The final field and betting markets are now out for the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes 2016, one of two Group races heading the Adelaide racing action at Morphettville Parks Racecourse this Saturday.
Due to run as Morphettville Parks Race 4 at 2:13pm (local), this year’s $120,000 Group 3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) attracted a final field of a dozen two-year-olds.
It is a relatively open early SA Sires’ Produce Stakes betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au, the current $3.80 favourite being Smart Manoeuvre at $3.30.
Drawn in barrier nine with one of the state’s best Dom Tourneur booked for the ride, the local Phillip Stokes-trained Smart Missile filly is shooting for her maiden win at career start number four.
Her latest run saw her race in Black-Type company for the first time when a brave third, beaten only one and a quarter lengths by Tris in the Group 3 SA Breeders Stakes (1200m) over 200m shorter at Morphettville’s course proper.
The extra metres should suit and she looks well-placed to break her maiden status off a strong formline.
The second favourite at $5 and drawn one wider in gate 10 for hoop Paul Gatt to overcome is fellow maiden, the Tony McEvoy-trained Jimmy Choux filly Sweet Varden.
The nicely-bred youngster was last seen racing at Morphettville on April 2 when second to Moqla, a race Smart Manoeuvre ran a half-length further back for fourth in.
Sweet Varden will be fitter for the run and looks to have plenty of upside heading into a somewhat easier class of rivals here.
Three other juveniles are all equal $7 third favourites in the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes odds with Morvada, Outback Rain and Flying Jess.
Local horseman Peter Jolly prepares Mossman gelding Morvada who comes off a fourth in the Breeders Stakes when beaten just over one and a half lengths as a $41 roughie in the markets.
Drawn a treat in barrier two for Saturday, Mornington’s David Brideoake trains Victorian visitor Outback Rain, the Artie Schiller filly coming off a win at the Pakenham synthetic track over 1200m on April 17.
Flying Jess is drawn one wider in barrier three for apprentice Jordan Childs, the John Moloney-trained Hinchinbrook filly another interstate raider hailing from Caulfield in Melbourne.
She has had three starts to date for two placings, but no wins, and was runner-up at the same course and distance as Outback Rain but in a different raced from April 17 on way to her Adelaide assignment this Saturday.
The best of the double-figure hopes after an upset SA Sires’ Produce Stakes result this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival is Flames Of Life ($16) prepared by Daniel Clarken, the son of Not A Single Doubt coming off a sixth on debut only last Saturday over 1050m.
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