This weekend metro racing heads to Morphettville Parks, where an 8 race card will be hosted. With many interstate raiders coming across, it should make for interesting racing. The quaddie includes two 1000m sprints and two middle distance races, with some wide open races there should be some value on offer.
A preview of the Quaddie and suggested numbers below.
Leg 1 – Race 6: Evright.com Three-Year-Old Maiden Plate – 1000m
The quaddie kicks off with a Three-Year-Old maiden plate over the 1000m, with some top local chances heading the betting. The only interstate runner being the Mark Kavanagh trained Dream Factor, currently $6.50 with TAB. Local Morphettville trainers Richard and Chantelle Jolly, who boast a 22% strike rate from their past 50 runners, saddle up Sophina Diva currently an $8 chance who should be right in the finish. The Will Clarken trained Need the Yen is another leading chance, currently rated $4.60 at the top of the market along with the Ken Sweeney trained Rizski. Both of have been placed recently and should be make this an interesting race. With Need the Yen being an on paced runner, it should be finding plenty first up under the guidance of Todd Pannell. Whilst Rizski should be storming home over the top and should be ready to fire with the inform Raquel Clark on board.
Leg 2 – Race 7: TAB Handicap – 1000m
The second leg of the quaddie isn’t any easier than the first, another 1000m dash but this time for the older sprinters. Whilst some won’t be ready to fire first up there are still some leading chances from the locals. Will Clarken has two in this, the leading chance of his two being Creativity. A recent edition to Clarken’s stable, Creativity ran a nice fourth on debut, but off the back of a recent trial looks ready to go here and with Jake Toeroek aboard should be fighting it out in the finish. The Ryan Balfour trained Cashed will be lining up for his 60th start on Saturday. The eight-year-old hasn’t lost any speed, winning last time out under the guidance of Simon Price. The 3kg claiming apprentice Chelsea MacFarlane jumps aboard the veteran on Saturday and from barrier ten should give him every hope of winning. The visitor from the South East, Barood, should give this race a stir, a recent 7th behind Cashed and Tequila Time bodes well for this race. Paul Gatt jumps back aboard him on Saturday and from barrier five should get his chance to prove himself in the straight.
Leg 3 – Race 7: Terry Howe Printing Handicap– 1550m
The penultimate leg of the quaddie is for the middle distance gallopers. The 1550m BM70 should prove tough for punters, with two equal $4.60 favourites – Going Gaga and Canford. The Michael Hickmott trained Going Gaga has recently hit a purple patch of form. Coming off a gallant last start third in the heavy going at Morphettville and a win the start before that. With Jess Eaton’s 3kg claim he gets in nicely at the weights and should hard to hold out. The four-year-old Canford is an interesting runner in this race. Despite having no early speed out the gates, what he lacks at the start he makes up for at the end. A recent winner over the Morphettville mile and Todd Pannell sticking aboard he should be there about at the finish. Dropping back 50m won’t hurt his chances in the slightest, from barrier 10 watch for him to storm home late. Jake Stephens brings an interesting five-year-old to Morphettville on Saturday by the name of Picture me Rolling. She recently ran 5th first up at Mount Gambier, and whilst this form may not look strong enough for a race like this, the winner of that race Pewter goes around in the last event and should also have a good chance. With experienced jockey Dom Tourneur taking the reins the mare will be trying to stave them off down the straight.
Leg 4 – Race 6: Teys Australia Handicap – 1550m
The final race is over the 1400m and the punters aren’t finding it any easier in the last leg. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace trained King Kabuto is certainly an interesting galloper. The interstate raider recently won at Edenhope, and whilst that form may not look strong enough for a Saturday metro grade race, a winning margin of seven lengths may help his cause. Todd Pannell will jump aboard this four-year-old who is jumping from barrier four. With plenty of early speed he should be in the finish. The Naracoorte trained Pewter brings his recent south east form to town this Saturday, a recent string of placings was capped off with a recent win at Mount Gambier. From barrier ten jockey Jake Toeroek should be able to slot in midfield and be steaming home out wide.
Race 5: 11, 3, 4, 10
Race 6: 5, 1, 3, 2
Race 7: 2, 4, 6, 1,
Race 8: 9, 8, 10, 6
*Prices correct at the time of writing.