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Lincoln Moore's SA Derby Day Preview (4/05)


ARTZINO (Race 1)
THE MAP (Race 7)




RACE 1 - 11:52AM Grand Syndicates Handicap (2004 METRES)

ARTZINO brings some solid Victorian form here running 2nd at Pakenham behind Smokin’ Princess two starts back before he was beaten 1.7 lengths in 5th spot behind Tolpuddle at Caulfield. He draws out but should take beating. ZAKOUMA was a $41 chance and was OK beaten 2.35 lengths in 4th behind Gold Wolf at Caulfield. He’s a 3yo maiden who is emergency in the Derby and should go well here. BADONKIDONK won smartly at Oakbank two runs back, HOLMES has been placed his past couple and looks suited here. PUNCHIN can run well.

SELECTIONS: 2 ARTZINO, 6 Zakouma, 1 Badonkidonk, 7 Holmes


RACE 2 - 12:27PM Sportsbet Bet With Mates Handicap (1050 METRES)

SWEET BABY BOOM is a big watch here, a former Waterhouse/Bott mare on debut for the Clarken/O’Shea stable. She has been in the money at seven of eight runs in NSW, was a Canterbury winner three runs back and gets some weight relief from a wide gate.  MY RUBY was well tried from $3.40 into $2.50 first-up from a spell and she made ground behind Lunar Hero at Murray Bridge. She draws a middle gate and looks perfectly placed. HUNTLEY LADY worked home nicely first-up from a break when 4.2 lengths 4th behind Sunzou on the Parks and looks over the odds. FOXY FEMME had marked support from $5.50 to $4.60 before getting up to grab Shadowfax on the Parks last time. She’s drawn to get a good run here. MISS SUNSHINE was a Ballarat winner two starts back before being beaten a length behind Romantic Choice there last time when a $1.80 favourite.

SELECTIONS: 1 SWEET BABY BOOM, 2 My Ruby, 4 Huntley Lady, 11 Miss Sunshine
PLAY: Something on HUNTLEY LADY each-way (1/4).


RACE 3 - 1:02PM Hahn Handicap (1050 METRES)

SUNZOU was good first-up in SA when he led and was run down by Losesomewinmore before he showed brilliant early speed to lead and was too smart for Volcanic Express on the Parks. He draws out and is sure to give them something to chase again but looks short enough. THE MAGISTRATE comes off a good effort when 2nd beaten a length behind Magic Max on the Parks. The wide draw is again. STORYTELLER was a winner on the Parks two runs back beating LARKHAM before running 4th behind Losesomewinmore there. He draws a good barrier and should be in the mix. Stablemate QEYAADY was placed here three runs back behind Emerald Court and then 2nd behind Run Like Hell on the Parks. He can be in the mix.

SELECTIONS: 2 SUNZOU, 1 The Magistrate, 6 Storyteller, 5 Qeyaady
PLAY: Not a race I am keen on, THE MAGISTRATE looks over the odds.


RACE 4 - 1:37PM Sportsbet Fast Form Adelaide In Autumn Series Final (Qualified Horses) (1504 METRES)

MARACOURT has been placed at his past four and should have finished closer if not won when beaten by JAZZ AFFAIR, who chases three wins in succession here. EASY CAMPESE was beaten 1.9 lengths in the same race after sitting up on speed and was narrowly beaten at Oakbank prior, TEXAN WINDSTORM draws out and gets some weight relief and was 4th beaten 2.7 lengths in the same race. JUST LIKE LISA went to Mildura and was $4.20 to $3.50 fav when a 2 length winner over Hawkeyedhost. KOMACHI is a former Victorian who was a 2.1 length winner over RUBINI at Gawler at his SA debut. He draws a nice gate and should be in the mix again. IMPOSING SUSPECT was beaten 2.2 lengths in 3rd in that race.

SELECTIONS: 7 MARACOURT, 2 Easy Campese, 8 Jazz Affair, 4 Komachi,
PLAY: Backing MARACOURT each-way.


RACE 5 - 2:12PM Winning Edge Presentations Provincial Pathways Final (Qualified Horses) (1800 METRES)

SIR KINGSFORD was good running 4th behind Prairie Flower here two runs back and followed up with an impressive win on the Parks track when he was a 4.1 length winner over BELLAVARDO. BABY ALEX was a good Murray Bridge winner beating UPGRADE ME who was then beaten 6.5 lengths in the Sir Kingsford race last time. NULLIFY was a 1.3 length Balaklava winner last time out beating HAYAI MESU who was then $3.50 into $3.10 favourite when beaten 2.3 lengths behind FORTIS IN ARMIS at Strathalbyn on Sunday.

