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Good 4 with the Rail in the True position.

The Adelaide Cup is South Australia’s premiere Staying race for Handicap horses held at the Morphettville racecourse. The race is run over 3200m with the first event taking place all the way back in 1864. Up until 2007, the race was a Group 1 event. It has since been downgraded to Group 2.

Some noted winners of the Adelaide include Rain Lover (1968) Hyperno (1978) Lord Reims (1987,1988, 1989) Subzero (1992) Gallic (2007) and SURPRISE BABY (2019)

The race has the ability to throw up some rough results in the past including last year when a lowly rated REBEL RACER won leading all the way at $41


The two fancied runners in THE MAP and AMADE will go back as AMADE forever misses the kick and the MAP is a natural get-back run-on type. Looks to be some genuine speed here with SANDASTAN likely to take a forward position. YELLOWBRICK ROAD has led all the way the past couple so no doubt the same tactics will come into play here. ROARING ENGINE is another that should take a prominent position. Hard to see them crawling here so expecting the fancied backmarkers will come into play on the bend and should have the staying prowess to overhaul the leading pack here.




THE MAP was the best run out of the Lord Reims Stakes when settled right back in running and made a sweeping run around the whole field and just couldn’t reel in YELLOWBRICK ROAD who had a much easier run in transit. Lachlan Neindorf very unlucky to lose the ride but the horse does combine now with Jamie Kah.

They won a 2800m race on Melbourne Cup Day by 5L pulling away so the 3200m should not be an issue. LINCOLN KING looks ready to go 3rd up from a break and has a really good record in NZ over the 3200m in Group company.

It started big odds in the Moonee Valley 2500m lead up race but had no luck when a slow horse fell in his lap when he was trying to build into the race. Got working late and was solid through the line for 4L 6th. The step up to the 3200m is in his favour.

Looks a knockout hope! SKELM comes from the same race as LINCOLN KING and was the eye catcher of the race charging into 4th placing. He started short in the market in this race in 2022 and was OK for 8th.

He has no issues with the trip and his 2800m form is fanstastic. He looks in great shape for the race this year with all lead up runs being solid. AMADE finished 3rd in this race last year.

He’s a bit of an enigma as he can bomb the start badly and is always forced out the back. Should be able to get away with that in a 3200m race as they won’t be out to break any records early so he should be able to take on. He’s a Geelong Cup winner and that race always has international/Melbourne Cup form lines from it and you know he will see out the trip.

Betting Strategy

BACK (WIN) THE MAP for 2.5 units Win

BACK(WIN) AMADE for 1 unit

BACK (WIN) SKELM for 0.5 units

BACK (WIN) LINCOLN KING for 0.5 units

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