The stable of Lloyd Kennewell looks to have strong claims today through its leading runners Federal Court and Via Balciano. The Morphettville stable is running hot at the moment.
The weather will be overcast but fine. The false rail is at six metres and the track is perfect rated as a Good 3. A nice eight-race card for punters, where there looks to be a few good winners.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 3,5 – 2 – 5,6 – 5,6
Wide Play: 1,3,5 – 1,2,10 – 1,2,5,6 – 3,5,6,9
BEST BET: R1 – 2. ARDIZZONE
Next Best Bet: R6 – 2. ALL BAR TWO
Best Roughie: R5 – 6. INFINITY QUEEN
No2 ARDIZZONE (BEST BET) made an auspicious debut when raced away to a 4.5 length win in a 1400m maiden at Murray Bridge on November 16. Goes up 2kg for the win to 58.5kg here but keeps the in-form Todd Pannell on top. Showed great speed to lead and kept on kicking away and from barrier two gets a nice exit from the stalls. Looks a good bet to start the day.
No3 DEPLORABLE kept on working home nicely last start and is the danger.
No5 SHROUDED IN MIST has had two warm up trials in preparation for return. Each-way.
No1 PHELPS GLORY has finished in the trifecta at past three starts at this track. Chance again.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 ARDIZZONE
No7 YOELQUI is a gelding who has finished in the minor end of the quinella at his past two starts here. Latest he flourished home to run a close second over 1050m maiden here on November 7. With the 2kg claim of Zac Spain carries just 55.5kg.
No8 ZARACE came off two solid trials to run a good third over 1050m maiden here on November 7. That was his debut effort and sure to take benefit from the outing. He has an excellent draw in gate five and has Todd Pannell to ride.
No11 KABINI went within an ace of breaking her maiden status when second over 1050m maiden here on November 7. She again is drawn to be prominent in four, but won’t be at the luxury odds of last time at $5.50.
No3 MODULATE is resuming from a long spell. Last start ran 10th in a Listed race over 1400m back in July. He has been placed once at three starts and has the perfect alley in one for a strong first-up performance.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 ZARACE
No2 MAGNUS KNIGHT has been rolling out excellent form with two brilliant wins at Gawler and Morphettville. Latest he strode away to a .9 length win over 1250m here on November 11. Won by over 2 lengths at Gawler. Strong claims here.
No3 CHAPEL CITY bounced up to post fourth career win at 15 starts here when gliding away to a comfortable .6 length victory over 1000m on November 4. Has been kept fresh and is drawn ideally in gate three. Has a good case.
No5 CALL ME CURTIS was the runner up to Magnus Knight over 1250m here on November 11. With apprentice Zac Spain’s 2kg claim will carry 54kg. That is still an increase of 1.5kg on the weight he carried last start. Each-way hope.
No8 ALASKAN JADE struck a mare in hot form when finishing third to Embecee Lil over 1300m here on October 21. She has a superior alley here in gate one and gets the inform Todd Pannell as her new rider. She is worth thought.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 CALL ME CURTIS
No1 BAY ROAD is a six-year-old racing at full steam and can claim a hat-trick of wins today. Showed plenty of spark to run away with a comfortable win over 1000m at Murray Bridge on October 20. Victor Wong’s 3kg claim drops his weight to 58kg
No7 INVISIBLE GIRL has won at two of her past three starts at this track. She is chasing consecutive wins here after her cruising 1.6 length victory over 1000m on November 11. With apprentice Zac Spain’s 2kg claim will carry only 52kg.
No6 MYSTIFIED found Invisible Girl too strong on the run home when second over 1000m here on November 11. She drops 5kg to 54kg here and jumps from the same gate in six and has Todd Pannell again to ride. Respect.
No2 COUNTER PULSE is a five-year-old resuming from a 19-week spell. He has a great first-up record of three wins and a second at his five starts fresh. He has won at five of his eight starts at Morphettville and cannot leave out.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 COUNTER PLACE
No5 EMBECEE LIL has finished either first or second at her past four starts. She was rolled as a hot $2.20 favourite when finishing second 0ver 1400m here on November 4. But she was only just rolled and she has been freshened for this race. Good chance.
No7 SET TO SPARKLE has the excellent record of two wins and two seconds at her four starts. She comes into this race off a narrow second as a red hot $1.60 favourite over 1400m here on November 11. She can redeem.
No3 SHOW BENDER with apprentice Zac Spain’s 2kg claim comes into this race with a nice weight on 56.5kg. She is chasing a third consecutive win after narrowly beating Set To Sparkle over 1400m here on November 11. Good chance.
No6 INFINITY QUEEN (BEST ROUGHIE) was hard to miss her last win when she throttled her opposition by 13 lengths over 1200m at Murray Bridge on November 16. That was on a bog track and will be racing on a dry one here. Gets ace jockey Jamie Kah in stronger race.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 INFINITY QUEEN
No2 ALL BAR TWO (NEXT BEST BET) has finished either first or second at past five starts. Was just unable to reel in the leader when second over 1550m here on November 11. He gets the 3kg claim of apprentice Victor Wong to drop his weight down to 55kg and he has a good alley in gate four. He carries 2kg less than last start and looks to be a strong chance today.
No1 NICOISE comes into the city off a win over 1400m at Murray Bridge. That was on a Heavy 8.
No6 COBBER was caught a long way back and had trouble getting through the heavy traffic when finishing seventh over 1206m at Gawler on November 9.
No8 ECLAIR FIESTA has a superior second-up record and gave a bold showing fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 ECLAIR FIESTA
No5 FEDERAL COURT had plenty to like about his cruising win when he strode away to a 1.7 length victory over 1400m here on November 11. It was another 2.5 lens back to the third horse. With Chris Caserta’s 3kg claim has now eight on 52.5kg
No6 IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS has been a model of consistency and gave a good sight when finishing second to Gold Fields over 1500m at Geelong on November 11. He is from the Darren Weir campaign and carries 53.5kg with Zac Spain’s claim.
No3 IT AND A BIT with the 3kg claim will carry 58kg today. That is a help with many of the chance having no weight and he is a threat on his last start third when blocked over 1550m here on November 11. Keep safe.
No9 OUR MALLEE HOFF is a Victorian visitor who ran a close second over 1350m at Donald on November 19. Leading Adelaide rider Jason Holder takes the reins, but he is on the quick back up and that is the query.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 OUR MALLEE HOFF
No6 VIA BALCIANO can give the Kennewell stable a double today with Federal Court. Has had a flying start to career with a win and a second over 1050m here on November 7. Drops 1.5kg to 58.5kg here on last start and will wear a tongue-tie for the first time.
No5 GOGO GRACE is resuming from a 21-week spell and has a fabulous first-up record of a win and a second at three starts. She has an excellent record of a win and two placings at four starts over this distance and must respect.
No9 TRUPT must forget the last start when the saddle slipped and was never a competitor when running ninth over 1200m here last Saturday. Ashe is on the quick back up but has a good record at this distance.
No3 BALLINACLASH with the 1.5kg claim of apprentice Emily Finnegan carries 58.5kg and she is a chance on her last start fifth over 1000m here on November 11. She has a superior second-up record and worth thought.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 TRUPT