Morphettville (Saturday) Betting Preview & Tips
Betting tips for every race at Morphettville. Today’s best bet is in race 4.
You can camp overnight at Morphettville if you wish as the Friday twilight meeting is followed by an eight-race card at the same track the next day.
However the rail will be shifted to a new patch of grass out to nine metres from the 1000m to the winning post. The false rail will be at six metres for the remainder.
The false rail was at the three-metre position from the 1200m to the winning post and at the true position for the remainder of the course (Friday).
The track is rated as a Good 4 (Thursday) and with sunny skies and warm weather forecast that should not change.
QUADDIES (races 5,6,7,8)
Skinny Play: 1,4 – 2,6 – 2,9 – 2,12
Wide Play: 1,4,7 – 1,2,6 – 2,4,9,13 – 1,2,11,12
BEST BET: R6 – 6. CALL ME HANDSOME
Next Best Bet: R7 – 2. SHOW BENDER
Best Roughie: R3 – 7. ANGELUCCI
R1 – 1.16pm. Adelaide Galvanising Boxing Day Family Races Handicap – 1250m.
No2 EGYPTIAN BULLET was an outstanding winner over 1100m at Bendigo three starts back. Latest she ran a strong fourth over 1200m at Sandown on November 22. She drops a half-kilo and gets top rider Clare Lindop to ride.
No1 INDIAN THUNDER is a Victorian raider from the top stable of Darren Weir. Ran a great third over 1300m at Sandown on November 29 and Victorian rider Dean Yendall travels across to ride here. Commands respect.
No5 TAN TAT FLAME won her maiden over 1050m here three starts ago. Latest she ran a strong second over 1250m here on December 2. With the 3kg claim her weight goes down to 54kg and she jumps from gate two.
No7 REWARDING LAUGHTER struck strong opposition when finishing seventh over 1000m at Moonee Valley on December 1. Her country form has been rock solid and looms with each-way claims.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 EGYPTIAN BULLET
R2 – 1.51pm. Happy 60th Darryl Jericho Handicap – 1250m.
No8 VIA BALCIANO pulled off a successful raid in Victoria when winning over 1100m at Ballarat on November 25. Has been a model of consistency and top jockey Joe Bowditch is back on top and is drawn in gate three.
No3 HARD EMPIRE has won at two of his past three starts on Victorian country tracks and is from the top yard of Darren Weir. Comes here with a win over 1300m at Bendigo on December 6. Top Victorian jockey Dean Yendall rides.
No5 EMBECEE LIL has been a model of consistency at this track. Comes into this race with a clever win over 1400m here on December 2. Was backed into a hot $2,25 favourite that day and is sure to play a key role here.
No6 ELZETTE was having her second start back from a spell when finishing third over 1200m at Mt Gambier on December 4. Emily Finnegan’s 1.5kg allowance drops her weight to a mere 54kg and is well drawn.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 ELZETTE
R3 – 2.26pm. Goldin Farms Handicap – 1950m.
No5 I’M A PRINCESS was challenged but found another gear and pulled away for a smart win over 1800m at Sandown on November 29. She is from Adelaide’s top stable and drops 4kg to the limit on 54kg today.
No3 PRETTY PUNK showed improvement at her second start back from a spell with a strong third over 1400m here on December 2. She gets senior rider Clare Lindop to ride instead of an apprentice today and is drawn perfectly in six.
No4 PENNY FOR A POUND won the Clare Cup (1600m) is good fashion by over 2 lengths and now comes to the city. She also boasts a good record at this track with two wins and two placings at her nine starts. Has no weight on 51kg.
No7 ANGELUCCI (BEST ROUGHIE) showed too much speed for her rivals when pulling away to a clever win over 1700m at Gawler on November 29. She gets top jockey Joe Bowditch replacing an apprentice for her assignment today.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 ANGELUCCI
R4 – 3.01pm. UBET Handicap – 1400m.
No1 CHAMOIS ROAD loves this track with an outstanding record of three wins and five placings at nine starts. Was a $3.20 favourite when running seventh over 1200m at Ballarat on a bog on November 25. Back on a dry track here.
