Morphettville Preview & Best Bets – Saturday, February 25

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Morphettville Tips 25/02/2023


Race 5 No. 3 TANAAWOL – ($3.10)

Trainer Michael Hickmott produced TANAAWOL to score an impressive debut for the stable at Gawler. Barend Vorster allowed Tanaawol to settle where comfortable behind the speed over the 1500 metres. The pair loomed ominously on turning to race past Storm Hunter on straightening. Tanaawol wanted to hang in badly, which is a trait he has shown in three trials this prep. The Hickmott yard generally likes to use cheekers on their horses, and they may reach for a near side bubble cheeker at some stage. For now, they’ve booked the services of senior south-paw Todd Pannell and we’ll look for Tanaawol to progress further.



Race 4 No. 10 CLASSIC HOLLY – ($9) 

Teagan Voorham knew exactly what she was doing when coming off the well-fancied Wheels who is trained by her bosses in Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas. We really should have followed her in when she chose to stick with CLASSIC HOLLY, who she won on the start prior for Sam Burford. We’d be mad to miss the trick twice. Classic Holly ground out a strong win here over 1800 metres under Voorham who will roll forward on the horse again. There shouldn’t be heaps of pressure on here, and Teagan may be adamant in controlling the race. Should she find the front off the inside draw, then Classic Holly can build that pressure into her opponents. 



Race 3 No. 10 ROSE RING – ($10)  

Morphettville horseman Chris Bieg had scratched ROSE RING twice in close succession before debuting his filly over 1250m on the Parks. We were keen to see her midweek over 900m at Murray Bridge on the Wednesday prior. Rose Ring had drawn the carpark once Saturday acceptances were known, and yet we chose to follow her in off her jumpouts. She sprang from the gates on race day to set a fast tempo before giving a kick on straightening. The field may have caught up to her late, yet Rose Ring was the name we wrote straight into the #SABlackbookers file. We let her go when coming back to the 1000 metres and drawn wide again on the Parks track. Should appreciate the chute with a bigger straight, and Rose Ring can show her best on Saturday.