BEST BET: ALL IN WAR (Race 6)
EACH-WAY: LOLLIELUCAS (Race 2)
VALUE: RAPID RAISER (Race 7)
RACE 1 - 1:25PM Cup Eve Calcutta - 14th October Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
SHALWESEE is on debut for the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable and has trialled twice beating Garrire at Morphettville last time and has the blinkers on for his debut. That could be good enough to win here. OUR SHINKO ran 5th behind Graceful Eagle when well specked in the market here last start and she should be right in the mix. QUEMAN finished off smartly on debut behind Fighting McLaren and draws a favourable barrier. HARLEYMOVEN wasn’t far away behind Manhatten Times last start while DANCING STREAM debuted in a handy race in May and could be worth including.
SELECTIONS: 3. SHALWESEE, 7. Our Shinko, 2. Queman
RACE 2 - 2:00PM The Trackside Lawns - Gold Cup - Book Now Benchmark 58 Handicap (2500 METRES)
Even race on paper and no real stand out. LOLLIELUCAS scored here at a nice price three starts back. His past couple have only been fair but the 2500m is ideal and he looks a genuine winning hope again. LORD GODODDIN has been knocking on the door and finished off well behind Plaisir last start and is a winner this trip. TURF MAN gets his chance back in class on recent form and he has won a couple here. CONQUEST OF TEARS was unlucky two starts back and looks value at his price. SOSTENIDO comes off a good run behind Smiling Assassin midweek, IRONICAL also has form around Smiling Assassin running third at Balaklava three starts back.
SELECTIONS: 2. LOLLIELUCAS, 1. Lord Gododdin, 3. Turf Man
RACE 3 - 2:33PM Bridges VIP Room Package - Gold Cup - Book Now! Three-Years-Old and Over Maiden Plate (2000 METRES)
He comes up very short in the market, but UNDERSTATEMENT should be beating these. He comes off a good effort behind Lomax at Morphettville and has been knocking on the door with placings at his past four. He draws a good gate and should be winning. PLYMPTON looks the danger if there is one coming off a 2nd placing behind Jakazone at Port Augusta. WICKED WEEKEND is the only other horse in the market having placed at five of 14 starts.
SELECTIONS: 4. UNDERSTATEMENT, 3. Plympton, 10. Wicked Weekend
RACE 4 - 3:05PM Carlton Draught Marquee - Gold Cup - Book Now!! Three-Years-Old and Over Maiden Plate (900 METRES)
Another short priced favourite here and SPEAK NO EAGLE has a big boom. He trialled like a nice horse beating Starsongari who has won since. He’s been nominated for the Caulfield Guineas and should be winning. FOUR WINDS is the only other horse the market has respect for having been placed behind Champagne Dreams at Morphettville in March which is handy enough form. OH SHOW is on debut for Travis Doudle and has blinkers. KILLER BLONDE has been ordinary but shapes as an improver.
SELECTIONS: 6. SPEAK NO EAGLE, 9. Four Winds, 5. Oh Show
RACE 5 - 3:45PM The Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup - 15th October 2021 - Book Now!! Benchmark 54 Handicap (1800 METRES)
MASARU WARRIOR should be ready to win here after three runs back from a spell. He was down the track resuming, finished 2nd behind Back Pocket at Balaklava when he looked the winner and then chased home Ammo Loco at Gawler. He draws well, gets his chance and the $3.60 on offer appeals. FAST FOILS has had market support and comes off a Murtoa win, he looks the danger. SMART PROMISE draws out, but the stable is flying, and he hasn’t been far away his past couple. MR EPIC is right in the market but would need to lift on last time behind Melody Man up in class, but that form has been franked again since. MAGNUS MAN comes off a handy effort behind Morty at Gawler two starts back. RISING THUNDER might be ready to produce after a better run last start. HAPPY ATOM is worth including.
SELECTIONS: 2. MASARU WARRIOR, 1. Fast Foils, 5. Smart Promise
RACE 6 - 4:18PM Riverscape Food & Wine Christmas Cup - 5th December 2021 Benchmark 54 Handicap (Heat of NJT Series) (1000 METRES)
ALL IN WAR was scratched from Morphettville in what looked a winnable race on Saturday for this. Her form has been solid since coming to SA, she has found it hard to win but draws a gate and this looks like the perfect opportunity to break through after running three 2nds on end before running 4th behind Magic Phantom last time. FRENCH ROCK won first-up for David Jolly and chased home Scotch On The Rock at Balaklava last time. He draws to get a nice run and will be fighting out the finish. AVID GENERAL was an Edenhope winner five starts back and has won a trial here for his return. LA RAPIDE and EFFORTKAT both look over the odds and worth consideration, while CARTIER TIARA was placed at Gawler last start.
SELECTIONS: 7. ALL IN WAR, 2. French Rock, 9. Effortkat
RACE 7 - 4:50PM The Peter Tuxford Memorial Benchmark 58 Handicap (1400 METRES)
ISOLA COMACINA was in the market and ran well when 5th behind Enchantingly at Morphettville last start. The winner was too good again in town yesterday, she draws a middle barrier and looks hard to beat in this sort of class. RAPID RAISER has been well specked at what looked a generous price after running third at Morphettville three starts back. SO BENE also comes out of the Enchantingly race at Morphettville last time and that form has stood up again in town. DIVENIRE was a winner here in February and is better than last start behind Rusty Halo. BRIABELLA was good last time in work but is going to be better over further. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM is another who is worth some thought on an each-way basis.
SELECTIONS: 10. ISOLA COMACINA, 2. Rapid Raiser, 11. So Bene