KRISTOBEL (Race 6)
ELECTRA BLUE (Race 1)
RACE 1 - 12:25PM Matrix Solar Solutions Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)
ELECTRA BLUE was snagged back from a wide gate and made good ground here last time behind Burning Bright. He draws the inside gate and finds a winnable race. JEWEL DE LUNE has been placed at two of her past three, the latest when 2nd in the Burning Bright race here when she made a long sustained run. She draws out but should be in the finish. GADIDAE was well backed here two runs back when 2nd behind Superior Sam, who is flying, before she was OK at Strathalbyn beaten 3.5 lengths behind Lynda’s Legacy. STAR DECORUM had specking at massive odds at Balaklava first-up when she led, she’s fitter, well drawn and could be an improver.
SELECTIONS: 2 ELECTRA BLUE, 5 Jewel De Lune, 3 Gadidae, 10 Star Decorum
PLAY: Backing ELECTRA BLUE each-way.
RACE 2 - 1:00PM Gateway to Christmas 16th December Races Colts, Geldings and Entires Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)
TROPOPAUSE comes off a solid effort when 2nd behind Burning Bright here. He draws out but should be somewhere in the finish. ZESTY SPICE had specking at odds and was there on the corner before he weakened late behind Sir Panama here last time. He draws well and gets visors for the first time.
MORTGAGE MAN had specking at odds in a stronger race behind Kinetic Jewel two runs back and then was beaten 7.4 lengths behind Call To Command at Balaklava. He could be an improver here from a good barrier. CHARLIE’S BRO was runner-up at Murray Bridge back in July and has the blinkers going off here at his first run for two months.
SELECTIONS: 11 TROPOPAUSE, 13 Zesty Spice, 9 Mortgage Man, 2 Charlie’s Boy
PLAY: Small bet on ZESTY SPICE (1/4) each-way who has been well found again at odds.
RACE 3 - 1:35PM Ray White Barossa Valley Two Wells Mares Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
MANUKA BAY is a former Victorian now with Travis Doudle and was placed at three of 11 before winning a recent trial here nicely. She draws out but should give this a big shake. JAZZ AFFAIR was beaten at Jamestown two runs back before a solid effort at $31 when she pulled late ground in the race won by La Defence here. She draws wide but that looks good form, and she can give this a shake. ASTROMANCER was $2.60 into $2.05 at Strathalbyn when she was on speed before being overrun to be beaten 1.5 lengths behind Missile Star. She had been around the mark previous and gets another chance here. BONJOUR MON AMOUR ran a big race at a big price at Balaklava last time when she was on speed and finished 2nd behind In Her Sights. She draws the inside and repeat would have her in the finish. CARARADA has been placed at six of 12 and was beaten 3.2 lengths in 7th behind La Defence last time out. BEACH STREET has been around the mark in maiden company but draws a sticky barrier here. WILLOW LANE went around a big price when narrowly beaten by Missile Star at Strathalbyn.
SELECTIONS: 9 MANUKA BAY, 8 Jazz Affair, 1 Astromancer, 5 Bonjour Mon Armour
PLAY: Something on MANUKA BAY.
RACE 4 - 2:15PM Sanders Fodder Entires & Geldings Maiden Plate (1200 METRES)
FIRST TOSEN was sent out a $3 fav at Strathalbyn two runs back before he settled behind the speed and then was chopped out late when searching for a run behind La Defense here. He draws a good barrier and can turn things around here. ALPINE FALLS is a former Victorian who was placed at Kilmore and Bendigo earlier in the year. He draws a middle gate and should be in the mix here. INOTELL has placed at eight of 19 starts and can improve here from an inside gate. HISWAY was well beaten on debut but has trialled OK for his return and has been solid in the market. WORLD AFFAIRS is on debut for the Chris Bieg stable and trialled OK behind Adopted Son at Murray Bridge. He draws a middle gate and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: 5 FIRST TOSEN, 2 Alpine Falls, 8 Inotell, 6 Hisway
PLAY: Keeping an eye on the market.
