Morphettville Preview & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29
Our form expert provides Morphettville tips for today’s horse racing at Morphettville Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Morphettville Tips 29/04/2023
BEST BET 🏆
Race 2 No. 1 PRINCE JOFRA – ($4.40)
We Black Booked PRINCE JOFRA off his first-up run at Morphettville Parks. He came through a good form race behind Pontedera over the unsuitable 1250 metre distance. Lachie Overall’s skills were telling in keeping a keen Prince Jofra from over-racing in his next start at Oakbank. The horse seemed to handle the downhill run okay, though was inclined to hang on the turns. The pair found plenty inside the furlong to go home best and score over the 1400m second-up. Since gained the run of the race for Rochelle Milnes to come away with another win over the mile at Balaklava. Prince Jofra should be peaking in fitness and draws for a similar run under Alana Livesey at Morphettville on Saturday.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 6 No. 3 PONTEDERA – ($5)
Ben Price gave favourite backers a treat as he settled PONTEDERA off the speed in one of the few genuinely run races on the Parks track. Michael Hickmott’s charge found himself among the #SABlackbookers with success last prep before tuning up with a couple of trials prior to resumption. Hickmott found a restricted benchmark race in which to kick his prep off with. Everything went right for Pontedera in the run with the horse getting the job done. We respect that Pontedera went out on a winning note last prep and has come back in winning form. Has ability and we hope to see him reach new heights this time in.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 9 No. 3 JENNILALA – ($9.50)
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace send JENNILALA out to claim the Auraria Stakes/Australasian Oaks double. The feat has not been achieved since Harry Coffey gave Sopressa the run of the race to land in in 2018. Jennilala comes through a strongly run Auraria as Declan Bates came back from their wide draw. It was the first time the filly had been out to the 1800 metre trip. She was second-up off a let-up and coming straight from 1300m to circle the field. Bates never saw the fence and went via the cape with no other horse going well enough to cart him in. Jennilala hit the front early into the straight before denying any challengers. Drawn to receive a cosy run and there’s no reason to suggest she won’t get the extra furlong.