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Lincoln Moore's Morphettville Punt Preview: 20th April 2024

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Racecourse : Morphettville.
Racecourse : Morphettville. Picture: SA Jockey Club



RACE 1 - 11:27AM Triple M Handicap (1000 METRES)

Wonderwomen hasn't raced since beating Klabel on the Parks. Her record here is solid, she's placed two of four fresh and gets in well after the claim. TITLE FIGHTER was a Moonee Valley winner on debut and comes out of the Sunlight Classic beaten 6.1 lengths behind Estriella. He can figure in a race like this. MOUSE ALMIGHTY has been racing well placed behind Lonrodex two runs back before another solid effort when beaten 2.2 lengths behind Celsius Star in the Hills Railway. He draws out but can run well. RUNAWAY BELLE was a Murray Bridge winner three starts back and was OK last time when beaten 3.3 lengths in 4th behind Delightful Shecky. She draws the inside and should go well. MAGIC MAX was beaten 3.6 lengths in the same race, he draws a good barrier and gets some weight relief. LUNAR HERO can run a cheeky race from the good gate with the claim.

SELECTIONS: 4 WONDERWOMEN, 8 Title Fighter, 6 Mouse Almighty, 9 Runaway Belle
PLAY: Something on WONDERWOMEN each-way.

RACE 2 - 12:02PM PFD Food Services Handicap (2250 METRES)

Seasons In De Sun has bene on the heels of the placegetters at her past couple in Victoria running 4th behind The Old Lion at Bendigo and following with a 4th behind Samuel Langhorne at Sandown. That form should stack up pretty well here. CHOSEN MISS has been racing well and comes here on the quick turnaround from a soft Balaklava win midweek. KARAKA KIWI was a winner here two starts back before he was beaten 5 lengths behind Missile Star on the outer track. WOLF PRINCE won by 10 lengths at Oakbank before he was 6.3 lengths behind Perle Bleue. PUNCHIN jumps up in trip and is capable of giving a race like this a shake.

SELECTIONS: 9 SEASONS IN DE SUN, 11 Chosen Miss, 3 Karaka Kiwi, 2 Wolf Prince
PLAY: Not a race I am keen on.

RACE 3 - 12:37PM Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1950 METRES)

A Samurai Mind is a promising 3yo who is still learning his craft and was good in the Morphettville Guineas when 4th behind a red-hot Air Assault, who has won twice since, before he scored a 1.3 length win here over the 1550m last time. He still has a lot to learn but has enormous upside and will give this a shake if he gains a start. KARBURAN is an import in the Busuttin/Young stable who has shown some solid improvement in two Australian runs, the latest when he had specking at odds and worked home well beaten 4.46 lengths behind Regal Azmon at Caulfield. He draws wide but stepping up from the mile to the 1950m looks ideal. I NEED A DRINK has been flying winning the Port Lincoln Cup three starts back and was 2nd in the Kimba Cup. His latest when runner-up behind Oath Of Omerta in the Onkaparinga Cup at Oakbank was very good, back to the 1950m trip from a good gate with the claim is a big tick. TRUMPSTA draws an inside gate and has been racing well and covered ground when narrowly beaten by BOND STREET BEAU last time. CRIMSON VINE hasn't done a lot wrong recently winning twice before running 2nd behind Disagreeable Miss. She'll be in the mix. BONDONKIDONK was hammered in betting before winning at Oakbank back in class.

SELECTIONS: 13 A SAMURAI MIND, 3 Karburan, 1 I Need A Drink, 7 Trumpsta

RACE 4 - 1:12PM Petaluma Handicap (1250 METRES)

Episodic was placed at seven of nine starts before breaking her maiden status at Oakbank last time when she was well backed. She gets the inside gate and looks well placed again. Ryan Balfour has TRANTORO who had her first two starts in Victoria before she was well backed to win her maiden at Gawler last time. Stablemate SET ON YOU comes off a solid effort here when 2nd behind Jazz Affair, the winkers go back on again. DODD won his maiden nicely at Gawler last time while stablemate NASHO comes off an OK effort behind Great Maximum at Oakbank and he had good form is some nice races last time around. THE STALKER draws out and was a good winner two starts back. BURNING BRIGHT resumes and has shown ability.

SELECTIONS: 6 EPISODIC, 13 Trantoro, 3 Dodd, 1 The Stalker
PLAY: Something on EPISODIC each-way in a tricky race.

RACE 5 - 1:47PM Sportsbet Same Race Multi Handicap (Heat of Festival State Sprint Series) (1000 METRES)

Pure Bliss is a nice filly who was well backed at her first two runs when beaten here before she went to Oakbank and was too good for Dodd who has won since. She draws out but has talent and should give this a shake. EGYPTIAN TYCOON had OK form in NSW before coming to SA and winning at Murray Bridge beating TOI ET MOI who made good ground and FOX FEMME was 3rd in that race and draws the inside barrier here. ROCKSTAR MEGGSY won consecutive races back in class before running down the track behind Snapped in the City Of Marion back in February and was OK when beaten 3 lengths behind Ballon D'Or. She has plenty of weight even after the claim. QEYAADY has bene in the money at three of five here and was beaten 5.3 lengths behind Lonrodex here last time. MY HARUCONI was a Benalla winner four runs back and OK first-up in SA behind Emerald Court before an OK run behind Chosen Blonde on the Parks last time.

SELECTIONS: 10 PURE BLISS, 5 Egyptian Tycoon, 12 Toi Et Moi, 8 Foxy Femme
PLAY: Tricky race, something on TOI ET MOI each-way.

