TWIN STARS (Race 3)
ALEGRON (Race 8)
RIALTOR (Race 2)
MIDNIGHT STORM (Race 4)
KISHSTAR (Race 9)
RACE 1 - 11:37AM The Junction Handicap (MPKS Track) (1000 METRES)
MISS DANIEL is a nice filly who has been placed at both starts here and was spelled after chasing home Dantree back in October. She led running 5th behind Manhatten Times her previous and will give this a big shake. BROTHER’S SHADOW draws the inside and can run a cheeky race fresh. He gets in OK with the weight after the claim. NO WAY EVER is a dual winner and has already had some specking despite drawing the outside. KOLOKAR was good at second start making some ground behind the smart Manhatten Times. GLOVED looked good winning first-up for her new stable at Murray Bridge. SPEED LOVER led throughout at Morphettville two starts back before going to Mildura when a beaten favourite. JUSTAKIDD has shown ability and has good form around the likes of Silver On Red, Manhatten Times and Mac ‘N’ Cheese. STAR ESPRESSO has good form lines around the likes of Champagne Dreams but draws a tricky barrier. QUEMAN was unlucky on debut at Oakbank before winning at Morphettville.
SELECTIONS: 12 MISS DANIEL, 1 Brother’s Shadow, 3 No Way Ever, 2 Kolokar
PLAY: Happy to watch on here.
RACE 2 - 12:12PM G.H. Mumm Autumn Series Final (MPKS Track)(Qualified Horses) (1400 METRES)
RIALTOR draws perfectly here, and his form has been solid. He led throughout to win three starts back and then bombed the start but flashed home from the back behind Office Jim. He dropped in class to win at Penola and looks very well placed from the perfect barrier. AIGUILETTE maps to get a good run here and comes off a very good effort behind Another Award. He was a winner here previously and a three-time winner on the Parks. TRIP can make the speed here from a good barrier, she been in the top two at six of 10 starts here on the Parks and was only gathered up late last time behind CALL ME SHAMUS who has been racing well. He made it two wins from his past three coming off the speed last start. Major concern is the task from a wide gate, but he has won eight of 33. MY BOY BIRMINGHAM had OK Victorian form before he was narrowly beaten first-up here behind Call Me Shamus last time but draws even wider.
SELECTIONS: 9 RIALTOR, 5 Aiguilette, 4 Trip, 2 Call Me Shamus
PLAY: Something on RIALTOR each-way and CALL ME SHAMUS at the price.
RACE 3 - 12:47PM South Australian Sires' Produce Stakes (Morphettville Parks Track) (1400 METRES)
TWIN STARS was a smart winner on debut and then worked through the line strongly behind See You In Heaven last time. He draws a good gate, the extra trip is a huge bonus and he looks the one to beat. KINGS CONSORT comes off a nice win at Bello Beau coming from the back of the field. He draws out but could be a danger late. SOLAR BLAST made good ground behind Prairie Flower on debut and the winkers go on here. HOPE AT HAND stuck on strongly after racing on speed last time when 3rd behind See You In Heaven in the Breeders and maps well from the good barrier. Stablemate SANDPIPER won at Gawler against the older horses last time. STREET DELIGHT was good in the same race after drifting sharply in betting. MISS DUNSFORD maps well from the good barrier and was a Pakenham winner on debut.
SELECTIONS: 1 TWIN STARS, 2 Kings Consort, 3 Solar Blast, 6 Hope At Hand
PLAY: Keen on TWIN STARS.
RACE 4 - 1:22PM David "DT" Thomas Memorial Handicap (1200 METRES)
POINT BLAZE maps to get a nice run here and run 2nd behind Calypso Reign before chasing home Morvada. That’s solid form for this. NONAME LANE has been in the money at all seven starts here and has run some nice races fresh. MIDNIGHT STORM is a winner fresh and his form last time in work was very good winning twice before going to Melbourne and running down the track behind In The Boat who will run one of the favourites in next week’s Goodwood. ASHLOR has a good record and is a winner this track and trip. He can run a cheeky race here. DEFIANT DANCER has been in the money at four of five first-up runs and has a Strathalbyn trial under his belt. He’s overs. ARKHAM KNIGHT has been placed his past three and gets the blinkers going on again.
SELECTIONS: 12 POINT BLAZE, 3 Midnight Storm, 10 Noname Lane, 4 Ashlor
PLAY: Something on MIDNIGHT STORM at the big odds.
