Gawler Races Report

The four year old daughter of Flying Spur, Coustellet, from the Vlokstraad mare Mistrale, gave trainer Phillip Stokes and rider Paul Gatt a six and a quarter length win in the opening event of 1700 metres at Gawler on Wednesday.

Being in a class of her own having run second to the Tony McEvoy prepared Birdman at her last start, Coustellet, the $1.55 favourite, settled well and went on to beat the David Halliday trained Jordan Frew ridden Blue Simone$17.

Rhodes to Glory $4 was a farther neck away third for Darwin trainer Kerry Petrick and Adrian Patterson.

Coustellet will have her next run over 2000 metres in the city and then progress to the Listed Birthday Cup of 2000 metres on February 18th.

Supporters of Gary Searle's local stable were in full voice when his charge Ambush Al $5.50 was the one and a half length winner of race two which was contested over 1200 metres.

Ridden by Adrian Patterson the Al Maher sired three year old gelding Ambush Al, from the Catrail mare Tropical Splendour, led throughout and beat the Shane Oxlade prepared Ben Hoppo mount Ordynski's Hill $31.

Circle of Trust, the $2 favourite, was another long head away third for Tony McEvoy and apprentice Jake Toeroek.

Ambush Al will have its next run in a 1500 metre event at Gawler next Wednesday.

After finishing second in the previous race trainer Shane Oxlade found his way to the winner's circle when the Simon Price ridden Real Sharp $5 was the one and a half length winner of race three which was run over 1100 metres.

From the Eagle Eyed mare Sharp Focus and fathered by Real Jester, Real Sharp $5 came five wide with a searching run to beat Foxy Ruby $4.20 for trainer Bill Papazaharoudakis and rider Scott Westover.

The top weight Just Ranger $31 was another half neck away third for the combination of Kevin and Heather Frew and son Jordan.

Picking up a winning ride at the expense of the indisposed Todd Pannell, Adrian Patterson made it a double when he guided Kate's Dream $$3.20 to a half length win in the fourth race which was run over 1500 metres.

Trained by Murray Bridge mentor Colin Baker the Akhadan sired Kate's Dream, from the Dieu D'Or mare Makmore, settled well and, maintaining a forward position, went on to beat the Phillip Stokes prepared Jason Holder ridden Jewel of Johar $4.

Noble Mistress $3.70 was another two lengths away third for Matthew Sayers and Matthew Neilson.

Kate's Dream will now progress to a 1600 metre 0-75 Handicap at Morphettville on Saturday week.

Local trainer Ron Stokes gave Gawler its second winner when the Jason Holder ridden Super Silks was the three quarters of a length winner of race five which was run over 1500 metres.

A $4.20 chance the Dubai Destination sired Super Silks, from the Dream World matron Dream lass, was not very far off the pace for the entire journey and beat Better Ark Up $4 for the combination of mentor Scott Trenowden and rider Matthew Neilson.

Flash Mick was a farther long head away third for Sue Nolan and Clare Lindop.

The half neck win of Nevele Tol gave jockey Adrian Patterson his third winner for the afternoon and local trainer Gary Searle his second in the 2100 metre sixth race.

Sired by Skalato from the Rubiton mare Innovation Lass, Nevele Tol was well placed and went on to beat the Karen Byrnes mentored Paul Gatt ridden Sultan of Speed $3.60.

Master Robbie was a farther one and a half lengths away third for another Gawler trainer Andrew Beswick and jockey Tamara Zanker.

Searle said after the race that Nevele Tol, who he regards as a nice type, will go through his classes.

Tony McEvoy broke a nineteen-run drought when his apprentice Jake Toeroek rode Protector, the $3.20 favourite to a three quarters of a length win in the 1100 metre seventh race.

From the Rory's Jester mare Risky Banter, the Stratum sired Protector came from a mid field position to beat Test Pilot $3.50 for Mark Kavanagh and Matthew Neilson.

Rubilad $4 was a farther one and a quarter lengths away filling the minor placing for David Baylis and Jason Holder.

Darakan $6.50 gave his Murray Bridge trainer Matthew Sayers a half length win in the final event of 1200 metres.

Having the services of Matthew Neilson the Desert Sun sired seven year old gelding, from the Ardoss mare City Ex, Darakan led all the way and defeated Kelport $41 for the combination of David Halliday and Libby Hopwood.

Run Barry Run $31 was another three quarters of a length away third for John Castleman and apprentice Melanie Tyndall.

Strathalbyn Races Report

Scratched from Morphettville last Saturday Fast Frank gave mentor Daniel Clarken and his apprentice Lauren Stojakovic a two and three quarter length victory in the Perri Cutten Strathalbyn Cup which was run over 2050 metres at the Strathalbyn Racecourse on Sunday.

A $5.50 chance when the starter released the field the Nicklemine fathered Fast Frank, from the Kingston Mill mare Yuppeckiar Lady, settled well and, maintaining a forward position, went on to claim the Cup over Woodland Jack $10 for the combination of trainer Richard Jolly and rider Jason Holder.

The Sam Turner and Dominic Tourneur supplied Luvbite $9 was a farther half length away third.

Describing his charge as a good bread and butter galloper from 1600 to 2050 metres Clarken said that Fast Frank may be aimed at the Alice Spring Cup which will run over 2000 metres early in May.

Fast Frank's win brought up a century of wins for Lauren Stojakovic who had won the previous race on Little Akie. Stojakovic said after winning the premier Strathalbyn event, "I thought I had the Cup won at the 600 metre mark as he was going so well."

In a desperate finish with several horses in contention with 100 metres to go Little Akie $3.70 gave Strathalbyn trainer Brian Mueller a short head win in the sixth event which was contested over 1350 metres.

