EAGLES CRAG (Race 1)
DESIGNS (Race 4)
EXTREMELY LUCKY (Race 5)
SIDEARM (Race 9)
RACE 1 - 11:47AM Thomas Farms Handicap (1600 METRES)
EAGLES CRAG has won three of six and was well backed when 5th at Sandown behind Saltpeter before a break. He’s a horse with a lot of talent and has found a very winnable race here. RESERVE STREET was back to his best at Warracknabeal last time, but this is a step up in class. DEXTER YOU DEVIL is a good horse, and he will appreciate the barrier and light weight here. IMPOSSIBLE ACTION got up in the last stride to win first-up from a spell and should run well despite a wide barrier. NOT USUAL GLORIOUS was very good first-up behind Impossible Action.
SELECTIONS: 9 EAGLES CRAG, 6 Reserve Street, 2 Dexter You Devil, 12 Impossible Action
PLAY: Keen on EAGLE’S CRAG.
RACE 2 - 12:22PM G.H. Mumm Handicap (1200 METRES)
MASK UP was well backed on debut to win by 2.75 lengths at Warracknabeal. He’s in the in-form Symon Wilde stable who are coming off a massive week at Warrnambool and draws a perfect gate. PIMM’S PARTY was placed in the Wylie last September and should be fitter for one run back when 9th behind Silver On Red but was only beaten 3.1 lengths She’s placed at two of three second-up. SO SAY ANGEL comes out of the same race and ran well beaten 2.8 lengths, she is a second-up winner and should give this a shake. SHORT STORIES resumes and has shown ability. DR DEE DEE has a good first-up record and has two trial wins under his belt. AESTHETE is a former European first-up for Will Clarken. His jump outs have been a mixed bag but clearly has ability but may need it further.
SELECTIONS: 11 MASK UP, 4 Pimm’s Party, 9 So Say Angel, 13 Short Stories
PLAY: Something on SO SAY ANGEL at the $14.
RACE 3 - 12:57PM Without Fear Stakes (Formerly Queen Adelaide Stakes) (1050 METRES)
WINNING REVOLUTION is on debut for the Peter Moody stable and has been good winning two Pakenham jump-outs ahead of his debut. AITCH TWO OH has been very good winning on the Parks two starts back before chasing home See You In Heaven last time. She draws out but looks a big danger. PRAIRIE FLOWER came off the speed to win smartly here last time and should get a nice run. BARRABOOL is a debutant for Clayton Douglas and won a Mornington jump-out. GLOWING GOLD is another on debut, this one for Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace and won a Stawell jump-out.
SELECTIONS: 2 WINNING REVOLUTION, 3 Aitch Two Oh, 4 Prairie Flower, 7 Barrabool
PLAY: WINNING REVOLUTION looks smart.
RACE 4 - 1:32PM Port Adelaide Cup (2500 METRES)
DESIGNS led and won as he liked here last time out. He draws out but looks a big danger with Jamie Kah in the saddle. SPLENDIFEROUS was runner-up behind Comica at Caulfield before being well backed to win at Sale last time. DOES IT is chasing a bonus after winning the Onkaparinga Cup last time, this is much harder, but he doesn’t run many bad races. NORDIC PRIDE was a Sandown winner two starts back and has good staying form but draws the car park. SO BENE is racing well and looks over the odds.
SELECTIONS: 4 DESIGNS, 3 Splendiferous, 5 Does It, 2 Nordic Pride
PLAY: Keen on DESIGNS
RACE 5 - 2:07PM Tobin Bronze Stakes (Formerly Euclase Stakes) (1200 METRES)
Great race. MARINE ONE is a very good colt who won the G2 Rubiton beating Oxley Road last time. His previous was chasing home Goodwood hope In The Boat at Caulfield and he’s the horse to beat. EXTREMELY LUCKY created a big impression on debut and was sold before a luckless first-up run for the Clarken stable when narrowly beaten by Silver On Red. He’s an exciting type. GENERAL BEAU draws a good inside gate and chased hard behind Extreme Warrior last time. The blinkers go on here. MANHATTEN TIMES is flying, and he has pulled ground off Ironclad and Champagne Dreams his past couple. He has the tendency to hang late but John Allen goes on and he could be the upset. BACCHANALIA draws a good gate and was good behind Champagne Dreams. SNEAKY FIVE has won three of six and will appreciate getting back on to a better track after chasing home Heresy on the heavy. SERADESS maps to get a good run and Craig Williams rides.
