Morphettville Preview & Best Bets – Saturday, January 28

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Morphettville Tips 28/01/2023


Race 1 No. 4 LACRIMA – ($3.60)

#SABlackbookers horse LACRIMA made it two straight since entering the book with Todd Pannell settling her close to the speed. She travelled strongly over the 1519 metres here to put paid to her rivals into the straight. The 59 kilos made little difference as she raced to an ever-widening margin on the line. Michael Hickmott secured the services of Ben Price when sending his mare out over the mile last time. Lacrima made the successful jump to Benchmark 82 grade courtesy of a peach of a ride. Price gave her plenty of cover between horses before overpowering her rivals into the straight. Stays to class and has drawn ideally in a race with little pace involved.



Race 2 No. 3 SIR GRUMPY – ($6)

The Port Lincoln form continues to hold up and Simon Drewitt brings his pacey 3yo SIR GRUMPY to town. Showed a burst of speed under Jessica Eaton to lead throughout at Oakbank where he scored in fast time. That win against the older benchmark horses came off the back of a winning trial at home in December. This followed with a relaxed trial at Murray Bridge where he went through and led after stepping slowly. Jess can cross and lead without too much trouble as there’s a few stables here teaching their horses to relax. Pace without pressure may be the order of the day and Sir Grumpy looks a strong each-way betting option.



Race 5 No. 9 WHEELS – ($9)  

We took Wheels off the Video Watch first-up and wrote her straight into the #SABlackbookers file. We weren’t surprised to see the mare who was bred for supremacy over two miles show no early gate speed over a sprint trip first-up. She maintained touch with the field though and built nicely along the inner section when turning for home. Teagan Voorham had to check off heels when finding her path blocked into the straight. She still managed to gather herself well once the race was over. She followed this with a good run over 1519 metres behind Lacrima before rising to 2100m at Gawler. Fitter now and back in class, just drawn a little sticky out wide from an awkward starting point.