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Morphettville Punt Preview (23/3)



RACE 1 - 12:12PM The Fotobase Group Handicap (2500 METRES)

CRIMSON VINE is flying and thriving out in trip. Her 5.5 length win on Adelaide Cup Day was super impressive, this is a step up again, but she looks a mare with some serious staying promise who can win again. WHEELS was a good winner here two starts back beating Canford before being placed behind Yuri Royale last time. She’ll get a good run from the gate and looks a danger. CHEROKEE BRAVE was good when beaten 3.45 lengths in 5th behind Lauding at Moonee Valley last time and that’s good form for a race like this. CONFRONTATIONAL comes off a Stony Creek Cup win and should be in the mix somewhere. MASTER OF ZERPRISE made it consecutive wins when he come off the speed to beat Kentucky Nick here last week. WOLF PRINCE had specking and made a big run before the turn, looked gone before coming again in a driving finish in the same race last week.

SELECTIONS: 6 CRIMSON VINE, 2 Wheels, 7 Cherokee Brave, 1 Confrontational

RACE 2 - 12:47PM Stonehaven Wines Handicap (1050 METRES)

PURE AQUA should have won or gone very close to winning the Cinderella Stakes on debut when she had nothing go right in the straight beaten 2.3 lengths behind Herastar. The inside gate isn’t ideal, but she’ll take some beating. There has been good money for GRINZINGER LOVE who ran well on debut when she made good ground to be beaten 3 lengths behind Bold Bastille at Flemington down the straight. She draws out and that form should go a long way to winning a race like this. DUCHESS OF SUSSEX had backing when solid beaten 2.8 lengths behind Herastar in the Cinderella Stakes last time and draws a middle gate. She can run well. Jason Warren brings The Clarken/O’Shea stable have BENDING AWAY and THUNDER SHOC on debut, JUSTA STAR is on debut for Andrew Gluyas and won a recent Gawler trial.

SELECTIONS: 11 PURE AQUA, 1 Grinzinger Love, 9 Duchess Of Sussex, 12 Thunder Shoc
PLAY: Happy to watch the youngsters.

RACE 3 - 1:22PM Adelaide Racing Carnival at Morphettville (April 27th - May 11th) Handicap (1600 METRES)

WARLORDS was easy in betting before leading throughout to win at Sandown last time. He draws a good gate, gets Todd Pannell and should give a race like this a shake. THE MANSMAN has been runner-up at his past five runs in Victoria, three of those as an odds-on favourite and the blinkers come off from the wide barrier. PROVEN CORRECT comes off a Murray Bridge maiden win and draws a nice barrier. HARD WARRIOR did little on debut before he was $41 into $26 winning a Terang maiden last time. He draws a good gate. SOLAR MIST could be the improver here and didn’t mind the run of ARTFUL TAWNY who backs up after making good ground beaten 2.5 lengths behind SIR SWAY last week.

SELECTIONS: 1 WARLORDS, 4 The Mansman, 3 Proven Correct, 2 Hard Warrior
PLAY: Another race I’ll stay out of.

RACE 4 - 1:57PM Thomas Farms Handicap (1600 METRES)

AIR ASSAULT was an eye catcher first-up from a spell when 4th behind Snapped in the City of Marion before he jumped on the lead and was too slick for rivals winning the Morphettville Guineas by 1.5 lengths last time beating some nice types. He draws a good gate can roll forward and take beating again. THIRSTY GUEST has a good record, and he was sent out favourite and solid when beaten 0.7 lengths behind Meridius in the Listed C S Hayes last time out. He has a good record here and looks the danger form the middle gate. PRINCE JOFRA had backing to beat Billie Bronx at Murray Bridge last time, he’s a winner here and gets some nice weight relief from the wide barrier. GHETTO SUPASTAR was good winner here beating Puissance Dusoleil, but this does look harder. EXALTED FIRE was good first-up from a spell when 4th behind Wild Imagination before he was OK behind Tapinforpar, stablemate LAKE’S FOLLY has come through the same races and then followed up with a 2nd behind Trumpsta at Murray Bridge last time.

SELECTIONS: 6 AIR ASSAULT, 2 Thirty Guest, 1, Prince Jofra, 8 Ghetto Supastar

RACE 5 - 2:37PM Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1050 METRES)

CELUI is unbeaten in both first-up runs and was thrown in the deep end in the spring when he ran down the track behind Ozzmosis in the G1 Coolmore. Draws a good gate and should take some catching. GIVE SOME LIP resumes here and was placed behind Lovely Lookin’ and Wiggum before scoring a smart winner before a spell beating Karaka Kiwi. He’s trialled well and could be destined for better races. TREASURWAY won the Breeder’s Stakes here in her 2yo season and is another who tackled the G1 Coolmore in the spring where she was OK beaten 6.45 lengths behind Ozzmosis before running 6th in the G3 Blue Sapphire. She draws the inside but does usually take a run and the stable opted for this in preference to the Matrice. DECLARED resumes, he has talent and gets a nice gate and the claim.

