Morphettville Parks will run a nine race program on May 29 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.
Dominant Handicap Tips (Race 2)
Morphettville Best Bet - Race 2 No. 6 En Francais
She's admittedly pretty short considering the rise in grade, however, over 1200m on debut when getting back on a tight Gawler circuit, this filly showed a turn-of-foot that nothing in this field has.
A homebred for trainer/breeder/owner Jake Stephens who raced the dame Detox, a multiple city winning mare that got to a mile, En Francais is by the smart sire Puissance de Lune, so the breeding does indicate 1600m-2000m should be ideal.
That was a fast run sprint that she prevailed in on April 25, but showing the class and professionalism in her first appearance to do that over a shorter journey, this three-year-old might just be too dynamic for a reasonably well exposed line up.
The John Rix Memorial Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Morphettville Value Bet - Race 5 No. 4 Manzala
He looked the winner in the run home via that last start at on May 15 and only was denied by Canford late, an in-form and much fitter rival, but this gelding was only second-up off a long spell, so is certainly open to improvement
As a Benchmark 80 winner that was competitive at Listed level prior to that last win, Canford would be an outright favourite in this 68 field which in turn should have Manzala heading the market here, but he's drawn out barrier 14.
With a gun senior hoop in Shayne Cahill taking the reins on Saturday who has had success on this stayer. he'll carry no dead weight despite the 61.5kg in what is quite a compressed scale and for the risk, the price appeals.
TAB Handicap Tips (Race 8)
Morphettville Next Best Bet - Race 8 No. 12 Echoes In Eternity
Interestingly on the seven day back-up is this three-year-old who was off a five week freshen-up at Murray Bridge last week and was completely unsuited, making some inroads from the rear against the pattern of that race.
Having teamed up for 28 winners at an excellent strike rate of 26.7% this season, Michael Hickmott and Jessica Eaton have formed a powerful combination, which includes three victories with Echoes In Eternity this year, the last coming before an attempt at Stakes level.
The key this Saturday is that she draws barrier one on the Morphettville Parks circuit, which they should be looking to take advantage of early and ideally with a sit just off the leaders, is well placed to bounce back in a very winnable race.
36⁰ South Beef Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Morphettville Roughie - Race 9 No. 4 Akkakan
While this veteran doesn't have the greatest of winning strike rates, he's consistently thereabouts and when he finds the right set-up at double figure odds, is always worthy of a little each-way ticket.
Resuming in a Benchmark 64 on the South Australian Derby program, Akkakan was a big price in a deeper race to what he faces this Saturday and he's hit the line well, coming from off the speed in an event where the first three out filled the trifecta.
The blinkers were off for that return run, which have now been reapplied and the last time that change was made, he's finished second in a Benchmark 72 over this track/trip and here he's in a 60 with a 3kg claimer engaged.