LADY HUNTLEY (Race 4)
SMILING ASSASSIN (Race 7)
RACE 2 - 12:45PM Nostradamus Standing at Springfield Farm Maiden Plate (900 METRES)
SHOSANNA is a 3yo filly for Will Clarken who has had five trials leading into her debut. Her latest was good beating Keep Reading and that should see her give this a big shake. SQUEAKY GATE looks the danger she has been placed at four of her five starts and was good behind Extremely Discreet last time. MAGIC MORRISS won a recent trial won a recent trial here and must be respected. VALHALLA FELLA draws the inside and gets Todd Pannell.
SELECTIONS: 11 SHOSANNA, 12 Squeaky Gate, 5 Magic Morris, 7 Valhalla Fella
PLAY: Happy to watch.
RACE 3 - 1:20PM Barood Standing at Rosden Park Stud $3,000+GST in 2022 Maiden Plate (1400 METRES)
FREDDY THE EAGLE has been around the mark and finished 4th behind Starts With Hello here last time. He draws a good gate. COVERED CALL finished 5th in the same race and is second-up. He was placed here behind Last Zerprise back in September last year. RED ROOF was placed at Strathalbyn and Balaklava before a handy effort behind Cross Creek at Strathalbyn last time and draws a middle gate. EAGLELOU has trialled OK, and the stable is coming off a treble at Port Augusta yesterday.
SELECTIONS: 2 FREDDY THE EAGLE, 1 Covered Call, 8 Red Roof, 5 Eaglelou
PLAY: Happy to watch on.
RACE 4 - 1:55PM Winners Grow at Willow Grove Class One Handicap (1200 METRES)
HUNTLEY LADY got a long way back and made good ground behind Reward With Return here first-up from a spell. She’s a nice mare who looks hard to beat here. SEGAL was impressive here in Saturday grade winning by 2.5 lengths and must be given a big chance again. MAGICOURT won his maiden at Penola before a spell and has a trial under his belt. SABERMATIC won his maiden here before running 2nd behind Calla Dream at Gawler and that form line is solid. YELLOW IDOL comes off a Naracoorte maiden win and draws an inside barrier. THE MARKLE SPARKLE was good behind Naleigh last time and should go well from a good barrier. GO BUNDLE was backed first-up from a spell when 2nd behind Mysticano here.
SELECTIONS: 6 HUNTLEY LADY, 1 Segal, 8 Magicourt, 3 Sabermatic
PLAY: Very keen on HUNTLEY LADY.
RACE 5 - 2:30PM Cornerstone Stud Fillies & Mares Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200 METRES)
LADY SIMONE is second-up and improved sharply when 3rd behind Mysticano at Gawler. She draws a good barrier here and gets a 4kg claim. WYNTER LADY was a Naracoorte winner two starts back and then followed-up with a good effort behind Hateech here last time and the winner has run well again since. LADY PAVLI CHENKO drops back after being outclassed in the G3 Proud Miss last time and has been in the money at four of five starts here. MAY’S WEST was a Gawler winner three starts back and comes off a handy effort behind Disagreeable Miss at Gawler. HEADPHONES had good market support when placed behind Dancing Stream at Balaklava last time. SMART CHARGE is on debut for Garret Lynch and was a Moe winner four starts back.
SELECTIONS: 1 LADY SIMONE, 4 Wynter Lady, 6 Lady Pavli Chenko, 3 May’s West
PLAY: Happy watching on.
RACE 6 - 3:05PM Holdfast Insurance Brokers Three-Year-Old Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400 METRES)
HALIFAX ROAD was a winner here back in October and then ran well when 5th behind Unlaced at Morphettville. He has a trial under his belt and looks hard to beat with the help of a claim. LORD PERCY is a Victorian who comes to SA on the back of a 5 length Yarra Valley win in January. He draws a nice gate and should run well here. PRINCE JOFRA dropped in class and won well at Strathalbyn beating RISING LEGEND. DANCING STREAM has won two of his past three and maps to get a nice run. SHEZ BETTY won well two starts back, SIX FOOT SONG is a winner here two starts back while PENSLEY is a last-start maiden winner.
SELECTIONS: 5 HALIFAX ROAD, 2 Lord Percy, 1 Prince Jofra, 6 Dancing Stream
PLAY: Backing HALIFAX ROAD.
RACE 7 - 3:40PM SAROA Supporting SA Owners Benchmark 58 Handicap (2500 METRES)
SMILING ASSASSIN can run a race here second-up for Garret Lynch who is coming off a double at Port Augusta yesterday. All three of his wins have come over 2000m and beyond and his effort when 3rd behind Toyetic first-up for his new stable was solid. AZZUREOUS has a good record this track and trip. His latest behind Toyetic was only fair but he’s performed in better races and gets Todd Pannell. PLAYBOY CHARLIE looks well suited here, he was sent out favourite behind Vino Decasa Nostra at Balaklava but is a maiden. CHARLTON is a winner here and has made good ground his past couple. CITY BEATS comes off a good Mildura win but has been unplaced at eight starts here.
SELECTIONS: 2 SMILING ASSASSIN, 3 Azzureous, 6 Playboy Charlie, 12 Charlton
PLAY: Something each-way on SMILING ASSASSIN
RACE 8 - 4:15PM Mill Park We Raise Champions Benchmark 58 Handicap (900 METRES)
DAUNTING MAGIC resumes and is first-up for David Jolly. He was a Geelong winner before a break, has trialled well and should run a big race. Stablemate MR HAVE A CHAT can improve in this class. He trialled up nicely before being well beaten first-up and did improve last time. LAMOREE has placed at three of four starts here and hasn’t raced since chasing home Turf Tapper at Balaklava. MY KHALIFA was a Balaklava winner two starts back and then placed behind Keep Reading at Morphettville which is good form for a race like this. Good money for LOHN RANGER who has been close-up at both runs back.
SELECTIONS: 1 DAUNTING MAGIC, 9 Lamoree, 6 My Khalifa, 5 Mr Have A Chat
PLAY: Something on MR HAVE A CHAT at big odds.