Racing & Sports expert selections.
RACE 1 - HIT THE SLOPES (4) has found the maiden win elusive but caught plenty of eyes last start at Gawler when rattling home to just miss a minor cheque. Further improvement anticipated. MR GEORGE (9) progressed sharply last time at Naracoorte, only missing by a lip of maiden success. Strips fitter and gets a key booking of Kayla Crowther. Can go one better. NIGHT CRUISER (10) continues to knock on the door but just struggles to land the winning blow. Only needs to hold his form to be very competitive again. Don't dismiss. CALL ME AL (1) next best.
RACE 2 - PUTANOTHERCOININ (6) resumes. Was thrown in the deep end in his debut prep when tackling much tougher races. Should get a nice a surprise when he looks around the mounting yard. Forward showing anticipated on the back of a recent trial here in readiness and the booking of leading hoop Jake Toeroek from the inside alley reads favourably. Will take some stitching. SAN LUCIDO (3) also returns. Finds it hard to break the ice but has been in the placings in 4/8 starts. Made light work of his rivals in a recent trial win. Expect him to make his presence felt fresh. VOLTAGE POINT (7) is ready to make his first run back of his second career prep. Showed some positive signs in his maiden campaign and is expected to have taken the right steps forward during the break. Don't take lightly fresh. BANDICOOT (1) next.
RACE 3 - GREAT MAXIMUS (6) is a Magnus gelding stepping out on debut for the smart Richard & Chantelle Jolly stable. Has impressed at the trials and gets the key booking of leading hoop Jake Toeroek. Expect him to take some beating. MISS VIGNETTE (9) is progressing well and was unlucky not to get off the mark last start at Strathalbyn when missing by a head. Open to further improvement. Can give this a big shake. CARE TOO MUCH (5) is an Overshare gelding having his first start for the Francis & Kent team. Has shown promising signs in his lead-up work. Worth strong consideration, especially if the market agrees. THE CREED (4) is back after a break. Managed a solid fourth at Murray Bridge before heading to the paddock. Has shown ability and warrants safekeeping.
RACE 4 - GEEIJO (3) hit the line nicely on debut behind what looks an above-average type and then followed it up with another strong chasing effort last time at Gawler. Can take another step in the right direction this time. Leading player that's well placed to open his account. BONA FIDE STAR (2) narrowly missed the frame last time on the Parks surface. Still a maiden but has been in the money on three occasions. Has run well at this journey with two minor placings to his credit. Expected to run well again. SIX STARS (11) was far from disgraced here last start when tackling tougher opposition. Strips fitter and should be making his presence felt. STUPENDOUS (14) can improve third up. Worth considering.
RACE 5 - WHATSANAMEGEORGE (1) held his own here last start when taking on a tougher field. Easier this time and a similar effort will put him right in the thick of it. Hard to go past. MANZALA (3) fought hard to the line last start on the Parks surface when beaten a long neck. Drops back to a winning trip at a venue where his form is strong. Only needs to hold his form to be very competitive. FOOTLIGHTS (4) hit the frame two back but ran below par last time in a tougher assignment. Easier this time. Can bounce back. WARRANDYTE ROAD (5) returned to form in great style last time at Gawler when scoring by a healthy margin. Sharp drop in trip but is worth throwing in the mix.
RACE 6 - ANDREW'S MEMORY (1) gave backers a bold sight when turning for home last time here, only to be swamped late. Strips fitter with the three runs under his belt and this doesn't look as hard. Likely to play a major role. JUST JOKING (6) never looked likely last time at Balaklava when settling a mile back but did manage to make some solid late inroads. Better draw his time can see her settle much closer to the action. Can give this a big shake. LORD GEORGE (7) was far from his best last start but was much better fresh. Willing to forgive on best efforts and an inside alley reads favourably. Sharp improvement anticipated. CHARM SLINGA (5) next best.
RACE 7 - DAZZLING PROSPECT (3) made very light work of his rivals last time at Gawler circling the field to score with plenty up his sleeve. Gets weight relief and the rise in trip should cause no concerns. Will take some stitching. YABADABADOO (1) progressed nicely last start with the rise in trip, battling on gamely into a midfield finish. Been a long time between wins but is open to further improvement off an extensive break. PRINCE REICHWEITE (4) knuckled down strongly to get off the mark two back but just struggled to close off last start after settling a long way back. Can take closer order this time from a kinder draw and is a likely improver. HOBO BOB (10) was a handy winner two back and then was an eye-catcher last start. Watch for him charging hard again late.
RACE 8 - STREET DELIGHT (4) built on a nice second two starts back on the Parks track with success as public elect over this track and trip at the latest. Best figures measure up. No reason she can't repeat the dose. BONNIE GANGSTER (3) resumes and it's worth noting she scored over this track and trip to launch the last campaign. Is aided at the weights with the 2kg claimer engaged. Has found the right race. LADY SIMONE (9) stuck on gamely into the placings here last time out. That run should have her rock-hard fit now. Can play a major role. DISCO TILMORN (6) next best.
RACE 9 - SABERMETRIC (4) continues to race well with a win two back at Gawler before falling just shy of the winner here last time. Well-placed and leading hoop Jake Toeroek sticks. Big chance to atone. YARDSTICK (5) hasn't taken a step wrong in his last two. Tougher this time but is going too good to ignore. CHARLESFORT (11) returns and usually goes well fresh. Will be looking to emulate his win at Clare at the beginning of last prep. Rates highly and should be making his presence felt from the inside alley. THE GENERAL PUBLIC (15) didn't give his rivals a sniff at the latest when leading pillar-to-post. Comes in on the fresh side but has kept the legs ticking over with a soft trial here in between runs. Low draw reads favourably. Don't underestimate.
RACE 10 - BULLS ON PARADE (1) struggled to launch a serious bid last start here when tackling a tougher field. Finds the right race this time and can make a return to the winner's circle. OLD TIME ROCK (2) never looked likely here last start when making the turn a long way back but did manage to make some solid late inroads. Drawn better this time and should find this easier. Gets his chance to break a long run of outs. SPORTS CHOICE (4) has been thereabouts in her three runs back this prep. Open to further improvement and is aided at the weights with the 2kg claimer engaged. In the mix. ZUFASTA (5) stuck on gamely to his task last start at Gawler when just missing the frame. Goes well at this venue and is among the main contenders.