BEST BET: LUTZ (Race 5)
EACH-WAY: MAGIC PHANTOM (Race 6)
VALUE: LOLLIELUCAS (Race 8)
RACE 1 - 11:35AM Dutton's Easy To Do Business With!! Steeplechase (3360 METRES)
Thinking HISTORIC can win again here on the back of his Casterton last start. He’s in the leading yard of Pateman and looks the one to beat. PENTELLIGENTSIA is the clear danger, he defeated Historic two runs back and comes off an OK effort up in class in the Thackery behind The Dominator. ONCE WERE LOST has just one placing from four starts over the obstacles but shapes as an improve and local SEARAVEN was runner-up here in April and does need to lift.
SELECTIONS: HISTORIC, Pentelligentsia, Once Were Lost
RACE 2 - 12:10PM Weddings @ Bridges Event Centre Hurdle (3360 METRES)
BUCKEYE NATION defeated Mazaz here last time and looks the horse to beat again. MR ONE ELEVEN was a good Casterton winner two starts back and looks a danger, while MAZAZ ran well behind Buckeye Nation here last time and must be respected. MASTER POET has one run back from a spell and is the fresh horse.
SELECTIONS: BUCKEYE NATION, Mr One Eleven, Mazaz
RACE 3 - 12:45PM IronGate Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
Good race with a few chances and some horses with upside. LAMOREE has been well in the market at all starts and jumped an odds-on favourite behind Effortkat last time. She is sure to give this a shake despite a sticky gate. SAMURAI SUN finished off well on debut behind tablemate Noname Lane in Saturday class. She should take plenty out of that and looks a big winning hope. Travis Doudle has WITNESS AWARD on debut. He has been very solid in the market following a handy jump out and has the blinkers. SHE’S ESTELLE trialled OK and can improve on her debut.
SELECTIONS: LAMOREE, Witness Award, Samurai Sun
RACE 4 - 1:20PM Magic Millions Maiden Plate (1600 METRES)
FUNCKIA should have won last time when narrowly beaten by Dalakara at Strathalbyn. She should appreciate the bigger track and looks hard to beat despite six weeks between runs. The McEvoy-trained CHRYSOS has been well tried in the early market and was behind Blah Blah Blah at Balaklava last time. The blinkers go off and he looks a big winning hope. JUST JAZZ has ability and was runner-up behind Tanaka Son at Gawler before chasing home Super Looka here last time and must be respected. AMBER HAZE has been placed at nine of 14 starts and was placed at Gawler behind Lomax two runs back.
SELECTIONS: FUNCKIA, Chrysos, Just Jazz
RACE 5 - 1:55PM Carlton Draught Benchmark 62 Handicap (2500 METRES)
LUTZ is a nice horse coming through the grades, had a gun run last time and was strong late beating Beach God at Strathalbyn. He draws a nice gate and is going to be hard to beat. LION’S SHARE has handy form for a race like this and was placed behind Prince Alby at Geelong last time. Llooks right in the mix. EXALTED AMBITION was runner-up behind Campobasso at Bordertown last time and has bene placed at two of four starts here. REX GOLIATH is the interesting one, he was off the map in the Port Augusta Cup but was beaten a long way out, CLEVER MAN was a good Gawler winner two starts back and has some appeal. TURF MAN is on the quick back-up and his best would be right in the finish in a race like this.
SELECTIONS: LUTZ, Lion’s Share, Turf Man
RACE 6 - 2:30PM Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup - 15th October!! Benchmark 62 Handicap (1000 METRES)
MAGIC PHANTOM looks very well placed in this class. He was a Balaklava winner four starts back and was luckless twice in town before an OK effort last time. He is unplaced in five starts here but this does look a winnable race. KISHSTAR was impressive winning here last time in good fashion and is unbeaten this track and trip. The claim and a good barrier should see her go a long way to winning. LA RAPIDE has shown some promise and defeated Bolt By here back in January and has trialled OK. She draws a good gate and has strong appeal. RIZSKI was good behind Strike In Style at Strathalbyn last start and does like to get his toe into the ground. He also draws a favourable barrier. SANBUCK was a good Gawler winner two starts back and should be thereabouts. THE PUBLIKIN, HONEY GO LIGHTLY and FIRST REWARD are all capable of being in the finish.
SELECTIONS: MAGIC PHANTOM, Kishstar, La Rapide
RACE 7 - 3:05PM Bridges Event Centre Class One Handicap (1400 METRES)
PICAROON is lightly raced but showing promise and was a good Edenhope winner before being narrowly beaten at Naracoorte last time. She looks suited here after the claim and should be fighting out the finish. SUPER LOOKA comes off a good win here beating Fiamette and can go on with things now, he draws wide but that could be OK in the wet conditions. EVER ONWARD was a Penola winner before a break and the stable is going along nicely. MASARU WARRIOR was a winner here back in December beating Capricorn Ridge and should be fitter for one run back from a break. WHISKEY 'N' WOMEN made ground behind Jaamint at Morphettville last time and that form looks solid for a race like this.
SELECTIONS: PICAROON, Super Looka, Ever Onward
RACE 8 - 3:40PM Happy 70th Birthday Bernie Mullins Benchmark 54 Handicap (1800 METRES)
LE DUPE draws the car park but looked good getting over the top of rivals to beat Zeppa at Balaklava. He has talent and should be in the mix again with some luck from the gate. LOLLIELUCAS shapes as the improver second-up after a good run behind Le Dupe and getting out to 1800m is right in his favour. AUSSIE SOJOURN got well back in the same race and finished off well behind Le Dupe at Balaklava and is another who will like the extra trip. BACK POCKET is back slightly in class after chasing home Icecrusher last time, NOSTROVIA was well backed and won impressively at Port August, ARTHURAS has been going OK but has come up very short in early markets.
SELECTIONS: LE DUPE, Lollielucas, Aussie Sojourn
RACE 9 - 4:15PM Riverscape Food & Wine Christmas Cup 5th December Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)
GHETTO is back in class after chasing home Star of Uma at Morphettville on the Parks track. She should get a good run from a middle gate and has Todd Pannell. SPEARS was a touch unlucky to get rolled at her SA debut when narrowly beaten by A Little Chunky at Gawler. She has an inside gate and the help of a claim so should be thereabouts. SHARPLY ATTIRED was runner-up at Oakbank back in December and can run a forward race. PALE ALE draws a nice gate and gets into this class well after the claim. RISING THUNDER is on debut for Matt Seyers and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: GHETTO, Spears, Sharply Attired