JEWEL DE LUNE (Race 1)
EXOPIPI (Race 4)
DUAL FUEL (Race 5)
RACE 1 - 1:20PM Coonara / Norma & Bushman's Tanks Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)
JEWEL DE LUNE has been placed her past couple and she was strong late beaten 2.5 lengths behind Gadidae at Gawler last week after she missed the start. She jumps from 1500m to 1800m on her home track and she gets her chance. INAGURATE is a 17-start maiden but was solid running 2nd behind Night Cruiser last time out and she looks a big threat from a good barrier. HOOD RAT made good ground from the back when 3.6 lengths 3rd behind Night Cruiser at Morphettville. The stable is flying after a double of Saturday and he can give this a shake. CALL ME AL was placed at Balaklava three runs back. KETCHIKAN has been the one specked at odds from $21-$7.
SELECTIONS: 10 JEWEL DE LUNE, 9 Inagurate, 4 Hood Rat, 2 Call Me Al
PLAY: Backing JEWEL DE LUNE despite the early drift.
RACE 2 - 1:55PM Team Poly Tanks Maiden Plate (900 METRES)
VINTAGE STAR debuted here in May and was good when he led and was beaten 3.7 lengths behind Kalasec. He has trialled OK for his return and draws the perfect gate. STREETCAR APOLLO was on speed when beaten 5.6 lengths behind Losesomoewinmore at Morphettville on debut. He draws wide here but the money is there to suggest he’s going to improve sharply. BONNY IMPACT was on speed and ran well at a big price behind Nasho at Gawler last time. BIG MAV has had four trials leading into his debut. He finished 2nd in a Strathalbyn 1000m trial two back and draws a good barrier. KINDRA PARK was OK running 6th behind Sir Panama at Gawler on debut.AM I THE DRAMA is on debut for Kristi Evans and was well beaten in a recent Morphettville trial and has been easy.
SELECTIONS: 7 VINTAGE STAR, 4 Streetcar Apollo, 11 Bonny Impact, 5 Big Mav
PLAY: Something on VINTAGE STAR.
RACE 3 - 2:30PM AAP Industries Class One Plate (2000 METRES)
NIGHT CRUISER has been in good form and followed placings at Balaklava and on the Parks with a Morphettville win beating Inagurate. He gets an inside gate and looks the horse to beat. DIVINE BREW made good ground at Morphettville when 3rd beaten 3.2 lengths behind Superior Sam. Jumping to 2000m looks ideal and the stable is flying after a double on Saturday. PICK ME is unplaced in two runs here and was placed at Gawler two runs back behind Campobasso. He draws out but should be in the mix. NAMADJI comes off a Naracoorte win beating Mr George. He should run well again here. CALL ME VEXATIOUS draws a nice barrier. THAT’S UNFORTUNATE was a Balaklava winner two starts back and the stable is on fire.
SELECTIONS: 4 NIGHT CRUISER, 2 Divine Brew, 5 Pick Me, 3 Namadji
PLAY: Staying with NIGHT CRUISER.
RACE 4 - 3:05PM Vinidex & Philmac Benchmark 62 Handicap (2000 METRES)
EXOPIPI is racing well and was placed here behind Jaywick two runs back before running 2nd behind Lights Of Broadway at Morphettville. That’s good form for a race like this. BENZ BARON was good behind Whatsanamegeorge at Morphettville last time and he has won three of 11 starts here.
LEADER’S PRIDE showed solid improvement second-up for his new stable beating Don’t Dismiss at Gawler and must be respected again. CAMPOBASSO hasn’t race since September when 4th behind Bellavardo here. He was a Gawler winner four starts back but his best form is a soft tracks. MASTER OF ZERPRISE has won five races here. QUIETLY SPOKEN was right in the market first-up for his new stable at Wentworth and had trialled OK leading in.
SELECTIONS: 3 EXOPIPI, 7 Benz Baron, 1 Campobasso, 2 Master Of Zerprise
PLAY: Keen on EXOPIPI.
RACE 5 - 3:40PM DAB Pumps Benchmark 62 Handicap (Heat of the Restricted Series) (1600 METRES)
DUAL FUEL has been 4th and 2nd behind Superior Sam at his past two at Morphettville. He draws a middle gate, has been in the money at two of three here and this looks his chance to find winning form. Stablemate A TOUCH FROSTY should be ready to improve here third-up. He was second behind BIT OF A REBEL has won two of his past four at Strathalbyn and gets in OK after the 3kg claim.
FRANKEL STAR comes off a Bordertown win, is a three time winner here and gets some weight relief.
ANDREW’S MEMORY has been around the mark and was well backed and looked to have his chance when 2nd behind Caliburn at Morphettville last week. He draws out but should be in the mix. TAKE ME NORTH draws the inside and comes off a good win on the Parks. ENTERPRISE JEWEL comes off some handy effort the latest 5.8 lengths 5th behind Superior Sam at Morphettville.
SELECTIONS: 8 DUAL FUEL, 2 Bit Of A Rebel, 1 Frankel Star, 6 Andrew’s Memory
PLAY: Backing DUAL FUEL each-way.
RACE 6 - 4:15PM Davey Water Benchmark 56 Handicap (900 METRES)
WOLF CITY is an interesting runner first-up for almost two years. He was $1.65 into $1.40 winning his maiden at Oakbank and has the two trials under his belt and gets some weight relief. HUNTLEY LADY hasn’t raced since Oakbank when narrowly beaten by Qeyaady. Her fresh form is very good and she can give this a shake. ELSA’S PRIDE was placed here in May and should be in the mix here despite a wide barrier. She’s halved her opening quote. CHEEKY CHEEKYBELLA was a winner here over the 900m in August and should be in the mix. ROYAL TYKE brings some solid Pt Lincon form here and amps to get a good run from barrier four.
SELECTIONS: 2 WOLF CITY, 6 Huntley Lady, 7 Elsa’s Pride, 5 Cheeky Cheekybella
PLAY: Had something each-way on ELSA’S PRIDE.
RACE 7 - 4:50PM Orange Pumps Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400 METRES)
IMPOSING SUSPECT strips fitter here for one run back and has been in the money at both second-up runs. He draws out but looks well placed here on his best form. MAVETTE was a good winner here first-up from a spell before running 2nd behind Delightful Shecky at Balaklava. He draws out but gets in well with the claim and looks well placed again. PORT ROYAL ran some handy races last time in work. He won the Streaky Bay Cup and was placed at Oakbank. He’s trialled well for his return.
RULING GODDESS went around a good price winning at Strathalbyn over the 1350m and must be respected from a middle gate. NAVY GOLD was good winning at Naracoorte on debut. He draws out but should be running on again. LYNDA’S LEGACY come from well back to win at Strathalbyn last time beating Snaptof and draws towards the inside. COMMANDER MEROO was a Strathalbyn winner three runs back and made ground behind Final Chance there last time.
SELECTIONS: 5 IMPOSING SUSPECT, 3 Mavette, 1 Port Royal, 13 Ruling Goddess
PLAY: Backing IMPOSING SUSPECT each-way.