Fair weather is forecast for the end of the week so Saturday’s meeting should present a perfect track in Good4 condition. The rail will be shifted out 3metres from the 1000m metre point to the winning post and at the True position for the remainder of the track.
QUADDIES (races 6,7,8,9)
Skinny Play: 3,7 – 1,9 – 3,4 – 2,7,10
Wide Play: 2,3,4,6,7 – 1,2,3,9 – 2,3,4,10 – 2,3,4,7,10
BEST BET: R2 – 3. TUNES
Next Best Bet: R7 – 1. MAZUREK
Best Roughie: R3 – 4. TEQUILA TIME
No5 MUJAADIL Highly-rated colt who has continued to improve and ideally suited by the distance here. Chased hard but no match for Silverhawk 1600m Caulfield Maiden 58kg Good4 Feb. 21 then sprinted clear on straightening and easily held Full Of Theories 1600m Pakenham Maiden 58kg Good3 Mar. 8. The one to beat.
No1 SKILLFUL STEPS In sparkling form, winning three runs this campaign. Sprinted clear final 250m to beat Belfast by 3.2-len this trip 56kg Good4 Feb. 3 then freshened before easily beating Modulate 1550m Morphettville Parks 58.5kg Mar. 10. Right in this.
No4 MO FEMME Won last two at Morphettville Parks impressively and gives the impression the extra distance will suit. Wore down Atlantica to win by 0.6-length 1400m there BM64 54.5kg Feb. 24. Has same weight but slightly tougher company.
No7 LIGHT THE WAVES Had support on debut but disappointed to finish 5.4-length eighth Port Vale 1250m Morphettville Parks 3Yr Maiden 55.5kg Feb. 10 then sharp improvement to race clear of Boom Tune 1380m Balaklava 55.5kg Feb. 25. Likely improver.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 MO FEMME
No3 TUNES (BEST BET) Runner-up at three of five starts before being taken on in front when fading 12.7-length 13th Fanatic 3200m Adelaide Cup last Monday week. Ran seconds to Bondeiger 2400m and Flying Casino 2250m at Morphettville Parks two previous runs. Rates highly dropping back to easier grade here.
No5 SAGAAB Honest and will make his presence felt again. Chased hard when length second Lieder 2004m here 54kg Mar. 12 then dogged again but unable to match Silent Warrior 1950m Morphettville Parks last Saturday. Chance on the seven-day turnaround.
No1 ANCIENT KING Getting ready for the jumps season and isn’t the roughest hope here. Ran second-up third Floral Fever 2000m Colac Cup 56kg Feb. 11 then plugging ninth Divine Sanction 2000m Edenhope Cup 58kg Mar. 10.
No2 DANCE OF HEROES Not far away six runs since winning Lismore Christmas Cup 61.5kg Dec. 22. Struck trouble at 600m when 3.7-len fifth Lieder 2004m here 59kg Mar. 12. Can improve.
VALUE RUNNER: No11
No4 TEQUILA TIME (BEST ROUGHIE) Showed promise on debut when third Crockett 1000m Morphettville Parks Oct. 7 then laid out final 600m and lost all chance when 8-length seventh Long Leaf 1000m here Oct. 28. Has been gelded for his return and a big improvement is likely.
No1 BURN OFF Started $18 and caused an upset at second start when he led clearly and kicked on to beat Winning Partner 1050m here 54.5kg Dec. 9 before a spell. Previous run only fair and has to be taken on trust. 3kg claim helps.
No2 DARK VILLAIN Unraced I Am Invincible colt out of an unraced More Than Ready mare. The Corstens stable wouldn’t bring him this far for a haircut. Watch the market.
No5 BAYOU Showed good pace on debut when fighting 2.4-len fourth Heart Conquered 1000m Morphettville Parks 55kg Good3 Mar. 10. Bound to be improved with that experience. Keep safe.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 TEQUILA TIME
No3 ENTRANCING Won three from four in previous campaign and returned as $2.40 fav when just beaten by El Sicario 1050m BM82 here 57.5kg Mar. 12. Pulled up lame after that race. Smart type who rarely runs a bad race. Looks to have the class edge here.
No2 FEDERAL COURT Has a win and two placings last four starts and rates highly again. Spelled after 2.2-length third Nikitas, Chamois Road 1400m Morphettville Parks 54kg Dec. 16. Improved by recent trial and will find this assignment easier than recent runs.
No4 STREETCAR ILLUSION Beat Roselli Sting first-up 1050m BM75 here 54kg Oct. 28 then had mucus post-race after finishing last Crystal Dreamer 1000m Sandown Doveton Stakes Nov. 18. Has won twice first-up so a strong showing can be expected.
No5 ROCK STATUS Returning from 20-week spell and goes well fresh. Ended short campaign with third to Magnus Knight 1200m Gawler BM75 Oct. 29.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 FEDERAL COURT
No3 OVER EXPOSURE Solid first-up effort when he got home late for 1.2-length second Easy Beast 1200m here 56.5kg Mar. 12. Balaklava winner on debut three runs earlier and also third to Muraaqeb and Experimentation 1200m Moonee Valley Sept. 29. Looks the testing material.
No1 GLAM GURU High-class filly working back to her best. Travelled wide and struck trouble at 200m – pulling up lame in foreleg – when 4-length last of 13 1200m Matrice Stakes here Mar. 12. Beaten in a photo by Luvaluva before spell in Group 2 Wakeful Stakes 2000m Flemington Nov. 4. Has class on her side so she could improve suddenly here. Don’t discard.
