from a mile back at Murray Bridge behind Hobo Bob before another good effort here in in the Strathalbyn Cup last time behind Eperdument. He’ll end up back and on the inside, which isn’t ideal, but this does look his chance. MASTER OF ZERPRISE was a winner this track and trip three starts back, then went to Murray Bridge and won over 1800m. He finished second in the race won Hobo Bob last time and looks a major threat. IGITUR is another who would have preferred this on his home track at Strathalbyn and he ran on well in the Cup there last time. EXALTED BEAST was a good winner at Clare back in grade before racing on speed and sticking on well behind Hobo Bob last time at Murray Bridge. He will make his own luck from a handy gate. CHALLICUM got back and finished off hard behind Bossy Britches at Naracoorte and is always thereabouts in this sort of grade.
SELECTIONS: MOUNT MADEIRA, Master Of Zerprise, Igitur
RACE 4 - 2:30PM Northpoint Fleurieu Benchmark 58 Handicap (1400 METRES)
NEODIUM is an improving type who was good winning at Murray Bridge back in July and resumed with a good win over Fabulous Flipper here. He draws out but has upside and should be in the mix despite the big weight. He was scratched from Morphettville on Saturday. WICKED WHITT had been knocking on the on the door before he overcome a drift in betting to win at Bordertown last time. He will be thereabouts. APOLLO JET was heavily backed to beat Smart Alick here last time out. He is also poorly drawn. MAGIC DEE was a winner here two starts back and draws the inside gate. SILENT GENERAL ran OK at Clare last time and can improve. HEAVY ROTATION gets the blinkers for the first time.
SELECTIONS: NEODIUM, Wicked Whitt, Apollo Jet
RACE 5 - 3:10PM Milang Caravan Park Benchmark 54 Handicap (1550 METRES)
MR COYNE was very good getting up at big odds at Gawler earlier this month, and is now back with Nick Smart. A wide draw hasn’t helped his claims, but he still looks hard to beat. CLAREFELILLI hasn’t been beaten long way at her past couple and draws a good barrier. INDIAN MO has been placed here and is helped via a claim. SADUKA caused an upset when getting home over the top of rivals at big odds at Naracoorte last time. GROOVE WITH ME is ultra-consistent and made good ground behind Crown Harmonium at Oakbank last time. He has been placed at three of eight here. BIRD OF WAR ran well at Gawler, making ground from the back behind Mr Coyne. MAVETTE draws out, as does HOLY SANGRIA, who was sent out favourite at Clare last time.
SELECTIONS: MR COYNE, Clarefelilli, Indian Mo
RACE 6 - 3:50PM Goolwa Hotel Benchmark 58 Handicap (1250 METRES)
ANNIKA has talent and defeated Storm Voyager at Morphettville. She and was runner-up behind Symphonette there before she was well in the market but beaten 8.8 lengths behind La Richesse. That was a leader-dominated race and the form out of that has been good. CLEARY ADONIS has been off the scene for a while but has trialled nicely for his return to racing, winning a Morphettville trial. He’ll be better suited over further but does go well here on the Parks. MISS ARTIER draws perfectly in gate four but would have preferred this trace on her home track at Strathalbyn. Likewise stablemate SAND CAT, who has won five races at Strathalbyn but is unplaced in four starts here. XINGYUN showed ability last time in work and did improve last time, beaten 3.9 lengths behind Pindaric. DOUBLE BLUE is fitter for two runs back from a spell and draws to be handy to the speed.
SELECTIONS: ANNIKA, Cleary Adonis, Miss Artier
RACE 7 - 4:30PM Benchmark 52 Handicap (1250 METRES)
WHITCHETY GRUB is a former NSW galloper on debut for Travis Doudle. He was placed at Mudgee two starts back and is sure to be in this for a long way on the back of the claim for Ben Price. STRIKE THE NIGHT was a Clare winner two starts back before finishing off strongly behind Narrative Star at Gawler. She looks the danger. JIVE BABY got back and made ground behind Sand Cat at Strathalbyn last time. ALLAYEZ is drawn the inside and was a Gawler winner back in July. He trialled nicely behind Cleary Adonis at Gawler last time and must be respected. VIVALDI’S QUEST draws a good gate and has won eight races. YOU ES MARSHALL was sent out favourite at Penola but has won just one of 29.
SELECTIONS: WHITCHETY GRUB, Strike The Night, Allayez
Lincoln Moore has selected Clarefelilli as his best value bet on the seven-race Morphettville Parks program.