SELECTIONS: 2 CELUI, 11 Give Some Lip, 7 Treasurway, 3 Declared
PLAY: Backing CELUI.

RACE 6 - 3:17PM Charlie Hoile Handicap (1800 METRES)

BOND STREET BEAU was OK first-up from a spell when he worked home to be beaten 4.6 lengths behind Ghetto Supastar here. He jumps to the 1800m from a good gate and looks a solid each-way play. PRINCEOFCAMBRIDGE has a handy record and stuck on well with plenty of weight behind Sjinjuku at Pakenham last time. He draws out but should give this a shake. MASTER AT ARMS looks an improver up in trip he was beaten 2.1 lengths behind Bolt By on the Parks last week and looks suited from a good barrier. KARAKA KIWI has been racing in great form and was too good for Scenic Host on the Parks last time. MISSILE STAR could run well at odds.

SELECTIONS: 5 BOND STREET BEAU, 3 Princeofcambridge, 7 Master At Arms, 2 Karaka Kiwi
PLAY: Backing BOND STREET BEAU each-way.

RACE 7 - 3:58PM Matrice Stakes (1200 METRES)

NUNTHORPE has a good record with four wins from her nine starts and she was solid first-up from a spell when beaten 0.3 lengths behind Indian Pacific at Moonee Valley. She stays at 1200m but should take some beating again. BOOGNISH is a nice horse who was impressive first-up from a spell on Adelaide Cup Day when she saved ground underneath horses to beat Bons Your Back. She draws a tricky gate but has a lot of upside and looks the danger. GREY RIVER had solid market support and was up on speed but couldn’t match Austmarr when beaten 5.2 lengths first-up from a break. She draws out and should be in the mix. BALLON D’OR has come back well winning two of her three starts, the latest beating Michiganian, she draws a nice gate and must be respected. GRINZINGER PRINCE was a good winner three starts back and again game when he beat all but Snapped in the City Of Marion. He draws the inside and has done nothing wrong. IRONCLAD resumes and may need this but has been in the money at five of eight first-up runs. PARTY PRINCESS was an eye catcher first-up from a break when she made good ground behind Snapped in the City Of Marion. She also stays at 1200m and should be in the mix. RUBAMOS is first-up in SA for the Bain/Taylor stable and was a Rosehill winner in January beating Zou Tiger. PUDDING resumes his best form is over further, but he does race well fresh.

SELECTIONS: 10 NUNTHORPE, 14 Boognish, 8 Grey River, 13 Ballon D’Or
PLAY: BOOGNISH is over the odds.

RACE 8 - 4:39PM Clare Lindop Stakes (Formerly Laelia Stakes) (1600 METRES)

QUICKSTER comes off a Sandown maiden win as a $1.40 favourite beating The Shaper. She’s an untapped filly draw towards the inside in the Moody/Coleman stable who should run well. THE AUTUMN BELLE is a staying filly who won consecutive races at Seymour and Geelong before being beaten a length behind Fire Of Etna at Sandown. The inside barrier is against, but she can run well. JUSTABOOM was a Caulfield winner two runs back and then beaten 8.6 lengths behind Immediacy there at G2 level last time. ZASZOU was a Cranbourne maiden winner last time and looks to have upside. Locals DIAMOND’S CHOICE and SENTIMENTAL FLAME both raced well in the spring and should be in the mix somewhere.

SELECTIONS: 6 QUICKSTER, 4 The Autumn Belle, 10 Zaszou, 3 Justaboom
PLAY: QUICKSTER the one but short enough.

RACE 9 - 5:19PM SkyCity Handicap (Heat of Festival State Sprint Series) (1200 METRES)

THREE RINGS caught the eye first-up from a spell when he pulled good ground off Lovely Lookin’ from a long way back here on Adelaide Cup Day. He draws a middle gate, and a repeat would take some beating in a race like this. SHOOTOOSE was OK first-up behind Lonrodex on the Parks last week and is on the 7-day back-up. His form before a break would have him right in the mix here. FALAISE resumes here and was a winner on the Parks last time in. He draws a nice gate and gets in well with the claim. RUNAWAY BELLE was a Murray Bridge winner two runs back and then good behind Mintulee last time. She draws out but should be in the mix. JILLADORA was good beaten 3.8 lengths behind Boognish here on Cup Day. COPPERFIELD was OK beaten 4.2 lengths behind Ballon D’Or last time out and gets the blinkers back on here. YEELANNA has been racing well putting together consecutive wins at the provincials but draws the inside here. POMPEII EMPIRE has a good fresh record.

SELECTIONS: 5 THREE RINGS, 1 Shootoose, 13 Falaise, 15 Runaway Belle
PLAY: Something on THREE RINGS each-way.

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