Race 4 No.2 - Call Me Curtis (Place only)
Some horses in Adelaide just love the Morphettville Parks circuit, and he is one of them. He's had 12 spins around the track and while he's only tasted victory on one occasion, he has managed to place 10 times! This tells us that he loves the Parks track, probably a bit more than he loves winning. His first-up run was very good in a strong race (at the Parks) but his subsequent two runs on the outer track have been a step below, albeit in strong races. I like the drop back down to BM66 grade and the switch back to the Parks. He'll either lead or box seat here and I think is a fantastic place bet. I've assessed him as a $2.80 chance to place so happy to take the $4.40 available with Sportsbet and BetEasy.
Race 6 No.2 - Secret Vega
He should appreciate this drop back in class. This is an ordinary race with some very limited opposition engaged. Cool Fonzy doesn't win often and is coming off a provincial defeat yet he's priced as a $3 chance, which is an indication of the race strength. Secret Vega has been ticking along fairly in stronger races and although he will carry 60kg I think he can box seat and is still the one to beat. I'm happy to take the $2.60-$2.70 about him, I think he might start slightly shorter.