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Lincoln Moore's Oakbank Easter Saturday Preview

SKINDER (Race 9)


MAGIC MAX (Race 8)


RACE 1 - 12:27PM Duttons Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

PURE BLISS has been well backed at both outings and was a $2.50 favourite when she looked the winner before she was worried out of it to be beaten by The Stalker on the Parks last time. She gets an inside gate and is worth another chance. Stablemate HEY MIKKI won a trial here last March before she debuted in the Dequetteville Stakes behind Stretan Angel and again trialled nicely here a couple of weeks back ahead of her return. She’s been specked early. DODD has shown ability and was placed on the Parks behind Give Some Lip back in October which is good form and he’s been backed since markets opened. MORRIS MINOR has shown ability in two runs the latest beaten 1.5 lengths behind Cuban Waters as a $2.90 favourite at Morphettville. HOT OFF has had a few chances placed at three of five and draws well. ENDLESS FAITH is another who has been placed at three of five and must be respected.

SELECTIONS: 12 PURE BLISS, 15 Hey Mikki, 4 Dodd, 2 Morris Minor
PLAY: Staying with PURE BLISS.


RACE 2 - 1:02PM Stateliner Coaches Handicap (1050 METRES)

LOVELY LOOKIN’ couldn’t have been more impressive at her return to racing where she showed speed to lead and was a dominant 2.4 length winner over Three Rings at Morphettville. She has a good record and should take beating. GREAT MAXIMUS was a $1.95 favourite beating Never Surrender at Morphettville on debut. He’s trialled well and maps to get a nice run. Stablemate OAKLAND RAIDER was a soft 3 length Balaklava maiden winner last time out. THE STALKER was good first-up from a break when he showed plenty of bottom to fight off Pure Bliss on the Parks. He draws out but has upside. NASHO resumes and ran well in the Rebel Raider Final before he was placed behind La Defence before a break and he draws a nice gate.

SELECTIONS: 2 LOVELY LOOKIN’, 4 Great Maximus, 3 The Stalker, 6 Nasho


RACE 3 - 1:37PM Magain The Shillabeer (1400 METRES)

BOLTED IN is second-up from a spell and he finished hard when beaten 3.1 lengths behind Lovely’ Lookin’ at Morphettville on Adelaide Cup Day. He had trialled up OK, has a good record and draws a gate to give this a big shake and there has been some good early money for him. OVERSTRIKE comes off a solid return when he led throughout to win the 3&4YO Magic Millions race at Murray Bridge as a $21 chance. The second horse Dubenenko has run well since and he should be in the finish again. Stablemate VOLTAGE POINT was good first up from a break when placed behind Sir Sway on the Parks and he’s a horse with some upside. FREE BEER was good when 2nd behind Sir Sway on the Parks last time. APACHE GUNSHIP won a Strathalbyn maiden before going to Swan Hill to make it two in succession.

SELECTIONS: 3 BOLTED IN, 1 Overstrike, 4 Free Beer, 5 Voltage Point


RACE 4 - 2:12PM Emmett’s Country Cup (Qualified Horses) (Heat 5 Provincial Super Series) (1900 METRES)

PUISSANCE DUSOLEIL was a Gawler winner two starts back before a good run beaten 1.8 lengths behind Ghetto Supastar at Morphettville last time. That’s good form for a race like this.
SHINY ROCK has been racing well and comes off a Broken Hill Cup win beating Stocked And Loaded. He won the Lock Cup prior and will run well despite the massive weight even after the claim. SPEAKEASY comes off a placing on the Parks behind Karaka Kiwi and should run well in a race like this. BELLMAN was a $2.80 favourite when 3rd behind Shakespeare at Streaky Bay. SUPER VALENTINE has been OK since changing stables at his past couple of runs at Port Lincoln.

SELECTIONS: 4 PUISSANCE DUSOLEIL, 1 Shiny Rock, 5 Speakeasy, 6 Bellman


RACE 5 - 2:47PM Kloses Supermarket Queen of the Hills (1400 METRES)

SIXTEEN REASONS won consecutive races at Morphettville and the Parks before a break. She resumed with a good run behind Overstrike in the Magic Million 3&4YO race at Murray Bridge. The middle gate looks ideal, she has the fitness advantage, and she should be in the finish here. ALPINE FLYER is a nice horse with five wins from 16 starts and she was good in some better races last time in, running 4th behind Ironclad in the Balaklava Cup. She has trialled well, gets the inside gate but is first-up at 1400m. The track pattern is going to be crucial to her chances. WILD IMAGINATION was a good winner first-up from a spell before she was a touch plain in the C S Hayes Stakes last time. She draws out but has a very good record. GAZE GRISE comes back to SA and has a great record around here, the query would be the 1400m, she is more than capable of giving this a shake.

