BEST BET: KYSHAKA (Race 7)
EACH-WAY: BLUEBERRY BOY (Race 4)
VALUE: MULGA LIL (Race 3)
RACE 1 - 12:50PM Combined Carriers Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
SHE’S A TOFF is on debut for David Jolly and looked pretty good winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out with ease. She looks to have talent, the stable is going super and she wouldn’t need to be a star to handle these. SIXTYFOURTH STREET is the danger. He was placed at Penola at his debut for Pat Ryan, then again placed here behind Jaywick and is sure to run well. BEAUMIS had some specking behind stablemate Real Valentia on debut while NANA DOLCE was placed behind Baraconi at Strathalbyn in November and should get an economical run from an inside gate.
SELECTIONS: SHE’S A TOFF, Sixtyfourth Street, Beaumis
RACE 2 - 1:23PM Elders Maiden Handicap (1430 METRES)
FUNCKIA debuted back in January 2019 and has been off the scene for a while. She wasn’t asked to do a lot in a recent Strathalbyn jump-out and Jake Stephens has his team ticking along nicely. DUGGEE’S BOY ran well behind Sanblas last time when he led. He draws wide here but looks a winning hope. MEREWETHER BEACH ran OK behind in that same race and draws to be handy throughout from barrier five. ELIZA’S GOLD draws the inside and must be respected, while JEAN’S GLASS wasn’t beaten far on debut and is in good hands on his home track.
SELECTIONS: FUNCKIA, Duggee’s Boy, Merewether Beach
RACE 3 - 1:55PM G M Harfield Memorial Benchmark 54 Handicap (1430 METRES)
MULGA LIL looks right in this despite her recent form reading poorly on paper. This is a big drop in class on last time behind Tubby Two Tracks. She was a Gawler winner four starts back last August. CLEVER MAN was placed at Gosford before coming south and there was plenty to like about his first-up run for a new stable when fourth at Hamilton after leading. This looks a very winnable race. EUROGEM draws out but his recent form is good enough to figure in a race like this. OUR BOY BAILEY has been around the mark in races slightly stronger and has solid appeal at double-figure odds.
SELECTIONS: MULGA LIL, Clever Man, Eurogem
RACE 4 - 2:33PM SAL Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
BLUEBERRY BOY broke through for a well-deserved win at Penola last time beating Diggee’s Boy. His previous form was solid, he maps well from barrier five and can win again. Likewise REAL VALENTIA was a good Penola winner two runs before chasing home Thanasi last time. He’s drawn off the track but looks a leading contender. EQUAL BALANCE is a former NSW galloper now with Dennis O’Leary and was narrowly beaten at KI first-up in SA. He comes out of a strong race in the city which has him right in the mix in a race like this. TOUGH LASSIE has appeal on a Murray Bridge win three starts back and this is easier than last time when chasing home Chill With Teejay. CARBONE was a Strathalbyn winner back in January and is more than capable in a race like this. BROBAK was well backed to win at Hamilton. COUNTER SPIN made ground behind Gaze Grise, who would run favourite here, while ATOMIC TEXIE has ability.
SELECTIONS: BLUEBERRY BOY, Real Valentia, Tough Lassie
RACE 5 - 3:03PM Patrons Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
FREE OF SIN has a good record for a race like this and broke her maiden to beat Gogolf Guru at Strathalbyn last time out. She draws perfectly and is going to take some beating here. THANASI has a good record here with two wins from three starts and gets in well with the help of a claim. AFTER YOU maps well and can measure-up in a race like this second-up. JAYWICK was a good winner in maiden grade and must be given some thought from a perfect barrier. WILD WILLY should get a nice run from an inside gate.
SELECTIONS: FREE OF SIN, Thanasi, After You
RACE 6 - 3:33PM TDC Livestock and Property Benchmark 62 Handicap (1000 METRES)
WANDO BEL draws perfectly, was too good for Desert Spirit here last time and should take beating again. KEV’S GIRL has come up very short and is clearly one of the top chances on the back of an easy Terang win last time. He also maps to get a good run in a race with plenty of speed. DESERT SPIRIT draws the inside and is a speedy type who chased home Wando Bel last time. ATOMIC WIZARD has a handy record and drawing out might be a bonus here in a race with speed drawn the rail. ROHLON DRUNK ran well behind Thrill Kill two runs back and has a handy record here. AVID GENERAL ran well behind Gaze Grise last time, while BEEJAY’S HERO could be a blow-out at big odds.
SELECTIONS: WONDO BEL, Atomic Wizard, Kev’s Girl
RACE 7 - 4:05PM PPHS Benchmark 68 Handicap (2000 METRES)
Looks a race in two on paper. Leaning towards KYSHAKA, who has always had talent. There was a lot to like about her latest effort in the Terang Cup when she raced on speed and was only run down late behind Wentwood. The wide draw is a worry but she gets some weight relief for Ben Price. The inside gate gives EXALTED BEAST strong claims. He was a Morphettville Parks winner two starts back and comes out of a handy form race behind Dreamed last time. BRONSKI ran well behind Tubby Two Tracks at Gawler and should appreciate getting out in distance. O’MIZZNA is racing well.
SELECTIONS: KYSHAKA, Exalted Beast, Bronski
Race 8 - 4:40PM Western AG Benchmark 64 Handicap (1430 METRES)
Open race to end the day. NOBLE ROCKS comes off a more-than-useful Hamilton win and should get a perfect run from barrier four. IMPULSE DIAVOLO followed his good Oakbank run first-up to win easily here last time out and has won three of four here. AIR TIME was a winner here two starts back and should get a nice run from the barrier. Stablemate BUBBLERAP has been freshened and draws wide but must be respected. VIGERE was good at Stawell back in January and gets an inside gate with the claim, while VISION AND PRAYER could be an improver here.
SELECTIONS: NOBLE ROCKS, Impulse Diavolo, Air Time
IMAGE: Kyshaka is Lincoln Moore’s best bet at Naracoorte today.