QUEMAN (Race 1)
ARUGAMAMA (Race 2)
ANJOPIN (Race 7)
PROPHET’S CHOICE (Race 6)
RACE 1 - 12:57PM SkyCity Handicap (Heat of TAB Gytrash Series) (1000 METRES)
QUEMAN was a solid winner first up from a spell beating KEEP READING here and then went to the Oakbank trials where he sizzled and won by 16 lengths. He should land handy from the gate, the stable is flying and he’s the horse to beat. VALIDATED could be the danger fresh. He’s a nice horse with five wins from his 10 starts (two wins from three fresh), he was beaten 6.6 lengths behind Seonee in the Leon Macdonald Stakes before a break and looks overs. MAGIC MAX was a winner on the outer track before a break and was $2.70 into $2.10 first-up when 4th behind MOUSE ALMIGHTY who has been good in two SA runs and draws a nice gate. MORVADA is a grand old horse with $860k in the bank, he’s never won in 13 first-up runs but draws a middle gate and won’t be far away.
SELECTIONS: 2 QUEMAN, 4 Validated, 6 Magic Max, 3 Keep Reading
PLAY: Keen on QUEMAN.
RACE 2 - 1:32PM Claymore Wines Handicap (1950 METRES)
ARUGAMAMA has been placed at all three runs here on the Parks. She was $2.45 into $1.90 when 4th behind Jenkins on the outer track before another good effort up in class there when she was beaten 3.4 lengths behind Pudding in the John Letts Cup. She’s only won the one race, but this looks her chance to find winning form. REGAL VALOUR comes off a solid effort when 2nd behind Manzala here. She draws a better gate and should be thereabouts. CROWN MINT has been thereabouts running 4th behind Sir Kingsford last time. He’s worth some thought. EAGLELOU resumed when beaten 5.1 lengths behind Prince Jofra and jumps quickly in distance here. DR DEE DEE was on speed when 4th behind TRUMPSTA, who thrived out in trip, here last time. He draws a nice gate and can run a cheeky race. SET TO PROHET made good ground in the same race, he’ll get a good run from the inside and must be respected.
SELECTIONS: 6 ARUGAMAMA, 8 Regal Valour, 7 Crown Mint, 3 Trumpsta
PLAY: Keen on ARUGMAMA
RACE 3 - 2:12PM Petaluma Handicap (1250 METRES)
DELCREDERE was well found in betting and bolted in at Mt Gambier first-up from a break before he got back and flashed home when beaten 0.8 lengths behind Rose Ring at Gawler. He can ride the speed from an inside gate and take plenty of beating here. HALLSTATT was good first-up from a spell when 2nd behind Forster Street here. He draws out but his form last time in work was good in some quality races over the border, was scratched from Thursday for this and he’s going to give this a shake. LANCELOTTO was placed at Balaklava behind Santastico before another good effort when $11 into $6.50 and beaten 1.9 lengths behind All Beans on the outer track last week. LOTZA BUBBLES went to Bordertown and led throughout to win, she draws a sticky gate here. TAHNEE TREASURE was a winner there on the same day running a slightly faster time over the 1100m and has the barrier advantage. TAN TAT BEAU won consecutive races at Gawler this time last year and was placed here behind Big Option first-up in September before he didn’t fire a shot behind Yardstick at Naracoorte last time. JURA MAC won at Bordertown in March before going to Alice Spring. He draws a nice gate and must be kept safe.
SELECTIONS: 3 DELCREDERE, 1 Hallstatt, 4 Lancelotto, 6 Tahnee Treasure
PLAY: Backing DELCREDERE and having a quinella with HALLSTATT.
RACE 4 - 2:52PM Twilight Races at Morphettville - Friday December 15th Handicap (1400 METRES)
BIRTHDAY SUIT was an Echuca winner in September and placed at his past couple in Victoria. He draws a good gate and should be in the mix. ALASKAN STORM is an ex-local unplaced in two runs here on the Parks. He won at Pakenham over the 1400m in March and then second-up this time around won at Geelong over the 1412m, his latest beaten under 2 lengths at Mornington. HEAVY ROTATION was a Mt Gambier winner two runs back and then solid making ground from well back behind Lotza Bubbles at Bordertown. JILLADORA was a winner on the outer track in August beating Sixteen Reasons, she can be in the mix here from a middle gate. MISSILE STAR came from well back to run rivals and win at Strathalbyn last time. CHILKA LAKE was specked at big odds at her SA debut and only beaten 3 lengths behind Exalted Dame.
