Dominant Maiden Plate Tips (Race 2)
Morphettville Value Bet - Race 2 No. 2 Never You Mind
While the three performances didn't reflect it, there was clearly an opinion of this galloper in his first racing preparation where he was sent out as a $12 chance on debut behind Litte Rich Boy (five-time winner) and Trip (won three since then and just beaten at Listed level).
Back to Maiden company at start two, Never You Mind was a well-supported favourite ($5.00-$3.60) when finishing midfield and was tipped out following a flop at the midweeks last February, resuming this Saturday off a long break but has won a pair of jump-out's ahead of this return.
The last of those of those outings was by far the strongest with the blinkers replacing the winkers for the February 2 hit-out and after travelling in the lead, stretched out for an easy win while given the long lay-off, may just be sneaking under the guard at the big early odds.
Adelaide Galvanising Handicap Tips (Race 6)
Morphettville Best Bet - Race 5 No. 2 Crown Mint
A winner of one from eight startsr, this gelding was almost exclusively campaigning at Stakes level from there on and was competitive behind some very handy company, with the highlights being two Group-placed finishes.
The first of those came off a freshen-up following a Sandown Maiden win where he was runner-up to Ecumenical, one of the better three-year-old fillies over the Melbourne spring and Crown Mint defeated Ranting in the process, who triumphed in the 2020 Blue Sapphire Stakes.
His further form was still consistent numerous times behind some elite opposition and resuming on Saturday off two trials, the last of which a strong piece of work when under a firm hold late, class alone should be taking him a long way and we're getting an each-way price.
Furphy Handicap Tips (Race 7)
Morphettville Next Best Bet - Race 7 No. 5 Viduka
Over a long but stretched out preparation now, there's no doubting that this five-year-old has had his chances but here in what's the best set-up he's arguably found this preparation now coming back to 1200m, Viduka is a strong each-way proposition.
After it took a freak effort from a genuine Group One galloper in Instant Celebrity to roll him second-up, it's quite amazing that the son of Stryker hasn't prevailed in seven subsequent outings, with excuses in a few of those defeats but mostly, has just kept finding one or two better.
Prior to a second in a fast run event on January 9, where he was three-wide the trip behind subsequent Melbourne winner Second Slip, he wasn't given much of a chance on January 26 but here with a gun draw and the smart 3kg claim of Jamie Opperman, he should be in the mix.