BEST BET: CALL ME DEXTER (Race 3)
EACH-WAY: WICKED WHITT (Race 7)
VALUE: HABANERO (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 1:10PM Taminga Hotel Maiden Handicap (1200 METRES)
LADY AWARD is on debut for Travis Double. She chased home Odeum on debut at Moe last year before running down the track at Moonee Valley. She looks hard to beat here despite a sticky gate. JAGERNAUT hasn’t done a lot in four starts and was average when soft in the market as an odds-on favourite at KI last time out. However, he draws a good gate and gets one more chance. QUINCY DEE won a recent Oakbank trial and draws a nice barrier here. MUG’S GAME ran well behind Nike Belle at KI before a handy run behind Better at Balaklava last weekend. RIVER has been placed at seven of 18 starts and must be given some thought.
SELECTIONS: LADY AWARD, Jagernaut, Mug’s Game
RACE 2 - 1:45PM Taylors Wines Benchmark 58 Handicap (1100 METRES)
STRIKE THE NIGHT is lightly raced and was a winner here three starts back, before leading them up last time when second behind You Es Marshal. She draws well and Kayla Crowther is on fire. RANGER CEE JAY looks the danger. He was dominant coming off the speed to win at Penola last time. He draws the inside but looks to have strong claims again – and that pair should fight this out. LIBERTY BLUE had specking at big odds at Murray bridge two starts back when placed behind Three Tears. TAIPAN TOMMY was a winner at big odds on debut and his past couple at KI were good for a race like this. EXALTED QUEEN’S past three runs have been average but she draws a good gate and has won three races.
SELECTIONS: STRIKE THE NIGHT, Ranger Cee Jay, Taipan Tommy
RACE 3 - 2:25PM Jim Barry Benchmark 62 Handicap (1200 METRES)
CALL ME DEXTER won consecutive races in July and lost his rider first-up before he wasn’t beaten far behind Justica at Murray Bridge last week. That form should stack up pretty well here. WHITCHETY GRUB was an easing favourite on debut in SA behind You Es Marshall at Morphettville on the Parks. She can improve here. MOSSBELLE had good specking first-up in SA when placed at Bordertown and ran OK at KI last time when fourth behind Centre Scoota. OLIVE GROVE has been placed at his past couple, the latest at Gawler behind Miss Carboni. MASTERATI gets into this well after the claim, will make his own luck and be on speed. FINAL CHANCE was a Clare winner three starts back and stuck on well behind Annika last time.
SELECTIONS: CALL ME DEXTER, Mossbelle, Whitchety Grub
RACE 4 - 3:05PM Tim Tomblin Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
Only looks to be three winning chances here. WITCHEL has been good in both SA runs where she’s been on speed. She draws a good gate to lead and won’t find many better chances to break through. THROWAPARTY ran well behind stablemate Morphett Road on debut and was beaten just 1.8 lengths behind Divenire last time at Murray Bridge in a much stronger race. That’s very good form for this. ALPHAEUS was scratched from Port Lincoln on Friday for this. He was placed at Gawler and Bordertown before a break and has trialled OK.
SELECTIONS: WITCHEL, Throwaparty, Alphaeus
RACE 5 - 3:45PM Magic FM/5CS Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)
CENTRE SCOOTA was good coming off the speed to win smartly at KI last time out. He draws out but should be right in the finish again here. SIR JOHNSON has a handy record and was a Balaklava winner five runs back. HABANERO wasn’t beaten far behind Justa Jillaroo at Gawler last start and was a Port Augusta winner three starts back. HARBOUR EXPRESS scored here three starts back at big odds and draws a handy barrier. CITY BEATS is fresh but better suited over further.
SELECTIONS: CENTRE SCOOTA, Sir Johnson, Habanero
RACE 6 - 4:25PM TAB Fillies and Mares Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
BUBBLES MCGINTY has been runner-up at two of her past four in stronger races at Gawler and got well back last time behind Lope De Wolf at Morphettville. She draws better here and gets her chance. REGINA DEL DRAMMA has won four of 17 and made good ground when third behind Centre Scoota at KI last start. She gets in well with the claim. MISS CATASTROPHI was runner-up at Bordertown before going to KI and running third behind Mary’s Pride. NOT APPROVED was a KI winner two starts back and ran well last start behind stablemate Smartkap, who has won again since. ARCTIC BLAZE was runner-up her only start here and is back in class on her past couple. ZIP AKEED was a Balaklava winner at a price back in December.
SELECTIONS: BUBBLES MCGINTY, Regina Del Dramma, Miss Catastrophi
RACE 7 - 5:05PM Active OT Benchmark 58 Handicap (1800 METRES)
WICKED WHITT was a good Bordertown winner two starts back when favourite before an OK effort behind Heavy Rotation last time. KORODON is down in class and out in trip here. He draws a good gate and gets in well with a claim. MISS ELEGANCE looks well suited here after two handy effort at KI, the latest placed behind It’s Magic, and she has been runner-up here at her only two starts. CONNERMARA ROSE was a winner here three starts back at good odds and ran well behind Master Of Zerprise last time. REBEL ROMANCE has shown ability and could improve in a race like this.
SELECTIONS: WICKED WHITT, Korodon, Miss Elegance
Call Me Dexter is Lincoln Moore’s best bet on today’s Clare card.