Expert tips: Morphettville - 13/04/24

Racing & Sports expert selections.

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RACE 1 - GARACHICO (2) showed good early toe but faded late in the piece last time out at Flemington. Strips fitter third-up in what is a much more suitable assignment. Gets his chance to break a long run of outs. PERLE BLEUE (4) fought hard but just came up short last time at Geelong. Tackles a similar trip and gets Holder piloting. Among the key hopes third-up. DISAGREEABLE MISS (3) dug deep to get the verdict last start when pairing off with the well-fancied favourite at the top of the straight. This is tougher but she's capable of going on with it on the short turnaround. YURI ROYALE (1) rarely turns in a poor one and is worth keeping safe on best figures.

RACE 2 - TREMBLES (9) is a daughter of Too Darn Hot from the Group 1 winner Earthquake who makes her debut. Has impressed at the jumpouts and her strong profile should take her a long way. DANCING STORM (1) has progressed nicely this campaign and can continue to improve. Followed up his determined maiden win with a solid chasing effort in the LR St Albans Stakes at Moonee Valley. Strips fitter third-up and drops back to a winning trip with Pannell reuniting. Can atone. COSMIC RIDE (6) is a first-starter by Shamus Award. Comes out of the strong juvenile stable of Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr and is another that has worked well in readiness. Deserves plenty of respect, especially if the late money favours. DO SAY (7) is a So You Think filly also facing the starter for the first time. Looks best of the rest.

RACE 3 - RAMPANT LION (2) picked up in great style in the lane to arrive just in time and score at Pakenham. Carries more weight this time but a similar effort will have him winning. IMBIBE (7) was denied a head of resuming a winner last start on the Parks surface, in what has proven to be a red-hot form race. Comes in on the fresh side as he steps out to the mile. Has a wide alley to overcome but is expected to be in the finish. TYPHOON HARMONY (4) was doing his best work late in the Bairnsdale Cup, only beaten 2.2L in eighth. Will drift back from the barrier and be climbing over their backs late. SANTELMO FUEGO (8) lacked a turn of foot to capitalise on a handy spot first-up at Oakbank. Has trialled nicely since and is worth including on best figures. JENKINS (1) is knocking on the door but continues to leave it too late. Keep very safe.

RACE 4 - It's a mouth-watering edition of the Redelva Stakes. AUSTMARR (8) was a very impressive winner of the LR Manihi Classic here last start. Comes in on the fresh side with 33 days between runs and clearly shoulders her fair share of ability. Is expected to take plenty of stitching, with a Sangster run looming. STRETAN ANGEL (1) was poised to go on with the job first-up in the LR Sunlight Classic at Flemington but just lacked a fitness edge late, and also found a smart one in Estriella. Is unbeaten second-up and is drawn to get all the favours. Sure to be fighting out the finish. GUMDROPS (2) put paid to her rivals second up when taking out the G3 Don Casboult Classic at Moonee Valley. Gets some weight off her back and is drawn kinder. Warrants serious consideration. GREAT MAXIMUS (5) returned with a solid win last start at Oakbank. This is tougher but he's best of the home defence.

RACE 5 - MY KHALIFA (7) put the writing on the wall last start when closing off strongly into the frame at Oakbank. Gets weight off his back and is ready to play a major role. CHICAGO STORM (5) hasn't been able to make much of an impact yet this campaign but is capable of exploding. Shoulders a terrific third-up record and could blow them away late. PARTY PRINCESS (9) is yet to strike through this time in but has hit the line nicely in both runs back. Was finishing the fastest last start in the LR Matrice Stakes, with the winner Climbing Star well and truly off and gone. Cherry-ripe now but has an outside draw to contest. Expect to see her charging late again. PUDDING (3) never looked likely first up when always well back in the Matrice. Has another woeful draw but Toeroek sticks and needs to be kept safe on best figures. SECOND TO NUN (4) next best.

RACE 6 - AIR ASSAULT (1) has returned in superb form this campaign, as he shoots to bring up the hat-trick. Hasn't given them a sniff in his last two when leading pillar-to-post. Drawn to do much of the same and he should relish the rise in trip. Will take plenty of beating. SHINJUKU (5) was an eye-catcher last start at Moonee Valley when closing off strongly to the line in the G2 Alister Clark Stakes. Back in trip and is expected to be the one taking the strongest strides late again. RISE AT DAWN (4) comes through the same race but was below his best, finishing 3L back from Shinjuku. Was in good form prior and can bounce back sharply. VORACIOUS (10) sprinted quickly to record a comfortable maiden win for favourite backers last time at Pakenham. This is tougher but he has plenty of upside. Don't dismiss.

RACE 7 - VIVY AIR (5) was as unlucky as they come first up at Flemington, only getting out very late in the piece and flashing home to miss by a long neck. Got too far back last start in the G3 Alexandra Stakes at the Valley but had Mollynickers' measure and made good inroads late to grab a minor cheque. Cherry-ripe now and will take plenty of stopping. MOLLYNICKERS (4) was very disappointing when failing to run on in the Alexandra. Is much better than the last run suggests but will need a smart ride from a tricky gate. WINGS OF SONG (1) just keeps on winning. Has been given a quick freshen since going on her Tassie tear, keeping the legs ticking over with a pair of trials. Is another that has a wide alley to contest but her form is too good to ignore. QUICKSTER (3) made light work of them last start in the Clare Lindop Stakes. This is tougher but she deserves respect. MADISON KATE (12) was finishing fast behind Quickster when nabbing third. Draws better and is one for exotics.

RACE 8 - The R N Irwin Stakes shapes to be a cracking contest. BENEDETTA (10) has produced two strong finishing efforts in G1 company in his two runs back, finishing just under 2L away in fourth in both the Oakleigh Plate & Newmarket Handicap. Has built nicely into this and is ready to explode. KALLOS (1) is back to defend his crown after scoring comfortably in last year's edition. Was a barnstorming winner of the G2 Rubiton when resuming at Caulfield back in February. Has hit the line nicely in his two following runs and hasn't been beaten far, despite the finishing positions. Gets a key booking in Holder and is every chance to go back-to-back. HYPOTHETICAL (11) and QUEMAN (2) carry identical form lines, with a lip separating them two back in the Oakleigh Plate. The former was able to reverse the result at Moonee Valley when getting home 0.5L better. Both are more than capable on best figures. CLIMBING STAR (13) and SNAPPED (14) are others that warrant consideration.

RACE 9 - PRAIRIE FLOWER (1) was an impressive winner here two back in similar company, beating home Great Baby by 1.1L. Backed it up when producing an eye-catching finish behind Climbing Star in the LR Matrice Stakes. This is much easier and she's aided at the weights with the 2kg claimer engaged. The one to beat. GIVE SOME LIP (17) was disappointing first up but only warmed to his task late in the piece. Was pushed out in a recent trial between runs and is expected to take a much better account of himself this time. THE GREAT BABY (10) stuck on gamely into the frame behind Prairie Flower when resuming last time out. Comes in on the fresh side but has kept the legs ticking over with a Murray Bridge trial win. In the mix. THE HASS (11) has struggled to make an impact this time in, finishing outside of the placings in his three runs back in Victoria. Should find this easier but has a wide alley to contest. Keep safe. DECLARED (4) best of the rest.