No4 NIKITAS is another from a powerhouse arsenal from Darren Weir to raid today. Gave a good effort to seventh over 1300m at Sandown on December 2. That day it was a bog and prefers to have a dry track. Gets that here.
No3 HAVE ANOTHER GLASS may pay to forgive first-up effort when finishing sixth over 1250m here on December 2. Was backed into $4 and disappointed. Drops 2kg to the limit on 54kg and that should help.
No5 FEDERAL COURT has won twice at this track this campaign. Latest ran sixth over 1400m here on December 2. That was a shade disappointing as didn’t finish as thought. The addition of Joe Bowditch may lift.
VALUE RUNNER: No5 FEDERAL COURT
R5 – 3.41pm. Schweppes Handicap – 1000m.
No4 ITZ INVINCIBLE has a cracking first-up record of five starts for two wins and three placings. Resumes from a long spell today and strikes only a small field of seven. Has drawn the outside gate but that could be a blessing.
No1 BAY ROAD has won all of his past three starts. He was in striking form when digging deep to pip Cashed over 1000m here on November 25. Has been freshened up for this race and will carry 59.5kg with the 3kg claim.
No5 PLATEAU GOLD has been freshened since his last-start third over the 955m scamper at Moonee Valley on November 17. With the 3kg claim will carry no weight on 52kg and likes to race right on the speed.
No7 INVISIBLE GIRL has won at two of her past four starts. Expect her to be in the frame on her last start third over 1000m here on November 25. Joe Bowdicth replaces an apprentice and she will be on the limit on 54kg.
VALUE RUNNER: No7 INVISIBLE GIRL
R6 – 4.21pm. James Boag's Premium Handicap – 1000m.
No6 CALL ME HANDSOME (BEST BET) is a lightly-race galloper with plenty of room for improvement and so far has been so good. He went to Sandown where he ran a terrific third over 1000m on November 29. He won at his debut at Shatin and ran third at the same track before being sent home. The five-year-old gets top Victorian jockey Dean Yendall to ride here in Adelaide and will take beating.
No8 IT’S BEEN A BATTLE won a trial over 1000m in good fashion and expect to go well fresh.
No2 NODOUBTABOUTIT was in strong form with three wins before being given a light break.
No1 MYSTIFIED was costly to favourite backers last time here. Can redeem himself.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 MYSTIFIED
R7 – 5.01pm. Hughes Limousines Handicap (Heat of Star of Christmas Series) – 1400m.
No2 SHOW BENDER (NEXT BEST BET) showed plenty of courage to post consecutive wins before finishing seventh over 1400m here on December 2. She was not suited by the pace of the day and could not fire up. With the 3kg claim she will drop down to 56kg in weight. She carried 55kg and 59kg at her past two wins so that looks comfortable for her. The stable won a Group 1 this month and is hot.
No4 LIGHT ‘N’ FIRE is another of the Darren Weir arsenal attacking Morphettville today. Comes to town with a good win at Bendigo.
No13 ENKI should get a tidy run behind the speed and be finishing on their hammer.
No9 INFINITY QUEEN was plunged last start and narrowly missed the major prize. Can redeem.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SHOW BENDER
R8 – 5.40pm. The Junction Handicap (Heat of Star of Christmas Series) – 1250m.
No2 CALL ME CURTIS has the speed to combat the wide alley in 14. He is a natural leader and with the 3kg claim will have his weight dropped to a more comfortable 58kg. Was freshened since his fourth over 1250m here on November 25.
No12 BAKER’S DOZEN showed he was ready for a first-up assault with a good third over 1000m in a trial here on December 7. He has a great record fresh of a win and two placings from four starts. Barrier five is a bonus.
No11 JUST A BIGGER DASH was given a soft outing when taken to Clare and got the biscuits with an easy 2.5 length win over 1100m on November 26. Raquel Clark’s 2kg claim reduces his impost down to a comfortable 57kg.
No1 MORDACIOUS has proven to be as reliable as clockwork and with the 3kg claim has his impost reduced to a more comfortable 58.5kg. He fought hard to stave off defeat over 1100m at Mortlake at his last start on November 4. He is fresh.
VALUE RUNNER: No1 MORDACIOUS