Morphettville Quaddie Preview
It’s a massive day of quality racing in Adelaide, and SA expert Aaron Barby brings you his Morphettville Quaddie tips.
Race 5 – AAMI D C McKay Stakes (1100m)
#3 Casino Wizard (Lee Creek / Jason Holder)
This is easier than RN Irwin Stakes last start, when held-up in straight & lost plate, but finished close up behind the likes of Viddora & Snitty Kitty. Maps well today from good draw.
#4 First Among Equals (Darren Weir / Damian Lane)
Forget first-up run at Mornington when never had clear running, then kept finding line from back & wide last start at Caulfield in race dominated by on-pace runners. Should be nearing peak now at third run in & looks suited by predicted above average pace.
#8 Lope De Capio (Wayne Francis & Glen Kent / Emily Finnegan)
Disappointing at last couple of starts but is a much better horse than that. Trialled strongly leading into this preparation, drops in weight significantly & will be suited by predicted above average pace.
Race 6 – Schweppes Oaks (2000m)
#4 Think Bleue (Darren Weir / John Allen)
Very consistent filly. Lack of speed in race, so expect her to push forward & race handy from wide draw & give them something to run down.
#5 Sopressa (Darren Weir / Harry Coffey)
Maps perfectly handy to speed from inside draw. Same scenario here last start & bolted in. The one to beat.
#7 Savacool (Chris Waller / Damien Oliver)
Waller trained last year’s winner Egg Tart & this horse has had a similar set up. Strong horse that will run the 2000m right out.
#12 Sheezdashing (Ellerton & Zahra / Damien Thornton)
Not much between it, Think Bleue and Savacool at its last couple of starts. Has hit line strongly with margin to third on both occasions. Value runner.
Race 7 – UBET Classic (1200m)
#4 Missrock (Robbie Laing / Ben Melham)
Competitive at the highest level and now back to mares grade. Has shown liking for this track/trip – solid fourth in this race last year before second in the Goodwood.
#5 Dainty Tess (Daniel Morton / Jamie Kah)
Let down with nice turn of foot here last start and beat Viddora comfortably in the end. Drawn well and has Jamie Kah, which is a big positive.
#16 Formality (Hayes & Dabernig / Kerrin McEvoy)
Forget last start failure in Lightning Stakes when had cardiac arrhythmia. Trialled strongly leading into this and maps well from good draw.
Race 8 – Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m)
#1 Savapinski (Waterhouse & Bott / Tim Clark)
Class runner. Has best ratings profile out of these. Will strip fitter from solid first-up 3rd at Randwick and better suited up to the mile. Happy to be ‘one-out’ with the favourite here. The value is in the earlier legs and if alive coming into the last, is easy to lay off.
Leg 1 – 3, 4, 8
Leg 2 – 4, 5, 7, 12
Leg 3 – 4, 5, 16
Leg 4 – 1