bet365 Say From SA: Morphettville – Saturday, 16th September 2023

Analysis and suggested bets for the nine-race card at Morphettville on Saturday.

It's W H Whylie Handicap Day in Adelaide this weekend, as we head back to HQ for what should be a great day of racing headlined by the 5 1⁄2 f Listed feature.

While there is no doubt that a solid field has been assembled for Saturday's main event with many promising sprinters engaged, the bet365 best of the day happens to lob in the contest and it's the A & S Freedman-trained Hypothetical (Race 9).

The five-year-old mare enjoyed another successful time of it last campaign when holding her own (and some more) in some handy races in Sydney, before being beaten here under a length in G3 company, before heading for a spell.

The daughter of Pride Of Dubai returned in great order first up at Moonee Valley when tackling the line with a bit up her sleeve to finish second in the Listed Carlyon Stakes, beating home some handy types.

Hypothetical's strong second up record ensures that improvement is to come and with the scratching of her clear threat (She Dances), she looks awfully hard to beat.

As for the best each way chance of the day, we look a couple of races earlier where The Silent Sermon from the Majella Ballantine camp presents a great value opportunity.

The Sooboog gelding was tarty out of the gates but was doing his best work last start at Warrnambool when resuming, closing off strongly into fourth.

The booking of talented front-running rider Linda Meech is a big push for the five-year-old's chances, as she is sure to settle her mount closer to the action with the benefit of the inside marble.

Possessing a similar turn of foot to what he showed fresh and settling much more favourably, I expect The Silent Sermon to be playing a major role in the finish.


bet365 Say From SA

Best: Race 9 #2 Hypothetical @ $3.20

Best Each Way: Race 7 #4 Silent Sermon @ $10/3.25

*Odds correct at 1:15pm, 14/9/23

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