PERFECT ROUTE (Race 5)
APPALACHIAN (Race 8)
MIDNIGHT STORM (Race 9)
EYE NEVER LIE (WIN, R1) into PERFECT ROUTE (WIN, R6) @ around $7.50
RACE 1 - 12:21PM Australian Made Advantage Handicap (1300 METRES)
Four last start winners here. EYES NEVER LIE had good backing to win impressively first-up. She is a progressive type who wanted to lay in when resuming but when she found the rail she got further away from rivals. Can win again. RISING LEGEND was impressive with the blinkers on leading throughout here last week at nice odds. He jumps up in weight but draws to be a big factor again. ARRAN BAY was too good for Rushaway Lad on the outer track last time, the draw is a sticky one, but he gets some help with the claim. The McEvoy runner VALENTIGRA was off the map ($9 to $4.60) when 4th behind Eyes Never Lie first-up while ALPINE FLYER is a progressive type who won well at Gawler last time.
SELECTIONS: 3 EYES NEVER LIE, 1 Rising Legend, 2 Arran Bay, 7 Valentigra
PLAY: EYES NEVER LIE to win again.
RACE 2 - 12:52PM Thomas Foods International Maiden Plate (1250 METRES)
TOTALLY DISCREET and JOHNNY THUNDER have both proven costly for punters. TOTALLY DISCREET gets one more chance here form the good gate, with the blinkers going on for the first time. PENWORTHAM finished off well behind stablemate Rodeo first-up and the extra trip appeals. JOHNNY THUNDER battled on well behind Emerald Court last week. LIGHTS OF BROADWAY trialled OK at Oakbank for her debut
SELECTIONS: 9 TOTALLY DISCREET, 2 Johnny Thunder, 6 Penwortham, 8 Lights Of Broadway
PLAY: Blinkers are on and TOTALLY DISCREET gets one more chance.
RACE 3 - 1:27PM Seppeltsfield Barossa Handicap (1000 METRES)
Tricky little race. TEQUILA TIME was good beating Outlaws Revenge first-up from a spell. He stays at the 1000m, draws a perfect gate, and gets every chance. SPANISH HEIRLOOM will make the speed here. She has been good winning her past two at Port Lincoln, she is a winner this track and trip and must be respected. THOMPSON’S REWARD is always a chance in a race like this. He defeated Alleboom two starts back and was again solid behind Tequila Time here last time. MAYAMEEN is a watch, her second-up record is good winning two of five, she draws out but was solid in the market first-up for the Clarken team. MUSIC ADDITION must be respected, while AADELAD races well here.
SELECTIONS: 1 TEQUILA TIME, 4 Thompson’s Reward, 6 Spanish Heirloom, 2 Mayameen
PLAY: Not super keen on this race by THOMPSON’S REWARD is value at the price.
RACE 4 - 2:02PM Alan Sheppard Constructions Handicap (1300 METRES)
Another tricky betting race. TAHNEE TRADITION draws an inside gate and her form has been good. She was good beating Harbouring at Murray Bridge two starts back. She got back and was wide before pulling good ground of Our Deep Agenda last time, who has won again since. TOYZ ON FIRE bolted in on the Ballarat Synthetic three starts back and got back before an OK effort at Mornington last time. She maps to get a good run. MORTY is a horse with ability and has run some very good races fresh in the past. He gets in nicely here with the Ben Price claim. ARTFUL LIBBY has been solid running 2nd at her past two here in town, she wears blinkers for the first time and must be respected. RIALTOR draws a wide gate.
SELECTIONS: 7 TAHNEE TRADITION, 3 Toyz On Fire, 2 Morty, 8 Artful Libby
PLAY: Happy to back MORTY each-way at around the $9 mark.
RACE 5 - 2:42PM McMahon Services Handicap (Heat 2 Alcopop Series) (1550 METRES)
A lot to like about the win of HALIFAX ROAD on debut at Murray Bridge beating Flight Deck. He went up $11 which was quickly smashed into $4. He draws a perfect barrier and the extra trip should suit, the stable is flying. MONTEPULCIANO was good first-up over the 1300m behind Star of Chaos, the extra trip appeal and he’s been placed at both second-up runs. BOLT BY was good running 4th behind Jaamint last time. He draws a good barrier and must be respected. SCARLET RIVER blew like the wind in betting before winning at Gawler last time. SHE’S STYLISH was too good for En Francais here in May and must be respected. ICE GHOST ran well at a price last week and maps well.