RACE 5 - 2:55PM Contract Engineering Benchmark 58 Handicap (1700 METRES)
BURNING BRIGHT has been racing well and broke through winning her maiden here last time beating Jewel De Lune. She draws the perfect gate and looks the horse to beat. SIPSMITH was good running 2nd behind Dazzling Prospect here last time. He draws out but should be in the mix. MONSEAGLE finished 3rd in the Dazzling Prospect race last time. He draws out but should be around the mark. GOGOLF GURU has a win and three 2nds in six starts here. She draws a good gate and was an eye catcher here three starts back, chased home Hobo Bob at Bordertown last time and that horse was successful at Morphettville on Tuesday. BELMONT AVENUE and MUFFLA are both locals who have won here.
SELECTIONS: 4 BURNING NRIGHT, 3 Sipsmith, 5 Monseagle, 8 Gogolf Guru
PLAY: Backing BURNING BRIGHT.
RACE 6 - 3:35PM LJ Hooker Property Specialists Gawler & Barossa Class One Handicap (1100 METRES)
KRISTOBEL is a nice filly who was placed behind Wiggum at Murray Bridge two runs back before another good effort beaten 2.6 lengths in 6th behind Deepfloat Diva at Morphettville. That’s solid form for a race like this and she looks hard to beat. SIR PANAMA was well tried when too good for Social Dancer here last time. He’s a horse progressing nicely and looks well placed again. FUN FOREVER was a Murray Bridge winner two starts back and then had solid market support when 7th behind Anotherhouse here at Morphettville. She draws out but should be in the finish. BARBALINE stuck on well when 2nd behind Santastico at Balaklava last time and she looks well suited from a good barrier.
SELECTIONS: 10 KRISTOBEL, 8 Sir Panama, 9 Fun Forever, 6 Barbaline
PLAY: Keen on KRISTOBEL.
RACE 7 - 4:15PM Commercial Hospitality Services Rating 0-56 Handicap (2100 METRES)
DON’T DISMISS has a good record here with four wins and five placings from 15 starts. He was good when 4th behind Hasta La Prince at Naracoorte last time and looks the horse to beat. MYSTIC KNOT was a Strathalbyn winner two runs back and was well backed from $11 into $6.50 when 7th in the Hasta La Prince race. LANGWORTHY was 2nd in the Hasta La Prince race before he was beaten 15 lengths behind Superior Sam at Morphettville. Back up in trip should suit. LEADER’S PRIDE was runner-up this track and trip three runs back and was on speed behind Hobo Bob at Bordertown last time. STREET CULTURE had market support and was solid up on speed on the Parks three starts back when 4th behind Soames, he draws a nice gate and the blinkers come off. ITALIAN REDWOOD was a Balaklava winner four starts back and can improve.
SELECTIONS: 8 DON’T DISMISS, 6 Mystic Knot, 7 Langworthy, 10 Leader’s Pride
PLAY: Something on DON’T DISMISS each-way.
RACE 8 - 4:55PM Gawler Arms Hotel Rating 0-56 Handicap (1200 METRES)
COMMANDO MISS was narrowly beaten at Strathalbyn two starts back before another handy effort beaten 2.1 lengths behind Exalted Dame at Gawler. She draws a sticky gate but should take some beating here. MR WHITACRE has been around the mark running 2nd twice before he was beaten 2 lengths behind Street Delight at Morphettville. NASDANA comes off a solid effort when 2nd at Pt Lincoln behind Looks Like A Lady and she has claims from the wide barrier. Stablemate MYRTLE CREEK is first-up for the Bain/Taylor stable and has the two trials under her belt. NO ENTITLEMENT was placed at her only start here three runs back and was good again running 4th behind Santastico at Strathalbyn last time out. YEAH YEAH NAH has ability and draws a middle gate.
SELECTIONS: 4 COMMANDO MISS, 10 Mr Whitacre, 2 Nasdana, 7 No Entitlement
PLAY: Wide in the quaddie.