BEST BET: GLORY GAME (Race 4)
EACH-WAY: CASSANDRA ISABEL (Race 3)
VALUE: MINATORY (Race 2)
RACE 1 - 1:45PM Klose’s Supermarkets / SABOIS Maiden Plate (1900 METRES)
Keen on WHISKEY 'N' WOMEN here getting out to 1900m. He ran well behind Montepulciano at Gawler (Fighter 2nd) and worked to the line well behind Nanamu at Strathalbyn last week. Draws a barrier and this looks his chance. NO STRINGS ran well on debut when second behind Great Vitality at Morphettville. Sent out a short-priced favourite at Strathalbyn last time when he didn’t find a lot. ARMAMENT placed five of 12 and was good behind Shadow Boom at Murray Bridge two starts back. LOLLIELUCAS was runner-up behind Go Boo Boo at Murray Bridge two starts back and trialled here behind Grimesy. Drawn well in barrier three and can figure. REDENZO BULLET is a former Queenslander who has placed at his past three at the Gold Coast twice and Beaudesert. ROUGH BEAUTY was runner-up over 2050m at Strathalbyn three starts back and has some staying ability.
SELECTIONS: WHISKEY 'N' WOMEN, No Strings, Armament
RACE 2 - 2:20PM Sugar Financial Services / SABOIS C,G,& E Maiden Plate (1050 METRES)
GRIMESY was a big effort here two starts back when he was slow into stride before closing sharply to be beaten under two lengths. He drifted in betting at Penola last week and was 1.5 lengths in third spot behind Fenceline. He draws the inside but won’t find too many easier maidens. CALL ME ARCHER was easy in the betting first-up from a break and only battled but he showed some talent first campaign, chasing home the likes of Promoter and Chosen Blonde. Victorian raider MINATORY is a watch. He was a big drifter when well beaten at Casterton on debut back in August. Patrick Ryan wouldn’t be bringing him here unless he was wound up. POWERFUL FLYER ran OK behind Blue Lake Boy at Naracoorte but was only fair at Strathalbyn last time out. BETTA EDDIE had trialled up OK and will find this much easier than chasing home Outlaws Revenge and Indian Gazelle, who would both run in the red in a race like this. MORPHETT ROAD chased home Kirinia on debut and gets blinkers for the first time, while stablemate STONGLY AGREE wasn’t asked to do a huge amount in a Morphettville jump-out at the end of December.
SELECTIONS: GRIMESY, Call Me Archer, Minatory
RACE 3 - 2:55PM C U @ Oakbank Easter Week 2021 / SABOIS F&M Maiden Plate (1050 METRES)
CASSANDRA ISABEL ran well leading them up when third behind Smokin’ Val on debut at Murray Bridge back in August. She looked pretty good when working home well to win a Strathalbyn jump-out recently. UNASSAILABLE is the watch here. He was in the market at Flemington on debut last February when with Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr and was runner-up behind Amusing Magnus at Penhurst on Boxing Day. She wasn’t beaten far at Warrnambool last time out and looks hard to beat from the good barrier. POLLYANNA has been runner-up at both runs since resuming, the latest behind Alotafun at Gawler. She draws wide but gets her chance to break through. KICK’N’BACK is a debutant for Kym Healy who comes out of the same jump-out, his third, but would need to improve after leading up and battling late. ZIPADEE has been placed at two of six and did trial OK here behind Grimesy for her return. She draws a good gate and has appeal. MAJESTIC LILLY is on debut for Gordon Richards and wasn’t knocked around in a trial here behind Bribery. JUST CHEMISTRY was good here behind Sister Dee two starts back before being handy to the speed and fading behind Taipan Tommy at Bordertown last time. She needs to improve here.