SELECTIONS: 1 BIRTHDAY SUIT, 2 Alaskan Storm, 3 Heavy Rotation, 4 Jilladora
PLAY: Tricky race and keeping a close eye on the betting and pattern.
RACE 5 - 3:32PM Dominant Handicap (Heat of TAB Skybeau Series) (2250 METRES)
AMMO AMOR deserves to win a race in town placed his past three, the latest when 2nd behind Sir Kingsford on the outer track. He’ll get a gun from the inside gate and looks perfectly placed. PUISSY GALORE was impressive jumping from the mile to 2050m at Strathalbyn when she rounded up her rivals to win softly by 4.4 lengths in maiden company. This is a step up but the stable is airborne. VINO DECASA NOSTRA was a Murray Bridge winner three starts back and then OK behind Sir Kingsford last time. He draws out but will be in the finish. CANFORD had support over the 3340m last time. SPACE EQUITY comes off a Bordertown win with SHADOW HAWK running 4th in the same race.
SELECTIONS: 2 AMMO AMOR, 7 Puissy Galore, 4 Vino Decasa Nostra, 3 Canford
PLAY: Backing AMMO AMOR.
RACE 6 - 4:12PM Peter Elberg Funerals Handicap (Heat of TAB Riziz Series) (1000 METRES)
PRESS DOWN resumed with good effort when 2nd behind Sghirippa, who has come out and won smartly again since, on the outer track. He’s a winner at his only second-up run here in February and should take some beating. BRISTLER resumed with a solid effort when he led before folding late when beaten 4.3 lengths. He’s a winner at his only second up run and maps to get a gun run.
PROPHET’S CHOICE was a winner here in September heating Foxy Femme, she was well beaten at Hamilton last time out but draws to get a good run from the inside and could be the value in the race. MERCHANT BOSS was flying last time in work over these sprint trip winning twice before running 2nd behind Sweetened here in August. He’s trialled up well draws out but should give this a big shake. NOBEL MAGNATE is a nice horse who defeated Klabel here two runs back. He’s a winner fresh and must be respected. THE GOV comes off a return to form when narrowly beaten by Mouse Almighty. She’s placed at four of seven starts here and should run well with the help of the claim from the wide gate.
SELECTIONS: 2 PRESS DOWN, 6 Bristler, 11 Prophet’s Choice, 4 Merchant Boss
PLAY: Backing PRESS DOWN and saving on PROPHET’S CHOICE (2/3).
RACE 7 - 4:50PM Leconfield Wines Handicap (Heat of TAB Happy Trails Series) (1400 METRES)
ANJOPIN has been good winning his past two on the outer track over Tosen Water before beating El Capony here last time. He draws an awkward barrier but gets some weight relief. The Stokes stable have three runners. NEODIUM was good here last time running 2nd behind Prince Jofra. He draws to lead and is going to give a big sight. MISS KERMIE was a winner here last time out beating APACHE STAR but that pair have sticky barrier. EAST INDIAMAN has a good record here out of the money just once in seven starts. He draws the inside and comes off a solid effort when 5th behind Chicago Storm in the Gawler Cup. HUMBOLDT is a watch the former Kiwi first-up for Michael Hickmott. His recent trial was OK. SEEKING GLORY comes off a Pt Lincoln win beating Strawberry Swing but draws out.
SELECTIONS: 3 ANJOPIN, 1 Neodium, 7 East Indiaman, 10 Miss Kermie
PLAY: Backing ANJOPIN each-way.
RACE 8 - 5:30PM The Lane Vineyard Handicap (Heat of TAB Rebel Raider Series) (1250 METRES)
LOVELY LOOKIN’ put together consecutive wins on the outer track and here. She was right in the market in the G2 Tranqul Star at Caulfield last time when folded up late to be beaten by 19.05 lengths. She draws out and looks well placed back in trip. NASHO comes off a good Gawler win beating Geeijo, he was runner-up behind Kinetic Jewel at his previous and gets the inside gate. He looks the big danger. Stablemate DODD can improve here from a good barrier. HOT OFF has good form lines for a race like this chasing home Wiggum and Deepfloat Diva his past couple. He was scratched from a softer option for this and draws a nice gate. SANTASTICO has won three of his past four but rises in grade and draws a sticky gate. ANOTHERHOUSE was winner on the outer track two starts back before a good run when 3rd behind Kinetic Jewel there last time. HOLLANDAISE won well here back in class at a price before being beaten 2.6 lengths behind Deepfloat Diva. NAVY GOLD won a Naracoorte maiden and draws well.
SELECTIONS: 2 LOVELY LOOKIN’, 4 Nasho, 7 Hot Off, 9 Dodd
PLAY: Something each-way NASHO at the price.