Owned by Mueller's wife Lorraine and having the services of Lauren Stojakovic the Akhadan sired Little Akie, from the Blevic mare Double Spirits, settled well and went on to beat the David Jolly prepared Justin Potter piloted Magnificat $21.

Verco Road $3.80 was a farther half neck away third for Dion Koch and Matthew Neilson and completed a trifecta for the Strathalbyn course.

Mueller said after the race, "I will give Little Akie a short let up of three weeks and will then pick out a nice race for him in Adelaide."

Facing the starter for the first time and then having to survive a protest Sparkling Bella $5 gave her trainer David Jolly and rider Simon Price a half length victory in the opening event of 1100 metres.

A Gonski three year old filly from the Bubble Gum Fellow mare Della Leonessa, Sparkling Bella led throughout and beat the $1.60 favourite Belleap for trainer Shane Oxlade and rider Justin Potter, making the result of the first race a local quinella.

Delphere $7 was another long head away third for Sam Burford and Troy Baker.

Jockey Simon Price brought up a race to race double when Uli Urs Utz scored a long neck win for Strathalbyn trainer Greg Lesnikowski in the 1200 metre second race.

A Blevic sired six year old gelding from the Zabaleta mare Soliciteuse, Uli Urs Utz $7.50 came from mid field and beat the Paul Seater prepared Justin Potter ridden Brimarvi Magic $6 giving Potter second place in the first two races.

Love a Giggle $4.60 came from well back to gain third placing, three quarters of a length away, for local trainer Brian Mueller and rider Adrian Patterson.

The combination of Oakbank trainer John Dunn and rider Adrian Patterson tasted success when Fantastic Reign scored a three quarters of a length win in race three which was contested over 1600 metres.

Starting at $6 the Fantastic Light sired Fantastic Reign was well placed and powered home to defeat Formosa Blues $4 for Heather and Kevin Frew and Dominic Tourneur who returned to the saddle following a three and a half month lay-off due to injury.

Hendon $7 was a farther length away third for Michael McClean and Todd Pannell.

Sharing equal favouritism at $4.20 with the second placegetter Where's Tim, Straying Tiger gave local mentor Shane Oxlade a two and three quarter length win in the 1200 metre fourth event.

Having the services of Justin Potter the Tiger Hill sired Straying Tiger, from My Duchess a daughter of Royal Academy, defeated the Dion Koch trained Matthew Neilson ridden Where's Tim bringing up a Strathalbyn quinella.

The Joe Lockyer prepared Mark Pegus guided Zoom $8 was a farther three and a quarter lengths away third.

Having his third start for the Darryl Dodson's Telopea Downs stable and ridden to victory by Holly McKecknie God Help Us scored a two length win in race five which was run over 1600 metres.

From the Stravinsky mare By Any Means and sired by God's Own, God Help Us $2.70 was well positioned and beat Grand Group $7 for Ken Sweeney and his apprentice Tillie Neve.

Tarvon $10 was a long neck away third for John Dunn and Amy Herrmann.

Apprentice Tillie Neve guided the six year old Savvy Smokin' $11 to a half neck win in the 1350 metre final event for her master Ken Sweeney.

Sired by the English bred Savoire Vivre from the Aliocha matron Still Smokin', Savvy Smokin' was on the pace throughout the event and beat the Michael Hickmott trained Mark Pegus ridden Seventh Bullet $4.

Starting at $8 Glenburnie Dane was another six and a quarter lengths away third for Wally Bencic and Simon Price.

Morphettville Races Report

Assertive Eagle brought up a trio of wins when the Danewin sired filly was the three quarters of a length winner of the opening event of 1540 metres at Morphettville on Saturday.

Being under the care of Tony McEvoy and ridden by Matthew Neilson, the $1.80 favourite from the Lure mare Wedgetail Eagle, Assertive Eagle was well placed and went on to beat Zaeimus $3 for mentor David Balfour and rider Scott Westover.

The John Hickmott prepared Shayne Cahill guided Rich Pride $12 was a farther neck away third.

A battle royal between the winner Fast Frank and the second place getter Blackbriar saw the Daniel Clarken trained and his apprentice Lauren Stojakovic ridden Fast Frank score a long neck win in the 1600 metre second race.

From the Kingston Mill mare Yuppeckiar Lady and sired by Nickelmine Fast Frank $4.40 trailed Blackbriar throughout the race before getting the upper hand nearing the post to beat the Melanie Boothby trained Nathan Rose ridden Blackbriar $18.

Generous Beau $4 was a farther one and three quarter lengths away third for David Balfour and Jason Holder.

Starting the $3.20 favourite the Darren Weir prepared Clare Lindop ridden Fitoussi scored a three quarters of a length win in the third event which was contested over 2500 metres.

Sired by Hussonet from the Hula Chief mare It's a Miracle, Fitoussi settled in second to last place and then, going three wide in the middle stages, went on to beat the Mick Whittle mentored Adrian Patterson ridden He's Hot To Trot $9.50.

Faineant $9 was another long head away third for Mount Gambier trainer Dean Saxon and apprentice Nathan Rose.

The $4.40 chance Alpha Man gave Keith trainer Heather Lehmann and Horshan based rider Holly McKechnie a short half head win in the fourth event which was run over 1050 metres.

Sired by the USA bred Mugharreb from the Stargazer mare Chantella, Alpha Man came from a worse than mid-field position to defeat Counter Sign, the $2.10 favourite, for co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas and rider Clare Lindop.

Sweet Never $3.10 was a farther two lengths away third for Will Clarken and Adrian Patterson.

The David Jolly prepared Paul Gatt ridden Streetcar Reality, the $2.20 popular elect, gave punters a head victory in Race 5 which was run over 1200 metres.

