ALPINE BEAU (Race 4)
CASTLE OF KINGS (Race 8)
BON PEGASUS (Race 6)
AZZUREOUS (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 12:10PM TAB Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
LAKEHURST ran well behind Gloved at Murray Bridge last week. He draws OK and has been bursting to break his maiden status. FLEURIEU FLIPPER should take some running down here from a good barrier. He’s been on speed when runner-up his past two the latest behind Tolkien at Strathalbyn. KAMALANI had very good market support when 4th behind True Aim at Balaklava. LIGHTS OF BROADWAY was OK behind Sandpiper here last time and draws a good barrier. SEGAL was well beaten at his SA debut but has been well found since markets opened.
SELECTIONS: 6 LAKEHURST, 1 Fleurieu Flipper, 11 Kamalani, 12 Lights Of Broadway
PLAY: Happy to watch on.
RACE 2 - 12:45PM The Terrace Function Centre Three-Years-Old Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
NIGHT CRUISER was placed behind Rising Legend at Morphettville back in November and had good backing when 2nd first-up at Clare. He was OK here last time behind Sandpiper and gets blinkers again. KINGSLEY was OK behind Sabermatic at Murray Bridge last time and gets in well here after the claim. THE WEIGHT is a filly on debut for the Searle stable and has been in the market, on speed and around the mark in both runs to date. SMILING FROM ABOVE specked on debut and has trialled OK for her return. SIR ARMINIUS was solid in the market when 6th behind Tequila Storm at Mt Gambier on debut. APACHE FOX has been placed at three of six but draws wide.
SELECTIONS: 4 NIGHT CRUISER, 3 Kingsley, 12 The Weight, 11 Smiling From Above
PLAY: Keen on NIGHT CRUISER.
RACE 3 - 1:20PM LJ Hooker Real Estate Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)
PERISSEUO is a $100,000 yearling who jumped favourite here on debut behind Sandpiper. The McEvoy stable has quickly gone for the blinkers, and it could be a big improver but the market is against its chances. A MIDNIGHT SHADOW has been placed four times and jumped favourite behind Eight Rubies at Oakbank last time. He looks over the odds. STRIKE AWARD jumped favourite when 5th behind Queman at Morphettville. His 2yo form was good enough to give this a shake. BELLAVARDO had specking in the same race last time. OUTPOUR was runner-up behind Vino Decasa Nostra here but draws the car park.
SELECTIONS: 14 PERISSEUO, 8 A Midnight Shadow, 7 Strike Award, 12 Bellavardo
PLAY: Market is against it but PERISSEUO can improve here.
RACE 4 - 1:55PM Coopers Brewery Class 1 Plate (2112 METRES)
ALPINE BEAU was runner-up behind Prefer Us at Oakbank two starts back and comes off a good run when 6th behind Jungle Magnate in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes last start. He was placed his only run here and this looks his chance. AITCH D’AMICO was backed into favourite when he made ground behind Swankytoff at Murray Bridge last week. CHROMATICA defied a drift in betting and came from a long way back to win at Strathalbyn on debut. He draws a nice barrier and must be respected. FAST DEALER has been placed at two of three starts here, he draws a good barrier and can run well. SOUTHERN SWOOP was a Gawler winner two starts back before being well beaten at Murray Bridge behind Swanky Toff
SELECTIONS: 6 ALPINE BEAU, 4 Aitch D’Amico, 7 Chromatica, 2 Fast Dealer
PLAY: Keen on ALIPNE BEAU to break through here.
RACE 5 - 2:30PM Cornerstone Stud Benchmark 62 Handicap (1706 METRES)
OURKHANI can run well fresh in this class. He was placed at Moonee Valley last time in work and has been in the money at 16 of his 32 starts. AZZUREOUS is a handy stayer who worked through the line OK in a recent trial. He’ll be better for the run but should be right in a race like this and the small field suits. CARRY THE MUSKET is a winner this track and trip and can improve here. ALLUSION is solid in the market and has been around the mark. AMMO AMOR draws out but was a Penola winner two starts back.
SELECTIONS: 2 OURKHANI, 5 Azzureous, 7 Carry The Musket, 4 Allusion
PLAY: Something each-way AZZUREOUS at the price.
RACE 6 - 3:05PM GC & J Constructions Fillies & Mares Benchmark 58 Handicap (1100 METRES)
BON PEGASUS has won two of three starts here and there was plenty of to like about his first-up run behind Miss Langtry and Morphettville. That’s good form for a race like this. ALL IN WAR was a Clare winner three starts back and then placed behind Mr Metrics at Murray Bridge. This is a drop in class on last time behind Aston Rapova at Morphettville, she draws a good barrier and gets some weight relief. SHOPSTER has a good record here on his home track and defeated Bignota last start. L’IL PIPER draws a tricky barrier but can run well here, likewise HATEECH from a good barrier. SUNNY GREEN won three of five starts before a break.
SELECTIONS: 2 BON PEGASUS, 1 All In War, 5 Shopster, 8 L’il Piper
PLAY: Backing BON PEGASUS and ALL IN WAR both each-way.
RACE 7 - 3:40PM Kingsford Hotel Benchmark 54 Handicap (1506 METRES)
DANCING STREAM has shown ability and was well backed to win a maiden here last time out in good fashion. She draws out but looks a horse with upside and can take some beating again. VIVALDI’S QUEST has won nine races and was too good at Penola two starts back before running 3rd at Penola behind Loose Lip Lloyd. A BIT RATLET was a good winner first-up from a spell and draws the inside. FIGHT FOR FREEDOM can run well second-up. GARRIRE can improve here.
SELECTIONS: 2 DANCING STREAM, 3 Vivaldi’s Quest, 1 A Bit Ratley, 6 Fight For Freedom
PLAY: Happy to watch on.
RACE 8 - 4:15PM Pure Wine Co Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
CASTLE OF KINGS won his maiden here by five lengths and hasn’t raced since chasing home So You Can at Morphettville. He has form around some nice horses and does look the one to beat here. Stablemate SHORT STORIES was a Morphettville winner last June and is another who has good form for a race like this and gets some weight relief after the claim. PIVOTAL FORCE resumes and has OK fresh form and must be given some thought. BETTA EDDIE is trained on track and was placed here four starts back. SPEARS is another who draws to get a nice run.
SELECTIONS: 2 CASTLE OF KINGS, 1 Short Stories, 9 Pivotal Force, 12 Betta Eddie
PLAY: CASTLE OF KINGS should be too good for these.