BEST BET: ANOTHER AWARD (Race 7)
EACH-WAY: SKY HERO (Race 6)
VALUE: AIGUILETTE (Race 8)
RACE 1 - 12:12PM Roadside Services and Solutions Handicap (2500 METRES)
REFLECT THE STARS comes here the fit horse having been placed at his past three in Melbourne which is always very good form for a race like this in Adelaide. Barrier three and Todd Pannell should ensure he gets every possible chance. DARVIN is a progressive stayer who was a dual Melbourne winner over 3000m before he had solid market support in the Adelaide Cup but was well beaten at the end of his last campaign. His first-up effort was OK and should run well. MUNTHAM MISSILE was impressive beating Bear Arms two starts back before appearing a touch plain behind Exalted Ambition last time. ABERLADY ran well in the Exalted Ambition race last time and can run into the placings.
SELECTIONS: 3. REFLECT THE STARS, 1. Darvin, 2. Muntham Missile
RACE 2 - 12:47PM PFD Food Services Handicap (1050 METRES)
MUM’S MY HERO hit the line smartly behind Free Of Debt last time out. He’s won four of seven here and draws to get a perfect run with the Teagan Voorham claim. THOMPSON’S REWARD is enigmatic and needs things to go right, but from barrier two should get some nice cover and he will be in the finish. ALLEBOOM is a class horse who has missed a placed just three times in her 12-start career and should be ready to peak after three runs back from a spell. He gets a nice gate and has solid appeal. AADELAD is going well but his best form is on a rain affected track.
SELECTIONS: 1. MUM’S MY HERO, 3. Thompson’s Reward, 2/ Alleboom
RACE 3 - 1:22PM Mark Naley Tribute Handicap (Heat 4 Rebel Raider Series) (1200 METRES)
EAGLE HAWK STAR is a nice horse who was strong through the line first-up from a spell coming off the speed to win over 1200m at Cranbourne. He’s in the hands of Peter Moody and can overcome the sticky gate. MISS DANIEL was backed off the map when she was beaten behind Knightstown last time when held-up at a crucial stage. She will get a gun run from the inside draw and again and is going to be in the finish. KNIGHTSTOWN was perfectly ridden to defeat Miss Daniel on the Parks track last time and has a future. Stablemate GARRIRE is a progressive type who came off the speed to defeat Strike Award on the Parks track before a break and has trialled well. PREDETERMINED led and weakened behind Gabeira at Sandown, the drop back in trip suits his chances and he was a winner there over the 1200m four starts back. MANHATTEN TIMES defeated Castle Of Kings at Murray Bridge last time but draws a wide gate.
SELECTIONS: 3. EAGLE HAWK STAR, 7. Miss Daniel, 1. Knightstown
RACE 4 - 2:00PM Bradley Trade Services Handicap (1600 METRES)
HINCHPIN looks perfectly suited here getting out to the mile. He was good behind Morialta at Murray Bridge two starts back and then again caught the eye finishing hard behind Magnetic Edge last time out. He maps perfectly and gets his chance. CROWN MINT was impressive coming off the speed to beat Wild Imagination last week. He’s on the quick back up and jumps to the mile and gets a Ben Price claim. SHEBRINGZIT is the one to take out of this race. She was placed behind Royal Mile in the Chairman’s Stakes and ran super when 4th in the Derby. She’s going to be better as she gets into the preparation and over further but has strong claims. MOSCOW RED has a big weight, even after the claim, but was good beating Jaamint last time and maps to get another good run from the inside gate. CELESTIAL ILLUSION has been placed at his past two since winning on the Parks track three starts back. LADY HIGHLY is now with Will Clarken after three runs for the McEvoy stable, her first-up run in SA was excellent and she must be kept safe.
SELECTIONS: 7. HINCHPIN, 2. Crown Mint, 6. Shebringzit
RACE 5 - 2:37PM Adi Secriean Last Stand Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
Tricky race. TAVIKAT jumped favourite, led and looked to gave his chance behind Graceful Eagle first-up from a break. He maps perfectly here and had form around some nice types last time in work and can break through here. EARL OF SANDWICH is a former NSW galloper first-up in SA for the Stokes stable. He’s been placed at five of nine starts and should give this a big shake. TUPOLEU caught the eye with a slashing effort on debut making good ground behind Knightstown and the 1200m ticks plenty of boxes. BOSSPAN is a former Nick Ryan four-year-old who was a $2.60 fav at Sale on debut and must be kept safe here first-up for Michael Hickmott. CHEEKY FOX is on debut for the McEvoy stable, has trialled twice and wears the blinkers. CLASSIC HOLLY is a first starter for Sam Burford who has trialled OK and also wears blinkers. COURAGEOUS HEARTS made good ground behind Graceful Eagle last time.
