Morphettville - Race 1 No. 2 So You Can ($2.70)
Eagle Farm - Race 2 No. 1 Kisukano ($1.95)
Caulfield - Race 2 No. 8 Propelle ($4.20)
Randwick - Race 7 No. 2 North Pacific ($2.15)
Morphettville - Race 7 No. 2 Behemoth ($2.70)
Total Combined Odds $128.36
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Morphettville - Race 1 No. 2 So You Can
This striking son of So You Think gave us a glimpse of his potential in two outings via his first racing preparation back in May which culminated with a win in town on May 30.
He was a good thing licked prior to that in his Balaklava debut when finally getting out when it was all over to attack the line hard for second before making amends 10 days later over the 1250m at Morphettville.
Sprinting away late on that occasion, he put nearly three lengths on Krone who was competitive at listed level in July and a further length back in third was Super Striker who took out the $100,000 Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Plate on July 4 in the fastest 1200m race on that program.
Although So You Can is likely to get over a mile deeper into this campaign which his breeding supports, class and his versatility can see him home in the opener as the best bet at Morphettville.
Eagle Farm - Race 2 No. 1 Kisukano
Toowoomba’s flying filly returned in outstanding order at the Sunshine Coast first-up before narrowly going down at Doomben last start.
Failing to reel in Fleet Dove on the bog Doomben track, the Michael Nolan-trained daughter of Bel Esprit loomed as a winning hope before her large weight of 60.5kg weighed her down.
Winner of four from six starts, the three-year-old filly has had some problems in the barriers this preparation, but dispelled them with a massive jump out victory last week at Clifford Park.
Drawn perfectly in barrier four, Alex Patis climbs aboard for her second sit aboard the speedster, and primed to land in the perfect spot behind the speed, Kisukano can bounce back as the best bet at Eagle Farm.
Caulfield - Race 2 No. 8 Propelle
She is a bit of non-winner this girl, but she performs at her top when racing at Caulfield and is ready to win after running second to Brooklyn Hussle last start.
She has met all these mares before, and although she has been beaten, it was over 1100m whereas here is much more suited back to 1000m.
The last time we saw her race over 1000m, she was third to Bold Star and Esperance who would both start short in this race.
Her last win was at this track and trip in April last year, but she has not run under these conditions since then, so she looks well suited and does look over the odds at $4.20.
Randwick - Race 7 No. 2 North Pacific
The late betting drift prior to his July 11 return at Rosehill mattered not where of the back of just the one trial leading in, he proved far too classy with a two and a half-length victory.
An $800,000 yearling purchase in 2019, the talented son of Brazen Beau was supported late prior to his debut in the Group Two Silver Slipper back in February ($11-$8) but had to settle for third albeit was never threatening Farnan, the subsequent Golden Slipper.
He recorded safely the last fastest last 600m of the whole meeting on July 11 albeit did get first use of a heavy track in a 1200m event that went around a length and a half quicker than Varda's six-furlong race, a mare that's since won again.
Despite our best bet having a gap between runs, North Pacific has been ticking over well with a Rosehill trial win on August 4 and if he's to put himself deeper into the Golden Rose discussion, then this a race he needs to be winning.
Morphettville - Race 7 No. 2 Behemoth
The Group Three Spring Stakes headlines the Morphettville Saturday program and a nice field has been assembled for this six-furlong feature which sees the return of star locals Dalasan and Behemoth.
Under the weight-for-age conditions of the Spring Stakes, they're the deserving elects at the top of the market and Dalasan won this race in 2019 when defeating a good field that included group one winners Scales Of Justice and Despatch.
Dalasan will target longer trips in the Melbourne Spring Carnival and whilst his recent jumpout was decent, it did suggest he'd improve off whatever he did here whilst Behemoth smashed the clock at Balaklava on August 6 and looks ready to produce straight up.
The hulking son of All Too Hard hasn't had much luck over his 14 start career to date with enormous efforts in two Goodwood's (should've won in 2019) along with a Golden Eagle and he can cash in here especially if Dalasan is a shade vulnerable.