|Morphettville Racecourse – 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville, SA 5043
|Saturday, November 18, 2023
Morphettville Racecourse is set to host its standard nine-race meeting on Saturday afternoon. With no black-type races on the card, there are just 94 acceptances, but competitive fields are the theme of the day. With the track rated a Good 4, and with the rail out 12m from the 1200m to the winning post and then out 9m the remainder, every runner should get their chance on what is tipped to be a perfect day for racing. The action at Morphettville gets underway at 12:32pm ACDT.
Best Bet at Morphettville: En Francais
Despite being the second-elect with horse racing betting sites, En Francais is arguably the class galloper in the opener. Last time out, she was never a winning factor at Moonee Valley behind Wishlor Lass after a torrid run in transit, but her run in the Listed Murray Bridge Cup (1600m) the start prior was more than good enough to salute in a race like this. With speed drawn directly underneath, Lachlan Neindorf can land a plumb spot upon settling and give En Francais every chance to show her quality.
Race 1 –
6yo Mare | T: Jake Stephens | J: Lachlan Neindorf (58kg)
Next Best at Morphettville: Hasta La Fiorente
The Sue Murphy-trained Hasta La Fiorente has shown consistent form with three wins and three minor placings from his last seven starts, including a second in the Horsham Cup (2100m). Despite losing to Supagirl by 5.25 lengths that day, he returns to Morphettville in great shape. Dom Tourneur will have the gelding settled midfield from barrier five, allowing him to make his run approaching the home turn. Market fancies Long Arm and Morty haven’t won in some time, so we’re confident Hasta La Fiorente’s winning form will give him an advantage.
Race 6 –
8yo Gelding | T: Sue Murphy | J: Dom Tourneur (57kg)
Best Value at Morphettville: Lope De Wolf
Lope De Wolf put in an eye-catching run when returning from a nine-month spell over 1100m at this track on November 7. With three wins and a second from six second-up runs, the eight-year-old will only be better for that fresh run when he steps up to 1200m. The son of Lope De Vega is not the best out of the gates, but with the race set to be run at a genuine clip, it sets up perfectly for him. He’ll need to be within four lengths of the lead on the home turn, but Lope De Wolf has the best finishing burst in the field and will take a power of beating.
Race 5 –
8yo Gelding | T: Wayne Francis & Glen Kent | J: Justin Potter (58.5kg)
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Saturday, November 18, 2023