Morphettville tips, odds & value bets | Saturday, February 12

Morphettville tips

What Morphettville Races
Where Morphettville Racecourse – 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville SA 5043
When Saturday, February 12, 2022
First Race 12:22pm ACDT

The course proper at Morphettville is scheduled to host a nine-race card on Saturday afternoon, and HorseBetting’s Adelaide form expert presents his best bet and free quaddie picks. The track is rated a Good 4, with the rail out 10m from the 1200m to the winning post, 4m from the 2000m-1800m and then out 7m for the remainder. Recent history shows that when the rail is out that much at Morphettville, it will be advantageous to be up on speed throughout the day. The meeting is scheduled to start at 12:22pm ACDT (12:52pm AEDT).

Premier Plate Top Tip – Hasta La War

The Listed Premier Plate over 2037m is the feature event of the day and we are hoping the Sue Murphy-trained Hasta La War can resume with a win. Having been balloted out of the Melbourne Cup during the spring, the six-year-old gelding by Declaration Of War is clearly a stayer with above-average ability and looks a nice bet on Saturday. Despite needing to lug 60kg, he has a win and as minor placing from four first-up runs, so we know he will handle the occasion. Prior to his spell he chased home Tralee Rose in the Geelong Cup and was only beaten two lengths by Australian Cup favourite Delphi in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes. Teagan Voorham hops back on board and with a record of 9: 7-2-0 when partnering with Hasta La War, we know she will have the gelding in a winning position. From barrier 10, they will need a touch of luck, and if they do not get trapped wide without cover, he should be too good for this lot. The $9 on offer looks to be a steal from Ladbrokes.

Premier PlateRace 7 – Hasta La War (#1) $9 with Ladbrokes

Morphettville Best Bet – Harleymoven

In what looks to be a tricky card on Saturday, we are getting a nice price for our best bet, the Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillvray-trained Harleymoven. The three-year-old bay gelding was an eye-catching winner over 1525m at Morphettville on January 29 and looks set to go on with the job this weekend. The extra 75m as he steps up the mile will be not an issue and despite needing things to go his way when settling at the rear of the field, he should still prove hard to beat. Ryan Hurdle sticks on board which is an added bonus and considering he has won third-up from a spell at his only try, the son of Foxwedge looks a clear best bet of the day.

Best BetRace 4 – Harleymoven (#6) $4 with Sportsbet

Next Best Bet at Morphettville – Shock Alert

The James & Lisa Dodgson-trained Shock Alert is coming off a runner-up performance in the Naracoorte cup on February 6 and despite being on a six-day back up looks one of the better bets on the card. Having led the field up on that day, the Shocking gelding was outgunned inside the final 100m. Despite raising 4.5kg in the weights, we expect apprentice Teagan Voorham to hunt for the rail once again from barrier nine and considering the rail placement, it should give Shock Alert a winning advantage considering he looks to be the race leader on paper. With a win and three runner-up performances in his past four starts, he should prove too good for this field that lacks any depth.

Next BestRace 2 – Shock Alert (#2) $3.90 with Bet365

Best Value Bet at Morphettville – Our Destrier

We were with the Kym Hann-trained Our Destrier at Murray Bridge on January 15 and we think he can get the job done here in the opening leg of the quaddie. The five-year-old has strung together a hat-trick of wins and with Ben Price sticking on board and claiming 3kg, he looks to be over the odds at $9 with Sportsbet. His last start win was in BM82 grade, so the drop back to BM78 company shows the stables intent on claiming victory. With a genuine temp expect to be set throughout, it looks perfectly set up for someone like Our Destrier to finish over the top of his rivals once again.

Best ValueRace 6 – Our Destrier (#2) $9 with Sportsbet

Saturday quaddie tips for Morphettville

Morphettville quadrella selections
Leg 1: 2-4-8-11
Leg 2: 1-2-5-8-9
Leg 3: 1-2-9
Leg 4: 1-3-4-6-7-8
Investment: $360 for 100%

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