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Morphettville Races - Pictorial Report

22 September 2012

Today was Adelaide's turn to host its National Jockey Celebration Day with special guest ambassador for the day being Anne Marie Wilkinson who was a promising young jumps jockey before a horror fall at Cheltenham in the early 90s left her life changing injuries.  Despite being wheelchair bound Anne Marie was showing miniature ponies in the early 2000s and is still involved with racing as a part owner through her families racing interests.

Race 1 saw Viking Star take his record to 2 wins from 4 starts as he raced away to win convincingly from Pharomac with September Star third.  In the second race Oh Susannah gave nothing else a chance in the straight and raced away to win eased up from Whitten's Delight with Sweetener third.  Oh Susannah is from the Victorian stable of Peter Moody and was having her first start after a win in a Cranbourne Trial 2 weeks earlier.

Our Sphinx continued in his great form in winning the third race by as usual storming down the outside to race away with Silent Attitude second and Faineant third while the jumper Aiglon surprised many in taking out the 4th race over 1600m.  Only beaten 4 lengths on the flat at his previous run Aiglon took his record to 50 starts for 7 wins and 17 placings in defeating Jeunealistic with Value As third.

The 5th race was taken out by the Anthony Freedman trained Florets who held off a determined challenge from La Poupee who stormed home with Just Discreet also making ground late for third.  In the next the most inexperienced horse in the field made ground between runners to hit the front inside the last 50m and proved too strong defeating Meadows Jim who finished hard on the outside with Counter Sign third.  Hidden Value was, as a young horse, likely to go to Hong Kong to race but when the deal fell through he stayed in Adelaide and has now taken his record to 8 starts for 4 wins and 2 seconds. 

The Tokyo City Cup was next and the race was never in doubt as Bagman showed his class again to win easily taking his record to 29 starts for 10 wins and 9 placings.  Bagman had won the Balaklava Cup at his previous start after running third to Southern Speed at WFA in the Penny Edition Stakes.  Bagman won from Finguerra and Miss With Attitude.  The final race went to Exalted Moment who was first up from a spell.


Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Race 6
Race 7

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