BEST BET: SPANISH HEIRLOOM (Race 4)
EACH-WAY: ROYAL BOWER (Race 6)
VALUE: MAORI MAGIC (Race 7)
RACE 1 - 1:45PM Kelvin Westbrook Transport & Feedlot / Loxton Irrigation Centre Maiden Plate (1800 METRES)
SHEZOURCASH comes up short here for a horse who went around at massive odds last time but did chase home Castle Of Kings at Gawler. RAMBLER GAMBLER could be an improver here for the Shayne Cahill stable.
SELECTIONS: 7. SHEZOURCASH, 5. Rambler Gambler, 8. Springsun
RACE 2 - 2:20PM Murray Pioneer / Radio 801-5RM Colts, Geldings & Entires Three-Years-Old & Over Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
A few debutants hold the key here. VALAROC comes up favourite after running 3rd in a trial behind Shalwesee, ABLE MAN trialled OK behind the smart Speak No Eagle, while there has been good specking for RICHTER who was runner-up in a Penola trial and draws nicely. GOOD APPROACH was well beaten in his trial back in April but is in good hands. Of the raced brigade MILITARY PRESS has shown ability and trialled well for this while VOODOO MOON could be an improver here.
SELECTIONS: 11. VALAROC, 4. Richter, 3. Military Press
RACE 3 - 2:55PM PPHS Pty Ltd Fillies & Mares Three-Years-Old & Up Maiden Plate (1000 METRES)
EMBEDDED is in good hands with Travis Doudle and has trialled OK. She draws well and looks hard to beat. FREEDOM DAY was good behind a smart one in Speak No Eagle last time and looks a big danger. WITCHEL has been placed at three of 14. TROUBLED TIMES has been runner-up at two of his past three and gets his chance. VERVET BLUU has trialled OK and could be one to watch.
SELECTIONS: 10. EMBEDDED, 11. Freedom Day, 7. Troubled Times
RACE 4 - 3:35PM Val & Norm Humphrys and Barry Gowling Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000 METRES)
SPANISH HEIRLOOM is a handy mare who gets in OK in this class of race after the claim. She’ll make her own luck and the $2 on offer is appealing. GRAND HOST has ability and was a good Balaklava winner three starts back. MORPHETT ROAD is lightly raced and could be the one down in the weights to finish hard.
SELECTIONS: 1. SPANISH HEIRLOOM, 2. Grand Host, 3. Morphett Road
RACE 5 - 4:10PM Flea & Doug Fullston BM 54 Handicap (1380 METRES)
ENLIST draws wide but has been placed at three of his past four which is good enough form to give this a shake. HURRICANE SONNY ran well at odds at Oakbank last weekend and is worth some thought. CALYPSO STORM drops back in class. FAST PLAN could run a cheeky race down in the weights. UNLIMITED ABILITY has been racing well and draws a good barrier. DETENTORE was sent out favourite last time behind Getouttheway at Gawler.
SELECTIONS: 4. ENLIST, 5. Hurricane Sonny, 13. Fast Plan
RACE 6 - 4:45PM Collins Industrial Distributors Pty Ltd Mindarie-Halidon Cup (1800 METRES)
ROYAL BOWER comes off an easy Roxby Cup win last weekend. His previous form has been very good since coming to SA and he can win again from the good barrier. PLAISIR will make his own luck and led them up before being overpowered by Sasun at Oakbank last week. He was a good Murray Bridge winner previously and looks well placed here. NOTICE ME comes off two handy Port Augusta wins. WYLIE OL’ COYOTE has a handy record and was OK behind Crown Mint in town last time. FAST FOILS has OK form for a race like this. BALDY is going well.
SELECTIONS: 10. ROYAL BOWER, 3. Plaisir, 2. Notice Me
RACE 7 - 5:15PM Mallee Dipping and Mulesing / Zadow Well Drillers BM 56 Hcp (1800 METRES)
ANOTHER FREE GLASS has plenty of talent and was a good winner in maiden grade before a nice run in town behind Melody Man. He was solid again behind Apache Star last time and that’s very good form for a race like this. SMART PROMISE is also going super and defeated Masaru Warrior two runs back. LE DUPE has been racing well and must be respected. MAORI MAGIC can run a cheeky race from the inside draw at odds.
SELECTIONS: 1. ANOTHER FREE GLASS, 2. Smart Promise, 7. Maori Magic