SELECTIONS: 1 SIR KINGSFORD, 10 Baby Alex, 12 Upgrade Me, 9 Nullify


RACE 6 - 2:47PM Adelaide Galvanising Industries Adelaide Guineas (1600 METRES)

SPIRIT OF CAMELOT was the eye-catching runner in the Nitschke Stakes when she came from the back when beaten 0.4 lengths behind Material Dreams. She was good winning her maiden prior at Ballarat and looks hard to beat from a good barrier draw. POIFECT was 2nd behind Paradise City at Sandown two runs back before she went to Flemington and was a 1 length winner over Intrepid Eagle. She draws out but looks suited again. SASSY BOOM won the G2 Armanasco Stakes at Caulfield in February beating So Glamorous before she led in the Kewney and was beaten 12.45 lengths behind Autumn Angel. She was OK at Bendigo last time beaten 4.25 lengths behind War Machine and should give this a shake. STYLISH was a Pakenham winner two starts back before running 2nd behind Dual Pressure at Mornington and draws a nice gate. UNDER THE CONE was a winner here two starts back before taking good ground off Sir Kingsford last time and will be running on from a wide barrier. VOLTAGE POINT was good at Oakbank two runs back before running down the track in the Nitschke Stakes last time behind Material Dreams.

SELECTIONS: 10 SPIRIT OF CAMELOT, 7 Poifect, 6 Sassy Boom, 8 Stylish
PLAY: With SPIRIT OF CAMELOT but she’s short enough at $2.70.


RACE 7 - 3:25PM Sportsbet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Formerly Port Adelaide Cup) (2500 METRES)

THE MAP is a smart local who comes in fresh after her game 2nd in the Adelaide Cup when she was narrowly beaten by Excelleration. She has two wins from four starts over the 2500m., has trialled brilliantly and looks hard to beat. FIRST IMMORTAL is the danger. His best is very good he won smartly first-up and can improve sharply on his latest in the Mornington Cup when beaten 7.2 lengths behind Esti Feny. He draws a good gate and will be fighting out the finish. MAPUTO is an interesting runner a 3yo, emergency in the Derby, taking on the older horses and was OK behind Derby hope Ahuriri last time in the VRC St Leger. CRIMSON VINE made good ground behind Hoops last time, LAKE’S FOLLY was another to make ground in the same race.

SELECTIONS: 2 THE MAP, 1 First Immortal, 8 Maputo, 6 Crimson Vine
PLAY: Keen on THE MAP.


RACE 8 - 4:05PM Thomas Farms South Australian Derby (2500 METRES)

WARMOMGER just missed in the Port Guineas before he got a mile back in last week’s Chairman’s Stakes and steamed home to be beaten 1.1 lengths behind BOLD SOUL, who is in great form, in the G3 Chairman’s Stakes last week. The blinkers come off and he looks well placed. Stablemate TULSA KING has solid and is expect to roll forward from a wide gate, SHINJUKU is the third of the Price/Kent Jnr runners who missed a lead-up but was good last week beaten 1.5 lengths in the Chairman’s and he maps to get a perfect run. COCO SUN has been well supported since markets opened on the back of her game effort when 3rd behind Vibrant Sun in last week’s Australasian Oaks. AHURIRI was beaten 6.5 lengths in the G3 Adrian Knox in Sydney before winning the VRC St Leger last time. GLAD YOU THINK SO brings solid Sydney form here running 3rd behind Riff Rocket in the ATC Derby last time out. ANTRIM COAST ran 2nd to Orchestral in the NZ Derby, won the G2 Alister Clark at Moonee Valley before running 2nd  behind GOLD WOLF at Caulfield last time. OUTOVSTOCK is another Kiwi who won the G3 Manawatu Classic over 2100m last time and gets Opie Bosson. AIR ASSAULT has been in great form winning three in succession before another brave run when 3rd in the Chairman’s last week. Fellow local A SAMURAI MIND has taken a different path and comes in here two weeks between runs, beating the older horses two runs back before he was run down by Hoops last time. JUST BERRILLIANT ran super at $81 to run 2nd in the Chairman’s, STEEL BLAZE was another to run well beaten 1.3 lengths in the Chairman’s Stakes.

SELECTIONS: 7 WARMONGER, 6 Glad You Think So, 8 Outovstock, 15 Coco Sun


RACE 9 - 4:40PM David 'DT' Thomas Memorial SA Sprint Series Final (Qualified Horses) (1200 METRES)

PRAIRIE FLOWER has a great record here at Morphettville with four wins from nine starts here. She got well back before powering home to beat The Great Bay last time and will take plenty of beating.
DELIGHTFUL SHECKY is flying winning both races since returning the latest when a 1.7 length winner over Clarence. The wide draw is against him but it’s impossible to fault his form. FANCIFY looks a big improver second-up after she was beaten 1.8 lengths behind SWEETENED who was back to her best last time on the Parks. Stablemate SIXTEEN REASONS draws a good barrier and was 3rd in the same race. LOSESOMEWINMORE comes off a good win beating Sunzou has won again since. ROCKSTAR MEGGSY was good running 3rd behind Foxy Femme last time and getting to 1200m suits. ALL BEANS has won two of his past four, and drops sharply in class after tackling the G3 Hawkes Stakes last week where he was beaten 6.1 lengths behind Extremely Lucky. Stablemate JILLADORA was a Murray Bridge winner before being narrowly beaten at Mildura last time out.

SELECTIONS: 2 PRAIRIE FLOWER, 6 Delightful Shecky, 7 Fancify, 11 Losesomewinmore
PLAY: Backing PRAIRIE FLOWER each-way.

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