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  • Spring targets await, after Dalasan’s ‘best run’

    Unsurprised by the “best run” of Dalasan’s career in last Saturday’s epic Queen Elizabeth Stakes, trainer Leon Macdonald is already turning his attention to springtime with his SA middle-distance star. Dalasan ran the race of his life at Randwick in the $4 million, 2000m Group 1, finishing a close third...

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  • Personal heads bumper Oaks bunch aimed at Adelaide

    VICTORIAN Oaks winner Personal will chase a second Group 1 victory in Saturday week’s $502,250 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville. The Lindsay Park-trained filly will make the trip back from Sydney in a bid to regain winning form in the feature. She was runner-up first-up in the Group 3 Vanity...

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  • Kemalpasa strengthens claims, while Cup winner stars

    Kemalpasa strengthened his claims in next month’s Group 1 Goodwood with a dominant R N Irwin Stakes victory at Morphettville on weekend. Twelve months on from the race where he injured a shoulder that forced him out of The Goodwood, Kemalpasa justified favouritism with a controlled and confident performance, jumping...

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  • Sangster shaping as race of the carnival

    The $502,250 Group 1 TAB Classic (Sangster Stakes) (1200m) is shaping as the race of the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival. Four horses currently share favouritism at $8 with tab.com.au – Instant Celebrity, Libertini, Savatiano and Swats That – for the 1200m feature at Morphettville on Saturday week, with nominations closing...

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  • Goodwood favourite steps out at Strath

    Group1 Goodwood favourite Behemoth will make his first public appearance since the All-Star Mile in a gallop between races at Strathalbyn today. Trainer David Jolly said it was as much about mental stimulation as a fitness exercise for the dual Group 1 winner, who will be hoping it will be...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Strathalbyn preview

    BEST: JONQUEST (Race 1) EACH-WAY: MUSTARI (Race 7) VALUE:  YULE MY HERO (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 1:20PM Adelaide Belt and Hose Colts, Geldings & Entires Maiden Plate (1200 METRES) Looks the race for JONQUEST to lose. He has form in much stronger company having placed at three of five...

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  • Cup winner’s treble, but Thomas takes the Auraria

    Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil walked away from Morphettville with a treble – but not the win many expected. The star rider came to Adelaide expecting to win with Steinem in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes, but the boom filly could only manage fourth spot. Settling at the rear...

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  • Kemalpasa sets sights on first-up Stakes win

    Confidence is high in the Richard and Chantelle Jolly stable regarding Kemalpasa’s first-up chances in Saturday’s $127,750 R N Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville. Kemalpasa hasn’t raced since he was narrowly beaten by Celebrity Queen and Portland Sky in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield in February and Richard...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    BEST: STEINEM (Race 7) EACH-WAY: MISS FIVE HUNDRED (Race 2) VALUE: BRIMARVI VEHERO (Race 3)   RACE 1 - 12:01PM Adelaide Galvanising Handicap (1050 METRES) The Maher/Eustace GENERATION has firmed in the market after scratchings and was marked a $15 at Cranbourne on Friday night before being scratched. Has jumped out...

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  • Jockey’s milestone horse guns for Redelva success

    Anna Jordsjo hopes her milestone horse can deliver another career highlight in tomorrow Listed Redelva Stakes at Morphettville. Mileva is marked an $8 chance in early TAB markets in the $197,250 3YO feature, behind warm favourite and potential superstar Instant Celebrity ($2.90). Jordsjo – still finding her way as a...

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  • Stokes stable’s three-state assault

    Mutiple runners across three states are nothing new for dual-state horseman Phillip Stokes. But Saturday shapes as one of the biggest days his Pakenham and Morphettville stables has encountered. They have eight runners at Morphettville, led by Instant Celebrity in the Redelva Stakes, while Shojiki steps out in the Auraria...

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  • McNeil: Wide gate no barrier for Auraria Stakes favourite

    Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Jye McNeil is unfazed with a wide gate for exciting filly Steinem in Saturday’s $127,250 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville. The daughter of Frankel won a Pakenham maiden before she created a big impression by showing a brilliant turn of foot to win by 3.5...

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  • Sprinters’ Group 1 hopes on the line

    Saturday's $140,000 Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield looms as a defining race for a host of sprinters heading towards the Group 1 TAB Classic and Group 1 Goodwood in Adelaide next month. Matt Laurie’s Alfa Oro is marked a $4.60 favourite for the feature after chasing home Sword Of...

