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EXPERT RACING TIPS: MORPHETTVILLE

MORPHETTVILLE PREVIEW AND TIPS | SATURDAY THE 8TH OF JUNE

RAIL: +6m 1000m-W/Post, +3m Remainder Sectional 608m TRACK: Soft 5

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Lachlan Mosley

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BACK: 3. The Cunning Fox (WIN) for 2 units

The Cunning Fox was a good winner two back then didn’t have a heap go right last start when running 4L last. The run still had merit. He has a great record over this distance and draws for a softer run in transit. Like the engagement of Todd Pannell and Melbourne staying events are stronger than ours. Dixie Whistler is a bit of a Parks Specialist with 2 wins and 6 placings from 11 goes here. She makes her own luck upfront and could prove hard to get past with the smart claim for Alana Livesey. Lake’s Folly is racing consistently without winning this prep. Is always around the mark in these staying events. Draws well and gets a claim for Rochelle Milnes. Shadow Hawk has been OK for 2 runs back from a spell. Is getting to the correct trip now and gets the experienced staying hoop in Dominic Tourneur aboard. Can improve at odds.

5. Artillery
6. Six Stars
7. Idracowra
4. Saint Michael

 

 

Betting Strategy

Artillery was met with market support on debut and worked home OK for 4th behind Nicish. Will be fitter and better educated for that. Draws well and can make a sharp improvement. Six Stars comes from the same race and actually finished in-front of Artillery.
Finished only start at this track/distance. Should be thereabouts. Idracowra was disappointing fresh when hard in the market. Has some ability and might improve here. Saint Michael is bursting to win a race for Justin Pickering. Was close up at Strathalbyn last start with Kayla Crowther aboard. Can go close again.

3. The Cunning Fox
4. Dixie Whistler
2. Lake’s Folly
9. Shadow Hawk

 

Betting Strategy

BACK: 3. The Cunning Fox (WIN) for 2 units

The Cunning Fox was a good winner two back then didn’t have a heap go right last start when running 4L last. The run still had merit. He has a great record over this distance and draws for a softer run in transit. Like the engagement of Todd Pannell and Melbourne staying events are stronger than ours. Dixie Whistler is a bit of a Parks Specialist with 2 wins and 6 placings from 11 goes here. She makes her own luck upfront and could prove hard to get past with the smart claim for Alana Livesey. Lake’s Folly is racing consistently without winning this prep. Is always around the mark in these staying events. Draws well and gets a claim for Rochelle Milnes. Shadow Hawk has been OK for 2 runs back from a spell. Is getting to the correct trip now and gets the experienced staying hoop in Dominic Tourneur aboard. Can improve at odds.

10. Cararada
1 Master Montaro
6. Willybeafactor
11. King Moya

Betting Strategy

Cararada is a model of consistency who was excellent first up from a break. She’s never missed a place at the track and trip in 4 attempts and gets the services if Jason Holder right down in the weights. This looks a pretty moderate affair. The Hayes boys bring over Master Monarto who has had solid form in Victoria. Ran a good 3rd at Flemington before racing on speed and only battling at Sale. This looks an easier race. Willybeafactor is a horse that bobs up every now and then. Drops a huge 9kg from his last run in town and is a winner over the track/distance. King Moya is racing very well this prep and building good rapport with Dom Tourneur in the saddle. Never missed a place at this trip in 3 attempts and draws to do no work.

3. Maracourt
4. Chipson
1. Brave Star
11. Bolted In

 

Betting Strategy

BACK: 3. Maracort (WIN) for 2 units

Maracourt is becoming the punters worst nightmare the past couple but is clearly the best horse in the race. Tragedy beaten last time out then just grabbed on the line at the latest. He draws well here and goes well on the Parks track. It’s now or never! Chipson was smashed in betting last start and was something beaten after being held up badly and rocketed to the line to just miss. Loves this distance and like the engagement of Kayla Crowther. Looks the danger. Brave Star was a big price fresh but ran an eyecatching 4th. Will be fitter for it and has a great 2nd up record. Gets good weight relief with the 3kg claim for Rochelle Milnes. Bolted In worked to the line well for 4th in the same race as Maracourt. Sure to be in the mix again.

10. Nicajon
5. Annihilate
1. Jenkins
7. Coco Van Winkle

 

Betting Strategy

Nicajon ran a very good 2nd placings last Saturday up in grade. Drops back a peg here and draws for a very soft run. Michael Shepherdson places his horses very well at this track/distance. Annihilate was pretty good for 2nd behind a dominant Easy Campese last time out. The Chris Bieg stable is in red-hot form. He’s another getting back a bit in grade. Jenkins was a dominant winner up in grade here last time out. Drops back but gets the big weight relief with the 3kg claim for Rochelle Milnes. No reason why he can’t win again. Has a terrific record at the Parks track. Coco Van Winkle has been contesting BM58 races across the border but performing very well. Can step up a grade here and draws to do no work. Like the engagement of Jake Toeroek.

3. Hard Prince
8. Our Divinyl
10. Cherokee Miss
11. Hollandiase

 

Betting Strategy

BACK: 3. Hard Prince (WIN) for 1 unit

Not much went right for Hard Prince last start when raced 3 wide on a limb but still worked hard for 3rd placing. Richard Jolly has 4 horses in the race and Jake Toeroek has chosen this one to ride. That’s a big push. Has been very good since joining the stable. Our Divinyl has started big odds both runs back from a spell but has defied that with excellent performances. Is fitter for 2 runs back and should appreciate the extra 100m in trip. Cherokee Miss returns from G3 company where she was probably outclassed. The start prior ran 2nd to G1 performed A Samurai Mind. That’s a good reference for this. Hollandiase is having no luck at mid-week level of late. Was beaten by track bias at Balaklava last time out. Up in grade but drops in weight and does have a metro win to his name.

