The Lord Reims Stakes will be the feature event when horse racing resumes at Adelaide’s Morphettville racecourse this Saturday afternoon.
Race 1 – Terry Howe Printing Handicap (2000 metres)
Race 2 – Happy Birthday Joshua “Nugget” Hall Handicap (1200 metres)
Race 3 – Medallion Homes Handicap (1100 metres)
Race 4 – Ubet Cinderella Stakes (1050 metres)
Race 5 – Schweppes Handicap (1100 metres)
Race 6 – Hughes Limousines Handicap (1050 metres)
Race 7 – Lord Reims Stakes (2600 metres)
Race 8 – Richard & Sue Dahl Handicap (1200 metres)
Race 9 – James Boag’s Premium Handicap (1600 metres)
Race 7 – Lord Reims Stakes – This Group 3 headline event will be worth a total of $120,000 in prize money. Etah James will be the favourite here despite her only run last month producing a fifth place in a steady performance, after having won three straight races and a second place prior. Will be fitter here and is expected to be a genuine win chance. Exalted Lightning has been in great form since last December, having scored 3 second places and 3 wins in his last half dozen runs. Genuine stayer who is perfectly suited here, moreso given his form right now. Has very strong claims. Flying Casino has been much improved in his last three runs, improving each time. He followed up a pair of third places with a last start win by almost two lengths. Will be in the mix. Benzini has featured in 2 of his last 3 runs and is well suited to the conditions here. Rates well.
Betting: Etah James $3.30; Master Of Arts $3.40; Jim’s Journey $4.60; Exalted Lightning $6.50; Benzini $7.00; Flying Casino $23.00; Majestic Moment $23.00; Cuban Fighter $31.00; Dance Of Heroes $41.00.