BEST BET: ALL HARD WOOD (Race 6)
EACH-WAY: GOLIOTUS (Race 8)
VALUE: ALI ORPHAN (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 12:55PM The Midfield Group Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
YOUR OUTATOUCH trialled OK before a useful debut behind Runamigo at Murray Bridge. He’s won a trial for his return and looks hard to beat. MELISSA KATE was runner-up at Bordertown and Penola before being backed to run favourite and getting a long way back behind Harry Hot Pants at Naracoorte. She draws well and has the Ben Price claim. TROUBLED TIMES has been knocking on the door with placings at her past three the latest at Balaklava behind Hello Ladies. That is good form for this. GYPSY CROWN was good when runner-up at Penola two starts back behind Tarasque before a handy run at Oakbank behind Kungka Maru. DISCO TILMORN was heavily backed on debut before going to Morphettville and again having some specking at big odds. She has been freshened and draws a middle gate.
SELECTIONS: 10. YOUR OUTATOUCH, 7. Melissa Kate, 9. Troubled Times
RACE 2 - 1:30PM Betty Fowles 100th Birthday Celebration F&M Benchmark 62 Handicap (Heat 8 Viddora Series) (1100 METRES)
Small field after scatchings. GLASS CEILING was good behind Summer Show at Oakbank before going to Moonee Valley and she was OK running 8th behind Shilo Lass. That is a good pointer for a race like this and she is a big danger. SCENIC HOST has a good record and comes off a good Naracoorte win. She’s the obvious danger and may just have more upside. STAR JAN has ability and can improve here at her second start for Lee Creek.
SELECTIONS: 1. GLASS CEILING, 4. Scenic Host, 2. Star Jan
RACE 3 - 2:05PM Di Giorgio Family Wines Benchmark 58 Handicap (Heat 4 Riziz Series) (1100 METRES)
RANGER FRANK was a winner here two starts back before a good effort in town behind All In War. He draws a sticky barrier and has a big weight but should be fighting out the finish. REAL VALENTIA was solid first-up from spell behind Desert Spirit at Naracoorte and draws a nice gate. EQUICHUNK has been placed at his past four including here three starts back behind Ranger Frank. RHYTHMATIC has won six races here.
SELECTIONS: 2. RANGER FRANK, 3. Real Valentia, 7. Equichunk
RACE 4 - 2:40PM Adrian Thomas Industrial Maiden Plate (1300 METRES)
Tricky little maiden and happy to watch. SALSBURY HILL was placed twice before running 4th behind Harry Hot Pants. He draws out but looks hard to beat here. LIME SPIDER led behind Kheshig at Balaklava last time and can run a cheeky race from the inside gate. ROLL ME AWAY was good behind Justakidd at Naracoorte last time and should give this a shake. LOVE TO LOVE was placed here two starts back. STREUSEL was runner-up at Mornington four starts back. NANCY MAY is worth some thought.
SELECTIONS: 10. SALSBURY HILL, 2. Lime Spider, 9. Roll Me Away
RACE 5 - 3:20PM Coopers Kalangadoo Cup Benchmark 70 Handicap (Heat 1 Happy Trails Series) (1600 METRES)
BLACK SYRAH has won two of three starts here and comes out of a stronger race when 6th behind Impossible Action at Morphettville. He gets in OK at the weights and should take beating. Michael O’Leary has two solid chances. ACTION IN CAIRNS has been racing well and stuck on well behind Pewter last time, WILD COLONIAL BOY was a winner here two starts back draws a gate and has the claim. ALI ORPHAN was good behind Another Free Glass at Mindarie-Halidon last start and must be given some thought here. MULGA LIL was a Murtoa winner two starts back and should be in the mix.
SELECTIONS: 1. BLACK SYRAH, 6. Ali Orphan, 2. Action In Cairns
RACE 6 - 3:55PM TAB Benchmark 62 Handicap (Heat 4 Skybeau Series) (2100 METRES)
ALL HARD WOOD has been racing in great form and was a good Morphettville winner two starts back before he was only fair being Exalted Ambition last time. That form is solid, and he can bounce back. THE RED SEA had solid support behind Sky Hero at Balaklava last time and looks the big danger. FAST FOILS ran well behind Zabextra over the 3160m trip last time and should run well here. FLOW METER was good at odds running 3rd at Morphettville before being well backed and only fair behind Santelmo Fuego last time.
SELECTIONS: 2. ALL HARD WOOD, 4. The Red Sea, 3. Fast Foils
RACE 7 - 4:35PM Richard Ray Insurance Brokers Benchmark 54 Handicap (1300 METRES)
HARBOURING was good winning at Balaklava before backing that up with a solid run there behind El Magnificence last time. He draws out and will settle back but is going super. YOU ES MARSHAL looks a danger he was placed behind Betta Eddie at Murray Bridge before a handy run at Port Augusta back in July. He was placed at his only start here. PAINT THIS CITY ran super at odds behind Lucky Dog at Oakbank last time. AMUSING MAGNUS was placed at Pakenham back in April and that form is good enough to figure here. FENCELINE was a winner here back in January and can improve on recent efforts.
SELECTIONS: 5. HARBOURING, 10. You Es Marshal, 6. Paint This City
RACE 8 - 5:15PM MED Electrical Benchmark 58 Handicap (1400 METRES)
GOLIOTUS has been freshene. His form over a trip was impressive before a let up and he can give this a big shake. MISS MOSH has won three of seven starts here and comes off a strong Naracoorte win. Bar plates go on, but she can win again. TOUGH LASSIE was solid in the market but only fair behind Addictions at Balaklava last time, she is a Naracoorte winner who must be respected. CARBONE is always thereabouts and worth some thought here on his Gawler win two starts back. UNLIMITED ABILITY has been racing well and was good two starts back at Mindarie-Halidon behind Hurricane Sonny. SADUKA is a winner here and more than capable with the right run.
SELECTIONS: 1. GOLIOTUS, 6. Miss Mosh, 3. Carbone