Preview & Best Bets – Morphettville Parks 22 July
Our form expert provides Morphettville tips for today’s horse racing at Morphettville Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 7 No. 5 PORTATION – ($3.40)
We identified PORTATION as a horse with potential when resuming over 1000 metres at Murray Bridge last prep. He looked home for all money and we were counting the cash as Press Down came from the clouds to nose us out on the line. Portation continued to race well during his prep, including breaking his maiden over 1100 metres at Headquarters. The Jaensch team tipped him out following that win and we had no way of knowing what shape he was in when resuming. Portation went around first-up at Gawler without a public jump out yet was backed late by the punters. Sophie Logan allowed her horse to stride along with Portation clearing out for an impressive win to the eye. Looks well-placed second-up and Logan can have Portation within striking distance again.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 4 No. 7 UPGRADE ME – ($13)
There’s not a lot between most of these with UPGRADE ME looking a touch of overs in the early market. He’s the horse who could improve enough at his fourth start in his new adoptive state to take this race out. The pace should be okay for a small field with two or three horses wanting to go forward. Ben Price on Upgrade Me and Alana Livesey with last start winner Storm Hunter should be stalking those. Upgrade Me didn’t have the best of luck recently while finishing close-up in a good race. Price gives Upgrade Me a handy little claim and the horse may find further improvement with the blinkers going on.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 9 No. 9 KNIGHTSTOWN ($9)
While there were perhaps a few forgive runs with some horses we could place into a video watch, we’re not overly keen to follow much out of last week’s meeting. Pegasi continues to work through the classes with a dominant win in the opener. KNIGHTSTOWN is one of those horses (once again) that we can place into a video watch file. Jake Toeroek managed to pull a winning rein on his horse Cold Case by pushing Knightstown back into a pocket as Lachlan Neindorf was attempting to build his momentum into the race. The wins of Knightstown have been well spaced, marking him as a difficult horse for punters to follow.