JAMCRA (Race 1)
MISS MUCINNI (Race 7)
TENTERK (Race 3)
RACE 1 - 3:20PM Coopers Brewery Rating 0 - 56 Handicap (1900 METRES)
JAMCRA is racing in good form and comes off a 6.4 length Ceduna win. He draws to lead and should take a power of beating. MAKE IT A DOUBLE ran well when 5th behind Hobo Bob at Strathalbyn last time and the jump in distance looks ideal. RED SEQUOIA was a Murray Bridge winner three starts back and getting up in trip looks ideal after he was OK late when favourite at Strathalbyn last time. TIAMAT has been racing well and draws the inside. GOLDEN AKEED was a Port Lincoln winner two starts back and maps well from the barrier.
SELECTIONS: 3 JAMCRA, 2 Make It A Double, 4 Red Sequoia, 6 Tiamat
PLAY: Keen on JAMCRA.
RACE 2 - 4:00PM Stateliner Coaches Maiden Plate (1900 METRES)
FREE FALLIN’ has placed at four of nine starts and was $21 to $13 when 3 lengths 2nd behind Rock The Joint at Great Western last time. He can give a race like this a big shake from the inside barrier.
MR GEORGE was good running 2nd behind Fizique at Strathalbyn last time. He draws out but looks well placed here. ALMARHOE was placed at Port Lincoln last time and TOSEN LAD has been around the mark and draws a good gate.
SELECTIONS: 3 FREE FALLIN’, 5 Mr George, 1 Almarhoe, 7 Tosen Lad
PLAY: Something on FREE FALLIN’.
RACE 3 - 4:40PM Ray White Adelaide Hills Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate (1050 METRES)
UTILITARIAN was good when 4th behind Aztec Dancer at Morphettville in September and then ran well again when beaten 2.4 lengths behind Prince Reichweite on the Parks before a break. He draws wide but looks hard to beat in a race like this. SCUDETTO has had the one run when 4th behind Delcredere at Mt Gambier in October. He has trialled up nicely for his return and draws perfectly to give this a big shake. HONDURAS is on debut for the Richards and Moyle stable and trialled OK here behind Pure Bliss and gets blinkers for his debut. TENTERK resumes and was 4th behind Wally West at Gawler back in June and then beaten 5.1 lengths behind Sweet Rock Candy there. He has trialled OK, the stable has a great record, and he should run well despite the wide barrier. SEVEN SHOTS ran 4th at Gawler back in August before he was OK at Morphettville behind Tres Belle and spelled. He won a trial here ahead of his return and looks a threat. CROWN RICHES was runner-up behind Mister Hendershot at Mt Gambier before a break. He’s had a year off and trialled OK at Murray Bridge when 3rd behind Zion’s Gate.
SELECTIONS: 8 UTILITARIAN, 11 Scudetto, 7 Tenterk, 10 Honduras
PLAY: Something on TENTERK at odds.
RACE 4 - 5:20PM Kloses Foodland Fillies & Mares Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)
VALENTINA CHARM has been placed at five of eight runs and was sent out a $2.25 favourite when beaten 5.8 lengths in 5th behind Social Group at Gawler back in August. She’s got ability and sure to give this a shake. MAHI MAHI was solid on debut when 4th behind In My Room at Murray Bridge before another handy effort when beaten 3 lengths behind Sun Flipper there. She draws a middle gate and should give this a shake. AMBER NOOK is on debut for the in-form Peter Hardacre stable and showed improvement in a recent trial here when beaten 3.7 lengths behind On The Scent. She draws a gate and looks a big threat. HER EXCELLENCY is a former NSW mare who was beaten 10.3 lengths in 6th behind In My Room at her SA debut. She shapes an improver here. SELLIX trialled nicely before a good return when 4th behind Sun Flipper at Murray Bridge. She’s a 34-start maiden but draws to be a factor again. ORO BLANCO is on debut for Stuart Padman and was beaten 3.2 lengths in a recent trial here behind Pure Bliss. OK GERRY was placed at Murray Bridge behind The Sting two runs back and then well beaten behind Desert Dancing last time.
SELECTIONS: 6 VALENTINA CHARM, 10 Mahi Mahi, 7 Amber Nook, 9 Her Excellency
PLAY: Something on MAHI MAHI at the odds.
RACE 5 - 5:53PM Simon Tolley Wines Rating 0 - 56 Handicap (2150 METRES)
EIGHT ON THE DOT is racing well placed four of seven runs this time in and hasn’t finished further back then 5th. He’s on the quick turnaround from another solid run when beaten 2.6 lengths behind Sandastan, who backs up in Listed company at Morphettville on Saturday, at Murray Bridge on Wednesday and a repeat would take him a long way to winning here. WOLF PRINCE has been placed at both runs here, the latest behind Sandastan two runs back and he gets Jason Holder. ADELAIDE’S DIAMOND was on speed and OK when 3rd behind Gogolf Guru at Strathalbyn last time and can give them something to chase from a good barrier. SCOTTISH SOLIDER has been placed at his past two the latest at Hamilton behind Ravin who looks to have ability. MY COYNE is a winner here and gets in well after the claim.
SELECTIONS: 5 EIGHT ON THE DOT, 1 Wolf Prince, 2 Adelaide’s Diamond, 6 Scottish Solider
PLAY: Backing EIGHT ON THE DOT.
RACE 6 - 6:23PM Adelaide Hills Farm Services Rating 0 - 54 Handicap (1400 METRES)
JIVE BABY was placed at Strathalbyn behind Cullen Skink and Murray Bridge behind In The Darkness before she was well beaten behind Pretty Reliable at Murray Bridge. OFF THE CUFF was solid in the same race beaten 2.6 lengths. She draws out but could be an improver here. SEBRING’S ROSE was good here last time when beaten 3.3 lengths behind Stella Notation, she draws a nice barrier and should be in the mix. HOT ROB BOY had market support when he got back when beaten 4.4 lengths behind Donation at Mt Gambier. He draws out but was a winner there two runs back and should run well. ZAC’S BACK was OK beaten 3.9 lengths behind Lucille Rose at Strathalbyn. OUR JOURNEYMAN had backing at Strathalbyn when beaten 7.4 lengths behind The Ice Cutter.
SELECTIONS: 6 JIVE BABY, 12 Off The Cuff, 2 Hot Rod Boy, 9 Sebring’s Rose
PLAY: Backing JIVE BAY each-way.
RACE 7 - 6:53PM Harcourts Benchmark 56 Handicap (1100 METRES)
MISS MUCINNI resumes and looks well placed in a race like this on her best form. She’s a winner here and hasn’t raced since the Viddora Final when beaten 3.1 lengths behind Starlite Valley and that looks very good form for a race like this. LOTZA BUBBLES hasn’t raced since scoring a soft 2.5 length win here in December when too good for Kristobel and LORD MORTON, who has been in the money at both runs here and comes off a good win here beating ZUFASTA. He draws wide but gets the claim and is going to give this a shake. ALL CLUBS is a winner here drawn the inside, THE BIG FREEZE trialled OK here recently and has ability. CATALINA BLUE ran OK behind Runaway Belle at Murray Bridge last time and can run well from a good barrier.
SELECTIONS: 3 MISS MUCINNI, 2 Lotza Bubbles, 1 Lord Morton, 4 Zufasta
PLAY: Keen on MISS MUCINI.