Morphettville Parks Preview & Best Bets – 09/09/23
Our form expert provides Morphettville tips for today’s horse racing at Morphettville Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Morphettville Parks 09/09/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 1 No. 1 PRINCE JOFRA ($2.95)
Racingbase SA punters will know PRINCE JOFRA well as a perennial #SABlackbookers horse. Alana Livesey asked him to come back from his outside alley first-up in a race where they walked. Prince Jofra was being ridden outside of his comfort zone due to the formation of the field and raced keenly as a result. Livesey still had a handful of horse as she finally found clear running near the 100m. It is unusual to see a horse race so fiercely into the run and still have something to give when clear. Prince Jofra showed plenty to the line in a strong return. Comfortable winner this grade when racing second-up, stays to track and distance as Travis Doudle butters him up for his third run in three weeks since resuming.
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Race 8 No. 1 ALPHA FLIGHT ($3.10)
Training duo Richard & Chantelle Jolly have found a race for ALPHA FLIGHT that looks well-back in grade on his first-up run. Showed his customary speed to lead Calla Dream and Oracle Son over this track and trip a fortnight ago. We are wanting to follow the formline behind those two horses. Alpha Flight did knock-up late as fitness gave and he was only beaten less than two lengths from Calla Dream who won comfortably. There aren’t many recent winners amongst this field and Sheriden Tomlinson may even find a horse to follow with Jason Holder burrowing up to his inside.
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Race 9 No. 4 FLYWAY ($7.50)
Local trainer Scott Westover sets FLYWAY out to chase his hattrick after winning over 1800 metres on the outer track last month. Jake Toeroek had rolled forward from a similar gate to settle near the speed, which wasn’t overly strong. Flyway responded to the urgings of Toeroek into the straight as both he and Flight Deck came away from the others to fight it out. Flyway proved too strong with Flight Deck since coming out to score in town last week. Flyway had settled at the tail of a strung-out field over 1700 metres in Gawler the start before. Toeroek brought him with a well-timed run to knock off a bunch of horses who have since gone on to record wins of their own. Trip looks a shade short of his best, however Flyway is coming in off a slight break and the form behind him has been strong.