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This weekend in Adelaide the spring black-type on the Morphettville race card is the Penny Edition Stakes 2015, betting odds and the exclusive Races.com.au tips for which can be found below.
The $100,000 Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) is set to run as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:18pm (AEST) and features a field of just nine gallopers.
Current Penny Edition Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au are firmly led by odds-on favourite Alpine Eagle who pays a short $1.70 to win his first-up spring assignment from barrier seven with Matthew Neilson in the saddle.
A super consistent High Chaparral stallion, Alpine Eagle makes his four-year-old debut in the Penny Edition Stakes running for the first time since his brave second when just a neck off the Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington in early March.
Before that he won three on the trot including two in Adelaide and the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield.
Following Alpine Eagle in the Penny Edition Stakes odds is then Riziz ($4.40) drawn in barrier two.
A seven-year-old son of Zariz, the Ken Sweeney-trained local veteran comes off a fourth to Red Eclipse in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) from August 8 when beaten two lengths having drawn wide in barrier 11 of 11.
While he is yet to win at the track, Riziz has run second three times and finished third in another two of his six runs at Morphettville ahead of Saturday’s assignment.
The other single figure hopes are then Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas’s Group 1 winning Bernardini mare Go Indy Go ($8.50) who ran a disappointing eighth in the Spring Stakes first-up and the Phillip Stokes-trained six-year-old Dylanson ($9).
So does Alpine Eagle have it in the bag or is there an upset Penny Edition Stakes result on the cards for this weekend’s Adelaide feature?
#7 Alpine Eagle ($1.70)
Tony McEvoy‘s favourite is very short in the markets, but it is hard to see this super consistent and super exciting Group 1 placed youngster get defeated. He is a class stallion with four wins from six starts who is yet to finish out of the money and whose last run was a Group 1 second in Melbourne during the autumn. He takes on the older horses here but boasts a previous win at the track and distance and a top record when resuming (3-2-1-0). Trialled well at the track in the wet at the start of the month and boasts enough promise and ability to get the job done here ahead of tougher interstate targets.
#3 Red Eclipse ($15)
Nice odds on offer for the Grant Young-trained Red Dazzler seven-year-old who has his 39th career start here. The gelding is in flying form coming off back-to-back wins in Adelaide, the latest of which was over 1200m on August 8 where he beat home Whitlam by 1.5 lengths in the Group 3 Spring Stakes. Drops in class then here attempting his maiden win over further than 1300m at his third start over the distance. Drawn ideally in gate three and Jason Holder is back aboard after apprentice Sigrid Carr rode him last start.
#4 Go Dreaming ($34)
Another outside hope at juicy odds with a definite chance to finish in the money this weekend. The Grant Kluske-trained six-year-old is first-up and shooting for his first win when resuming. Before the break he was in flying form winning four on the trot, the latest of which was a win over Gamblin’ Guru in the Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) in mid-May. Saturday’s distance is the test but in his resuming run he can run a place before stepping up in distance over this campaign.
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