BACK: 3. Hard Prince (PLACE) for 1 unit

Not much went right for Hard Prince last start when raced 3 wide on a limb but still worked hard for 3rd placing. Richard Jolly has 4 horses in the race and Jake Toeroek has chosen this one to ride. That’s a big push. Has been very good since joining the stable. Our Divinyl has started big odds both runs back from a spell but has defied that with excellent performances. Is fitter for 2 runs back and should appreciate the extra 100m in trip. Cherokee Miss returns from G3 company where she was probably outclassed. The start prior ran 2nd to G1 performed A Samurai Mind. That’s a good reference for this. Hollandiase is having no luck at mid-week level of late. Was beaten by track bias at Balaklava last time out. Up in grade but drops in weight and does have a metro win to his name.

3. Validated
5. Bellinger
2. Picargo
8. Sweet Baby Boom

 

Betting Strategy

BACK: 3. Validated (WIN) for 2 units

Validated will find this easier than recent racing. Was very good at Group 3 level two back before having no luck down the tricky Flemington straight. Drops big time in grade and gets weight relief for the 3kg claim of Rochelle Milnes. Best horse in the race. Bellinger comes across from a good performance at Caulfield when hit the line well for 3rd over the 1200m. He doesn’t know how to run a bad race and gets the services of leading jockey Jake Toeroek. Picargo is another that will appreciate the class drop. Has been competing at Group and Listed level. Never missed the quinella at the track/distance in 4 runs and will appreciate the drop in class. Quality horse. Sweet Baby Boom is racing well for the Clarken/Oshea stable without much luck. Raced wide and was a sitting duck late last time out. Draws for a soft run here. Can improve.

BACK: 5. Bellinger (Save) (WIN) for 1 unit

Bellinger comes across from a good performance at Caulfield when hit the line well for 3rd over the 1200m. He doesn’t know how to run a bad race and gets the services of leading jockey Jake Toeroek

11. Shadowfax
8. Foxy Femme
4. Esseffninety
1. El Salto

 

Betting Strategy

BACK: 11. Shadowfax (WIN) for 2 units

Shadowfax is racing very consistently this prep. Has bought his form to metro level after an easy kill at Pt Lincoln is very well met at the weights with the 3kg claim for Felicity Atkinson and meets the talented Foxy Femme 4kg better at the weights. Foxy Femme is racing very well without winning. Did a huge job to come from well back for 4th last time out. Doesn’t know to run a bad race and never missed a place at the track and dist. Esseffninety was brave for 2nd when only just grabbed on the post at this track last start. No reason why he can’t go one better. El Salto drops a few pegs in grade and is a noted weight carrier. Has won at this track and trip in the past and Garrett Lynch horses can bob up at a price.

1 Layeruponlayer
4. Lift The Bar
12. Amelia Valentina
2. Chambers Bay

 

Betting Strategy

Can’t knock anything Layeruponlayer is doing. Won two on the trot with ease and can make the next step here. This is a pretty weak race so he might have more upside than these. Lift The Bar is racing huge since joining the Sarah Rutten camp. Deserves a crack in town after a great win at Mildura last time out. Amelia Valentina has been pretty unlucky this prep but still running really well. She’s got no weight on her back with the 3kg claim for Nicola Yuen. Chambers Bay has returned to form this prep and there’s no reason why he can’t win again. Track/distance form is solid.

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Summary

Morphettville is South Australia’s premier racetrack, located on the outskirts of Adelaide’s city centre. The South Australian Jockey Club’s two racetracks host fixtures all year round, but its premium meetings fall in April and May during the Adelaide Racing Carnival. Our team of South Australian experts bring you their Morphettville race tips all year round, with an even sharper focus on the feature meetings over the winter months. Head to the Betfair Hub for the inside track on Morphettville racing. 

Fast Facts

  • Morphettville was the first race club anywhere in the world to utilise a retractable winning post with hydraulics, which enables the SAJC to minimise the damage to both tracks by alternating the running of races. 
  • The wetlands area in the middle of the racecourse, which covers 3.5 hectares and is used to irrigate both racetracks, was constructed in 2002 at a cost of $2.4 million.

Key Events         

Morphettville hosts four Group 1 meetings during the Adelaide Racing Carnival, starting with the Australasian Oaks and culminating in The Goodwood. With the Robert Sangster Stakes and the South Australian Derby in between, our tipsters bring you their Morphettville best bets over four consecutive weeks of Group 1 action. 

Track Profile 

The course proper at Morphettville is a long, flat course with a circumference of 2,307 metres. The track has a width of 32 metres, with wide sweeping turns and a four per cent camber. The second track, commonly known locally as “The Parks”, was officially opened in June 2009. The track has a circumference of 2,100 metres and is 25 metres wide, with a five per cent camber on the turns. A chute running through the centre of the course between the 850 and 1,550-metre marks allows for 1250, 1300 and 1400-metre starts. With an intimate knowledge of how both tracks play, you can rely on Betfair’s experts for the best Morphettville tips.  

History

The first race meeting on what is today known as Morphettville was conducted on 3 January, 1876. Since the closure of the racetracks at Victoria Park (2008) and Cheltenham Park (2009), race meetings in Adelaide have only been conducted at Morphettville.   

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