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Morphettville Races - Pictorial Report

4 May 2013

The second day of the Group 1 racedays started with the Listed Oaklands Plate which was taken out by Eagle Island coming down the outside to defeat Tikiitour with Leka Secret third.  Eagle Island by Fastnet Rock was having his first start in a race and is from the Victorian stable of David Hayes.  The 2yo Hcp over 1050m was next with Cat Tales too good coming away to defeat Flyin' For Me with Tycoon Celebrity third.  Cat Tales is from the local stable of Victorian based trainer Mark Kavanagh was the Tale of the Cat filly was having only her second race start.

Impulse Buy ran on strongly in the third race to take his third win in his last 5 starts defeating Latvian Amber with Exalted William third as SA trainers provided the trifecta.  Gutsy mare Just Sybil returned to form in the next race where she fought back strongly when challenged and held off the determined Almighty Bullet to win narrowly with Lady Dynamo third.  Just Sybil is trained by B Mueller and takes her record to 46 starts for 11 wins and 20 placings.  El Prado Gold returned to the winners list in defeating Dee Bee Nine with Pocket Rockets third in the next.  El Prado Gold trained by D&R Balfour made it three races in a row for local stables and takes his overall record to 20 starts for 4 wins and 8 placings. 

The Listed Adelaide Guineas was next where General Peekay made a determined run along the inside to gain the upperhand over Goldbya in the shades of the post with Electric Fusion third.  General Peekay is trained by M Price in Victoria and takes his record to 12 starts for 5 wins and 1 second placing.  The Group 1 SA Derby was next with multiple stakeswinner Hvasstan looking to atone for two below average runs at the Sydney carnival while promising local 3yo was looking to emulate Mummify trying to take out the Chairman's-Derby double.  Gerontius had also come through the ATC Derby where he had run 4th while McNulty and Like a Carousel had run second and 4th in the VRC St Leger respectively.  Escado's campaign looked to be aimed at the SA Derby after he had run 6th in the VRC Derby in November beaten by only 4 lengths by Fiveandahalfstar who had been dominating the Sydney carnival until sidelined with injury.  Shoreham and Bel Thor had provided the quinella in the Listed Galilee Final in Melbourne at their last lead up run.

In the race itself in the straight Escado took a run along the inside to hit the lead in the closing stages to race away and win easily from Hioctdane who ran on strongly through the field to grab second with Shoreham taking third just ahead of Gerontius.  Escado is from the Victorian stable of M Laurie and took his record to 14 starts for 3 wins and 5 placings.

  IN the Provincial Series Final Hasta La Shamer made it two in a row in winning from Full Bore with Super Silks third just ahead of Sacred Snaadee.  Hasta La Shamer takes his record to 17 starts for 6 wins and 8 placings.


Race 1 - Oaklands Plate
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6 - Adelaide Guineas 
Race 7 - SA Derby

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