SELECTIONS: CASSANDRA ISABEL, Unassailable, Pollyanna
RACE 4 - 3:30PM Neutrog Biological Fertilisers Rating 0-58 Handicap (1100 METRES)
GLORY GAME looks well placed here. She was too good for Picargo at Balaklava three starts back and then placed at Morphettville. She wasn’t beaten far behind Four Of A Kind last time. Has the fitness edge here and looks hard to beat. DOUBLE BLUE showed speed to lead and win by three lengths at Morphettville over The Olympian back in August, although her next two efforts were only fair. She’s only jumped out fair but must be respected and did open big odds. ZOUSTORM was a good winner here last time when a well-tried favourite. He draws well and must be respected again. ROCKATANSKY was a runner-up behind She’s Krupt here two starts back and draws a nice barrier. WAR CHEVAL looks the early speed from the inside gate, was a Bordertown winner three starts back and drops sharply in class on his past couple. SECRET CHARGE showed speed and stuck on well when third behind Smart Alick two back and then again led when placed behind He Will Boom at Port Lincoln. He’s drawn off the track.
SELECTIONS: GLORY GAME, Double Blue, Zoustorm
RACE 5 - 4:05PM Profiler PR Benchmark 54 Handicap (1050 METRES)
LIBERTY POWER is a front runner who will make the speed here and was a good winner this track and trip before he raced outside the speed and was narrowly beaten at Bordertown last time. He draws to lead and is sure to give them something to chase. ANAMNESIS has won eight races but has been battling for form. His latest effort may be an indication he isn’t far away, being placed behind LIBERTY POWER here last time. He draws OK and must be respected. RUSTYDUSTYSUNSHINE has been racing well and must be respected on his Balaklava win three starts back. PANAGIOTA is another who will be handy to the speed from a good barrier and he stuck on OK behind Mrs Hyde last time. She’s up in class, but gets into this well with the claim. BULLET KID is first-up here and has been placed fresh. It’s almost three years since he’s won a race but is in clever hands.
SELECTIONS: LIBERTY POWER, Anamnesis, Rustydustysunshine
RACE 6 - 4:40PM Ecycle Solutions Benchmark 62 Handicap (1400 METRES)
CARBONE was heavily backed here two starts back when runner-up behind FAREWELL GRETA, then proved too good in a tight finish at Strathalbyn last week. He draws perfectly and should take beating. FAREWELL GRETA followed her good win here with a nice effort at Stawell last time. She’s much worse at the weights this time around but has a nice inside barrier and will be in the finish. SOWPODS was a Morphettville winner on the Parks track four runs back and looks well suited in a race like this. SISTER DEE is trained on the track and was a maiden winner two starts back before she was outclassed at Murray Bridge behind La Richesse, but must be respected here. GROOVE WITH ME is another who is trained on track and is racing well for a race like this. He’s won a trial since running fourth at Strathalbyn in December. CROWN HARMONIUM draws well and wasn’t beaten a long way behind Rubble two back, before being well beaten behind La Richesse last time. IMPULSE DIAVOLO draws out but wasn’t far away behind Rubble in a stronger race last time out.
SELECTIONS: CARBONE, Farewell Greta, Sowpods
RACE 7 - 5:15PM O’Leary Walker Wines Benchmark 54 Handicap (1900 METRES)
ACE ATTACK is trained here and placed his only start on track. He was good behind Galahad Guru at Gawler before another solid effort there behind Stan The Caddy last time which is solid form for this. He’s back in trip but sure to go close with the claim for Jacob Opperman. MAZY MOTION was an Echuca winner back in October and her past couple have been good when second at both Naracoorte and Bordertown. She draws out but has the benefit of a claim for Jess Eaton and will be in the finish. COMFORT MAN is working back towards his best and finished off well behind Master Of Zerprise at Strathalbyn last time. He draws a nice gate but is another who is back in trip, which isn’t ideal. A LITTLE CHUNKY could be an improver out in distance. She finished off well behind Farewell Greta here two starts back and draws an inside gate. THE IRON LADY has been around the mark recently and was beaten a only a length behind Zoustorm here two starts back. MAORI MAGIC was placed here two starts back and is a winner here previously.
SELECTIONS: ACE ATTACK, Mazy Motion, Comfort Man