The racing focus switches to South Australia and Queensland on Saturday with two Group I’s to be decided in Adelaide in addition to three other Group races whilst the Gold Coast hosts the annual Hollindale Stakes Day meeting with three Group races up for grabs.
15 horses have accepted for the Group I Australasian Oaks (2000m) with the Chris Waller-trained Savacool and Think Bleue from the Darren Weir stable sharing favouritism in early betting at $5 with the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Viddora at the head of proceedings in the Group I Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at $4.40 ahead of Darren Weir’s mare Qulista at $6 chasing her fourth win on the trot.
The value in both races looks to be outside the top lines of online betting (see tips below).
At the Gold Coast the middle-distance horses do battle in the Group II A.D. Hollindale Stakes at weight for age with the two-year-old’s contesting the Group II Ken Memorial Classic (1200m) and the three-year-old getting their chance in the Group III Gold Coast Guineas.
Racenet’s has given us his top horse racing tips for the day’s features on what is an excellent day’s racing on Saturday.
ALOISIA (Morphettville Race 6 No 1)
Sportsbet Odds: $7.00
Twice now the Ciaron Maher-trained Aloisia has come up short when tested over staying trips in the Oaks at Flemington (2500m) and last start in the Australian Oaks however her 2000m form is certainly good enough to win the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday.
After winning the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield, Aloisia defeated Cliffs Edge by 3-1/2 lengths winning the Moonee Valley Vase before missing a place in the Oaks as a $1.85 favourite.
Arguably Aloisia’s best run this time in was over the 2000m in the Vinery at Rosehill when she kept coming after doing plenty of work in the run launching from barrier 13 before being well beaten in the Australian Oaks.
2000m at Morphettville looks perfect for Aloisia on the back of a three-week break between races with the $7 available at the time of writing looking exceptional odds.
CATCHY (Morphettville Race 7 No 15)
Sportsbet Odds: $9.50
With Quilista expected to set a quicker than average tempo in the Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m), the race could well be set up for a backmarker which brings the Hayes and Dabernig-trained Catchy right into play.
A Blue Diamond Stakes winner as a two-year-old coming from back in the field and a last-start winner of the Arrowfield Sprint at Randwick with a last to first performance, Catchy will relish the expected solid up-front tempo.
Expect Catchy to get to the middle of the track straightening where she can unleash her powerful finishing sprint and will give a huge sight at the $9.50.
CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES (Gold Coast Race 7 No 10)
Sportsbet Odds: $2.75
Expecting the Queensland Winter to be the making of the Bjorn Baker-trained Champagne Cuddles.
A winner of her first two career starts at Rosehill and Randwick, Champagne Cuddles wasn’t able to return to the winner’s stall in five runs last preparation but there was nothing wrong with her form finishing in the placings on each occasion including runner-up finishes in the Golden Rose and Flight Stakes before going to the spelling paddocks.
Champagne Cuddles resumes in the Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) and looked primed for a first-up victory winning her latest trial at Canterbury.
COMIN’ THROUGH (Gold Coast Race 8 No 2)
Sportsbet Odds: $3.00
Not totally convinced the Chris Waller-trained Comin’ Through ran out a strong 2000m when fifth in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes however the 1800m of the A.D Hollindale Stakes looks absolutely perfect.
The Ajax Stakes winner three runs back before an excellent second in the Doncaster, Comin’ Through was far from disgraced last start finishing 5-1/2 lengths from Winx in the Queen Elizabeth but 1600m to 1800m looks to be the distance range where Comin’ Through will excel as his career progresses.
If Robbie Fradd can find a spot forward of midfield in the run, Comin’ Through will be too strong for his rivals in the Gold Coast straight.
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