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Our Morphettville Parks Horse Racing Tips for the weekend.

Equal Love (Morphettville Parks Race 7 No. 3
This four-year-old mare has had 7 starts at this track and distance for 4 wins and 2 places. She has had problems at her last two starts as she jumped awkwardly and was badly held up for the entire straight when she finished 3.6 lengths 10th over 1000m at Morphettville Parks on 25 April, then she led to the turn but tired in the final 200m and the rider reported she felt awkward in her action when 7.5 lengths 10th over 1200m at Morphettville on 16 May. Trainer Phillip Stokes should have sorted her out by now and she has drawn the inside barrier on this track where she is a specialist. She should win.


How to pick a winner

Each Way

Simply Dreaming (Morphettville Parks Race 2 No. 5):
This Denman mare has a good record on slow tracks. She held off a late challenge to win by 0.2 lengths over 1300m at Morphettville Parks on 25 April, then was slowly away and got caught wide with no cover early and drifted back to nearly last when she finished 10.6 lengths 15th in the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville on 16 May. She can be forgiven for that run and this race will be much easier. A good each-way chance.


Best Lay

Appalachian (Morphettville Parks Race 9 No. 1):
In three starts this campaign this gelding has not been able to finish closer than 2.5 lengths from the winner. He ran 2.6 lengths 9th over 1000m at Morphettville Parks in a BM78 on 25 April, then finished 3.1 lengths 9th over 1100m at Morphettville on 9 May. This race is slightly easier than his last two starts but he has not shown that he can handle the Parks which tends to be a specialist track. Although he is the early favourite he does not deserve to be.


Race 1

1 Johnny Boss
2 So You Can
3 The Krone
5 Capricorn Ridge

Race 2

5 Simply Dreaming
4 Flop
8 Elusive Nature
6 Toff Love

Race 3

1 Bertwhistle
4 Rapid Raiser
2 Busker’s Ballad
11 A Knight in Paris

Race 4

2 Fortune Follows
3 Dimaggio
1 Dinga
5 Larkham

Race 5

6 Dixon Street
4 Bray Street Boss
7 Cupid’s Bow
1 Midnight Storm

Race 6

4 Dreamed
2 Blow Torch
5 Office Jim
6 Skillful Steps

Race 7

3 Equal Love (BB)
5 Brimarvi Vehero
1 Terbium
10 Zarace

Race 8

12 Lace And Whiskey
5 Pale Ale
8 Nordic Pride
10 God’s Penny

Race 9

13 Almadrava
2 Exalted Gold
9 The Publikin
4 Papalet