We take a look at the feature race meeting in South Australia on Saturday which is at the Morphettville where the The Goodwood headlines the card. View our race meeting preview and tips.
Race 1 – 11:56am AEST – G.H. MUMM HANDICAP (2014M)
Laundy has improved for two starts back this time and is ready to win at Morphettville on Saturday.
The Redwood gelding finished fourth in a BM70 race at Sandown when resuming and stepped into Saturday grade with another credible effort for fifth, beaten just over two lengths by Blue Ocean.
Fitter third-up and dropping in class, he’s ready to win.
Race 2 – 12:31pm AEST – GROUP 3 NATIONAL STAKES (1200M)
Karacasu hasn’t run a bad race since debuting and can win this year’s National Stakes.
The Team Jolly-trained gelding is yet to finish worse than second in three career starts, winning here at Morphettville in March before finishing second behind Cloudy at Group 3 level last time.
That horse hasn’t accepted into this race and Karacasu can go one better.
Race 3 – 1:06pm AEST – FLEURIEU MILK COMPANY HANDICAP (1050M)
The Jollys look capable of a race-to-race double early on The Goodwood program, with Kayseri looming as a leading contender in Race 3.
Kayseri hasn’t been seen at the races since October, but he was a strong and consistent performer last time, and he found form around some above average gallopers.
He is a previous first-up winner and can fight out the finish on Saturday.
Race 4 – 1:41pm AEST – GROUP 3 PROUD MISS STAKES (1200M)
Rubisaki charged in to fill the minors in the Robert Sangster Stakes a fortnight ago, and she will take a power of beating in the Proud Miss.
The Rubick mare has been the stable star for Patrick Payne pretty much since making her debut, and has record plenty of impressive black type wins for more than $1 million in prize money.
She faces a lot of the mares she beat here last time out and she is my best bet on the program.
Race 5 – 2:21pm AEST – GROUP 3 SA FILLIES CLASSIC (2500M)
Chequerboard has returned some lovely efforts this time, and the SA Fillies Classic looks the perfect race for her.
The Lindsay Park-trained filly impressed when comfortably winning the Tasmanian Oaks earlier this prep, and while she could only manage a midfield finish in the Adrian Knox Stakes, she returned to winning form in open company last time.
She is at peak fitness, will relish getting back to her own age group, and the $8 available at publish looks a touch of overs.
Race 6 – 3:01pm AEST – LISTED CENTAUREA STAKES (2014M)
She has mixed her form this time, but I am a big fan of Ecumenical, and a race like this one probably offers her the best chance of recording another win.
The Zebedee filly is certainly an above-average talent, she just hasn’t seemed to be able to find any real consistency this preparation.
A win in the Listed Clare Lindop and credible sixth placing in the Australasian Oaks have been highlights, and a repeat of either of those efforts would see her into the finish of this race.
Race 7 – 3:41pm AEST – GROUP 3 RA LEE STAKES (1600M)
Dr Drill will take plenty of improvement into the RA Lee Stakes and he can return to winning form.
The talented import has been a great horse for the Maher & Eustace team since making his debut, and he interestingly last tasted victory in the Scone Cup on this weekend in 2020.
He kept his best work for late when fifth in the Anniversary Vase at Caulfield late last month and getting out to a mile will be ideal.
Race 8 – 4:22pm AEST – GROUP 1 THE GOODWOOD (1200M)
It’s my favourite race of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival and some of the country’s best sprinters have been confirmed to step out in The Goodwood.
Gytrash is just about my favourite horse and I’ve put him on top, but you can find a full race preview and my complete 2021 The Goodwood Tips RIGHT HERE.
Race 9 – 5:05pm AEST – CARBINE CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. HANDICAP (1200M)
This is a tough way to end The Goodwood Day from a betting perspective and there is a case to be made for several runners, but I’m happy to have something small on Ambidazzle.
Ambidazzle doesn’t win out of turn, but she has continued to improve with each effort recently and only just missed when a nose second behind Lady Dunmore last time out.
Craig Williams has elected to jump off that horse to ride this one, and I’m happy to follow that as an indicator into his confidence.