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Morphettville Racing Tips: Saturday, May 7th

Tim Geers previews the nine-race card at Morphettville for G1 Robert Sangster Stakes day.

Morphettville racing tips

It’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes day at Morphettville!

The feature sprint headlines a nine-race card in Adelaide, supported by two Group 2s, one Group 3 and two Listed races.

Tim Geers has previewed every race on the card below with his tips and best bets.

Best Bet: Race 8 – (1) September Run

Best Value: Race 6 – (2) La Dragontea / (13) Wild Imagination

Moneyball

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Race 1

Thomas Farms (Bm82) (1600m)
12:17pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Thomas Farms (Bm82) (1600m)
12:17pm (AEDT)

1. Dexter You Devil (4) J: Ben Price (60.5kg) T: Shayne Cahill
131515.2
2. Sesar (1) J: Campbell Rawiller (60.5kg) T: D C Saxon
12691131
3. Aussie Nugget (6) J: Ethan Brown (59.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
343427
4. Magnetic Edge (13) J: Lachlan Neindorf (58kg) T: J Hickmott & C Riggs
121414.2
5. Not Usual Glorious (8) J: Paul Gatt (58kg) T: Travis Doudle
8.588.6
6. Reserve Street (10) J: John Allen (58kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
6.57.57.1
7. Cafe Tortoni (5) J: Barend Vorster (56kg) T: Ryan Balfour
111010.8
8. France's Boy (2) J: Ms Sophie Logan (55.5kg) T: J Hickmott & C Riggs
717159
9. Eagles Crag (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55kg) T: Archie Alexander
2.252.152.2
10. Muswellbrook (12) J: Craig Williams (55kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
212120
11. Heir Of Tavistock (7) J: Jacob Opperman (54kg) T: R J Wilson
262623
12. Impossible Action (11) J: Jake Toeroek (54kg) T: R & C Jolly
7.57.57.2
13. Danish Fortune (3) J: Will Price (54kg) T: W T Wilkes
10191111

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 12:19pm (AEDT)

(9) Eagles Crag looks the horse to beat here. He’s won three of his six starts and bumped into Doncaster winner Mr Brightside first up last prep. Didn’t seem to handle the heavy ground last time we saw him but he comes here first up for six months and at his best, he’d win this.

(6) Reserve Street is absolutely airborne for his new stable. He was backed at long odds first up in the Echuca Cup and ran a very good race without much luck. He then went to the Warracknabeal Cup and won. How that form lines up here is hard to know but he’s going great guns and looks a healthy price.

Tip: (9) Eagles Crag $2.30 Ladbrokes

Also Backing: (6) Reserve Street $7.50 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1.5 units WIN Eagles Crag, 0.5 units WIN Reserve Street

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Race 2

G.H. Mumm (Bm64) (1200m)
12:52pm (AEDT)

Race 2

G.H. Mumm (Bm64) (1200m)
12:52pm (AEDT)

1. Street Life (13) J: Angus Chung (66kg) T: Ms K Byrnes
343435
2. Dr Dee Dee (9) J: Lachlan Neindorf (62.5kg) T: D I Dodson
121112.2
3. Next Dimension (12) J: Shayne Cahill (62.5kg) T: Ms P Trenwith
161517.2
4. Pimm's Party (8) J: Ms Teagan Voorham (61kg) T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
7.577.1
5. Stryke In Style (10) J: Barend Vorster (60.5kg) T: J F Macmillan
131213
6. Carbone (3) J: Ms Sophie Logan (60kg) T: G P Moody
10810.2
7. Echo Boomer (7) J: (60kg) T: Ryan Balfour
8. Hasslefree (15) J: Paul Gatt (60kg) T: Ms S Brennan
212020.5
9. So Say Angel (4) J: Campbell Rawiller (60kg) T: Ryan Balfour
111110
10. Aesthete (11) J: Ben Price (59.5kg) T: Will Clarken
111111.2
11. Mask Up (6) J: Craig Williams (59.5kg) T: Symon Wilde
2.82.62.65
12. Miroku (5) J: J Allen (59.5kg) T: Jason Manning
13. Short Stories (1) J: Kayla Crowther (59.5kg) T: Will Clarken
14. Kingson (2) J: Ms Lizzie Annells (59kg) T: Byron J Cozamanis
126101131
15. Perfect Illusion (17) J: Jake Toeroek (59kg) T: R & C Jolly
1019173
16. Cashin' Chex (14) J: Ms Caitlin Jones (58.5kg) T: Ashton Downing
514138
17. Jean Valjean (16) J: Ryan Hurdle (58kg) T: Ms R Day
87.57.3

