BEST BET: CRYPTO CURRENCY (Race 5)
EACH-WAY: LOPE DE WOLF (Race 6)
VALUE: SPEARS (Race 8)
RACE 1 - 12:10PM Saturday July 10 Young Guns Day Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
Former Victorian BLESSED AWARD looks well suited here first up for Travis Doudle. He was only beaten a tick over four lengths at Sandown and maps well from barrier four. SUPER LOOKA has had a few chances and was placed behind Bolt By at Murray Bridge in January before running down the track and being freshened. CHICO FIESTRO draws a good barrier and ran well at a price on debut behind After You. He’s fresh and on his home deck. JOE’S CHOISIR is in the leading stable of Phillip Stokes and won a recent Morphettville jump-out, while GO BUNDLE has trialled well.
SELECTIONS: BLESSED AWARD, Super Looka, Chico Fiestro
RACE 2 - 12:45PM Terrace Function Centre Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
Phillip Stokes has a strong hand here and punters were quick to snap up the early price about MISTY TRAILS. She showed improvement in her second campaign to jump-out well at Morphettville recently, defeating Kenobi, who came out and won on Saturday. Stablemate STAR LYRIC was firm in the market but only fair on debut and looks an improver here. The other watch is LADY SIMONE, first-up for Richard and Chantelle Jolly. She looked good in recent jump-out and was set to run at Mildura on Sunday before being forced to wait and run here. AMBER HAZE has the experience but also has had chances. She’s been placed at eight of 11 starts and looks a major factor despite a poor barrier. NORDIC LASS is another who has had some chances but is worth some thought at a price. MAYSHESTAR has been placed at two of five and must be respected in the leading stable.
SELECTIONS: MISTY TRAILS, Lady Simone, Amber Haze
RACE 3 - 1:20PM Wolf Blass Wines Maiden Plate (1516 METRES)
GREEN OPINIONS comes out of handy form race where stablemate Lutz finished behind her and has won a maiden since. He draws out but has solid claims. FREDDY THE EAGLE looks an improver getting out in trip. TANAKA SON was firm in the market but plain at Gawler behind Eyes Never Lie, while JUST JAZZ has been around the mark and won a recent Oakbank trial. She looms as a threat from the inside gate.
SELECTIONS: GREEN OPINIONS, Freddy The Eagle, Tanaka Son
RACE 4 - 1:55PM Wolf Blass Rascals Cup (2121 METRES)
Very keen on DOES IT, but he has come up very short. He would have been in the mix in Saturday class last weekend but looks the one to beat here on his latest when he beat all but Reynolds. That’s very good form for a race like this and he has solid form in soft conditions. The rest are a very even lot of handy stayers. BRIABELLA was outclassed in the SA Fillies Classic last time but drops in grade and has plenty of upside. ARMAMENT has won out of turn but he doesn’t run too many bad races. CELTIC VALOUR was a good winner when sweeping home to score at Murray Bridge two runs back and has some upside. He came off the speed two starts back before stepping up in class behind Plaisir at Balaklava last tune. CARRY THE MUSKET also has upside and is looking for this sort of trip. FERGO’S BOY beat Briabella at Naracoorte two starts back, while GONDOLIER finally broke through to win his maiden at Bordertown last start.
SELECTIONS: DOES IT, Briabella, Celtic Valour
Race 5 - 2:30PM Marx Real Estate Handicap (1719 METRES)
CRYPTO CURRENCY looks to have the right form for this. He was a winner, beating Holy Sangria, before a good effort up in class behind Dr Dee Dee at Murray Bridge last time and looks the one they have to beat. BARTENDER BLUES looks the value and is knocking on the door. He comes out of the same race won by Dr Dee Dee at Murray Bridge. DON’T DISMISS draws a nice gate and looks an improver here. EXALTED FIRE is another who should be improved in this company. MONRAAJ made some ground behind Not Usual Glorious at Morphettville on the Parks on Saturday and has a nice inside gate.
SELECTIONS: CRYPTO CURRENCY, Bartender Blues, Don’t Dismiss
RACE 6 - 3:05PM Coopers Brewery Handicap (1200 METRES)
Open race. LOPE DE WOLF comes out of a stronger race behind He’s A Balter at Murray Bridge and will be the one hitting the line hard. CALL ME DEXTER didn’t have a lot of room late in the race behind Stryke In Style at Strathalbyn last week. SHOPSTER was good behind Chill With Teejay at Murray Bridge and comes out of a handy race behind Trumpsta here last time. ALPHAEUS raced up near the lead and only tired late behind Fall On A Star at Morphettville on the Parks track on Saturday. CAPRICORN RIDGE has each-way appeal. ARCTIC BLAZE draws a nice gate and has a great record here, while AUSSIE SOJOURN could be an improver at a price.
SELECTIONS: LOPE DE WOLF, Shopster, Call Me Dexter
RACE 7 - 3:40PM Adelaide Plains Bloodstock Handicap (1100 METRES)
Another tricky race. I think the inside gate brings COMIENDO right into this. He ran well behind Spin The Reward here before a solid effort at Warracknabeal and that form should stack up well here, aided by the claim for Jacob Opperman. HE WILL BOOM looks well placed here on his home deck from the perfect barrier and he has won two of five second-up. SITTING BULL is another who gets in here well after the claim and won smartly two starts back DASKULYA was a winner here last time out, beating He Will Boom, and is worth some thought despite a wide gate. CARTIER TIARA finished off hard from well back last time and also races well here with two wins from six starts.
SELECTIONS: COMIENDO, He Will Boom, Sitting Bull
RACE 8 - 4:15PM Holdfast Insurance Handicap (1516 METRES)
The ones I liked were emergencies down the bottom, so going to go with SPEARS, who has some handy Victorian form for a race like this and is in clever hands with Brett Campbell. He’s been placed at Sale and Mornington recently and should hold him in good stead here. BACK POCKET is one to keep an eye on late and may just be looking for further. HOLY SANGRIA must be respected in a race like this, while HANHDORF is another who is capable. GREY VITALITY and A LITTLE CHUNKY also have claims.
SELECTIONS: SPEARS, Back Pocket, Holy Sangria