Bringing up its second win in a row the Jeune King Prawn four year old gelding Streetcar Reality, by the Filante mare Stella Fille, Streetcar Reality was well placed and beat the Dion Koch prepared Scott Westover ridden Verco Road $21.

Believe in More $4.40 was another length away filling the minor placing for John Hyam and Jason Holder.

Clare Lindop brought up a double when she rode the Leon Macdonald / Andrew Gluyas trained Al Juman to a neck win in the 1200 metre sixth race.

Returned at $5.50 the Al Maher sired Al Juman, from the Snaadee maton Mabroukah, was well placed and beat Avail, also $5 .50 for mentor Mark Kavanagh and rider Adrian Patterson.

Suki $8-50 was a farther three quarters of a length away third for Susan Nolan and Scott Westover.

Steady in betting at $31 Puerto Banus gave his trainer Simon Casey and apprentice Jordan Frew a nose victory in the 1600 metre seventh race.

Fathered by Encosta de Lago from the Woodman mare Laetitia, Puerto Banus came from last to defeat the Sam Turner prepared Adrian Patterson ridden Sandhill Chief $11.

Kellerman $8.50 was a neck away third for Judy Potts and Troy Baker.

The former Darwin galloper High Finance $10 gave trainer David Balfour and rider Todd Pannell a short half head victory in the final event which was run over 1200 metres.

A Testa Rossa sired four year old gelding from the Bigstone matron Money Mover, High Finance was well placed and beat Gold Bundle $6.50 for mentor Paul Seater and rider Troy Baker.

I Am Magic $9 was a farther head away third for the combination of Kerrie Petrick and Adrian Patterson.

Morphettville Races Report

The five year old Galileo gelding Hot To Trot gave his rider Adrian Patterson a head victory in the opening event of 2600 metres at Morphettville on Saturday.

From the Zabeel mare Zinnia and starting at $4 Hot To Trot led all the way and beat the Dean Saxon trainer Justin Potter guided Faineant $4.60.

Golden Schnapps, who was backed in from $51 to $31 was a farther three quarters of a length away third for Trevor Day and Libby Hopwood.

Sired by God's Own, St Gabriel $4.20, from the Celtic Swing mare Not Jude's Choice, recorded a head victory in the 1800 metre second race for trainer David Balfour and rider Todd Pannell.

Being among the leaders for the entire journey St Gabriel beat the Phillip Stokes prepared Matthew Neilson piloted Essence, the $1.80 favourite.

Starting at the odds of $17 Baby Boy was a farther six and a half lengths away third for Hamilton trainer Ron Daniel and rider Shayne Cahill.

Shoctonic kept the momentum of on pace runners in tact when she was the two and a quarter length winner of race three which was contested over 1200 metres for trainer Richard Jolly and rider Jason Holder.

A Choisir filly from the Spinning World mare Concoct, Shoctonic $3 beat the $2.30 favourite Al Juman for the training combination of Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas and rider Clare Lindop.

Rock Culture $2.80 was another one and a half lengths away third for Mark Kavanagh and Matthew Neilson.

Miss Debra broke through for her second win in a month when she gave her Murray Bridge trainer Paul Seater and apprentice Scott Westover a three quarters of a length win in the fourth race which was contested over 1200 metres.

A Grandera four year old mare Miss Debra $4 from the Secret Savings matron Miss Moneybox, came from well back in the field to beat the $3.20 favourite the Mark Kavanagh trained Shayne Cahill ridder Chief of Staff.

Immortality $15 was another nose away third for the combination of Mick Whittle and Troy Baker.

Purchased for $40,000 by part owner Rob Burford, Shanpanichi gave trainer Sam Burford and rider Troy Baker a one and a quarter length win in the fifth event of 1100 metres.

Starting at $7.50 the Fusaichi Pegasus fathered Shanpanichi, from Chandon Rose a Flying Spur mare, was well placed and beat Miss Explosive $3.60 for Murray Bridge trainer David Aldridge and rider Jason Frew, making the result a Murray Bridge quinella.

Vonrob $8.50 was a farther neck away third for the combination of Len Smith and Clare Lindop.

Starting the $2.25 favourite Set And Forget gave 1.5kg claiming apprentice Nathan Rose and trainer Mark Kavangh a short neck victory in race six which was run over 1050 metres.

Part-owned by Kavanagh's wife Isabel the More Than Ready sired Set And Forget, from the Desert Sun mare Amnesia, was well placed and beat Striding Success $6.50 for mentor Trevor Dansie and rider Amy Herrmann.

Bit of a Dude $9.50 was a farther half head away third for Stuart Gower and Simon Price.

Apprentice Nathan Rose brought up a race to race double when he rode Blackbriar $17 to a half head victory for Darwin based trainer Melinda Boothby in race seven which was contested over 1600 metres.

Previously being in the stables of Gerald Ryan and Jason Warren the Desert Sun sired Blackbriar, from the St. Jude mare Judy, led all the way and beat the Peter Moody prepared Libby Hopwood ridden Justify That $15.

The $2.60 favourite Bagman was a farther short neck away third for Mark Kavanagh and Simon Price.

Adrian Patterson rode his second winner for the day when he rode the Sam Turner prepared Sandhill Chief $ 6.50 to a one and a quarter length victory in the final event of 1600 metres.

A Black Hawk gelding from the Jeune mare Gundooee Miss, Sandhill Chief was well positioned and went on to beat the John Macmillan prepared apprentice Scott Westover4 ridden Zakumi $8.

Starting at $6 Impact Point was a farther neck away third for John Hickmott and Jason Holder.

Gawler Races Report

Trainer Gary Searle received a post Christmas present and an early New Year gift when his charge Nevele Tol saluted the judge in the 2126 metre second race on Family Day at the Evanston Racecourse on December 28.

