Manighar (FR) and Lights Of Heaven (NZ) will contest the Kirks Doomben Cup, 2000m. Leaning towards Manighar, who's been the real deal over the Autumn Carnival, stringing together 3 Group 1 wins. He's the class horse of the field and will be hard to hold out at the business end. Trainer Peter Moody is delighted with the way he's settled in, no excuses here. Lights Of Heaven showed she's almost back to her best last start, failing by the barest of margins. Her recent work has been excellent, take on trust.

Keep an eye out on the debutant from the Mick Price stables, Eximus. Hails from a prolific black type family and by the renowned 2yo producing stallion Exceed And Excel. Worked nicely on Tuesday morning over 800m, clocking 49.56. Stable know how to produce them first up and don't venture to town for nothing. Monitor all market moves very closely.

Elusive King is third up from a spell in the Baden Baden Trophy, 2000m. Two runs back have been excellent to date. Stepping up to his distance range and isn't far off striking winning form. Wasn't pushed too hard on the training track on Tuesday morning, he strode over 1600m in 1.55.96, home 24.50 last 400m. Perhaps still a run short, however, include him in multiples.

Turnitup is on the 7 day backup. Form reads well leading into this. Not the most reliable winning conveyance, but he'll give you a run for your money as always.

Stratcombe is another on the 7 day back up. This horse has really thrived this time in and still looks like he's on the up. Can't fault him at all. Continues to thrive in training, looks like the one to beat in the Straight Six Hcp.

Second Effort is also flying. He will need the sting out of the ground to be at his best. Rises significantly in weight, but does have a touch of class.

Doubtful Jack hasn't greeted the winners stall in a long time. This is his fav track and distance and if it were to rain, he could be the blowout at long odds. Work on Tuesday morning was excellent. He strode over 800m in 50.50 and a slick 22.98 last 400m.

Curtana is always thereabouts, worked solidly on Tuesday over 800, clocking 51.43 and 35.83 last 600m.

Thought that Almodovar was a tad disappointing last start, when left floundering at the top of the straight, unable to peg back the margin on Dame Claire. Prepared to forgive, gets his chance to break through again in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, 3200m. THis half brother to Perlin, shouldn' have any dramas running out a strong 2 miles, he's had the right preparation for it. Tuesday morning he worked over 1600m in 1.53.60 and 37.14 last 600m.

Saddler's Story is hitting form at the right time. He'll need cpnditions to suit, anyhting worse than a dead track will probably rule him out of calculations. Tuesday he worked over 1600m in 1.54.90 and 36.85 last 600m.

Kirribilly Gold is flying, you know what they say , "mares in form" , stick with them! Stiffest test to date, she'll stay all day and could be a serious contender on a wet track. Tuesday she worked over 1600m in 1.54.70 and 37.15 last 600m.

Cosmic Causeway will line up in the lucky last on the card, The Henry Bolte Hcp, 1700m. Last start winner in Adleiade, ticking over nicely on the training track. Tuesday morning topped him off nicely for this assignment, he worked over 1400m in 1.39.27 and 36.74 last 600m.

The Robert Smerdon trained Red Typhoon ventures back to Adelaide, in search of black type glory, she'll line up in the SA Fillies Classic, 2500m. Her form has been outstanding this time in. Last start in the Schweppes Oaks she finished a respectable 3L off Invest. Firness wise she is absolutely spot on and shouldn't have any issues stepping up in distance. Tuesday morning she worked over 1600m in 1.50.37 and 37.18 last 600m. Nice each way bet.

The other Aquanita / Robert Smerdon runner for the day in Adeliade is Tai Tai Tess, in the Darley Laelia Stakes, 1600m. Her last start 2nd signalled a return to form, she was beaten 2.75L behind promising filly Lucky Penny. Won't have any dramas running out the mile, will get back from her awkward alley and need some luck in running. Condition wise, can't be faulted and her recent trackwork has been sound. Tuesday she went through her paces over 1000m, clocking 1.09.60 and 36.85 last 600m.

Testa My Patience looks particularly well placed in the R A Lee Stakes, race 6 on the card in Adelaide. He's been thereabouts of late without managing to break through. Gets his chance to weigh in. Recent trackwork has been solid and he is holding his comdition very well. Tuesday morning he put in a nice gallop over 1200m, clocking 1.18.43 and 23.56 last 400m, suggesting a win isn't far off.
So Prisitne can go on with it, she's rock hard fit and also very well placed here.

The Goodwood Hcp trophy probably already has "Black Caviar's": name inscribed as the winner. Can't see her unbeaten record jeopardised here, she'll silence the knockers once again, on her way to re writing the history books. Her track gallop on Tuesday morning was super, running home last 400m in 22.26, always travelling within herself. I feel sorry for the connections taking her on. Enjoy!

Curtana has been thereabouts every run this time in, without ever really threatening to break though. She is a live chance though in the Proud Miss Stakes, 1200m, Saturday in Adeliade. Wasn't out to break any records on Tuesday morning on the training track. She worked over 800m in 52.83 and 37.98. Capable of blowing this field away, don't sack her yet.
The Andrew Noblet trained Sistine Angel was courageous in defeat last start, running a cracking second to Black Caviar in the Sangster Stakes, 1200m. Andrew has maintained she's better than ever, if they set up a hot speed, she;s the one to finish over the top of them.

Turnitup avoided the "sin bin", by running a creditable 2nd last start on his home track. Gets his chance to break through in the Gayle Shacklocl Hcp, 1800m, Caulfield. Should get conditions to suit, with the likelihood of a firmer surface. Worked well on Tuesday morning over 1400m, stopping the clock at 1.38.31 and 38.41 last 600m. No excuses here.

Stratigraphy resumes in the Barbara Booth Hcp, 1200m. Goes well first up and recent trackwork has been very good. Tuesday he strode over 800m in 51.56 and 11.93 last 200m. More than capable of a first up victory. Monitor market moves closely.

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