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Lincoln Moore's Gawler Cup Preview





RACE 1 - 2:30PM Hygain Curculain Pro Maiden Plate (1100 METRES)

SACRED ARMOUR is a former Kiwi who has trialled nicely for his Australian debut beating Johnny Thunder in a Morphettville trial. He draws a middle gate and looks the one to beat. TEA RAV is on debut for Stuart Gower and won a recent Morphettville jump out well. He has been well backed since markets opened. PUDDING is on debut for Richard and Chantelle Jolly and showed good improvement from his first to second trial winning his latest at Morphettville and draws well in barrier two. BRAZEN EAGLE showed speed on debut when 3rd behind Spiriting at Balaklava back in February and should give them something to chase form an inside draw. RISING LEGEND is a former NSW galloper now with Scott Westover and trialled OK behind Sadler’s Song at Balaklava recently.

SELECTIONS: 1. SACRED ARMOUR, 9. Tea Rav, 6. Pudding


RACE 2 - 3:10PM TAB Maiden Plate (1500 METRES)

VICTORY BANDIT is a nice type who was very good at massive odds running 5th behind Ecumenical at Listed level and was placed at her next four runs before being spelled. She’s first-up at 1500m but has a lot of upside and capable of giving this a big shake. BAMYAN BUDDHA ran well on debut and was sent out favourite first-up from a spell when runner-up behind Four Winds. He draws wide but will make his own luck. ICHIBANSAN was heavily backed first-up from a break when down the track behind We Will Remember here. He gets out to a more suitable trip and his form earlier in the year in strong 3yo company is solid enough to be right in the finish here. ROYAL GISELLE was OK behind Squizzy Mizzy at Morphettville two runs back before being well beaten in a Balaklava trial. BRED TO BOSS could be an improver here on the back of a handy Morphettville trial.

SELECTIONS: 13. VICTORY BANDIT, 8. Bamyan Buddha, 3. Ichibansan


RACE 3 - 3:50PM Fuse Recruitment Benchmark 58 Handicap (1700 METRES)

GRACIEBIRD gets her chance here on the quick back-up and out to 1700m. She was strong late behind Enlist at Morphettville and this is a drop in class. SEBONNA was good first-up from a spell running 6th behind Morialta at Morphettville. The extra trip suits and the stable is ticking over nicely. TABLE OF WISDOM has won five of nine starts here and was too good for Azzuro Bianco last time. He draws out wide but gets in well after the claim and should be in the finish. MASARU WARRIOR has ability but is finding it hard to break through. GETOUTTHEWAY races well here with four wins and six placings from 17 starts and was too good for Table Of Wisdom two starts back. NOTICE ME comes off a nice effort at Port Lincoln behind Raise An Army and is back on her home deck.

SELECTIONS: 12. GRACIEBIRD, 1. Sebonna, 2. Table Of Wisdom


RACE 4 - 4:30PM Cornerstone Stud - Helping people realise their bloodstock dreams Benchmark 54 Handicap (1200 METRES)

Wide open race. SYLVAN CREST has only been out of the money at two of his eight starts here and his fresh record is OK. He was knocking on the door before a spell and has appeal at odds. HARBOURING has been racing well and was a winner at Balaklava four runs back and solid at Murray Bridge last week behind Tahnee Tradition. SHOWUSYOURMOTOR comes out of the same race looks ready to fire third up from a spell. HE WILL BOOM draws the car park but is more than capable of improving here after an OK effort behind Outpost at Morphettville last time out. TAIPAN TOMMY is first-up for Dennis O’Leary and must be kept safe.

SELECTIONS: 6. SYLVAN CREST, 2. Harbouring, 4. Showusyourmotor


RACE 5 - 5:00PM GJ Civil ‘Road to the Jericho’ Benchmark 75 Handicap (Heat 8 Skybeau Series) (3340 METRES)

RAISE YOU TEN looks hard to beat here he was runner-up at Sandown on the flat back in July and won a maiden hurdle in August. He comes off a solid effort behind True Marvel over the 3000m trip and should take beating despite a wide gate. BUDD FOX is another Victoria who is second up and was runner-up behind Sign Seal Deliver at Warrnambool in May and gets the blinkers. Local SASUN will thrive over the trip and his latest at Morphettville behind Slipintothis was solid for a race like this. Stablemate JOPHIEL comes off a good effort behind Cassowary and is worth some thought. ARCADIA KING has OK form for a race like this.

SELECTIONS: 1. RAISE YOU TEN, 3. Sasun, 11. Jophiel


RACE 6 - 5:55PM Adelaide Plains Bloodstock Evanston Sprint Benchmark 62 Hcp (Heat 9 Riziz)(Heat 3 Sir Prancealot) (1100 METRES)

LARKHAM has talent and was placed behind Huffington twice before having solid support behind Alleboom last time. This is a drop in class on last time and he gets the inside gate and the claim. INDIAN GAZELLE races well here on her home track and made good ground from a long way back behind Another Award at Morphettville last time. She draws out but gets in well after the claim and should be fighting out the finish. MR RAIKKONEN had solid Victorian form before being placed behind Zoist at Morphettville back in March. He’s trialled nicely and maps well from the good barrier. DAMASCUS MOMENT looks the leader from gate three and is a winner this track and trip. BUBBLES MCGINTY comes off a good win here beating Chevite, but this is a touch harder. The Stokes stable has VIRTUE who has drawn a middle gate and needs to improve on her past couple in Victoria while DISTANT LOVER is first-up and has trialled nicely for her return but draws wide.

SELECTIONS: 1. LARKHAM, 8. Indian Gazelle, 2. Mr Raikkonen


RACE 7 - 6:25PM Holdfast Insurance Gawler Cup (Heat 6 Happy Trails Series) (1500 METRES)

SECOND SLIP holds the key here. He was beaten a touch over 3 lengths behind I’m Thunderstruck in the Toorak at Group 1 level last time. He’s poorly drawn but makes his own luck and can overcome that, like he did when game at Balaklava two starts back. The drop in distance suits and he’s no doubt the best horse in the race. SIGN OF USSURI is the danger and that is reflected in the market. He was placed behind Perfect Route two starts back before he was too strong for France’s Boy last time and draws a perfect barrier. NONAME LANE is going super and appreciated getting back to the bigger track beating Ocean Reward at Morphettville last week. EXTREME THRILL races well here and his effort in the Murray Bridge Cup when 5th behind Regalo Di Gaetano was solid, the wide draw hasn’t helped his chance. CROWN MINT has been racing in great form and was too good for Robe Bay at Morphettville last time. MAGNETIC EDGE comes out of the same race and was solid running 6th in the Cup last week. ECHO BOOMER is honest and her past two runs have been solid. ROBE BAY is well up to a race like this and strips fitter for one run back. ALSVIOR was good first-up behind The Billionaire at Morphettville and draws well. TUBBY TWO TRACKS races well here and WILD IMAGINATION will get a perfect run from an inside gate is she gains a start.

SELECTIONS: 1. SECOND SLIP, 7. Sign Of Ussuri, 4. Extreme Thrill


RACE 8 - 6:55PM Coopers Brewery Benchmark 54 Handicap (1500 METRES)

Another race I am happy to stay out of. EUROGEM comes off a good Penola win and maps well from the barrier. FORCHE was a Victorian winner back in January and has trialled after an OK effort at Oakbank last time out. SENTRY GATE has been placed at two of four and made ground behind Gondolier last time here. He’s back in trip but capable on his day. VINROSE is also a Victorian winner back in March and draws the inside gate.

SELECTIONS: 4. EUROGEM, 2. Forche, 5. Sentry Gate


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