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 12:54pm (AEDT)

Looks a nice race for the resuming (11) Mask Up, who won his only start to date easily in a Donald maiden. Resumes without a public trial in a Saturday race in Adelaide but it’s not too big a stepping stone and the Symon Wilde camp are absolutely flying. Craig Williams booked to ride, expect him to go very close here and potentially head to Hong Kong in the future.

(17) Jean Valjean brings provincial South Australian form to the city but he broke his maiden easily at the end of last prep and resumed with a big effort at Gawler.

(10) Aesthete looks one of the more interesting runners on the day, having his first Australia start for Will Clarken. Might need this and might be looking for further?

(1) Street Life drops heavily in grade for the first time in a long time.

Tip: (11) Mask Up $2.80 Moneyball

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Mask Up

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Race 3

Without Fear Stakes (1050m)
1:27pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Without Fear Stakes (1050m)
1:27pm (AEDT)

1. Wally West (5) J: Ryan Hurdle (57.5kg) T: Jon O'connor
151515.2
2. Winning Revolution (6) J: Ms Linda Meech (57.5kg) T: P G Moody
555.1
3. Aitch Two Oh (7) J: Jake Toeroek (55.5kg) T: R & C Jolly
2.0521.92
4. Prairie Flower (3) J: Will Price (55.5kg) T: Henry Dwyer
101011.2
5. Celtic Vader (4) J: Angus Chung (55.5kg) T: R & C Jolly
343443
6. In The Navy (1) J: Ms Kayla Crowther (55.5kg) T: P Stokes
191919.2
7. Barrabool (2) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55.5kg) T: Clayton Douglas
88.56.9
8. Glowing Gold (8) J: John Allen (55.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
76.56.3

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 1:29pm (AEDT)

(3) Aitch Two Oh will be popular here. Won her first two starts by a combined 9.2L before bumping into the smart See You In Heaven, who then came out and won again last week.

(2) Winning Revolution comes here on debut for Peter Moody, his only runner of the day. Linda Meech goes on so I’d expect a positive ride and from this stable, a good showing should be expected.

(8) Glowing Gold is another on debut without a public trial, this time for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. Drawn awkwardly in barrier 8 but can’t underestimate the camp.

Jamie Kah rides her partner Clayton Douglas’ filly Barrabool, another on debut. Drawn well.

Happy to sit this one out.

Tip: (3) Aitch Two Oh $2.10 Bet365

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 4

Port Adelaide Cup (2500m)
2:02pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Port Adelaide Cup (2500m)
2:02pm (AEDT)

1. Maserartie Bay (2) J: J Allen (58kg) T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2. Nordic Pride (12) J: Jacob Opperman (54kg) T: Ben Brisbourne
76.57.1
3. Splendiferous (7) J: Craig Williams (54kg) T: G Waterhouse & A Bott
43.83.85
4. Designs (8) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: A & S Freedman
2.42.42.2
5. Does It (10) J: Jake Toeroek (54kg) T: R & C Jolly
5.565
6. Pearl Bandit (13) J: Ms Jessica Eaton (54kg) T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
202017.8
7. Toyetic (1) J: Anna Jordsjo (54kg) T: Aaron Bain
8. Santelmo Fuego (6) J: Dylan Caboche (54kg) T: Grant Young
343443
9. Comfort Girl (9) J: Ms Kayla Crowther (54kg) T: Shayne Cahill
717173
10. Smiling Assassin (3) J: Ms Teagan Voorham (54kg) T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
101101111
11. So Bene (5) J: Barend Vorster (54kg) T: A J Clarken
101111.2
12. Turf Man (4) J: Sairyn Fawke (54kg) T: J Hickmott & C Riggs
101101111
13. Conquest Of Tears (11) J: Ben Price (54kg) T: Ms M Ruberry
151101161

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 2:04pm (AEDT)

(4) Designs comes into this off consecutive wins over the 2500m distance, the first at Cranbourne before defeating a small field here at Morphettville last start. The only query I have with her today is the Waterhouse-Bott runner engaged and drawn inside her, so she may not be able to lead at her own leisure today.