RACE 6 - 2:22PM Sportsbet Fast Form Handicap (Heat of Festival State Sprint Series) (1000 METRES)

David Jolly has a strong hand here with Skinder who was $2.15 into $1.80 when beaten 2.4 lengths at Oakbank last time. She's won two of five and must be respected again. Stablemate HUNTLEY LADY has a very good fresh record with two wins from four starts and she has trialled OK for this. The third of the David Jolly runners is VOLCANIC EXPRESS who was an impressive winner in maiden compony at Murray Bridge when he levelled out late last time. CHOSEN BLONDE has found form at the right rime winning her past three, the latest at Oakbank beating Lotza Bubbles. She has a good record here and gets some weight relief. SUNZOU was OK at his SA debut when 2nd behind Losesomewinmore here on the Parks, he gets a good gate and should be thereabouts again. EVERLY went around big odds when beaten 2.2 lengths in 3rd in the same race.

SELECTIONS: 10 VOLANIC EXPRESS, 9 Skinder, 2 Sunzou, 1 Chosen Blonde

RACE 7 - 3:02PM Murray and Barb Stewart's 66th Anniversary Memorial Hcp (Heat of Provincial Pathways Series) (1550 METRES)

Pearl Adios was a winner here back in February beating Rising Legend and comes off a solid effort when 4th behind Pearl Adios. He draws out but should give this a shake. MISSILE STAR was good beating Bond Street Beau last time out. She's been in the money at two of four starts here and looks well placed again. BABY ALEX comes off an impressive Murray Bridge win beating UPGRADE ME who is ready to win. SIR KINGSFORD was super first-up from a spell when beaten 1.3 lengths behind Prairie Flower on the outer track last week. UNDER THE CONE was a good winner over Artful Tawny at a price last time and draws out wide. WILD WILLY has won nine of 28 and was OK in the Penola Cup last time behind Prince Jofra. Victorian EL ROCKO was $14 into $10 behind Rampant Lion at Pakenham

SELECTIONS: 6 PEARL ADIOS, 13 Missile Star, 14 Baby Alex, 7 Sir Kingsford
PLAY: Something on MISSILE STAR each-way at $13.

RACE 8 - 3:42PM H C Nitschke Stakes (1400 METRES)

Material Dreams has won four of nine starts and was beaten 3.4 lengths behind Gumdrops in the Typhoon Tracy at Moonee Valley before running 4th behind Inhibitions at Caulfield when beaten 2.57 lengths. She draws a good gate and looks well placed here. MISS ARIA was a narrow Caulfield winner before running 3rd in the Inhibitions race and looks well placed here. FLOOZIE was beaten 2.2 lengths in the Listed Crockett Stakes at Moonee Valley back in October and then narrowly beaten as a $1.85 favourite first-up from a spell in at Geelong. She gets blinkers for the first time from a good barrier. OVERSTRIKE is flying and made it three wins in succession, two on the bounce this time in work when he beat the older horses last time. His stablemate VOLTAGE POINT is over the odds and has upside and was strong late when he pulled good ground off APACHE GUNSHIP who made it three wins in succession in the Shillabeer at Oakbank last time. SPIRIT OF CAMELOT was an impressive Ballarat winner in maiden company last time and is a filly with a lot of upside.

SELECTIONS: 6 MATERIAL DREAMS, 1 Overstrike, 7 Miss Aria, 11 Floozie

RACE 9 - 4:17PM Sportsbet Bet With Mates Handicap (Heat of Festival State Sprint Series) (1250 METRES)

Fancify is a nice mare who has won three, placed three, of her seven starts. She was narrowly beaten at Flemington in November before winning here and looks perfectly placed first-up on the back of a nice trial. EXALTED DAME has been in great form and freshened since running 4th behind Sandy Prince here. She won two of her previous three and should be thereabouts. SIXTEEN REASONS was runner-up behind Alpine Flyer at Oakbank before he was beaten 3.6 lengths behind Prairie Flower last week. Stablemate SWEETENED was OK when beaten 4.2 lengths behind Celsius Star at Listed level in the Hills Railway at Oakbank last time. PEGASI has been around the mark and draws a nice gate and gets the claim. TEST THE LAW has been freshened since running 3rd  behind Second To Nun in the Strathalbyn Cup, his form prior was very good.

SELECTIONS: 8 FANCIFY, 7 Exalted Dame, 6 Sweetened, 9 Sixteen Reasons
PLAY: Something each-way on SWEETENED, again.

RACE 10 - 4:55PM Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival (April 27th-May 11th) Hcp (Heat of Adelaide in Autumn Series) (1400 METRES)

Ballon D'Or has won four of 11 starts and was a Murray Bridge winner three runs back and comes out of the City of Adelaide behind Chicago Storm when she ran out of room in the straight. She drops in grade and gets her chance. THREE RINGS has been good in three runs back from a spell running 2nd behind Lovely Lookin', Delightful Shecky and Overstrike. That form reads well for this but the wide gate is against him. MARACOURT has been in the money at three of five, the latest when 3rd here behind Bolt By back in March and he has trialled OK. ANJOPIN looks over the odds, his form doesn't ready well on paper but was OK beaten 4.3 lengths behind Second To Nun at Oakbank. EASY CAMPESE was 2nd in the same raced after being specked from $31 into $26 and should go well. TEXAN WINDSTORM has four wins here on the Parks and was too good for Imbibe last time. He gets some weight relief. BELLALIQUE was well found but slow into stride and gave them a big start before she was beaten 4.4 lengths behind JAZZ AFFAIR, who won impressively here last time. THE BRILL BUILDING has been runner-up at two of his past three the latest at Pakenham when 2nd behind The Creator. Stablemate SMOOTH SAILING didn't do a lot in her first two runs here but has trialled OK.

SELECTIONS: 3 BALLON D'OR, 8 Three Rings, 7 Maracourt, 4 Anjopin
PLAY: Open race THREE RINGS and ANJOPIN both look over the odds.

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