WIN: DASKULYA (Race 3)
EACH-WAY: HILUMIERE (Race 7)
VALUE: LICORICE BULLET (Race 4)
RACE 1 - 12:10PM GJ Civil Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)
TURN TABLE was placed here on debut in heavy conditions and comes off a fair effort behind Short Stories at Morphettville last time out. I thought his run behind Fall On A Star here two starts back made him the clear top pick. MADONNA FALLS is a former NSW galloper who ran well here behind Tanaka Son on debut for Matt Seyers and could be the improver, the stable is enjoying a good run of late. DUCK DIVE has been around the mark and his run on his home track behind Reynolds was solid for a race like this. LADY ADELE has been placed at four of eight starts, all in soft conditions and draws to be in the mix here. RUGER ROSE was placed at Bordertown two runs back, SOUMAH has been laced three times on soft track and on heavy, STAYING STRONG is another who has been around the mark and can measure-up.
SELECTIONS: TURN TABLE, Madonna Falls, Duck Dive
RACE 2 - 12:45PM Kingsford Hotel Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
A couple of key scratchings here has left LOMAX short in the market. He was a $1.80 fav at Balaklava two starts back and was only beaten 3.1 lengths by Victory Club last time out. The value could be AMBER HAZE who has been placed a couple of times in soft conditions and looks an improver on an average first-up run behind Lady Simone. She draws a good barrier. IF YOU LEAVE has handy form over the border and was a $2.45 favourite last time out. GO BUNDLE was good at big odds behind behind Chico Fiestro here and should be in the mix again. CHEH CHEH CHARLEE was good when 3rd behind Pentire’s Spirit at Strathalbyn and draws a nice barrier, PANKRATOVA is a watch on debut for Shayne Cahill after two trials for Peter Hardacre and one start for Michael Hickmott.
SELECTIONS: AMBER HAZE, Lomax, If You Leave
RACE 3 - 1:20PM Crabb Shellgrit Benchmark 54 Handicap (1100 METRES)
DASKULYA won well here two starts back and was solid behind Cartier Tiara which is handy form for this. He draws a tricky barrier but has Jason Holder to help overcome that. SANBUCK draws well and his run behind Lunar Hero at Morphettville earlier this campaign would be good enough to win here. He has solid claims in a race lacking depth. CALL ME HERBIE is a last-start Por Lincoln winner and draws to get a good run. HATEECH is a winner on heavy going, SHY BIY wasn’t a bad run last time out.
SELECTIONS: DASKULYA, Sanbuck, Call Me Herbie
RACE 4 - 1:55PM Sat July 10 Young Guns Day Benchmark 54 Handicap (1100 METRES)
HONEY GO LIGHTLY looks perfectly placed here from a middle gate with the claim. She tried hard behind The Publikin at Strathabyn last time, is on her home track and has been placed twice in heavy conditions. OLIVE GROVE has a good record here and is the one punters have come for in early betting but the inside gate could be tricky if they are wanting to sweep wide. He worked home well last time behind Cartier Tiara. LICORICE BULLETi is another who would have been enjoying the over night rain. She charged home behind Tanja’s Dream at Strathalbyn last time which is good form for a race like this and has four wins from eight starts on heavy going. TURF TAPPER comes out of the Tanja’s Dream at Strathalbyn and must be given plenty of thought despite a tricky wide barrier. CHEVITE has a good record here and does like plenty og give in the ground, A THOUSAND DEGREE was a Port Augusta winner two starts back and was runner-up at his only start here.
SELECTIONS: HONEY GO LIGHTLY, Olive Grove, Liqorice Bullet
RACE 5 - 2:30PM Terrace Function Centre Benchmark 54 Handicap (1700 METRES)
A KNIGHT IN PARIS pulled good late ground off Crypto Currency here last start and ticks plenty of boxes. He has a good barrier and likes the wet conditions. NEAR MAGIC was good here last time out behind A Little Chunky last time and has been placed at four of seven starts here. IGITUR is much better than last start and was well backed two starts back. BACK POCKET ran well first-up and is always a chance in a race like this and EUROGEM has been around the mark. HAHNDORF has also had some market support on the quick back up after chasing home Jaguary at Morphettville on Saturday.
SELECTIONS: A KNIGHT IN PARIS, Near Magic, Back Pocket
RACE 6 - 3:05PM Adelaide Plains Bloodstock Benchmark 54 Handicap (2100 METRES)
CLEVER MAN was placed at Naracoorte before a good run at Warracknabeal and has form on rain effected tracks that should see him run well. CITY BEATS bolted in at Hawker two starts back and is on the quick back-up after chasing home Busker’s Ballad at Murray Bridge on Sunday. He draws well and has a good record here. SISTER DEE has been around the mark but doesn’t win out of turn, BEACH GOD had good strong market support last time at Balaklava, TIZA was a good Balaklava winner two runs back before an average effort here last time. CAPTAIN HARRY is going only fair but does have a handy record on wet surfaces
SELECTIONS: CLEVER MAN, City Beats, Sister Dee
RACE 7 - 3:40PM Coopers Brewery Benchmark 58 Handicap (1500 METRES)
Good race and plenty to like about HILUMIERE who came from a long way back behind Carbone first-up at Strathalbyn. She races well here, loves the wet tracks and looks a solid each-way play. CARBONE has won three of 10 here,was impressive winning at Strathalbyn last time and is going to be right in the finish again here. FRANKEL STAR looks over the odds and has two wins and two placings from five starts here and looks to have solid claims back in class on last time chasing home Dr Dee Dee. CAMPOBASSO ran well Crypto Currency last time out and can run well from a good gate with the claim. He also likes it wet. CANIDAE comes off a good Bordertown victory and does race well here. PROMESA D’ORO wears blinkers first-up, ST JUST ran well behind Star Of Uma at Morphettville last time.
SELECTIONS: HILUMIERE, Carbone, Frankel Star
RACE 8 - 4:15PM Holdfast Insurance Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
AFTER YOU was a Naracoorte winner two starts back and comes out of a handy form race chasing home He’s A Balter in Saturday class last time. This race has been savaged with scratchings and he does look well placed. BATTLE BLITZ is a big price. He has never seen a soft track or worse, but is lightly-raced and a good winner over Smiling Assassin at Morphettville in December. He’s probably looking for further but drawing out wide in the last could play into his hands. ARCTIC BLAZE has a good record here on her home track. She chased home Shopster here last start and is sure to be in the mix but draws an inside gate. HI SMOKEY was a Balaklava winner two starts back and chased home Koruto at Murray Bridge last time out. That’s OK form for a race like this. KEYSOR has some handy form on heavy track and could be a blow-out.
SELECTIONS: AFTER YOU, Battle Blitz, Arctic Blaze