Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MORPHETTVILLE PARKS – SATURDAY DECEMBER 16

By Alex Marsh @Ajmarsh87

Rail Position: +9m 1000m to WP, +6m Remainder

Track Conditions: Good 4

Track Comments: Although it’s evened out a little in recent times, the Parks circuit can still favor on speed runners, especially early in the day

Race 2, No 8 VIA BALCIANO

Beat a stronger field on Ballarat Cup day and did it with ease once he balanced up. Up to 1250m looks ideal and he’s got a bit of class about him this lightly raced 4 year old. With even luck he should be winning this and doing it well. $2.40.

Race 7, No 12 STRATEGIC GLASS

Bit flat second up, which was to be expected with that layoff when coming here two weeks ago but he was on the receiving end of a pretty ordinary ride and only been beaten 4 lengths in the end. Senior jockey on today and looks a cheeky each way bet at the price.

TODD PANNELL

Very underrated jockey and has a good record on the Parks circuit this season with 10 winners and 5 placings from 36 rides. He has 5 rides engagements today.

Race 2, No 8 VIA BALCIANO

Not sure why $3 was put up and the punters agree it was too generous. Into $2.40.

Leg 1 (Race 5): FIELD
Leg 2 (Race 6): 1
Leg 3 (Race 7): 1,2,4,6,9,12
Leg 4 (Race 8): 1,2,6,12

$60 gets you 50%

SELECTIONS:

Race 1: 1,5,3,6. Finds it hard to win Indian Thunder but he’ll be better for the Sandown run and 3 lengths to Formality is hard to ignore in a BM64 in Adelaide.

Race 2: 8,5,3,4. Best Bet see above.

Race 3: 3,4,5,8. Competitive race, Pretty Punk was the black book run last start. Jumps up well in trip but did step up 400m in her second prep off a heavy track to win a listed race.

Race 4: 3,4,1,5. Just about anything could win this. Have Another Glass was a bit disappointing first up but she might have needed that. Can forgive one bad run.

Race 5: 3,1,7,4. Any of the 5 runners could prevail. Cashed is probably overs at $6 if you’re forced to have a bet.

Race 6: 1,5,2,7. Forgiving Mystified’s last start’s failure. The $1.90 fav in that got her tongue over the bit and as expected it caused plenty of issues.

Race 7: 12,4,13,6. Best Value see above.

Race 8: 12,1,2,6. Baker’s Dozen’s recent trial was good and she hasn’t had much luck this prep. On her last chance here, though.