The Punters Guide returns after a big day yesterday at Wyong – hitting the quaddie and multiple longshots. We have a few competitive races at Morphettville today – lets pick the diamonds from the quartz. Our last guide can be found HERE
Race 1 – SYD MCDONALD SENIOR MEMORIAL 1250m
Todd Pannell is in for a good day at the ‘Ville today, and, Farooq is his first one of the day that presents very well for this race. Distance suits, dropping in class and is best when fresh – first up today. One to beat. No More Bids is the next best here. Dom Tourneur and Mick Price are always a dangerous combination, and, combining on No More Bids today puts it in a good place. Can challenge the top pick. Kayla Crowther and Dancer’s Kin are the last of the chances here.
Top Pick – Farooq
Next Best – No More Bids
Longshot/Value – Dancer’s Kin
Race 2 – DREAM CRUISES AUS VS IRE STEEPLE 3500m
Not a big field here for the hurdle, there won’t be a second dividend for this one and there is only one horse to pick here and that is Sir Lopez, who is too good for this field. Not much else needs to be said other than Caroun is the only one with upset potential.
Top Pick – Sir Lopez
No next best – No second or third dividend
Race 3 – SOUL GROWERS WINES HANDICAP 2250m
Back Weir, drink beer, that is the scenario here in the third as Harry Coffey has the top ride in the race in Mongolian Wolf. Carrying a little more weight than you would like here, but, is the type of horse that can deal with it, strong frame and closes fast over the final furlong. One to beat here. Taking the Weir duo here as The Statesman also maps well for this one and can live up to its current favouritism in the market. Impressive when winning last start and can repeat that here.
Top Pick – Mongolian Wolf
Next Best – The Statesman
Race 4 – DREAM CRUISES AUS VS IRE HURDLE 3200m
Another small field for the hurdles here and, another race with two clear standouts in Romelo and Zentangle. However, the edge lays with Romelo and, is expected to go on with it today in what looks like a race that could be decided by a tight margin. Romelo has won at the distance and is coming in on the back of a let down when finishing eighth. Can find its best today.
Top Pick – Romelo
No next best – No third dividend
Race 5 – MYPUNTER.COM HANDICAP 1000m
Holy Seal is another of the Weir invaders at Morphettville here today that is first up and has won first up previously. Chris Symons has the ride today in a beatable field, with another Weir runner looking like a real threat here in Won Ball. Won Ball ran on strong last start first up when finishing third, winner at distance and can win again today. Mile High is good outside value here today with Justin Huxtable in the saddle. Winner at track and distance and running very light here today, can upset this field.
Top Pick – Holy Seal
Next Best – Won Ball
Longshot – Mile High
Race 6 – STUART GLENN’S 60TH BIRTHDAY 1250m
Another big chance here for Todd Pannell currently trading at double digit odds in Zalmona. Ran a very eye catching third last start and retains jockey from that effort here today. Winner at distance and yet to finish outside the minors at the track. Definite chance here. Tartan Bearer was a strong runner that did its best over soggy grounds – Eclair Calling is of that lineage today on a soft track and is one of the top rated runners in this race. Kayla Crowther has the ride her today and can make the most of it, this horse is talented and running fresh. Miss Identified is fresh today – won this track, distance and class previously and Hussonet horses can never be discounted over this distance. Will be right in this.
Top Pick – Zalmona
Next Best – Eclair Calling
Longshot/Value – Miss Identified
Race 7 – UBET PENNY EDITION STAKES 1400m
Theanswermyfriend did it again last start as the favourite with plenty of knocks against it, has the chance to go ahead here and grab the hat-trick and, over the course of its last three runs, this presents as the field it should beat. Widgee Turf could be considered a danger but, that wide draw and the softer going making it work harder is enough to deter here. Theanswermyfriend may be the answer here today. Poetic Dream is the next best despite poor return race. Has shown that it can close fast previously and, if it can get some of that it had overseas – it can fire here today. Silvera is the best of the rest here. Won at track, won at distance and gets one of the top jockeys at Morphettville in the saddle here in Jason Holder. Ticks a lot of boxes today and has good value at its current odds.
Top Pick – Theanswermyfriend
Next Best – Poetic Dream
Longshot – Silvera
Race 8 – QUAYCLEAN HANDICAP 1400m
Jason Holder has his best of the day here in Tan Tat Trusting. Impressive winner two starts back in horrible conditions and, has a track similar to that day here with rain expected throughout the day down south. Can repeat that run here today. Moghul Empire was an impressive winner last start, but, gets a considerable downgrade in teh saddle without Jamie Kah today. The horse has the ability, but, will need a lot of help from MacFarlane. Galaxy Gazer must be included here. Winner at distance, class, track and with the riding jockey, ticks a lot of boxes and represents good value.
Top Pick – Tan Tat Trusting
Next Best – Moghul Empire
Longshot – Galaxy Gazer
Bet Chimps Racing Double – Farooq to win in to Zalmona to place @ $7.19/+619 on BetEasy
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