Morphettville Races Review on 6th February 2021

Resuming from a spell the former English trained galloper Ironclad opened his Australian winning account at his first start down-under in the 1200 metre opening event at Morphettville on Saturday.

Jockey: TODD PANNELL
Jockey: TODD PANNELL Picture: Racing and Sports

Coming out of the Will Clarken Morphettville stable the Todd Pannell guided Ironclad came from last with a wide run in the straight and is likely to have his next start in a benchmark 78 handicap in Melbourne in the near future.

The Macdonald/Gluyas stable may have a good filly on its hands after Daily Spirit opened her winning account at start number eight in the 1200 metre second race.

Having the services of Jason Holder, Daily Spirit looked the winner throughout the event.

Trainer Patrick Payne continued his good run in Adelaide when his charge Ididitforlove took out the 1100 metre third race.

Guided to victory by apprentice Jacob Opperman who replaced Campbell Rawiller, Ididitforlove came from a better than midfield position to win.

Apprentice Stacey Metcalfe is relishing her decision to come to Adelaide after she guided Little Rich Boy to a win in the 1400 metre fourth race.

Being under the care of Murray Bridge mentor John Hickmott, Little Rich Boy was in a good position throughout the event.

Having its first start since early December Ritratto run his rivals ragged when he won the 1600 metre fifth race.

Ridden by Jessica Eaton he Michael Hickmott prepared Ritratto led all the way to score his eighth win from sixteen starts.

Trainer John Hickmott landed a double when his charge Hobo Bob won the 2040 metre sixth race.

Winning his second race in succession the Anna Jordsjo ridden Hobo Bob was well placed.

The decision by Kayla Crowther to stay at home paid off when she rode Declares War to a win in the Listed Birthday Cup of 2040 metres.

Trained at Ballarat by Matt Cumani Declares War was well placed and could be a big threat in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes in a fortnight's time.

Bordertown trainer Jeffrey Searle was well pleased with the win of his charge Good Girl Bella in the 1600 metre eighth race.

Bringing up her third win in a row the Sophie Logan guided Good Girl Bella came from a midfield position and powered home to win.

Trainer Michael Hickmott finished off a good day for the Hickmott family when Pindaric took out the 1200 metre final event.

Giving jockey Jessica Eaton a double Pindaric was well placed in bringing up his fourth win at his fourth start.


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