Morphettville Racing Preview – October 19th


Race 1 - 1:06pm

Caudo Vinyard Maiden Plate (1200m)

This is a very tough way to start the day for punters. There is no doubt that Just Zerene is the class horse in this field, but can you really trust a horse that has done so much wrong during its racing career to date. She was scratched after playing up at the barriers last time she was taken to the races and she has been beaten as a favourite on three occasions. It is impossible to bet into this race with any confidence.

No Bet

Race 2 - 1:41pm

Roadside Services Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate (1050m)

Streetcar Stranger made his racing debut with a credible third place finish at Balaklava in May and looks to have genuine talent. His barrier trial victory at Murray Bridge on October 3 was full of merit and if he is able to bring that form to the races he will prove very difficult to beat.

2 Units Streetcar Stranger

Race 3 - 2:16pm

AAMI Handicap (2040m)

Jaguary is deserving of his status as a short-priced favourite. He has recorded three wins on the trot and he has improved each time that he has been seen at the races this campaign. He has won his past two starts by a combined total of 7.8 lengths and the scary thing for his rivals is that he still does have upside.

6 Units Jaguary

Race 4 - 2:51pm

Rebel Raider Series Final (1200m)

This race is packed full of quality and looks set to be a very strong form reference going forward. The market suggests that it is a race in three between Garner, Xilong and Jacobite Prince and that does look to be the case. I think that both Garner and Xilong are very talented gallopers, but it is Xilong that does appeal at the current price. She was able to do it at both ends when she led from start to finish at Morphettville last start and I think that the step-up to 1200 metres is ideal for her. Tony McEvoy has a strong opinion of her and she is likely to head to Melbourne if she is successful in this contest.

2 Units Xilong

Race 5 - 3:31pm

Weslo Security Handicap (1600m)

Tongsai Boss has been racing well without winning this campaign and he gets his chance to return to winning form in this contest. He has chased home Aiguilette and More Than Exceed in his two race starts to date this campaign and there are no horses of that quality in this field. He may never have a better chance to return to winning form.

5 Units Tongsai Boss

Race 6 - 4:11pm

Peter Elberg Funerals Handicap (1800m)

Grabbing Glory was beaten as favourite last start, but I am willing to give her another opportunity in this contest. She doesn’t win out of turn and she will need some luck in running from the wide barrier draw, but on her best form I am confident that she is the best horse in this field. The Bernardini mare is a good bet at the current price.

2 Units Grabbing Glory

Race 7 - 4:56pm

Peter Elberg Funerals Handicap (1050m)

Miss Labelle absolutely bolted in to win at Morphettville last start and this race really doesn’t look that much tougher. She has drawn wide, but she does have plenty of early speed and she should have no issues crossing this field to take up a forward position. All of her wins have come over these short-course sprints and she is well-placed to win again.

2 Units Miss Labelle

Race 8 - 5:32pm

So Brave Handicap (1200m)

This is a tough way to finish the day for punters. The x-factor in this field is Final Hearing. He has been sent to Adelaide after starting his career in Western Australia under the care of Adam Durrant and his best form from Perth would put him right in the mix. He has won fresh in the past and at $7 he is well and truly over the odds.

1 Unit Final Hearing

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