Spry Civil Construction Handicap Tips (Race 2)
Murray Bridge Best Bet - Race 2 No. 3 Stan The Caddy
This honest gelding did take some racing before hitting his straps in the spring with back-to-back victories and now appearing that bit more dour as a five-year-old, this campaign has required fitness through racing again, but should be ready now,
With a winning strike rate of just under 24% at Murray Bridge over the 12 months (17.7% ROI), punters can do worse than following trainer Will Clarken at this circuit and versus many out of form rivals here, he's found the perfect race for Stan The Caddy.
Although he was shade disappointing on July 17, the son of Rebel Raider didn't handle a Heavy 9 and off the prior two runs when close up behind the likes of Scottish Dancer, Irish Butterfly, Pearl Bandit and Hasta La Fiorente, he'll hard to beat against this lot.
In Memory of Caitlin Forrest Maiden Plate Tips (Race 4)
Murray Bridge Next Best Bet - Race 4 No. 5 The Partisan
While it was a 150/1 chance that swooped late to roll him at Gawler, that winner was only beaten a length in a BM62 last Friday and this gelding had no favours in that July 10 effort, racing wide on a program where it was advantaging those that were settling rails in run.
The Partisan was also brave the start prior when flushed three-wide throughout on return at Morphettville with Turfitt winning that June 26 Maiden, a galloper has placed in town via his last two attempts, so the form is stacking up quite well.
Although he has drawn wide on Saturday, the Murray Bridge track is very much a momentum circuit, so he'll be out and rolling on the speed, making his own luck as opposed to the favourite in Castle Of Kings whose recent trial was only fair.
Adrian Pederick MP Handicap Tips (Race 5)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 5 No. 5 Disturbing
With 29 winners at a strike rate of 21% so far in 2021 (20% ROI), Travis Doudle has been a profitable trainer to follow and he has opted for a key gear change on this new acquisition following a one length defeat at Balaklava on July 28
Having her first start for the new yard in that 1300m event, Disturbing looked to have that race completely shot to bits in the last furlong after looming ominously from off the speed, but hung in badly over the last 100m, effectively throwing it away late.
The near side blinkers have now been applied to the four-year-old who although steps to a Saturday BM68, the favourite is coming off a Heavy 10 Maiden win and the depth overall is suspect, while competing on this big circuit will allow her to balance up.
Congratulations Michael Hickmott SA Metro Trainer of the Year Handicap Tips (Race 9)
Murray Bridge Value Bet - Race 9 No. 9 Morty
This gelding recorded a soft kill when resuming at Bordertown back in January before contesting much stronger races as that second racing preparation wore on, being aimed towards some of the 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, so there's no doubting he has some class (runner-up to dual Stakes winner Royal Mile following that).
Resuming on a Heavy 9 as a drifting favourite at Balaklava on July 18, Morty was labouring with the 60kg before picking up strongly over the last 50m to be beaten under half a length on the line, and on a firmer surface with that run under the belt, he can improve.