BEST BET: NOT USUAL GLORIOUS (Race 9)
EACH-WAY: ICECRUSHER (Race 3)
VALUE: CASHIN’ CHEX (Race 8)
RACE 1 - 11:31AM TAB Handicap (1200 METRES)
POYSED TO REIN was solid in Melbourne behind Don’ttelltheboss at Flemington and was impressive at her previous outing winning at Morphettville. She has plenty of weight but looks the class factor. IT'S KIND OF MAGIC should be on speed from a good barrier but has the big weight to contend with. EFFORTKAT right down in the weights could be the value. ALL IN WAR bursting to win a race and has been specked at double figure odds. TURFITT came from off the speed to run down rivals on a heavy track last time and must be respected from a good barrier. JYOTI ran well behind It’s Kind Of Magic at Ballarat when resuming.
SELECTIONS: POYSED TO REIN, Effortkat, All In War
RACE 2 - 12:06PM Sanders Fodder Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
THE PARTISAN has come up short in early markets on the back of a brave run behind Turfitt at Morphettville last time. He draws a good barrier and looks right in the finish here. APACHE STAR had handy form for a race like this. He runner-up on debut before being well beaten behind Snapper at Moonee Valley back in February. He’s in a leading yard and looks well placed. YOWZA was very good first-up in SA pulling good ground off Royal Obsession at Murray Bridge and then OK there last week behind Noname Lane. He draws out but will be running on. SICILIAN WITNESS has jumped out well winning a recent Morphettville hit out and looks to have some talent. YEAH YEAH NAH has been very good at both runs at big odds, the latest behind Noname Lane at Murray Bridge and is another who draws out but that might be the place to be.
SELECTIONS: THE PARTISAN, Apache Star, Yowza
RACE 3 - 12:41PM Adelaide Plains Bloodstock Handicap (1500 METRES)
ICECRUSHER is low flying and chasing her third win on the bounce and was impressive coming from back in the field to run down Crypto Currency at Murray Bridge last time. She looks suited back in trip from a good gate, gets in nicely with the claim and happy to back her at the $4.40 in early markets. PEARL BANDIT has a win and a placing from three starts at this track and trip. He was a soft Morphettville winner two starts back and then solid behind Scottish Dancer at Murray Bridge. He’ll get a good run from barrier five and should be in the finish. FRANCE'S BOY maps well from gate two and Todd Pannell takes the ride. He was only beaten a touch over four lengths in the Swan Hill Cup last tie and his previous behind Mongolian Marshal is a solid form line for a race like this. UNLACED has a good record and defeated La Richesse at Morphettville back in February which is good form for this. TUBBY TWO TRACKS is unbeaten in two starts this track and trip and is worth some thought after making good ground behind Scottish Dancer last time.
SELECTIONS: ICECRUSHER, Pearl Bandit, France's Boy
RACE 4 - 1:16PM Kingsford Hotel Handicap (1100 METRES)
TAUNTING hit back well to win smartly last time despite wanting to roll in when he hit the lead his win was smart. MURRAMI EXPRESS eased in betting before leading throughout to win at Geelong and wasn’t beaten far behind Blushing Tycoon at Flemington last time. STRIKE EAGLE was solid first-up from spell behind Taunting when he led, he gets a pull in the weights here and is sure to be fighting out the finish. GOVERNOR PHILLIP has had three trials ahead of his debut for Will Clarken. KEEP READING won a recent Morphettville trial ahead of his debut for the Richard and Chantelle Jolly yard. NOT BLUFFING has trialled OK on debut for the Stokes stable.
SELECTIONS: TAUNTING, Murrami Express, Strike Eagle
RACE 5 - 1:56PM GJ Civil Handicap (1100 METRES)
MISS MUCINNI is a promising filly who was backed for plenty and looked above average on debut when she sat wide and easily defeated the older horses at Murray Bridge back in March. She draws perfectly in barrier four and should take some beating here. She looked good without being pushed in a recent jump-out and has again been off the map after opening double figure odds. SHORT STORIES won well at odds at Morphettville on the Parks track before again hitting the line strongly behind Winning Weather on the outer track last time. Stablemate NALEIGH was a Morphettville winner in November before running down the track at Moonee Valley. She’s had a couple of trials in readiness for this and should be in the mix. LADY SIMONE had strong market support but was only fair behind Winning Weather last time. TESSNEEM was runner-up at Ballarat on the synthetic on debut before a good win there last time. He draws out but must be respected. MUTINOUS looked impressive blitzing rivals back in class on debut for Travis Doudle. This looks a tougher task but he will roll forward and set the speed. SPIN THE REWARD was a winner this track and trip back in April and must be respected with the help of the claim.
