Say From SA: Morphettville – 9th October 2021

The Listed Hill Smith Stakes can sometimes be a Victoria Derby lead up and it is run on Saturday in Adelaide.

However this year, it might be more of a VRC Oaks precursor as Danny O'Brien sends a filly west.

Blackcomb is still a maiden after four runs but she has gotten better with each outing as the distances have gotten longer.

So much so that her second in the Kennedy Oaks Preview was an excellent effort working home late over the 1800m.

While this race is over the same trip, you can expect she will love the Oaks trip even more.

She could be back last or nearby that but with only eight accepted for the race, she won't ever be that far off them.

Fillies have won this race in recent years and she can stake her claim for bigger honours by getting off the mark here.

Over to the last where an ever reliable filly chases another deserved victory.

Hanabi has been racing so well all four runs since July. She has run well on good and soft going, anywhere from 5 f to 6 f and can lead or sit just off them.

They have options from the barrier given it is the chute Morphettville start so depending on the way the races are being run, she has all bases covered.

She does look well placed at the weights as well so giving her one more go this prep for a win.


BET OF THE DAY (1): Race 4 #7 Blackcomb @ $2.00

BET OF THE DAY (2): Race 9 #11 Hanabi @ $3.50

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