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  • One eye on SA, the other on ‘beautiful’ Sydney Cup runner

    In addition to looking after two Freedman runners at Morphettville this weekend, local trainer Paula Trenwith will have one eye on Saturday’s Sydney Cup. Around this time last year Paula started her association with the Victorian stable, becoming the SA base for its Adelaide Racing Carnival runners during the COVID-impacted...

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  • ‘Short-circuiting disasters’ for 40 years

    “You’d be surprised how many times the clerk short-circuits a disaster.” During his 40 years as a clerk of the course, Bill Atkinson was deadly serious about his responsibilities, about proper preparation and about the importance of his role. Two knee operations last year finally brought down the curtain on...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Naracoorte Preview

    WIN: SANBLAS (Race 3) EACH-WAY: COOL MAGNUM (Race 5) VALUE: THE OLYMPIAN (Race 8)   RACE 1 - 12:45PM Hansen Print Maiden Plate (2000 METRES) Looks a good race for BRIABELLA, who tackled the Morphettville Guineas two runs back. She was OK behind She’s Dreaming at Oakbank last time and finds...

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  • Opperman and Royal Mile steal weekend limelight

    Jacob Opperman’s stocks continue to rise after landing the biggest win of his short career aboard Royal Mile in Saturday’s Port Adelaide Guineas. Two weeks after his first riding metro treble, Opperman produced a superb ride in the feature aboard the Lee Creek-trained youngster, who drove underneath horses in the...

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  • Perfect path needed for Gytrash: Richards

    Gordon Richards says everything would need to fall perfectly in place for star sprinter Gytrash to make a surprise return to racing in the $502,250 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on May 15.  Gytrash had social media in a spin on Thursday when he opened a $6 second favourite...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Port Augusta preview

    BEST BET: FULTON STREET (Race 2) EACH-WAY: ROCKFACE LOUIE (Race 7) VAKLE: GALAXY FALLS (Race 5)   RACE 1 - 1:55PM Milhinch Hourglass Jewellers Maiden Plate (1396 METRES) Looks a good race for SCARLET RIVER, who comes off a handy effort at Oakbank running third behind Comfort Girl. Her previous at...

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  • Noblet guessing with his 2YO in Adelaide feature

    Victorian horseman Andrew Noblet is under no illusion of the task in front of Isles Of Avalon on debut in the $107,250 Listed Dequetteville Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville today. A lack of options at home and a solid recent jump-out was enough to convince Noblet to bring the daughter of...

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  • Carnival in focus for Mount Gambier trainer

    Mount Gambier trainer Peter Hardacre heads to Morphettville on Saturday hoping some promising horses will put their hand up to target better races during the 2021 Adelaide Racing Carnival. Hardacre has six runners making the trip to Adelaide and saddles up three runners in the three-year-old race, which looms as...

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  • Lincoln Moore's Saturday Preview

    WIN: CALYPSO REIGN (Race 1) EACH-WAY: APPALACHIAN (Race 9) VALUE: VAPID (Race 6)   RACE 1 - 12:06PM Happy 90th Birthday Colin Wilson Handicap (1200 METRES) CALYPSO REIGN is a progressive type, who was impressive first-up at Murray Bridge and solid behind Little Rich Boy on Cup Day. There was nothing...

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  • Stokes’ double-take on Morphettville runners

    Tommy Stokes admitted he had to do a double take when acceptances for Morphettville were released on Wednesday.  The Stokes stable has four runners: three drew the inside in gate one, while Bottom Line landed barrier 20 and will jump from the extreme outside in a field of 18 after...

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  • Ichibansan hoping to follow big brother’s footsteps

    Ichibansan has some big shoes to fill when he tackles the $107,250 Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) at Morphettville on Saturday.  He’ll be trying to follow in the footsteps of his big brother Dalasan and give Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas their second successive feature – while his big brother tackles...

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  • Ben’s Victorian visit keeping it in the family

    As their uncle, trainer Dan O’Sullivan remembers the early differences between his star apprentice Will Price and his SA-based brother Ben, who rides interstate – at Werribee – for the first time tomorrow.  “Ben was all about getting it right, Will was about how fast he could go,” O’Sullivan recalls...

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