SELECTIONS: MISS MUCINNI, Short Stories, Lady Simone
RACE 6 - 2:36PM Terrace Function Centre Handicap (1200 METRES)
GREAT DIVINER is a nice horse. He was game behind Tanja’s Dream before defeating subsequent winner Munster at Murray Bridge last time. He maps to get a perfect run and is the horse to beat. MAYAN looked above average winning at Morphettville on debut back in 2019 and was runner-up at Listed level at his next outing. He had a long time off before winning third-up at Morphettville back in December over Baraconi and resumes here. His best would be right in the finish. THE BIG GOODBYE was good winning first-up in what looks an easier race on paper. He draws a tricky gate but should go well. MUNSTER was game defeating Tahnee Tradition at Murray Bridge last week and is on the quick back-up, drawn well and aided with a claim. Stablemate LAKE’S FOLLY caught the eye making good ground from a llong way back behind Frankie Pinot at Morphettville last time and should run well. DIESEL 'N' DUST led throughout to score at a price ay Pakenham on the synthetic last time out and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: GREAT DIVINER, Mayan, The Big Goodbye
RACE 7 - 3:16PM Coopers Brewery Handicap (1100 METRES)
Really open race on paper MAHA is the interesting runner, she won her first two starts and was runner-up behind September Run in the Poseidon Stakes last October. She’s fitter for two runs back and led them up when beaten less than a half-length in the Creswick Stakes last time out. TOFF LOVE hasn’t had much luck and was good in two runs here in SA before going to Flemington when beaten a tick over two lengths down the straight. He should be right in the mix here from a wide gate. STREET LIFE has been racing well and his run behind Savatoxl in the DC McKay two starts back was excellent before he was ridden closer to the speed. Was a touch plain although only beaten 2.8 lengths behind Too Good Too Hard last time. EXTRA MILE has three wins from five starts here and finished off strongly behind Aadelad last time and maps well from a good barrier. MUM’S MY HERO is another with claims at double figure odds, he goes well here with two wins and a placing from four starts and finished off well behind Aadelad last time. EXTREME THRILL falls into that category and ran super behind Too Good Too Hard at Murray Bridge last time, draws an inside gate but should be in the mix. ATOMIC LOKADE was a good winner at a price last time and could be a blow out from a good gate.
SELECTIONS: MAHA, Toff Love, Street Life
RACE 8 - 3:51PM Gawler Equine Pool Handicap (1500 METRES)
Big field and again with plenty of chances. JAAMINT was well backed when she led behind Great Diviner at Murray Bridge two runs back before ridden just off the speed and winning impressively at Morphettville on the Parks last time. She draws a middle gate and has solid each-way appeal. THE BRUMBY hit the line strongly behind Knock Knock at Sandown last time and has solid form lines for a race like this. TIBETAN won his only start this track and trip and was good behind Icecrusher last time. The conditions should suit. LI’L HANK was well backed last time when down the track behind Frankie Pinot, his previous behind Midnight Storm was excellent for a race like this. CASHIN’ CHEX has was a good Morphettville winner two runs back and was OK behind Zoist last start. TRUMPSTA was a good winner here three starts back but he draws the car park. CALL ME DEXTER goes well here on his home deck. DON’T DISMISS has a great record here with three wins and two placings from five starts and was finishing off well behind Jaamint on the Parks track last time.
SELECTIONS: JAAMINT, Li’l Hank, The Brumby
RACE 9 - 4:30PM Holdfast Insurance Handicap (2100 METRES)
NOT USUAL GLORIOUS is an exciting stayer unbeaten in Australia. He ploughed through the wet conditions last time, draws well and his big weight is offset by the claim. He will take some beating. LORD BOUZERON is going well and was a good winner two starts back when he thrived on a hot tempo before a solid effort behind Not Usual Glorious last time but he does meet the winner worse at the weights here. STAN THE CADDY had solid market support and was good at Murray Bridge last week, he is a winner this track and trip. MANZALA is another who is racing well and gets Todd Pannell, LADY HIGHLY is one to watch she was very good first-up in SA over the 1400m trip and then only average and comes into this, MAHIS ANGEL is getting close to win and wasn’t far away last time.
SELECTIONS: NOT USUAL GLORIOUS, Lord Bouzeron, Stan The Caddy