Combing with jockey Adrian Patterson the Searle prepared Skalato sired Nevele Tol $7, from the Rubiton mare Innovation Lass, settled well in a mid field position before going on to record a two length win over the Tony McEvoy trained Matthew Neilson guided Kerford, the $3.30 favourite, who finished a half length ahead of the Ricky Moore cared f or Libby Hopwood piloted S'amuse $6.

Searle said the four year old gelding is still learning about racing and will have his start in a 0-62 rating event which will be run over 1200 metres at Gawler on Wednesday January 18.

Nevele Tel is part owned by Alice Springs resident Chris Douglass who was on course to watch the gelding win his first start at outing number fourteen.

Trainer Phillip Stokes and rider Matthew Neilson were first out of the blocks when Essence, the $220 favourite, was the one and a quarter length winner of the 1518 metre opening race.

Being well placed throughout the event the Fastnet Rock filly Essence, from the Snippets mare New Style, beat the Tony McEvoy trained Jake Toeroek ridden Tang Prosper $2.50.

Magarey Miss $11 was a farther seven and a quarter lengths away third for David Balfour and Todd Pannell.

Essence will go to an 1800 metre event at Morphettville before being turned out for a spell and then being brought back for the three year old Classic races in April and May.

Taking the lead soon after the start Pure Dane $7.50 gave trainer Daniel Clarken and his apprentice Lauren Stojakovic a two length win the 1115 metre third race.

From the O'Connor mare Pure Wool and fathered by Akhadan, Pure Dane beat Cornish Lad $5 for Claudette Rose and Simon Price.

A long neck away third were the dead heaters, the Scott Trenowden trained Matthew Neilson ridden Better Ark Up $13 and the Bill Papazaharoudakis trained Paul Gatt ridden Foxy Ruby, the $2.45 favourite.

Trainer Jon O'Connor brought up the first leg of a race to race double when his apprentice Nathan Rose guided Wine Lover to a nose win in the 1215 metre fourth race.

A three year old Barely a Moment gelding from the Keepers mare Miss Balhannah, Wine Lover $7 was not sighted in the early stages of the event but thundered home to defeat the Lloyd Kennewell prepared Shayne Cahill piloted Swift Shamrock $5.

Finniss Moment $26 was another one and a quarter lengths away third for John Hyam and Troy Baker.

Having her fourteenth race day outing and winning her third race Oui Si Attitude, the $2.40 favourite, gave her trainer Jon O'Connor the second leg of a race to race double in the 1518 metre fifth race.

With the services of Todd Pannell the Bianconi sired Oui Si Attitude, from the Flying Spur mare Sizzie 'em, came from last to defeat Beautiful Soul $3.20 for mentor Daniel Clarken and rider Lauren Stojakovic.

The combination of Paula Trenwith and Claudia Lions were seen in the minor placegetter's stall when Sierra Skies $8 was another one and a half lengths away third.

Starting at $3 Cute to Boot gave her trainer Bill Smart a one and three quarter length victory in the 1215 metre sixth event.

The win of the Centre Stalls mare Cute to Boot, from the Kenny's Best Pal matron Tracerline, gave her rider Matthew Neilson the second leg of a double.

Being well placed Cute to Boot defeated the Richard Jolly prepared Paul Gatt piloted Provider $4.80.

Bicker $4.20 was a farther one and thee quarter lengths away third for Ken Sweeney and his apprentice Tillie Neve.

Strathalbyn based trainer Emma Hubbard tasted victory for the second time this month with her charge Major De, the winner of the 2126 metre seventh race.

Ridden by Todd Pannell the Encosta de Lago sired six year old gelding Major De, from the King's Theatre mare Major Drama, settled well before drifting back to a midfield position and had enough speed over the concluding stages to go on and defeat Shams Time for the combination of local trainer Gary Searle and his apprentice Melanie Tyndall.

After leading for most of the journey Musty Springs was a farther half neck away third for John Hickmott and Adrian Patterson.

Favourite supporters left the course with a smile on their faces when the $3.80 public elect Silent Attitude presented trainer Peter Blanch and jockey Shayne Cahill with a two and quarter length win in the 1518 metres final event.

Sired by the Japanese bred Tayasu Tsuyoshi and mothered by the daughter of Amen Brother, Landscape's Gift, Silent Attitude powered home from a mid field position and beat Fresh Tell $18 for local horse carer Gary Searle and his apprentice Melanie Tyndall.

Starting at $8 another Gary Searle runner Just A Giggle, with apprentice Jackson Matthews in the saddle, was a farther half neck away third.

Murray Bridge Races Report

Local trainer John Hickmott started the day off well when the Adrian Patterson ridden Rich Pride $2.20 scored a five and three quarter length win in the opening event of 1400 metres.

A Danerich sired three year old gelding Rich Pride, from the Personal Flag mare Flag of Pride, settled well and went on to beat another Hickmott trained runner the Ben Hoppo ridden Rich Gypsy $51.

After racing wide in the middle stages Anythingthatmoves $2.50 finished a head away third for Stuart Gower and Shayne Cahill.

Recording an all the way win Crocodile Tears gave his trainer Kirsten McGowan a one and three quarter length win in race two which was run over 2200 metres.

Sired by the Irish bred sire Street Cry from the Sound Reason mare Lady Ember, Crocodile Tears $26 beat Kerford, the $2.25 favourite, for the combination of Tony McEvoy and Jason holder.

Jaleo $41 was a farther half length away filling the minor placing for Stuart Dodd and Ben Hoppo.

The Hussonet three year old gelding Karacatis, the $3.80 equal favourite with the unplaced Serbian Crown, gave trainer Richard Jolly and rider Paul Gatt a one and three quarter length victory in race three which was contested over 1000 metres.

From the Redoute's Choice matron One in a Million, Karacatis was well placed and beat the Stuart Dodd trained Ben Hoppo ridden Heuriger $5.