SELECTIONS: 10 HALIFAX ROAD, 1 Montepulciano, 5 Bolt By, 8 Scarlet River
PLAY: HALIFAX ROAD but the price has been smashed early.
RACE 6 - 3:22PM Mercedes-Benz Adelaide & Unley Handicap (1950 METRES)
PERFECT ROUTE has never won beyond 1550m, but his record here on the Parks is first class with four wins from six starts. His past two efforts behind Regalo Di Gaetano in both the Murray Bridge and John Letts Cups were excellent and he should get very chance from the inside gate. WILD IMAGINATION was dominant at her first run up in distance, she draws a perfect gate. MEDIEVAL MISS was placed in the Birthday Cup here back in February and she maps to get a nice run from the barrier. NOIR DE RUE will make the speed and he has been good here in Adelaide his latest when 2nd behind Royal Mile was solid, he has won over 2200m. SKY HERO must be given some thought and DON’TDREAMIT’SOVER was OK in the race won by Royal Mile last time.
SELECTIONS: 1 PERFECT ROUTE, 8 Wild Imagination, 6 Medieval Miss, 1 Noir De Rue
PLAY: Very keen on PERFECT ROUTE here.
RACE 7 - 4:02PM Resource Co Handicap (1250 METRES)
Another race with a host of chances. Could be a solid tempo with a host of 'go forward' horses well drawn. CHILL WITH TEEJAY is a nice mare with a good record and she draws to sit just behind the speed. She has been placed at her past three and has the Ben Price claim. ADDICTIONS draws a good barrier and stepping back slightly in distance should suit. SO SAY ANGEL flashed home behind Another Award last time, she draws wide but has the claim for Jacob Opperman and looks the value in the race. FULL PROBE also drawn to be handy to the speed, he was too good for Sacred Armour first-up for the Jolly stable. MIROKU brings handy Darwin form back to Adelaide and was placed here in May. A big plus is the inside draw.
SELECTIONS: 7 CHILL WITH TEEJAY, 8 Addictions, 3 So Say Angel, 2 Full Probe
PLAY: CHILL WITH TEEJAY on top, SO SAY ANGEL the value.
RACE 8 - 4:42PM Grand Syndicates - Join Team Grand Handicap (1000 METRES)
Always been a fan of APPALACHIAN who thrives on a good tempo. He was a good winner here first-up in March and hasn’t raced since jumping favourite behind Brazen Brando at Morphettville in May. He draws out but that suits his pattern. The speed should come from HEKA EXPRESS who is first-up for the Searle/Callanan stable and draws a nice barrier. SUMMER SHOW likes to roll forward and has won her past two at Oakbank, but draws wide. DELAGO LAD also races handy to the speed. CHOSEN BLONDE was dominant winning last time and is two wins and two placings from her four starts this track and trip. STRATEGY was a good winner here beating Fallow here last start and draws a tricky barrier. LARKHAM won well here last week and draws wide and can swoop late.
SELECTIONS: 7 APPALACHIAN, 6 Chosen Blonde, 5 Strategy, 3 Larkham
PLAY: Keen to back APALACHIAN each-way.
RACE 9 - 5:22PM Jed Jenkins 21st Birthday Handicap (Heat 3 Alcopop Series) (1400 METRES)
LI’L HANK is flying. Was good at Murray Bridge two starts back and followed that with a super win over Skilled Bunch last time. He draws the inside, but will need some luck in running, but if he gets that he can win again. SO YOU CAN has a great record here and should have finished closer behind Tommy Blue last time. He’s never won beyond 1250m but give the impression he’s ready for the 1400m. Stablemate MIDNIGHT STORM could be ready to improve and has had early market support. His form last campaign would be winning here and he did his share of work last time behind Tommy Blue before weakening late. THRILL KILL has been in great form and beat Mayan here in September and was solid behind Tommy Blue last start. SKILLED BUNCH should be right in the mix from a good barrier. HEIR OF TAVISTOCK is a dual winner here. DR DEE DEE ran well first-up and is going to be better suited over further.
SELECTIONS: 6 LI’L HANK, 8 So You Can, 1 Midnight Storm, 3 Thrill Kill
PLAY: Happy to back MIDNIGHT STORM each-way at the price.