SATURDAY RACING PREVIEW – MORPHETTVILLE

The main racing on Saturday in Adelaide is at the Morphettville track.

It’s also the main racing anywhere in Australia with two Group 1 races.

Rail Position: Is out 3m from 1800m to 1200m, true remainder
Track Condition: soft 5

Race 1- Grow Up Open Hcp 1600m

Date: 6/5
Time: 12:09pm
Location: Morphettville

This looks an interesting race. But if it goes true to form then GREAT ESTEEM jumps straight into the bridle, dictates to the home turn then shows superior dash down running to hold out local star ROYAL RUMBLE who is in great form winning past two in open grade. MODEL DRAGON with the magic man on, can plug on into 3rd.

The Early Crows Top Tip: GREAT ESTEEM

Race 2- Carbine Club Open Hcp 2010m

Date: 6/5
Time: 12:44pm
Location: Morphettville

There are some tough, useful old stagers in this. SECOND BULLET has had 4 solid runs in this time and been getting better each start. Runner-up last time out and this suits. KOURKAM is just so well placed. Won country cup the other day in this grade, loves racing in Adelaide and Has Moreira to ride. Big show. IT AND A BIT has been racing for a long time without a break and looms large here too as he retains form.

The Early Crows Top Tip: KOURKAM

Race 3- $125,000 Queen Adelaide Stakes 2YO 1050m

Date: 6/5
Time: 1:24pm
Location: Morphettville

TABBING is a tough local colt who likes to get up onto the pace and nut it out. Has been up a while but is strong and very fit. LUQYAA seems pretty handy and is well bred which was added to when she placed at listed level recently. Fitter now she is 3rd up and rates highly. Her stablemate, OUTBOARD MOTORS has drawn awkwardly but did get to line well when 4th to Tabbing last start. Not beaten far that day when resuming and surely will strip fitter. Chance.

The Early Crows Top Tip: TABBING

Race 4- $175,000 McKay Stakes 1100m

Date: 6/5
Time: 2:04pm
Location: Morphettville

FAATINAH is back to home state and drops a little in grade. Saying that is still and in and out performer who hasn’t fired up past few. Take on trust. KAEPERNICK is ready to rumble. Has had 3 solid runs this campaign and found line well last start this grade when 5th. Big show this track. RELDAS is as game as Ned Kelly and always puts in this grade and trip.

The Early Crows Top Tip: KAEPERNICK

Race 5 – $275,000 Queen Of The South Stakes 1600m

Date: 6/5
Time: 2:44pm
Location: Morphettville

AMELIE’S STAR has the chops to go on and be a genuine Gr 1 horse. Is 3rd up here following two impressive runs this campaign when placing this grade. Bad draw but is super fit, in champion stable and rates highly. CIRCULAR is with Team Godolphin and comes into this following a disappointing 6th this grade last start. Drawn perfectly and has the Magic man to ride this time so expect a big improvement. SORT AFTER is out of form but will roll to the lead and can find if left alone. Will be big odds.

The Early Crows Top Tip: AMELIE’S STAR

 

Race 6- $500,000 Schweppes Oaks 3YO Fillies 2010m

Date: 6/5
Time: 3:24pm
Location: Morphettville

HARLOW GOLD is quality through and through and will appreciate being back on a firm surface. Raced into the minor money during the rain-sodden The Championships. That form, if it holds up, will prove too good here, despite horror draw. KENEDNA isn’t bred to do it but gives the impression through her running pattern that tis trip will suit perfectly. Was a mile back in gr 3 race this level over 1800m and stormed home to win running away. Is the in form horse winning 3 of past 4 and looms large as the one to beat. EGG TART is from Sydney and her 3 career wins have all been carved out in restricted races. But she’s winning them with authority and this trip looks great for her. Is she up to the seasoned class in this race? Time will tell but she seems to be very, very good.

The Early Crows Top Tip: 1. EGG TART, 2. Kenedna, 3. Harlow Gold

Race 7- $1million Robert Sangster Classic Stakes 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 4:04pm
Location: Morphettville

ENGLISH looks a special. If the real English turns up, she blows thi9s mob away as she is a genuine Gr 1 sprinter of the highest order. But sometimes she doesn’t put in. I’m trusting she will here. SHEIDEL is fast, is very effective early in a prep and is fresh for this. Won at gr 1 level when resuming last campaign! SUPER CASH is the one to watch out for. She can rattle off fast late sectionals on her day and has an imposing fresh record. Hasn’t raced for several weeks so should be on the fresh side for this.

The Early Crows Top Tip: 1. ENGLISH, 2. Super Cash, 3. Sheidel
 

Race 8- $500,000 Euclase Stakes 3YOs 1200m

Date: 6/5
Time: 4:44pm
Location: Morphettville

Tough race. Sydney colt DEFCON is very effective on his day and would not be do0wn here if connections weren’t 100% certain he would should up. Got to like OK when resuming for 5th in similar race recently. Fitter now and has a dash of brilliance about him. KEN’S DREAM is racing in great heart and is with powerhouse stable. Won 2 runs back in strong 3YO grade and last start stepping up to Open flying, was 2nd in strong sprint race worth $250k. Big show. FUHRYK is a very smart filly who just took on too much at the end of her last campaign when led and wilted to near last in Gr 1 Guineas over a mile. Best form is this trip and is the dark horse.

The Early Crows Top Tip: 1. DEFCON, 2. Fuhryk, 3. Ken’s Dream

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