The Bay Rod $31 was a farther half head away third for Will Clarken and Jason Holder.

The $2.60 public elect Swift Shamrock gave his trainer Lloyd Kennewell and rider Shayne Cahill a four and three quarter length win in the 1400 metre fourth race.

A Face Value three year old Swift Shamrock, from the Ascot Knight mare Misty Shamrock, was always in the leading division and beat the Mick Huxtable trained Clare Lindop ridden Halos Little Hussy $5.50.

Better Ark Up $7.50 was a farther one and a half lengths away third for Scott Trenowden and Libby Hopwood.

Trainer Richard Jolly and jockey Paul Gatt won their second race for the afternoon when Avalon $4 scored a four and a half length win in the 1000 metre fifth race.

Sired by the USA bred sire Country Reel from the Clay Hero mare Clay Finale, Avalon came from third to defeat Riley's Luck $6.50 for local mentor John Hickmott and rider Adrian Patterson.

Bigbadbarry $3.60 was another one and three quarter lengths away filling the minor placing for Ken Sweeney and Todd Pannell.

Starting at the odds of $7 Ultra Savings gave Mount Gambier trainer Jamie Opperman and rider Justin Potter a half neck wiin in the 2200 metre sixth race.

A Secret Savings gelding from the Shadeed mare Hultarani, Ultra Savings thundered home after being last at the home turn to beat the Trevor Day trained Libby Hopwood ridden Golden Schnapps $8.50.

Musty Springs $6.50 was a farther head away filling the minor placing for John Hickmott and Ben Hoppo.

After settling mid-field in a race which did not have a lot of pace in the early stages jockey Clare Lindop shot the Paul Beshara trained Schoorwin, the $3.70 equal favourite with the second place getter Damages, to the lead where the gelding went on to register a two and a half length win in the 1200 metre seventh race.

The Danewin sired Schoorwin, from the Export Price sired Violet Haze, defeated Damages for mentor Philip Cole and jockey Jason Holder.

Bicker $8 was a farther long head away third for Ken Sweeney and his apprentice Tillie Neve.

Punters ended the day on a positive note when the $3. 50 favourite Ticket To Vegas gave trainer Georgie Henderson and apprentice Scott Westover a three quarters of a length victory in the final event which was contested over 1400 metres.

From the Grand Lodge matron Evergreen the Rubiton fathered Ticket To Vegas was well in contention throughout the event before going on to beat to $6 chance Irish Cheer for Murray Bridge mentor Sue Nolan and jockey Clare Lindop.

Secret Vintage $3.80 was another short head away filling the minor placing for apprentice Jake Toeroek and his master Tony McEvoy.

Morphettville Races Report

After not having raced for six months Comearoundsundown gave her trainer Brian Mueller and rider Justin Potter a half length win in the opening event of 1100 metres at Morphettville.

Starting at $7 the Not a Single Doubt sired filly from the More Than Ready mare Voltara, Comearoundsundown settled well before going on to defeat the Mark Minervini prepared apprentice Lauren Stojakovic ridden Hot Diamond $3.40.

The David Hayes trained Nathan Rose guided Zippa the Rippa, the $2.35 favourite, was another neck away third.

The $3.60 chance Adoptme Two brought its second successive victory when it was the one and a quarter length winner of the 1800 metre second race.

Being under the care of Dennis O'Leary and having the services of Matthew Neilson the Staaraq sired Adoptme Two, from the Snaadee mare Adopted, was well placed and went on to defeat the $2.50 favourite Ocsmepop for mentor Lloyd Kennewell and rider Jason Holder.

The Paula Trenwith trained Shayne Cahill ridden Ma Shang $6 was a farther long head away third.

The Stravinsky sired Irish Rhapsody $6.50 gave trainer John Hickmott and rider Jason Holder a long neck victory in race three which was run over 1800 metres.

From the Sadler's Wells mare Rose of Tralee, Irish Rhapsody started well and then was seen to drift back but had enough speed over the concluding stages to go on and beat the Gary Searle trained Clearly Passionate $4.40.

Final Command $9.50 was a farther long neck away third for John MacMillan and Jordan Frew.

The consistent Just Sybil gave veteran trainer Brian Mueller and apprentice Lauren Stojakovic a one and a quarter length win in race four which was run over 1100 metres.

Owned by Mueller's wife Lorraine the Alannan sired mare Just Sybil, from the Opera Prince mare Opera Symbol, settled at the rear of the field but came with a strong run over the concluding stages to beat Bella Leah $10 for mentor Paul Seater and rider Libby Hopwood.

Grand Duels, the $3.40 favourite, brought up a trifecta for the lady riders after Clare Lindop guided the gelding into third place, a neck away, for Byron Cozamanis.

The former Eric Musgrove prepared Pilot's Lane $5.50 won its first race for Tony McEvoy when he was the one and a half length winner of race five which was run over 1100 metres.

A Testa Rossa gelding from the King of Kings mare Galopade, Pilot's Lane came from a mid-field position and defeated the John Hyam trained Troy Baker ridden Road to Finniss $26.

Trainer Mark Kavanagh prepared the first leg of a race to race double when the Nathan Rose ridden Set and Forget, the $2.70 favourite, was the neck winner of the 1200 metre sixth race.

A More Than Ready four year old gelding from the Desert Sun matron Amnesia, Set and Forget led all the way and beat Golden Penny $4.40 for horse carer Richard Jolly and rider Clare Lindop.

Andamooka Gem was a farther three quarters of a length away third for Lloyd Kennewell and Todd Pannell.

Trainer Mark Kavanagh brought up his second successive winner when the Simon Price ridden Bagman, the $2.45 favourite, was the three quarters of a length winner of the Listed Christmas Handicap which was contested over 1400 metres.