SELECTIONS: 5 SIXTEEN REASONS, 3 Alpine Flyer, 1 Wild Imagination, 4 Gaze Grise


RACE 6 - 3:22PM Coopers Brewery Onkaparinga Cup (2150 METRES)

THRILL KILL has been in great form running 2nd in both the Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln Cup before he proved too good for Khoekhoe winning the Mount Gambier Cup last time out. He gets some weight relief and is impossible to knock. CLEVER MAN comes out of the same race and got a mile back, he hasn’t had a lot go right this time around and has been in the money at both runs here. YURI ROYALE doesn’t run too many bad races. I NEED A DRINK was a brilliant Port Lincoln Cup winner two runs back before weight got him last time when beaten by The Art Of Flying in the Kimba Cup there last time. He’ll roll forward and should give them something to chase. SANDASTAN draws a good gate and his form this time around has been excellent beating Crimson Vine at Gawler two runs back before he was OK beaten 10.6 lengths behind Excelleration in the Adelaide Cup last time. CONFRONTATIONAL was a Stoney Creek Cup winner two runs back before running down the track behind Crimson Vine at Morphettville last week, OATH OF OMERTA made good ground in the same race.

SELECTIONS: 3 THRILL KILL, 2 Yuri Royale, 1 Clever Man, 4 I Need A Drink
PLAY: THRILL KILL looks the each-way value.


RACE 7 - 3:57PM Simon Tolley The Vintage (Heat of Adelaide in Autmn Series) (1400 METRES)

ANNILLA was a Morphettville winner in October and strips fitter for one run back when beaten 4.75 lengths behind Johnny Rocker at Moonee Valley. The winner has come out and taken ground off Imperatriz in the Group 1 William Reid since and she looks perfectly placed here up to the 1400m. MY KHALIFA looks ready to win. He was beaten 2 lengths in 3rd behind Snapped first-up from a spell before another handy run beaten 3.2 lengths behind Tapinforpar on the Parks. He was placed in this race last year and draws a middle gate. CHICAGO STORM won the Gawler Cup beating Danish Fortune before going to Melbourne where he was beaten 4.15 lengths behind Pascero. He made some ground behind Snapped in the City Of Marion at Morphettville and looks ready to fire here after a nice trial. SECOND TO NUN has been in great form winning four in succession, her latest was solid after racing on speed when beaten 3.7 lengths behind Meridius in the C S Hayes. She will run well. TEXAN WINDSTORM has been racing well and followed consecutive 2nds in town beating Imbibe on the Parks last time. PEGASI has been racing well in decent races.

SELECTIONS: 5 ANNILLA, 2 My Khalifa, 1 Chicago Storm, 4 Second To Nun
PLAY: Something on ANILLA each-way.


RACE 8 - 4:37PM Harcourts Hills Railway Stakes (1100 METRES)

CELSIUS STAR has a good record and won two in row before he was solid beaten 3.8 lengths in the Austmarr race last time. He draws the car park but can give this a shake. TAUNTING is a smart galloper who won this race last year and was spelled after winning good races at Cranbourne and Ballarat. He’s trialled up well for his return, the only knock would be he’s a superior horse second-up and was beaten a short priced favourite first-up this time last year. JACKS ON ICE has only been out of the money in five of his 19 starts, winning on the Parks two runs back before being placed as a $2.05 favourite behind Ballon D’Or last time. He draws the right gate to figure in the finish. PRESS DOWN has a good record and was placed behind Rockstar Meggsy before a freshen-up. He’s trialled up nicely for this and must be given plenty of thought. PENTHOUSE is an interesting runner a Rosehill Highway winner four runs back and has been good in three runs since, the latest beaten 1.55 lengths at Moonee Valley in the G3 Abell Stakes behind Indian Pacific. MAGIC MAX draws a gate to be prominent and his best form is more than capable of being in the finish. SWEETENED has a stack of ability and has been in the mix in some good races, she’ll need some luck from the gate.

SELECTIONS: 5 CELSIUS STAR, 10 Magic Max, 14 Sweetened, 1 Taunting
PLAY: Super edition, some value in MAGIC MAX and SWEETENED.


RACE 9 - 5:19PM Ray White Real Estate Handicap (Heat of Festival State Sprint Series) (1050 METRES)

SKINDER has two wins and a second from three starts here and was too good for Cry Cry Baby. She’s been freshened, she flies around here and is going to take some beating again. COSTLESS was OK sticking on well on the Parks last week after working hard up on a hot speed. CHOSEN BLONDE is back to her best form winning her past two, she draws out but should be around the mark. STORM VOYAGER has been racing well.

SELECTIONS: 13 SKINDER, 6 Costless, 5 Chosen Blonde, 9 Storm Voyager

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