(3) Splendiferous is the Waterhouse-Bott runner I refer to, and she comes off a win in the Country Oaks at Sale over 2200m last start. That was a good effort given she was jumping from 1600m to 2200m, so she should be even better off for that win. The main query is the soft 6 track for her.

(11) So Bene has placed in her past five starts. Always there but struggling to get her head in front.

(5) Does It next best and if they overdo it up front, he will be the one coming over the top.

Tip: (4) Designs $2.40 TAB

Betting Strategy: No bet

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Race 5

Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m)
2:37pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m)
2:37pm (AEDT)

1. Marine One (9) J: Jamie Kah (57.5kg) T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2. General Beau (1) J: Daniel Moor (57.5kg) T: M J Ellerton
3.233.2
3. Bacchanalia (2) J: Damien Oliver (57.5kg) T: James Cummings
4.854.3
4. Manhatten Times (8) J: John Allen (57.5kg) T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
777.1
5. Karacasu (6) J: Jake Toeroek (57.5kg) T: R & C Jolly
171717.2
6. Magic Max (3) J: Lachlan Neindorf (57.5kg) T: G Richards & D Moyle
313126.5
7. Extremely Lucky (5) J: Mark Zahra (57.5kg) T: Will Clarken
4.44.44.6
8. Sneaky Five (7) J: Ms Linda Meech (55.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
161716
9. Seradess (4) J: Craig Williams (55.5kg) T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh
776

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 2:39pm (AEDT)

(2) General Beau ran 3rd in the G1 William Reid Stakes two starts ago, and then sat three-wide the trip in the Bel Esprit Stakes last start. Was beaten less than a length there by Extreme Warrior which was a very good effort. I expect that form to hold up at Caulfield today with It’sourtime and from barrier 1 here, General Beau really gets his chance. The 1200m is about as far as he wants to go but he should be right in the finish.

(3) Bacchanalia loves wet ground. His effort to run 4th in the Redelva last start was sound given it was a good 3 track. He’s only been beaten once from five starts on wet ground and that was behind Mazu. Looks a very good chance.

(7) Extremely Lucky was the best thing beat you’ll see first up. Up in grade here but Zahra goes on and he’ll be savaging the line.

Tip: (2) General Beau $3.20 TAB

Also Backing: (3) Bacchanalia $5.00 TAB

Betting Strategy: 1.5 units WIN General Beau, 1 unit WIN Bacchanalia

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Race 6

Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m)
3:12pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m)
3:12pm (AEDT)

1. Kahma Lass (1) J: Daniel Moor (59.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
262620.5
2. La Dragontea (12) J: Ms Jamie Kah (58.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
111212.2
3. Starelle (11) J: Craig Williams (58.5kg) T: D T O'brien
151512.2
4. Tokorangi (5) J: Mark Zahra (58.5kg) T: M D Moroney
999.1
5. Foxy Frida (4) J: Billy Egan (57kg) T: Andrew Noblet
4.244.25
6. Sirileo Miss (6) J: Damien Oliver (57kg) T: Symon Wilde
5.56.55.5
7. Belle Plaisir (3) J: Barend Vorster (56kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
8.588.3
8. Silent Sovereign (14) J: John Allen (55kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
131410.8
9. Magna Bella (9) J: Ms Sophie Logan (55kg) T: A J Clarken
101101111
10. Comica (2) J: Ethan Brown (55kg) T: M C Kent
4.64.44.3
11. Brazen Song (8) J: Will Price (55kg) T: S P Nichols
919181
12. Hearty Lass (10) J: Joe Bowditch (55kg) T: John Hyam
151101121
13. Wild Imagination (7) J: Jake Toeroek (55kg) T: R & C Jolly
343436
14. Grandma Gail (13) J: Dom Tourneur (55kg) T: Cody Reardon
677165

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 3:14pm (AEDT)

Bit of an ugly race.

Interested to see how (2) La Dragontea measures up on Australian debut for Anthony and Sam Freedman and Jamie Kah. She’s an American mare that’s won four of her 16 starts, and all of those have been over 1800m+, so no surprise to see her first up over a mile today.