An Easy Rocking gelding from the Dehere mare Bada Bing, Bagman came from the rear of the field to beat the Dennis O'Leary prepared Jason Holder ridden Outlandish Lad $7.

Barwon Express $14 was a farther long neck away third for the combination of Richard Jolly and Todd Pannell.

The win of Bagman gave Kavanagh his second Christmas Handicap win. Kavanagh won with Border Time in 2000. It was also Price's second success in the Black Type event as he won on the late Peter Hayes trained Civil List in 1997.

Strathalbyn trainer Peter Moody and rider Libby Hopwood combined their efforts when Justify That $14 was the one and a quarter length winner of the final of the Star of Christmas Series which was run over 1400 metres.

From the West Point matron Duty With Honour and sired by King of Prussia, Justify That came from a mid-field position and beat Bertucci $3.60 for trainer Lloyd Kennewell and rider Matthew Neilson.

Starting at $26 About Me was another short head away third for John Hyam and Troy Baker.

Morphettville Races Report

Little Ducati $18 opened her winning account at start number two when she scored a short neck win in the opening event of 1050 metres at Morphettville on Saturday.

Trained by Mornington based mentor Kaye Harris and having the services of Adrian Patterson the Bel Esprit filly, from the Catbird mare Ellie Cat, Little Ducati was on the pace for the entire journey and went on to beat the David Hayes prepared Paul Gatt ridden Extreme Impact $5 by a short neck.

Host with the Most $51 was a farther half length away third for Mick Whittle and Troy Baker.

Having had to survive a protest the John Hyam prepared Troy Baker ridden Petman, the $2.25 favourite, scored a half length win in race two which was run over 1200 metres.

Sired by Lonhro from the King's High mare Gift Bouquet, Petman was well placed and beat the one time leader, the Heather Lehmann prepared Holly McKechnie ridden Alpha Man $4.60.

Reachfar $26 was another head away third for Gordon Richards and Adrian Patterson.

Oui Si Attitude $6 won its second race in succession when it was the length winner of the 1600 metre third race.

Being under the care of Jon O'Connor and ridden by Todd Pannell, the Bianconi sired mare from the Flying Spur matron Sizzie 'em came from a midfield position and beat Silent Attitude, the $2.45 favourite, for trainer Peter Blanch and rider Shayne Cahill.

Beautiful Soul $5 was another half length away third for Daniel Clarken and his apprentice Lauren Stojakovic.

Punters had their second collect of the day when the Lloyd Kennewell trained Paul Gatt ridden Bertucci, the $1.75 favourite, was the one and three quarter length winner of the 1600 metre fourth race.

From the Zabeel mare Lazulia and sired by the USA bred More Than Ready, Bertucci started well before drifting back to near last and then mustered enough speed to go on and beat Mahmentum $6 for the combination of Strathalbyn mentor Peter Moody and rider Libby Hopwood.

Woodland Jack $15 was a farther one and a quarter lengths away third for Richard Jolly and apprentice Jacob Rule.

Settling in a mid field position Lennybe gave trainer David Jolly and rider Matthew Neilson a half length win in the 2050 metre fifth race.

Starting at $4 the Carnegie sired Lennybe, from the Kaapstad mare Satirical Miss, beat the Lloyd Kennewell mentored Shanye Cahill ridden Ocsmepop, the $2.40 public elect.

Irish Rhapsody $6.50 was another one and three quarter lengths away third for John Hickmott and Jason Holder.

Paul Gatt brought up a double when he rode the Mark Kavanagh prepared Meshmaker to a four and a quarter length win in race six which was run over 1800 metres.

Sired by Testa Rossa from the Golden Missile mare She's Double Gold, Meshmaker came from a midfield position and beat Indeed I Do $10 for Darwin trainer Kerri Petrick and apprentice Amy Herrmann.

French Academy $31 was another short head away third for the combination of Scott Trenowden and Todd Pannell.

Jockey Matthew Neilson brought up a double when he piloted the Phillip Stokes trained Republique $4 to a half head victory in race seven which was contested over 1000 metres. An Exceed And Excel five year old gelding from the Woodman mare Forest Pearl, Republique was well placed and went on to beat the Mark Minervini trained Shayne Cahill ridden Chief of Staff $11.

Lilgiggleo $6 was a farther one and a quarter lengths away filling the minor placing for Paula Trenwith and Jason Holder.

Jockey Paul Gatt turned in a excellent day in the saddle when the Richard Jolly trained Golden Penny gave him win number three in the final event of 1200 metres.

Starting the $3.60 favourite and winning by a margin of one and a half lengths the Blevic sired Golden Penny out of the Danehill Dancer mare Miss Moula came from mid field and defeated Test Century $12 for horse carer Mark Minervini and apprentice Jacob Rule.

The $6 chance Andamooka Gem was another half length away third for Lloyd Kennewell and Shayne Cahill.

Morphettville Races Report

Trainer Lloyd Kennewell continued his winning formula when the Matthew Neilson ridden Ocsmepop $2.50 was the short half head winner of the 1550 metre opening event.

Sired by Niello from the Scrupules mare Prav, Ocsmepop was well placed and beat the Peter Moody prepared Troy Baker guided Knoxville $9.

The $2.20 favourite Conduction was another length away third for David Jolly and Paul Gatt.

After a lengthy protest Dinkum Diamond $9 gave co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas and rider Clare Lindop a head victory in race two which was run over 1000 metres.

Sired by Keep the Faith from the Devaraja mare Raja Lane, Dinkum Diamond came from fifth position to beat Family Portrait, the $2.05 favourite, for trainer Mick Huxtable and rider Simon Price.

Dancer's Dream $3.80 was a farther two and three quarter lengths away third for Lloyd Kennewell and Matthew Neilson.

