Morphettville Races Review - 15th August 2020

Team McEvoy was well pleased with the win of the three-year-old filly Celestine in the opening event of 1100 metres at Morphettville on Saturday.

Having the services of Barend Vorster the now two time winner from as many starts Celestine was well placed and may have earned herself a trip to Melbourne for a three-year-old event during the spring.

Classy Joe  made it two wins in a row when he took out the 2006 metre second race.

Piloted by Jeffrey Maund who has been riding Classy Joe in track work, the win continued the good run of Murray Bridge trainer John Hickmott when the six-year-old came from a midfield position to fight out the finish tenaciously

The training combination of Anthony and Sam Freedman continued its good run when Deep Dive took out the 1100 metre third race.

Guided to victory by Todd Pannell Deep Dive made it successive wins when he was well placed in bringing up his third win in seven starts.

The senior partner in the Richard and Chantelle Jolly training partnership was well pleased with the win of Ourkhani in the 2500 metre fourth race.

Guided by Jake Toerok, Ourkhani came from last to record his first win in 257 days.

Being up since last December, Blow torch gave Tony and Calvin McEvoy their second winner in the 1600 metre fifth event.

Giving jockey Barend Vorster a double Blow Torch came with a strong run over the concluding stages.

Jockey Jason Holder continued his early new season form when he guided Pearl Bandit to a win in the 1506 metre sixth race.

Having his second start after a spell the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas prepared Pearl Bandit, who is owned in Hong Kong, came from a rearward position with a strong run late in the event.

After a slashing win in a barrier trial at Balaklava Behemoth returned to racing in good form when he took out the Group 3 Spring Stakes which was run over 1200 metres.

Giving Todd Pannell his second victory for the day the David Jolly trained Behemoth came from a midfield position and is likely to run in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap during the Caulfield Cup carnival.

Silver Hawk showed he has plenty of talent when he brought up a double in the 1200 metre eighth race.

Being under the care of Will Clarken and having he services of promising apprentice Sophie Logan, Silver Hawk who was also entered for a race at Caulfield, led all the way.

Jockey Barend Vorster proved he is one of the best jockeys in the state when he brought up his third winner for the day Sonic Deed in the 1100 metre final event.

Trained on the track by Ryan Balfour Sonic Deed came from a worse than midfield position with a strong run over the concluding stages to bring up his fourth win from thirty-four starts.

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