BEST BET: MASTER OF ZERPRISE (Race 5)
EACH-WAY: MUFFLA (Race 4)
VALUE: JUST ROLLING (Race 7)
RACE 1 - 1:40PM Irongate Maiden Plate (900 METRES)
Interesting race with some newcomers here. David Jolly’s MISS MUCINNI looked pretty good sitting behind the speed and never went around a horse to win a recent a recent Strathalbyn jump-out. She draws well and looks right in this on debut. NORDIC LASS didn’t do a lot on debut on a heavy track at Gawler back in August but looked good winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out. HOPE WAITS trialled nicely behind Zakheerra (Great Diviner running second) at Morphettville recently but draws wide. AQUAMOSS has had three trials and went well behind Kungka Maru last time out but draws a sticky wide gate. FIFTYSEVENTHSTREET was kept safe on debut behind My Golden Chain at Strathalbyn back in November and jumped out well behind Divenire, who won well at Murray Bridge on Saturday. DOROTHY ROSE is a former Victorian previously with Matt Ellerton and Simon Zahra and now with the Frew stable. She was well in the market on debut at Moe when fourth and must be kept safe. VOODOO ONE is a former Victorian first-up for Ryan Balfour.
SELECTIONS: MISS MUCINNI, Nordic Lass, Aquamoss
RACE 2 - 2:15PM Ambassador Travel Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)
Hard to go past GLITZY GIRL, who was placed at Caulfield two starts back behind I’m Thunderstruck and then made ground beaten 1.5 lengths behind Magnus Bellagio at Pakenham. That form is good enough to be winning here and the McEvoy stable has a great record here. She’s short but should win. SO BENE was only fair on debut in a stronger race and draws wide here. She has jumped out well at Morphettville since when ridden out, running to the line with Kungka Maru and looks a natural improver with race experience. GOGOLF GURU was placed on the Parks behind Yuri Royale last time. She is knocking on the door. GOLDEN MO has jumped out OK at Morphettville recently but draws the carpark. Stablemate PRINCE SAIYAN was OK behind Starspangled Saga last time out and draws well with Todd Pannell taking the ride. UP ran well behind Muffla at KI on the opening day and was on speed behind Trivago Girl there two days later. CAPTAIN BRIDGES is a former Victorian first-up for Kristi Evans and he looked pretty forward running to the line well in a Strathalbyn jump-out. HONKY TONK RIO ran well behind Grimesy on debut but draws a sticky gate. MAVEN MISSILE had four trials in Sydney for Edward Cummings before coming to Matthew Seyers.
SELECTIONS: GLITZY GIRL, So Bene, Gogolf Guru
RACE 3 - 2:50PM Riverscape Food & Wine Class One Handicap (1000 METRES)
Interesting race. STARSPANGLED SAGA was favourite on debut behind Scotch On The Rock here before defeating Divenire at Strathalbyn. That form looks very good now with Divenire winning here. BEERZ WITH CLINT is a big watch, being a Moonee Valley winner – but it was his only win in 21 starts. He’s been favourite at his past two at Ballarat and Wodonga ($3.10 to $2.60 last start) and is on debut for the Letts-Maund stable. RICHED won on debut at big odds and has chased home some handy types like Quietly Discreet and Mileva before going for a break. He jumped out well at Morphettville recently and looks right in this despite a wide gate. NEW ROMAN was a Gawler winner back last January and ran well off a short let-up, finishing second to Fabulous Flipper last time on the Parks. WAR CHEVAL has been placed at two of his past four and ran well behind Three Tears here three starts back. NEEDA was very well backed to win at KI last time out and draws to get a nice run.
SELECTIONS: STARSPANGLED SAGA, New Roman, Beerz With Clint
RACE 4 - 3:25PM Carlton Draught Class Two Handicap (1600 METRES)
Good race here featuring a few horses with plenty of upside. Plenty to like about MUFFLA, who was in a tricky spot before his class got him over the line at Kangaroo Island last time. He gets out to the mile which should really suit. MR POCKET resumes and shows promise. He was second behind handy filly Biarchi before winning his maiden at Gawler back in November. He trialled OK and has jumped out well. ZOULAH was good when running third behind Good Girl Bella at Morphettville last time. She tends to mix her form but maps well from a good gate. MAVETTE is a last-start Morphettville winner on the Parks and should ride the speed from barrier two. HEIMBERG has had two runs in SA for Gordon Richards and was only beaten 4.5 lengths behind Tony’s Reward on the Parks last time. That’s solid form for this. CLAREFELILLI draws out but has been around the mark and can run into the multiples.
SELECTIONS: MUFFLA, Mr Pocket, Zoulah
RACE 5 - 4:00PM Fibretrack Benchmark 62 Handicap (2000 METRES)
MASTER OF ZERPRISE has won three of his past four starts and has also won three races here. He draws out but can make his own luck and does look the horse to beat. HOBO BOB beat Master Of Zerprise two starts back and only battled last time. He draws a good gate and has Stacey Metcalfe riding in great form. IGITUR was game behind Splash Some Cash in the KI Cup last time out, has won two of five here and looks right in this. MR COYNE was good winning at odds first-up in SA, then followed that with a solid run last time behind Mavette. He must be respected. The big improver could be THE SIDEKICK, who draws well and will find this the most suitable of his three runs in SA.
SELECTIONS: MASTER OF ZERPRISE, The Sidekick, Igitur
RACE 6 - 4:35PM Magic Millions Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Happy to have something on VINDEX again each-way. He has two wins and three placings from six starts here and was very good behind Pindaric two runs back. His latest was OK behind Rose Tiara and he will get every chance from the inside gate with Jess Eaton on board. BRIMARVI ROOBOY has been placed at three of five starts this track and trip. He was good two starts second behind Three Tears but would need to improve on last time behind Fabulous Flipper when beaten 7.4 lengths. AULD REGRET was an Ararat winner three starts back over 1300m and debuts for Grant Young. She is only lightly raced and gets in OK via the claim. WICKED SCANDAL was an odds-on favourite at KI last time and must be kept safe. MUST BE MOET was well backed when runner-up behind Caitlin’s Angel at KI last time out, CALYPSO STORM was a Strathalbyn winner four starts back, draws a good gate and should be handy to the speed. FRENCH ROCK made good ground behind Rose Tiara last time, while SURFLINER could measure-up well and had specking at his last run back in Alice Springs.
SELECTIONS: VINDEX, Brimarvi Rooboy, Auld Regret
RACE 7 - 5:10PM TAB 0-62 Handicap (1400 METRES)
SADENTE has been placed at both runs here and was good last time, making ground behind Tony’s Reward on the Parks track which is good form for a race like this. Her best is Saturday grade and this looks a winnable race. TRUMPSTA was a good winner here two starts back and then ran well in a harder race last time behind stablemate Call Me Shamus. JUST ROLLING has a good record with two wins from four starts here and races well fresh. He had specking last time behind Sebonna and must be respected. MULLAGHMORE ran well at big odds last time out and must be considered. CARBONE was good when runner-up behind May Be Fate last time out and has been placed at one of three starts here. XINGYUN has ability and looks well suited here.
SELECTIONS: SADENTE, Trumpsta, Just Rolling
Image: Master of Zerprise is Lincoln Moore’s best bet at today’s Murray Bridge meeting.