Visiting Camperdown trainer John McArthur and jockey Adrian Patterson tasted victory when Beware of Thestorm $21 was the neck winner of the 1950 metre third event.

From the Thunder Gulch mare Missando and sired by Hold That Tiger, Beware of Thestorm was no farther back than fourth and beat the Mark Kavanagh prepared Simon Price ridden Meshmaker, the $2.20 favourite.

Waratone $7 was another one and three quarter lengths away third for Mark Kavanagh and Paul Gatt.

The combination of Leon Macdonald, Andrew Gluyas and Clare Lindop had their second win for the day when Moving Money, the $2.80 favourite, won the 1250 metre fourth race by one and three quarter lengths.

The progeny of Artie Schiller and the Second Empire mare Subsequential, Moving Money led throughout and beat Doohan $4.80 for trainer Peter Jolly and rider Paul Gatt.

Rock Culture $3.20 was another two and a half lengths away third for Mark Kavanagh and Simon Price.

Clare Lindop brought up win number three for the day when she guided the Grant Young prepared Birchmore Road $5.50 to a two length win in race five which was run over 2250 metres.

Coming from last and powering home in the straight the Grass Wonder sired Birchmore Road from the Racer's Edge mare Libido, beat Faineant $4.40 for Mt Gambier trainer Dean Saxon and rider Justin Potter.

Gold Ridge $12 was a farther three quarters of a length away filling the minor placing for John Hickmott and Adrian Patterson.

Coming from a mid-field position the Paul Seater prepared Scott Westover ridden Miss Debra $3.60 was the short head winner of the 1250 metre sixth race.

A Grandera mare from the Secret Savings mare Miss Moneybox, Miss Debra defeated the Len Smith mentored Clare Lindop ridden Cavallino $8.

American Trilogy $2.50 was a farther short head away third for Tony McEvoy and Matthew Neilson.

Lil Giggleo $7.50 gave trainer Paula Trenwith and rider Jason Holder a half head win in race seven which was run over 1000 metres.

A Happy Giggle four year old gelding from the daughter of Hennessey - Little Respect, Lil Giggleo came from last and powered home to defeat Globalwarmnsceptic for mentor Lloyd Kennewell and apprentice Nathan Rose, the $4.60 equal favourite with the unplaced Emma Princess.

Starting at $4.80 Republique was a farther three quarters of a length away third for Phillip Stokes and Matthew Neilson.

Jockey Matthew Neilson brought up a double when he guided the Mark Kavanagh performer Strum Cha $2.90 to a short neck win in the final event of 1400 metres.

A Stratum four year old mare from the Zabeel mare Dim Sim, Strum Cha came from a mid field position and powered home over the concluding stages to defeat he Peter Moody trained Libby Hopwood ridden Mahmentum $19.

The combination of Daniel Clarken and his apprentice Lauren Stojakovic and Invincible Magic $5 were one length away third.

Strathalbyn at Morphettville Parks

In a fighting finish Forcryingoutloud, the $1.50 favourite, gave co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas a short half head victory in the opening event of 2250 metres at the Parks track at Morphettville on Wednesday.

Steered to victory by stable apprentice Jackson Matthews the Street Cry sired Forcryingoutloud, from the Danewin matron Classic Kyles, was well placed and went on to defeat Sultan of Speed $7.50 for mentor Karen Brynes and rider Adrian Patterson.

The $17 chance Wild Gamble was a nose away third for Strathalbyn trainer Phillip Cole and rider Damien Robinson.

Punters kept their winning strike rate in tact when the $1.95 favourite A Rocking Good Way was the one and a half length winner of the second race which was run over 1250 metres.

Trained by Mark Kavanagh and having the serviced of Simon Price the Fastnet Rock four year old mare A Rocking Good Way, from the Thunder Gulch mare Chief Testimony, came from a worse than mid field position to beat the Di Tulk trainer Troy Baker ridden Nordet Hero $7.

Joey $4.80 was another nose away third for the combination of Margo Hodge and Wayne Kerford.

A $160,000 purchase at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sales two years ago paid off for part owner Gerry Harvey when the $2.80 favourite Roses for Ava scored a three and a quarter length win in her first race day outing, the 1000 metre third race.

Being under the care of trainer Lloyd Kennewell and ridden by Shayne Cahill the Stratum sired Roses for Ava, from Show No Restraint, a Barahtea mare, raced mid field in the early stages before going on to defeat the Paul Gatt ridden Shane Oxlade trained Belleap, the $2.45 favourite.

Polly Garter $6 was a farther short half head away third for Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas and rider Jason Holder.

Trainer Mark Kavanagh and rider Simon Price brought up a double when Gand Zee recorded a one and three quarter length win in the 1250 metre fourth race.

Winning his first race at start number two the Danzig sired Grand Zee, from the Last Tycoon matron Grand Estime, settled third and beat the Amy Herrmann ridden Meadows Macks $10.

Sharing the equal favourite title with the winner at $3.50 Miss Satchmo was another three quarters of a length away third for Leon Macdonald, Andrew Gluyas and Jason Holder.

A $4 chance at barrier rise Haveyaway gave trainer Richard Jolly and jockey Jason Holder an eight length win in race five which was run over 1400 metres.

Leading all the way the Guonski sired Haveyaway, from Tie Me Up a daughter of Royal Academy, beat Aleesandra, the $2.50 favourite, for trainer mark Kavanagh and rider Simon price.

Messengerofthegods $8 was a farther half head a way third for Lloyd Kennewell.

The five year old son of Rubiton, Rubilad $10 gave his trainer David Baylis and rider Troy Baker a long neck win in the 1000 metre sixth race.

From the Ascot Knight mare Tia Jane, Rubilad started well and quickly went to the front going on to beat Test Pilot $4.20 for Mark Kavanagh and Matthew Neilson.

