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Morphettville Races Review - 09th February 2019

The former NSW galloper Olympic Academy brought up his second SA win when he took out the 2500 metre opening event at Morphettville on Saturday.

Morphettville Races Review - 09th February 2019

The former NSW galloper Olympic Academy brought up his second SA win when he took out the 2500 metre opening event at Morphettville on Saturday.

Prepared by Grant Young and guided to victory by apprentice Raquel Clark Olympic Academy came from the rear of the field getting to the front half way through the event and went on to win convincingly.

Olympic Academy will now contest the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes which will be run over 2600 metre on March 2.


Patrons were left wondering before Blue Hope’s number went into the frame as the winner of the 1543 metre second race.

Prepared at Mornington by John McArdle and having the services of Jamie Mott Blue Hope was one off the pace before going on to a narrow victory.

Apprentice Chelsea McFarlane brought up the second winner for the Victorian riding contingent when she guided Bwuva to a win in the 1500 metre third race.

Being under the care of trainer Ryan Balfour Bwuva was well placed in bringing up his fourth win from twenty-eight starts.

Trainer Peter Jolly was well pleased with the win of Morvada in the 1600 metre fourth race.

Guided to victory by Jake Toeroek, Morvada came from a midfield position with a strong run late in the event.

The consistent Crown Fontein brought up his fourth win from six starts when he won the 1200 metre fifth race.

Giving Raquel Clark her second win for the afternoon the John Hickmott prepared Crown Fontein was well placed throughout.

Having her first start after a spell Tambang Besi returned to racing in good style when she took out the 1200 metre sixth race.

Prepared at Strathalbyn by Brian Mueller and guided to victory by Anna Jordsjo Tambang Besi came from the rear of the field with a strong run over the concluding stages of the event.

Mentor Grant Young made it two wins for the day when Domination took out the 1050 metre seventh race.

Steered to victory by Jason Holder Domination held down a good position throughout the event.

Coming off a last start third Picture Me Rolling gave Victor Harbor based trainer a win in the 1800 metre final event.

Having the services of Cranbourne based apprentice Zac Spain, Picture Me Rolling came from a worse than midfield position with a strong run over the last 200 metres.

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