DEEP POINT (Race 1)
CASSOWARY (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 12:05PM Festival Hire Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
DEEP POINT debuted in the Maribyrnong Plate and had specking before racing on speed and being beaten 3.45 lengths. He resumes here but has won two recent jump outs and looks the one they will need to beat despite wide gate. YAKUTSK is a Victorian who has had market support in both runs, the latest in the Inglis 2yo at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day. He should run well here. GREY RIVER looked good on soft conditions winning a Strathalbyn trial. THE NAZARENE trialled in Victorian before being sent to SA and joining Will Clarken. DUAL FUEL has the two trials under her belt and draws a middle barrier.
SELECTIONS: 2 DEEP POINT, 10 Yakutsk, 8 Grey River, 6 The Nazarene
PLAY: Backing DEEP POINT with confidence.
RACE 2 - 12:40PM Bridges Event Centre Wedding Expo - Sunday 22nd May Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
GLOVED trialled well behind Queman at Morphettville. Go back 12 months and she was well backed as favourite in the Cinderella Stakes behind Seradess and looks the horse to beat here on debut for Will Clarken. MAJA looked forward leading throughout and winning a recent Strathalbyn jump-out by 12 lengths. She draws out and gets blinkers so expect her to jump and take some running down. STARTS WITH HELLO was runner-up in a recent Morphettville trial behind Strike Award. LAKEHURST was OK behind Rue Vivienne at Oakbank and his Balaklava effort before was good for a race like this.
SELECTIONS: 12 GLOVED, 13 Maja, 6 Starts With Hello, 4 Lakehurst
PLAY: Keen on GLOVED.
RACE 3 - 1:15PM Sprycrete Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
SPIRITUAL GAL was well backed on debut behind Garrire at Morphettville on the Parks and did place there behind Squizzy Mizzy. She hasn’t raced since November and can give them something to chase here on the minimum. LEGLESS LADY had her first two starts at Listed and Group 3 level last season and then chased Philonize before a spell She was well beaten in a recent trial but must be respected here. LATHAMS WISH has the two trials under his belt the latest running 3rd behind Hibbity Dibbity at Strathalbyn. DECIBELLES ran well on debut a was OK last time.
SELECTIONS: 13 SPIRITUAL GAL, 12 Legless Lady, 4 Lathams Wish, 10 Decibelles
PLAY: Happy to back SPIRITUAL GAL each-way.
RACE 4 - 1:55PM Fibretrack Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)
SIX FOOT SONG has been around the mark and got back before making good ground behind Chromatica at Strathalbyn last time. PLAYBOY CHARLIE is a former NSW galloper now with the Alexander brothers and comes off a Newcastle placing. The blinkers are going on. DANRENA made good ground from a long way back behind Eight Rubies at Oakbank. ALWAYS SOMETIMES has been around the mark, draws an inside and deserves to win a race. YEAH YEAH NAH was a short priced fav when beaten at Port Lincoln last time. MARDENE had backing last time.
SELECTIONS: 7 PLAYBOY CHARLIE, 8 Six Foot Song, 2 Danrena, 1 Always Sometimes
PLAY: Something small each-way on PLAYBOY CHARLIE.
RACE 5 - 2:30PM Magic Millions Benchmark 58 Handicap (2000 METRES)
HARBELLE was a Balaklava winner four starts back and was then tried at Listed level. She was OK behind Fox D’Or before making good ground behind Prefer Us at Oakbank last time. CASSOWARY was placed behind Comfort Girl at Morphettville on the Parks three starts back. Her past couple have been OK and she has been in the top two at both runs here on her home track. BADONKIDONK was a Bordertown winner three starts back and placed his past two. He should run well here. UNDERSTATEMENT is a winner here and was place behind Capricorn Ridge at Morphettville two starts back.
SELECTIONS: 7 HARBELLE, 8 Cassowary, 2 Badonkidonk, 9 Understatement
PLAY: CASSOWARY looks over the odds.
RACE 6 - 3:10PM TAB Benchmark 58 Handicap (2000 METRES)
PREFER US won her maiden three starts back before disappointing up in class. She drifted before being specked late and defeated Alpine Beau at Oakbank last time and looks hard to beat here from a good barrier. IN THE DARKNESS looks a danger. She is a staying filly who was good behind Malinong Club at Strathalbyn last time. She draws out but the 2000m is a big tick for her. AITCH D’AMICO comes out of some good races having chased home Harleymoven at his past couple and should be fighting out the finish. SOUTHERN SWOOP comes off a Gawler maiden win
SELECTIONS: 3 PREFER US, 8 In The Darkness, 4 Aitch D’Amico, 7 Southern Swoop
PLAY: PREFER US should take beating again.
RACE 7 - 3:45PM Carlton Draught Benchmark 68 Handicap (Heat 12 Provincial Super Series) (1600 METRES)
RAPID RAISER looks to get his chance after a good effort at Morphettville when he closed strongly late to finish 3rd behind Big Sue and is a dual winner here. He draws the inside. THRILL KILL was well backed behind Prospectus at Mt Gambier before a good effort behind Fulton Street in the Penola Cup last time. He gets the claim and good gate. MALINONG CLUB looked good coming from off the speed to run down Littlebitfunny at Strathalbyn last time. This looks harder but she has upside. THE BRUMBY hasn’t fired a shot in two runs back but was a Morphettville and Sandown winner last time in work and gets winkers from a good barrier. CAPRICORN RIDGE has been placed at five of seven starts here on his home deck. CROWN MINT has been placed at all three starts and should have almost won here four runs back behind Munster.
SELECTIONS: 12 RAPID RAISER, 2 Thrill Kill, 13 Malinong Club, 4 The Brumby
PLAY: Something on MALINONG CLUB each-way at the price.
RACE 8 - 4:20PM Iron Gate Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)
Local trainer Sam Burford has two key chances here. MAGNO has been good in two runs back from a spell the latest running 3rd behind Aston Rapova at Morphettville which is strong form for this. Stablemate FOUR WINDS was a winner here in October beating Bamyan Buddha and went to the paddock after running 3rd behind Eyes Never Lie at Morphettville. BIGNOTA is honest and has been runner-up his past couple the latest behind Shopster at Gawler. DAZZLING HARMONY can run well from a middle barrier.
SELECTIONS: 6 FOUR WINDS, 1 Magno, 4 Bignota, 10 Dazzling Harmony
PLAY: Somthing on FOUR WINDS.
RACE 9 - 4:52PM Dutton's Easy to do business with!! Class Two Handicap (Heat 12 Autumn Series) (1400 METRES)
DISCO TILMORN has a good record and was a Gawler winner two starts back before finishing close-up behind Trumpsta at Strathalbyn last time out. INSAAF wasn’t far away first-up at Oakbank and should appreciate the bigger track. BOLT BY has been placed at seven of 13 starts including all three starts here where his only win came. He resumes but has some talent and should run well. PENWORTHAM was favourite behind Rebel Lee at Gawler two starts back before a handy effort behind Annika there last time. MR RANGER is capable, HEADPHONES was OK last start.
SELECTIONS: 5 DISCO TILMORN, 9 Inssaf, 2 Bolt By, 4 Penwortham
PLAY: BOLT BY looks the value in another open race.