The $26 chance Ambitious Bride was a farther three quarters of a length away filing the minor placing for Steve Dodd and Ben Hoppo.

The ten year old Gumnuts $8.50 gave Strathalbyn trainer John Macmillan a one and three quarter length win in race seven which was run over 1250 metres.

Having the services of apprentice Scott Westover the Shinko Forest sired Gumnuts, from the Caerieon mare Make Believe, was well back in the early stages but thundered home to defeat the $2 favourite American Trilogy for mentor tony McEvoy and apprentice Jordan Frew.

Our Belvoir $13 was another three quarters of a length away filling the minor placing for Ken Sweeney and his apprentice Tillie Neve.

The combination of horse carer Will Clarken and jockey Jeffrey Maund enjoyed a long head win when Where's My Wagon $5 won the 1400 metres final event.

Mothered by the Fair Sir mare Totally True and sired by the Irish bred entire Catcher In The Rye, Where's My Wagon was no farther back than second for the entire journey going on to beat the Michael Mcclean trained Appalachian State guided Bruno $10.

Starting at $4.60 Jewel Of Johar was another head away third for Phillip Stokes and apprentice Nathan Rose.

Gawler Races Report

Trainer John Vandermyle put cheer into the festive season for the locals when his charge Slippery Ninja had a win at the Christmas Breakup Day at the Races meeting at the Gawler Racecourse on December 21.

Starting the $1.80 favourite the Adrian Patterson ridden Slippery Ninja, a near all the way winner of the 1111 metre second race, is from the Tale of the Cat mare Grisabella and sired by Lucky Owners.

Slippery Ninja beat the Ron Stokes trained Jason Holder ridden Super Silks $21 giving the Gawler track the quinella.

Starting at $3.20 first starter Grand Zee was a farther long neck away filling the minor placing for Mark Kavanagh and Simon Price.

Not having missed a place in her last two starts Pam Ann broke her maiden status when she was the six and a quarter length winner of the opening event of 1716 metres.

Trained at Strathalbyn by Rebecca Hodgson and ridden by Justin Potter the Jet Spur sired Pam Ann $3.20, from the Salt Lake mare Wasatch, was well placed and took the lead at the 400 metre mark before going on to beat the Ricky Moore prepared Libby Hopwood ridden S'Amuse $21.

Fantastic Reign, the $2.60 favourite, was a farther half neck away third for John Dunn and Matthew Neilson.

Trainer Will Clarken and rider Jeffrey Maund tasted victory when Where's My Wagon $3.80 was the long neck winner of the 1511 metre third race.

Being in the leading division for the majority of the event the Catcher In The Rye sired Where's My Wagon, from the Fair Sir matron Totally True, will have one more start, probably at Morphettville, before going for a spell.

Where's My Wagon beat Prayer Academy $8 for local mentor Gary Searle and jockey Adrian Patterson.

The $2.50 favourite Flash Mick was a farther one and a quarter lengths away third for Sue Nolan and Shayne Cahill.

Trainer Dennis O'Leary brought up his third win in five days when he teamed with jockey Todd Pannell in the win of Break the Dry in the 1211 metre fourth event.

Returned at local tote dividends of $2.80 and $1.30 the Gallo Di Ferro sired five year old mare Break the Dry, from the Gold Ace mare Oahu Ace, was well in contention throughout the event and beat the Leon Macdonald / Andrew Gluyas trained Clare Lindop ridden Miss Satchmo $1.50.

Sombre $2 was a farther two and a quarter lengths away third for Paula Trenwith and Jason Holder.

Described as a mini sensation the top-weight Distillation set off a chain reaction when he reared in the starting stalls which resulted in five late scratchings in the event.

Delicious Belle $2 brought up a double on the Gawler track in a fortnight when she was the winner of race five which was contested over 1716 metres.

Prepared by Richard Jolly and with the services of Paul Gatt the Commands mare Delicious Belle, from the Semipalatinsk mare Give to Thee, was well placed and defeated the Danny Penna mentored Justin Potter ridden Hidden Tears $9.

Regal Hero $3 was a farther four and a half lengths away third for Len Jarvis and David Tootell.

Richard Jolly said after the event that Delicious Belle will have her next run in an 1800 metre event at Morphettville on January 7th.

Starting at $6 Forcryingoutloud gave co-trainers Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas and jockey Clare Lindop a neck win in the 2122 metre sixth race.

From the Danewin mare Classic Kyles and fathered by Street Cry, Forcryingoutloud came from a better than mid-field position to beat The Catcher $4 for local trainer Lisa Ryan and rider Matthew Neilson.

Shams Time $4 was a farther half head away third for another local trainer Gary Searle and his apprentice Melanie Tyndall.

The Bill Bogarts trained and apprentice Lauren Stojakovic ridden El Mazel $10 brought up win number two from fourteen starts when she was the three quarters of a length winner of the seventh race which was run over 1511 metres.

A Modern Era four year old from the El Moxie mare El D'rails, El Mazel led all the way and beat the Karen Brynes prepared Clare Lindop piloted $2.60 favouriteLottalago.

Two Bees $6 was another head away third for Georgina Henderson and Troy Baker.

A drifter in betting from $15 out to a starting price of $21 saw Shanpanichi greet the judge with a half length to spare in the 1111 metre final event.

Being under the care of Sam Burford and ridden by Troy Baker the Fusaichi Pegagus fathered Shanpanichi, from the daughter of Flying Spur, Chandon Rose, was well positioned and beat Nordic Monarch the $2.10 public elect for mentor Tony McEvoy and his apprentice Jake Toeroek.

Starting at $9 Odette was another one and a quarter lengths way third for Leah Conlon and Lauren Stojakovic.