We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Morphettville that features nine quality betting races.
Conditions are ideal for racing in Adelaide and we have our best value bets at the ready.
Morphettville horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:47) Thomas Farms Plate (1050m)
#4 – Spencer’s Spirit @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Spencer’s Spirit is only a $6000 purchase but after winning two jumpouts, he demands respect.
The two-year-old has been confidently backed after opening at $3.30, so trainer/jockey David Tootell Snr could scoop the money.
He’s an interesting runner, but well worth following.
Race 2. (13:22) Twilight Races Maiden (1100m)
#8 – Speed Lover @ $1.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Speed Lover comes off two placings from two starts and form from Ballarat stacks up nicely here.
The three-year-old filly hasn’t been too far behind the winners, so she should enjoy the slight drop in class.
Dropping to 52.5kg is ideal, so take the shorts.
Race 3. (13:57) Terry Howe Printing BM60 (1200m)
#8 – Huntley Lady @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Huntley Lady got the job done with ease at Murray Bridge last time out and she could go on with it.
The David Jolly-trained four-year-old has firmed with bookmakers throughout the week, which is good to see.
Barrier four is ideal and she should go close.
Race 4. (14:32) Doony’s Dash BM72 (1100m)
#9 – Smokin’ Val @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Smokin’ Val didn’t show her best in Melbourne with runs at Caulfield and Moonee Valley, but not much went her way.
Her form in Adelaide is much better with three placings on this track, so we’re expecting her form to turnaround significantly.
Getting the inside barrier only helps her chances.
Race 5. (15:12) The Phoenix BM64 (1600m)
#9 – Moscow Mule @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Moscow Mule is shooting for three consecutive wins after scoring at Murray Bridge by 1.8 lengths last time out.
The five-year-old owns four wins from 11 starts, and two of those wins have come over the mile.
Punters get value odds worth taking, so put him on top.
Race 6. (15:52) Grand Syndicate BM78 (2500m)
#4 – Coup de Tonnerre @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Coup de Tonnerre comes off a narrow win at Bendigo and Melbourne form should stack up nicely in Adelaide.
The four-year-old son of Night of Thunder looks like a nice stayer in the making after winning over 2400m, so the rise to 2500m holds no fears.
55kg and the inside draw tips the scales in his favour.
Race 7. (16:32) The Girls are Turning 40 BM68 (1800m)
#8 – Comfort Girl @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Comfort Girl is knocking on the door after finishing second in consecutive starts. The four-year-old went close last start, which is an excellent form guide.
She was only a short half-head behind Brazen Force and with only 54kg on her back here, she must be considered.
Barrier three is ideal and punters still get value odds.
Race 8. (17:12) Roadside City of Marion Stakes (1200m)
#8 – Rock the Ring @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Rock the Ring is shooting for four wins on the bounce and he has yet to suffer defeat in three attempts on the track.
The son of Reward for Effort is red hot after scoring by 2.8 lengths against a quality field, so there’s no reason why he can’t win again.
Barrier 14 isn’t easy, but expect him to lead and go well.
Race 9. (17:52) Vale Polly Hall BM60 (1050m)
#6 – Sidearm @ $3.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sidearm did well when running second at Morphettville last start and he looks to have a bright future.
He might be only a one-race winner, but he’s better than his record suggests. The son of Smart Missile has been respected in betting, which is a good sign.
We expect more money to come his way, so put on top.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.