RACE 5 - 1:57PM Grand Syndicates - New Yearlings Available now! SA Sprint Series Final (Qualified Horses) (1100 METRES)
Not many here you can safely leave out. David Jolly has four runners - three last-start winners CALYPSO REIGN, SILVER ON RED and TOFF LOVE, while HOWL is an exciting type. METEORITE was good first-up for the Clarken stable and can be nice and handy from a middle barrier. SASKATOON won well first-up in SA and has the blinkers going on here. SACRED ARMOUR is a nice type who was OK in the race won by Silver In Red stablemate RUSHAWAY LAD hasn’t missed a place in three starts here. ARAY OF SUNSHINE could be a blow out at huge odds.
SELECTIONS: 5 HOWL, 3 Meteorite, 1 Calypso Reign, 6 Aray Of Sunshine
PLAY: HOWL on top but also something small on ARAY OF SUNSHINE at big odds.
RACE 6 - 2:32PM Australian Turf Club Provincial Super Series Final (Qualified Horses) (1800 METRES)
Tricky start to the quaddie. FOX D’OR broke his maiden back in class and backed up three days later to win even more impressively in town. Just how far back he ends up from his inside gate is the query, but if there is genuine speed he’s going to be in the finish. THRILL KILL doesn’t run too many bad races and has been in the money at five of seven starts here. THE BRUMBY was goo behind Rapid Raiser last time and draws a middle gate. MORTY maps to get a nice run and must be respected in this sort of class. CLEVER MAN is flying but must carry a big weight and awkward draw here. RISING RENOWN has been searching for the sting out of the ground, he could run a big race here. TOYETIC is going well. RAPID RAISER was back to winning form last time but draws the car park.
SELECTIONS: 11 FOX D’OR, 2 Thrill Kill, 3 The Brumby, 4 Morty
PLAY: Tough start to the quaddie something on MORTY each-way.
RACE 7 - 3:12PM Adelaide Galvanising Industries Adelaide Guineas (1600 METRES)
ILLATION won easily on debut at Pakenham and then gave an even bigger insight into his ability with a very impressive win here coming from off the speed and beating Defining in the Nitschke Stakes. He draws a perfect barrier, and this looks his race to lose. UMGAWA comes out of some strong races winning the Gold Reef at Flemington two starts back and looks the danger, if there is one, from a wide barrier. LAST GIRL LOVE was only grabbed late by Miss Langtry last time. RIDDLERO drops back in trip after chasing home Water Into Wine at Geelong last time and maps to get a nice run.
SELECTIONS: 1 ILLATION, 2 Umgawa, 12 Last Girl Love, 3 Riddlero
PLAY: Trifecta with ILLATION to beat UMGAWA, field for third.
RACE 8 - 3:52PM Thomas Farms South Australian Derby (2500 METRES)
ALEGRON comes off a very good win in the VRC St Leger. His form is in the best three-year-old company chasing Hitotsu in the VRC and ATC Derbies. He’s a winner at 2800m and he draws the perfect gate with the best rider of the modern era in the saddle. DETONATOR JACK shapes as the danger, he’s unbeaten in three starts and jogged in at Sandown last time. John Allen is chasing his 5th SA Derby win in seven years. He draws poorly but should run a big race and the Maher/Eustace stable can never be underestimated. JUNGLE MAGNATE was well ridden to win the Chairman’s Stakes last time, he draws a sticky gate as does HARLEYMOVEN who has been super this time around and his last start was very good circling them from a mile back. He has a turn of foot required he’s just going to need some early luck. Liked the run of YAPHET at Caulfield last week making ground from a mile back.
SELECTIONS: 1 ALEGRON, 6 Detonator Jack, 3 Jungle Magnate, 5 Harleymoven
PLAY: Very keen on ALEGRON.
RACE 9 - 4:30PM James Squire Handicap (1050 METRES)
Looks a race with plenty of speed so I’m looking for a swooper and some value. KISHSTAR maps well and is a capable mare, she was narrowly beaten by Appalachian at Murray Bridge two starts back and could run a big race fresh. KASAMI has won two of her past three and might end up in a good spot here. DAMASCUS MOMENT is an on-speed horse perfectly draws. JAAMINT, REJINSKY, TANJA'S DREAM, THE PARTISAN, SEA WITNESS are all horses who like to roll forward.
SELECTIONS: 10 KISHSTAR, 5 Kasami, 1 Damascus Moment, 8 The Partisan
PLAY: Having something each-way on KISHSTAR at big odds.