2019 Irwin Stakes Day Preview


Race 1 - 12:36pm ACST

Dequetteville (2yoF) Stakes (1050m)

Lady Naturaliste broke through for her maiden win over this course and distance last start and looks the one to beat again. Li’l Kontra is most consistent with a win and five placings from six starts and will be thereabouts again. Gentlemen’s Words and She Shoa Fly have each way claims.

2 Units Lady Naturaliste

Race 2 - 1:11pm ACST

BenchMark 82 Handicap (1050m)

Gytrash is resuming, has a good first up record, races well this course and distance and has an excellent first up chance. Heaven’s Deal has been placed at two runs from a spell, Debt Collector is a winner this course and distance and Rewarding Laughter will get a nice run from an inside barrier.

2 Units Gytrash

Race 3 - 1:46pm ACST

BenchMark 82 Handicap (1200m)

Scottish Rogue was solid at the end of the 1400m Bendigo Guineas for a second and the drop back to the 1200m won’t be a problem. Fancy Rumble will appreciate the drop back in class, Private Lounge has been thereabouts of late and Easy Beast has been consistent with placings at his last two starts on the Morphettville Parks circuit.

2 Units Scottish Rogue

Race 4 - 2:26pm ACST

BenchMark 90 Handicap (1600m)

Balf’s Choice was too strong for his opposition last start back on his home track and will be hard to beat again over the same course and distance. Brown Ben is also a winner this course and distance, A Shin Rook is fitter for recent racing and Waging War can be one for the multiples.

3 Units Balf’s Choice

Race 5 - 3:11pm ACST

Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m)

Tongsai Boss is the winner of his last two starts at The Valley and Morphettville and has a great chance to record a hat trick of wins. Star Status and Ice Ghost chased home Tongsai Boss last start and Classic Weiwei gets his chance in the city after wins at Balaklava and Gawler.

2 Units Tongsai Boss

Race 6 - 3:51pm ACST

R N Irwin Stakes (1100m)

Cool Passion ran a handy race last start when fourth in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes at Randwick and the drop back in grade will be to her advantage. I’ll Have A Bit has also been racing in Group 1 company and will find this a lot easier. Casino Wizard is a three times winner over this course and distance and I’m Wesley has place claims.

4 Units Cool Passion

Race 7 - 4:31pm ACST

Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m)

Cosmic Alert is the winner of her last two starts at Morphettville Parks and the main Morphettville track and has a great chance to record a hat trick of wins. Mirette stuck on well when fourth at Group 3 level at The Valley and is well placed here. Sizzleme and Arctic Shock also look well placed here.

2 Units Each Way Cosmic Alert

Race 8 - 5:10pm ACST

Redelva Stakes (1100m)

Anjana is racing in great form with recent wins at Flemington and The Valley and will be hard to beat again. Messerschmitt is also the winner of his last two starts and has strong claims. Lake District Girl is the winner of three of her last four starts and Behemoth has won a Strathalbyn barrier trial in preparation for his return.

3 Units Anjana

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