TAB Handicap Tips (Race 4)
Morphettville Value Bet - Race 4 No. 7 Alotafun
This filly was given time following an August 27 trial where she just couldn't quite finish off and with a little more maturity, backed-up an excellent jump-out win to prevail in excellent fashion at Gawler as our value bet on the December 2 program.
She didn't exactly have the favours in that debut victory when being forced to race wide throughout that 1100m contest and despite that, never looked like losing and the time stacked up well for that program with that Maiden going around five and a half lengths then the Benchmark race that followed it.
Although a little plain to the eye last start in a similar contest to what she finds here, Alotafun was only beaten two lengths in a leader dominated affair and with more speed drawn out in this field, she can get a faster tempo which will suit.
Dominant Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Morphettville Best Bet - Race 7 No. 3 Here Comes Lenni
An ex-Western Australian galloper who is now under the hands of Will Clarken, a trainer who has a great record with these tried gallopers, he looks to get his chance now third-up for the new stable following two solid performances in Adelaide.
Whilst he trialled well ahead of his first-up attempt on November 25, Here Comes Lenni was expected to need the run fresh at 1300m which the market suggested ($11.00-$18.00) but was only half a length off 78-rater Left Hand Man, who is a more than useful six/seven furlong horse.
Even though he wasn't disgraced in a fourth-place finish following that on December 5, this gelding wasn't as comfortable on soft going and back on top of the ground this Saturday from a low draw under Todd Pannell, he does look really well placed with a 4kg drop in the weights from that last attempt.
Accolade Wines Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Morphettville Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 6 Kirinia
The training partnership of Richard & Chantelle Jolly have prepared 14 winners at a strike rate of 24.5% since the start of October and here they bring impressive last start winner Kirinia who exploded away to score on December 5 over this track and trip.
Although the ability has always been evident with this filly, consistency has evaded the daughter of Good Journey to date but as a three-year-old with just the nine starts to her name, has time on her side to improve on that and versus well exposed opposition, does look the one in this field with the most upside.
Following a strong return behind a handy Mileva, the second-up effort looked a little bad to be true and freshened up as a result, was able to produce that dazzling turn-of-foot to record win number three with more slightly more colder tactics, which they should again adopt here with good speed predicted.