SELECTIONS: 1 MARINE ONE, 7 Extremely Lucky, 2 General Beau, 4 Manhatten Times
PLAY: Having something on EXTREMELY LUCKY each-way.
RACE 6 - 2:42PM Queen Of The South Stakes (1600 METRES)
COMICA is a quality mare who has won five of 11 starts and she was too good for Sirileo Miss last time. She draws perfectly and looks the one to beat in a very good race. SIRILEO MISS won at Bendigo two starts back and then followed with a 2nd behind Comica. She’ll give this a shake. TOKORANGI is a former Kiwi in the in-form Moroney stable who came from well back to win at Caulfield last time and draws well in a middle gate. LA DRAGONTEA is an import first-up for the Freedman stable and Jamie Kah rides She’s won four of 14. Stablemate KAHMA LASS was placed in the Mannerism two runs back and made ground behind Ayrton last start. FOXY FRIDA won the Gold Bracelet at Bendigo two starts back and also made ground behind Ayrton. STARELLE is a good mare who was solid behind Comica last start but will need some luck from a tricky barrier. BELLE PLASIR was good at Oakbank, but this is another step up in class, in contrast stablemate SILENT SOVEREIGN looked plain in the same race but did get a long way back.
SELECTIONS: 10 COMICA, 6 Sirileo Miss, 4 Tokorangi, 2 La Dragontea
PLAY: Tricky race but backing COMICA.
RACE 7 - 3:22PM D C McKay Stakes (1100 METRES)
Outstanding edition of the race that should give a good indication to the Goodwood chances of some key horses. BEHEMOTH resumes after running down the track in the C F Orr in February. He was beaten first-up last time in by Kemalpasa but won this race last year and will take some beating even with the big weight. BEAU ROSSA hasn’t raced since his Queensland campaign. He won the Spring Stakes first-up last campaign but lost that on protest. He has a great fresh record. THE INFERNO made good ground behind In The Boat at Sale last time. SAVATOXL won the Goodwood last year and should strip fitter for his first-up run when he was run off his legs in the same race at Sale and does draw out. IRONCLAD was impressive first-up from a spell winning the Matrice, he will be right in a race like this. AYSAR has a great record fresh, OUTLAWS REVENGE will be improved on his return behind Bella Vella.
SELECTIONS: 1 BEHEMOTH, 4 Beau Rossa, 3 The Inferno, 2 Savatoxl
PLAY: Something on THE INFERNO each-way.
RACE 8 - 4:02PM SAROA Robert Sangster Stakes (1200 METRES)
SEPTEMBER RUN is the only dual G1 winner in the race and perfectly drawn coming to Adelaide on the back of her return to form in the William Reid. She ticks a lot of boxes. BELLA VELLA is well over the odds given her return to the racetrack winning first-up for more than a year. She might be able to tuck in just off the speed and she’s a horse who can’t be underestimated and is big odds. AWAY GAME draws the inside and finished 5th in this race two years ago, she comes off a good effort in the Galaxy and was very good pulling ground of Marabi in the Oakleigh Plate previously. BROOKLYN HUSTLE is going to win a big race one day, Jamie Kah elected for her over INSTANT CELEBRITY who was game first-up behind Bella Vella but draws a tricky barrier. HERESY made very good ground form an awkward spot on the turn behind CHAMPAGNE DREAMS, who draws to get a perfect run, in the Redelva. Likewise ANOTHER AWARD will get a good run, ARGENTIA draws a sticky barrier, SNAPDANCER the car park.
SELECTIONS: 1 SEPTEMBER RUN, 4 Bella Vella, 16 Champagne Dreams, 14 Heresy
PLAY: Favourite is the class runner backing SEPTEMBER RUN and saving on CHAMPAGN DREAMS and HERESY.
RACE 9 - 4:35PM Furphy Handicap (1050 METRES)
SIDEARM looks well suited here and was close up in all three starts for the Clarken stable. He draws out but has Jamie Kah and look for him to flashing late. I AM BENE looked a smart horse winning on debut and has been kept fresh for this. She’s been heavily backed since betting opened and looks hard to beat. SMOKIN’ VAL was probably expecting to be in the Sangster. Her form is OK, she gets some weight relief and will be in the finish here. MR HAVE A CHAT trialled smartly at Strathalbyn for his debut for the Jolly stable. CHOSEN BLONDE draws poorly but should be right in the mix here.
SELECTIONS: 13 SIDEARM, 15 I Am Bene, 1 Smokin’ Val, 6 Mr Have A Chat
PLAY: Having something on SIDEARM at odds.