Morphettville Races Review - 19th September 2020

Todd Pannell started the day off well when his mount Somerset Maugham took out the 1600 metre opening event at Morphettville on Saturday.

SOMERSET MAUGHAM Picture: Racing Photos

Coming out of the Danny O'Brien stable at Flemington, Somerset Maugham   was well placed before going on to win.

Trainer Phillip Stokes brought up an early two state double when Quietly Discreet gave his breeder and part-owner David Peacock a birthday win in the 1200 metre second race.

Giving jockey Todd Pannell the first two wins on the program Quietly Discreet led all the way.

Pearl Bandit landed his second win in three starts and his fourth win from 21 race day appearances when he took out the 1600 metre third race.

Having the services of Jason Holder and being under the care of Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas came from a worse than midfield position with a strong run over the concluding stages and is likely to contest the 1600 metre listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup next month.

Jason Holder landed the second leg of a race to race double when La Vita took out the 1050 metre fourth race.

Being under the care of Stuart Gower at Morphettville and resuming from a spell, La Vita was well in contention throughout the event.

Midships returned to racing in good style when he took out the 1200 metre fifth race.

Prepared at Mornington by David Brideoake the Jake Toeroek guided Midships came from a midfield position and was seen running on strongly.

Lakhani Rose kept her first up form intact when she took out the 1100 metre sixth race.

Prepared at Goolwa by David Jolly and having the services of apprentice Sophie Logan Lakhani Rose was last on the home turn but came with a withering run to score her fourth win from twelve starts.

Pakenham trainer Andrew Homann kept the good run of Victorian trainers going when his charge Darlamax took out the 2000 metre seventh race.

Bringing up a treble for Jason Holder, Darlamax raced in a forward position to bring up his first win in 223 days.

Trainer Phillip Stokes brought up a two state treble when Snitzkraft took out the listed W H Wylie Stakes which was run over 1100 metres.

Giving Todd Pannell his third winner for the day Snitzkraft led all the way and defeated another Stokes' runner Shamino

Trainer David Jolly wrapped up a wonderful day for himself and his stable when Thompson's Reward gave him three winners at Morphettville in the 1100 metre final event.

Ridden by Paul Gatt Thompson's Reward swept down the outside from a worse than midfield position to win narrowly.

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