No4 BRIS VEGAS Never runs a bad race. Had a win at Gawler and placed 1300m Morphettville Parks and 1200m here as $1.90 fav then struck trouble at 200m when 1.7-length fourth Easy Beast, Over Exposure 57kg Mar. 12. Meets Over Exposure 1kg better here and warrants respect.
No5 CHAROSSA Fitter for two runs this campaign and should go well again. Resumed with 1.4-length second Moon Spinner 1100m Maiden here Feb. 17 then speared away from Exalted Lauretta 1300m 3Yr Maiden Morphettville Parks 57.5kg Mar. 10. Should measure up to tougher field here.
VALUE RUNNER: No4 BRIS VEGAS
No3 CAPTAIN DUFFY Stepping up to more suitable distances now and won third-up last campaign over 1800m here. Worked home solidly first-up when 4.4-length fourth Blue Tycoon 1250m Morphettville Parks Feb. 24 then raced handily and fought on strongly for 2-length second Affray 1400m there BM82 56kg Mar. 10. Getting near the money.
No7 ENKI Racing consistently with two wins and three placings last five runs. Got home well for photo-finish third Savatag, Tycoon Soffie 1400m Morphettville Parks BM75 54kg Good4 Feb. 24 then wore down Cavalry Gold over this distance Morphettville Parks BM64 57.5kg Mar. 10. Up in class but drops 3kg with Jason Holder taking the reins. Has claims again.
No2 SUPER HAZE Best form is over staying trips but he showed up in recent Cranbourne trial so it wouldn’t surprise to see him sprint well fresh. Just pipped by Cismontane 2500m Moonee Valley Aug. 26 then 3.8-length seventh Almandin 2500m Flemington JRA Trophy Sept. 16. Big drop in class to this.
No4 SATURDAY SORCERER Facing a stiff rise in class but did win over 1700m at Gawler BM75 four runs back Dec. 23. Place chance again based on close third Daktari 1600m BM75 here Mar. 3. Drops 4.5kg here.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 SUPER HAZE
No1 MAZUREK (NEXT BEST BET) Has won three of last five starts including two runs from a spell. Beat Ballista 1000m Morphettville Parks Class2 56.5kg Feb. 14 then led throughout over Alaskan Jade 1200m Mares BM80 54kg Mar. 3. Job made easier with 2kg claim and will be hard to beat again.
No9 CAMBRIDGE LADY Made steady progress to score third-up from Lady Lee Wangaratta Fillies and Mares BM64 58.5kg Mar. 4. Should be further improved and rates highly with Jamie Kah taking the ride.
No2 CALLISTO GIRL Beat Silent Ice second-up 1250m Morphettville Parks BM64 Feb. 24 then led until final stages when 0.9-length fourth Tatoosh 1200m BM75 here 54kg Mar. 12. Should go forward again and will give plenty of cheek.
No3 FREEDOM ROAD Resuming here but has been placed first-up previously. Won successive starts over 1400m Morphettville Parks BM64 and BM70 before finishing ninth to Redentes Edge 1200m BM70 here Nov. 18. Keep safe.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 FREEDOM ROAD
No4 TATOOSH Most impressive at first start for new trainer when struck trouble in the straight and won on protest over Weather Channel 1200m 54kg here BM75 Mar. 12. Up in weight but back to BM70 grade. Should take further improvement from that run and looks the one to beat again.
No10 MOUSAI Has four runs under his belt this campaign and ready to peak. Worked home strongly when half-length fourth Crystal Pistol 1200m Ballarat BM64 57kg Mar. 7. Won 1200m Pakenham Synthetic Maiden four runs earlier before a spell. One of the main chances.
No3 VANTAGGIO First-up specialist who beat Khutulun and Devilishly 1500m Cranbourne BM70 Soft5 58.5kg May 12 then battling 3.6-length eighth Don’t We Love It 1500m Sandown Lakeside BM70 60.5kg June 7. Having first run for 41 weeks and will be ready to win first-up again. Huxtable’s 3kg claim is a big plus.
No5 VON COSTA GLASS Won 1706m Gawler BM60 59kg Heavy9 Aug. 23 and 1600m BM70 here Sept. 9 then had 25-week spell before solid first-up second Millenia 1200m Naracoorte BM64 61.5kg Good4 Mar. 4. Has to be considered.
VALUE RUNNER: No3 VANTAGGIO
No2 HUSSYBAY Has won seven of 13 starts, including two of three first-up runs, and looks to have excellent credentials again while fresh. Won successive races 1950m BM82 Morphettville Parks Nov. 4 and 1800m Morphettville Nov. 18 before blanket third Ustinov’s Fury 1600m BM90 there Dec. 9. Rates highly.
No7 MANUEL Had wins over 1200m Geelong Synthetic BM64 and Morphettville BM70 before second Wanted By All 1400m Morphettville Parks 60.5kg Oct.21 and 6.25-length seventh Dollar For Dollar 1400m Flemington 54kg Nov. 7. Back to more suitable grade here and big first-up run is on the cards.
No10 EXALTED ADAM Completed a winning hat-trick Murray Bridge Class 2, Strathalbyn 1200m BM60 and Morphettville BM70 as $3.80 fav then took on the big boys when courageous 3.4-length 10th It’s Been A Battle 1200m Matrice Stakes Morphettville Mar. 12. Much better suited here.
No4 WAGING WAR Best form over more ground but will be running on late first-up from 44-week spell. Completed winning hat-trick in the 2030m Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes Morphettville Soft6 April 29 then tied-up in finishing eighth Time To Test 2500m Morphettville Port Adelaide Cup May 20.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 HUSSYBAY