Morphettville Races Review - 1st December 2019

After a seventh placing at Flemington earlier this month Ridgewood Drive broke through for his third win in the 2000 metre opening event at Morphettville on Saturday.

Prepared by Anthony Freedman at Flemington and having the services of Jason Holder Ridgewood Drive came from last with a strong, decisive run late in the event.

Trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace brought up an early two state double when unstoppable was too good for her rivals in the 1050 metre second race.

Keeping up the good run of hoop Todd Pannell Unstoppable, a $320,000 purchase, came with a late run from the rear of the field to win.

Apprentice Gary Lo continues to impress race goers when he rode Holy Dancer to a win in the 1600 metre third race.

Being under the care of Phillip Stokes Holy Dancer began well before taking up a forward position to go on and win in a close finish.

After running a solid fifth at his first start at Strathalbyn It's A Shame went one better when he took out the 1200 metre fourth race.

Guided to victory by Jake Toeroek the Bill Bogarts trained It's A Shame came from a rearward position with a strong run over the concluding stages.

Jockey Ryan Hurdle continued his good form when he rode Final Hearing to victory in the 1800 metre fifth race.

Coming out of the Marilyn Smith stable Final Hearing held down a prominent position throughout the event.

Jason Holder landed his second winner for the afternoon when his mount Exalted Trail took out the 1200 metre sixth race.

Trained at Murray Bridge by Grant Young Exalted Trail was seen running on from a midfield position to bring up his second win this preparation from nineteen starts.

After being crowned the Dux of the SA Apprentice Academy last Monday night Kayla Crowther capped off a good week when she steered Benz to his first win in 1007 days when he took out the listed City of Marion Stakes which was run over 1200 metres.

Continuing the good run of trainer Gordon Richards Benz came from a worse than midfield position with a late run to win.

Apprentice Gary Lo brought up a double when he steered Dexter You Devil to victory in the 1600 metre final event.

Being under the care of Shayne Cahill Dexter You Devil was last to begin and made his bid for victory at the 400 metre mark with a strong run around the field

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