(10) Comica is flying, with three wins and a 2nd from her past four starts. Should kick through and lead from barrier 2 and if she gets it soft, they’ll have a tough time catching her.

(13) Wild Imagination is a complete blowout at huge odds. Never got a crack at them first up.

Tip: (2) La Dragontea $11 BetDeluxe

Value: (13) Wild Imagination $36 BoomBet

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units WIN La Dragontea, 0.25 units WIN Wild Imagination

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Race 7

D C Mckay Stakes (1100m)
3:52pm (AEDT)

Race 7

D C Mckay Stakes (1100m)
3:52pm (AEDT)

1. Behemoth (4) J: Ms Kayla Crowther (62kg) T: D R Jolly
55.55.6
2. Savatoxl (10) J: Barend Vorster (60kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
151712.4
3. The Inferno (11) J: Mark Zahra (59kg) T: C I Brown
10108.6
4. Beau Rossa (2) J: Ms Linda Meech (58kg) T: Will Clarken
4.84.64.85
5. Ironclad (7) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55.5kg) T: Will Clarken
43.84.05
6. Dexelation (5) J: Jake Toeroek (55kg) T: R & C Jolly
6.576.3
7. Aysar (9) J: Craig Williams (54.5kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
11119.4
8. Free Of Debt (6) J: Dom Tourneur (54kg) T: Chris Bieg
414138
9. Outlaws Revenge (12) J: Will Price (54kg) T: Ryan Balfour
414138
10. Shamino (3) J: Ms Caitlin Jones (54kg) T: P Stokes
212117.6
11. Larimer Street (13) J: Paul Gatt (54kg) T: David Jolly
12. Miss Albania (1) J: Damien Oliver (54kg) T: P Koumis
413441
13. Aston Rapova (8) J: Joe Bowditch (54kg) T: W F Francis & G Kent
717173

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 3:54pm (AEDT)

Landing on (5) Ironclad a bit by default here. He bounced back to form with first up victory in the Matrice Stakes, taking his record at the track to 4/4. He’s had a little while between runs which is some query but Kah sticks with him and there’s a few queries about some of his main rivals today.

(1) Behemoth returns after failing in the CF Orr Stakes back in February. Prior to that he was beaten as the $1.50 favourite. At his best, he’d win this, but the jury is somewhat out on him.

(2) Savatoxl had excuses first up when pulling up with the thumps. Don’t underestimate him at big odds.

Tip: (5) Ironclad $4.20 TAB

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Ironclad

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Race 8

Saroa Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m)
4:32pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Saroa Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m)
4:32pm (AEDT)

1. September Run (5) J: Craig Williams (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
44.44.45
2. Bella Nipotina (3) J: John Allen (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
77.57.6
3. Instant Celebrity (12) J: Daniel Moor (56.5kg) T: P Stokes
131213
4. Bella Vella (7) J: Ms Kayla Crowther (56.5kg) T: Will Clarken
171613.8
5. Brooklyn Hustle (10) J: Ms Jamie Kah (56.5kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
10109.5
6. Away Game (1) J: Ms Linda Meech (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
776.8
7. Snapdancer (16) J: Ethan Brown (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
151612.4
8. All Banter (9) J: Jake Toeroek (56.5kg) T: R & C Jolly
211920
9. Chaillot (6) J: Declan Bates (56.5kg) T: Archie Alexander
262620.5
10. So You Assume (11) J: Joe Bowditch (56.5kg) T: S P Nichols
126101131
11. Another Award (2) J: Ms Jessica Eaton (56.5kg) T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
263128.5
12. Gaze Grise (15) J: Lachlan Neindorf (56.5kg) T: D R Jolly
918193
13. Argentia (13) J: Mark Zahra (55kg) T: A & S Freedman
98.59.1
14. Heresy (8) J: Damien Oliver (55kg) T: James Cummings
121210
15. Gimmie Par (14) J: Barend Vorster (55kg) T: Peter Moody
16. Champagne Dreams (4) J: Paul Gatt (55kg) T: W F Francis & G Kent
313129

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 4:35pm (AEDT)

The Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes.