SELECTIONS: 11. TAVIKAT, 3. Earl Of Sandwich, 12. Tupoleu
RACE 6 - 3:17PM Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers Handicap (1800 METRES)
Not a super strong race on paper and SKY HERO gets his chance here. His first three runs here for the Clarken stable were OK but his latest was very good making ground behind Magnetic Edge to be beaten just 3.3 lengths. He jumps to the 1800m which appeals and maps to get a perfect run. STAR STATUS has been thereabouts in similar class, should get a nice run here and must be given some thought but it is more than 10 months since he’s won a race. SMART PROMISE comes off a soft win back in class at Murray Bridge last week, stablemate AMMO LOCO has won two of his past four starts back in class and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: 8. SKY HERO, 2. Star Status, 9. Smart Promise
RACE 7 - 3:57PM Morphett Arms Handicap (1050 METRES)
I was keen on ANOTHER AWARD first-up when she had no luck at crucial stages of the race running 6th behind Magic Phantom. Her big weight is offset with the claim, she draws perfectly and looks the one they have to beat. She’s been $3.80 to $2.50 in early betting. MAGIC PHANTOM controlled the speed to beat La Vita here last time and should be thereabouts. HOWL was a good winner back in class and ran well behind Naleigh last time. OLD TIME ROCK never got clear two starts back and wasn’t far away last start. SILVER MELODY was good here before going to Darwin and winning two of her past three. LOHN RANGER was good winning first-up and must be respected. KIRINIA has ability and didn’t fire a shot first-up.
SELECTIONS: 1. ANOTHER AWARD, 6. Magic Phantom, 8. Howl
RACE 8 - 4:35PM TAB supports the NJT Handicap (Heat of NJT Series) (1200 METRES)
Wide open race and not many you can comfortably leave out of quaddies. GREAT DIVINER has talent and was a good winner three starts back beating Zoist before going to Melbourne and running down the track. He got going late behind Free Of Debt last time but a middle gate looks ideal, he just needs a genuine tempo. AIGUILETTE is going well and was runner-up behind Pindaric three starts back before chasing home Extra Time last start. He draws a sticky gate but has solid each-way appeal. DEBT COLLECTOR ran his best race for a long time behind Left Hand Man at Murray Bridge last start. He draws a nice barrier and must be given some thought. EXTRA TIME won smartly first-up from a break beating Aiguilette here and he draws poorly but should be right in the mix. LOMBARDO was good winning here three starts back and gets the blinkers back on and will likely roll forward and ensure a solid tempo. HEARTY LASS has a good fresh record, she draws out but looks well up to a race like this. EXTRA MILE chases three straight wins here after beating Miss Jane last time out. He’s poorly drawn but must be respected. HANKSTAR won three on end before a break and his fresh record is good.
SELECTIONS: 12. GREAT DIVINER, 8. Aiguilette, 6. Debt Collector
RACE 9 - 5:10PM Happy 40th Mark Bolto Handicap (1200 METRES)
POINT BLAZE ran some nice races during the carnival and was good first-up from a spell behind Lohn Ranger. She maps perfectly from a good gate and looks to have solid claims. JONQUEST has been placed at three of six starts here and was good behind Enchantingly last start. That form has been franked since. HOT IN PARIS has a good record and was runner-up behind Need New Friends at Sandown three starts back and should run well in a race like this. BON PEGASUS has won three of her past five and must be given plenty of thought here with the claim. PIVOTAL FORCE is going well placed at his past two, he draws out wide but has placed at three of six starts here. GINNY ANN was narrowly beaten at Murray Bridge two starts back before running big odds at Sandown. She draws out but can be placed. HONORABLE MENTION has won two of six first-up and should get a good run from a middle barrier.
SELECTIONS: 11. POINT BLAZE, 5. Jonquest, 3. Hot In Paris