Taylors Wines Maiden Plate Tips (Race 3)
Balaklava Next Best Bet - Race 3 No. 6 Harleymoven
The small but astute training partnership of Dan Clarken & Oopy Macgillvray have a strike rate of 21% from their last 100 runners and on Wednesday they debut this two-year-old who showed sustained speed to bolt in via a recent jump out.
By Foxwedge and out of the dam Inishmore who is a half-sister to multiple Group winner Catapulted, Harleymoven proved much too speedy in that July 20 hit out at Murray Bridge, where his rivals simply struggled to keep up in that 800m heat.
Especially when rain affected, the big Balaklava track is a circuit where it's generally no disadvantage drawing out on and around a favourite who was quite plain at Gawler, this gelding and Redwinelover were the pick of the first starters from the jump outs.
Adelaide Galvanising Industries Maiden Plate Tips (Race 6)
Balaklava Value Bet - Race 6 No. 13 Malinong Club
While she was 40/1, the debut performance over 1300m at Balaklava on June 30 was an impossible one to miss and the form around that Maiden suggests the event she faces on Wednesday is a little weaker overall.
Drawing out and settling back on that occasion, jockey Claudia Lyons managed to find the fence, but in the end it did her no favours, with this filly buried away on the rails and she had to switch off heels until getting to the complete outside of the field.
Considering the time that took and ground lost as a result, it added further merit to the effort of Malinong Club who was a big eye-catcher late and ideally staying in a swooping position to find those lanes here, she should go close off that run.
Stoller Three-Year-Old Class One Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Balaklava Best Bet - Race 7 No. 1 Morty
Trainer/jockey Shayne Cahill prepares and rides Morty, a gelding that recorded a soft kill when resuming at Bordertown back in January before contesting much stronger races as that second racing preparation wore on.
Aimed towards some of three-year-old features over the Adelaide Autumn Carnival, the son of Bull Point recorded three consecutive placings following that fresh victory which included a narrow miss behind the multiple Stakes-placed Casino Seventeen on March 13.
With a runner-up to dual Stakes winner Royal Mile following that, it's clear that this gelding is much better Class 1 midweek level which he resumes in this Wednesday and he arrives off a July 20 jump out where he was doing his best work late.