If (1) September Run turns up at her best, I think she’ll win this. She ran 3rd first up in the Newmarket Handicap and then went to The Valley and won the William Reid Stakes. That showed she’s well and truly back on track and I think she finds a fairly moderate field here. Soft ground no problem, Craig Williams sticks with her and draws well in barrier 5. Think she’s the horse to beat.

(2) Bella Nipotina is a live chance here. She pulled up lame first up in the Oakleigh Plate, then didn’t have a lot of luck in The Galaxy, before winning the Sapphire Stakes in Sydney. We know she handles the rain-affected ground and the Sapphire Stakes has proven a reliable form reference for this race in the past.

(14) Heresy is a smokey at double figure odds. Won the PJ Bell two starts ago and then just got too far back from the wide barrier last start.

(5) Brooklyn Hustle once again finds a good race for her but she always needs luck.

(4) Bella Vella and (3) Instant Celebrity fought out the Irwin Stakes but not sure how that form will line up here.

Tip: (1) September Run $4.20 TopSport

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN September Run

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Race 9

Furphy (Bm64) (1050m)
5:05pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Furphy (Bm64) (1050m)
5:05pm (AEDT)

1. Smokin' Val (8) J: Angus Chung (62kg) T: Jon O'connor
555.5
2. Wotuwant (15) J: Lachlan Neindorf (61.5kg) T: D K Carrison
414153
3. I'm A Legend (2) J: Ben Price (61kg) T: Ashton Downing
312120.5
4. Chosen Blonde (17) J: Campbell Rawiller (59kg) T: Chris Bieg
98.58.1
5. Lord Varys (5) J: Dylan Caboche (59kg) T: Michael Mcclean
615163
6. Mr Have A Chat (9) J: Ms Sophie Logan (59kg) T: D R Jolly
213123
7. Rushaway Lad (12) J: Damien Oliver (58.5kg) T: Travis Doudle
6.56.57.1
8. Three Tears (6) J: John Allen (58.5kg) T: Peter Hardacre
9.59.58.4
9. Lady Simone (4) J: Jake Toeroek (58kg) T: R & C Jolly
11119.6
10. Sea Witness (7) J: Ryan Hurdle (58kg) T: Byron Cozamanis
126101101
11. Valaroc (10) J: Ms Kayla Crowther (58kg) T: D R Jolly
181816.8
12. Naleigh (3) J: Will Price (57.5kg) T: Grant Kluske
262127.5
13. Sidearm (14) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57.5kg) T: Will Clarken
7.586.8
14. Two Odd Sox (16) J: Jacob Opperman (57.5kg) T: Shayne Cahill
126101121
15. I Am Bene (1) J: Paul Gatt (56kg) T: A J Clarken
4.44.43.95
16. May's West (11) J: Sairyn Fawke (56kg) T: J Hickmott & C Riggs
17. The Publikin (13) J: (54kg) T: Grant Kluske

Odds Last Updated: May 7, 2022, 5:05pm (AEDT)

(4) Chosen Blonde has a good first up record, including a 3.8L victory on the Parks track last preparation. His preparation included a couple of good efforts in Melbourne and he resumes today with Campbell Rawiller aboard. Needs a good ride from the carpark draw but can be very competitive at decent odds.

(7) Rushaway Lad is another with a wide draw but does get Damien Oliver booked to ride. Was beaten first up but can bounce back.

(8) Three Tears is versatile and was beaten 0.4L last start. Ran 2nd prior to that and won firs tup. Will be thereabouts with John Allen a positive jockey booking.

(15) I Am Bene has only been seen once, which was a dominant debut win at Gawler. Resumes today and draws the inside. Interesting to see if she can win again in this grade.

(13) Sidearm gets Jamie Kah booked for Will Clarken. Has ability this horse but has only won one race in 16 starts.

Tip: (4) Chosen Blonde E/W $9.00/$3.00 Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 0.5 units E/W Chosen Blonde

A trip to Hong Kong quickly had Tim hooked to the racing caper, maintaining the best place anywhere in the world on a Wednesday night is Happy Valley. He holds a strong interest in the Hong Kong form, along with the metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s a fan of dry tracks, Zac Purton and takes particular interest in identifying patterns in the form. Tim wears many hats, juggling the roles of form analyst, jockey manager and racehorse owner.

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