Ascot Horse Racing Tips – Saturday, April 2nd 2022

We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Morphettville that features nine quality betting races.

The Manihi Classic headlines the card in South Australia and we have our best value bets.


All odds are with Neds – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Neds by clicking HERE.


Morphettville horse racing tips

Race 1. (12:37) The Junction BM78 (2500m)

#2 – Designs @ $3.10 – Bet @ Neds

Designs comes off a win at Cranbourne and that form stacks up well for racing at Morphettville.

The Freedman-trained four-year-old relished the rise in distance and she could continue to win over the staying trips.

Punters have come for her in early betting markets, which is a good sign.

Race 2. (13:12) Furphy Handicap (1100m)

#1 – Alpha Flight @ $3.60 – Bet @ Neds

Alpha Flight scored his maiden win last time out at $1.90, so punters are getting value odds this time around.

The two-year-old son of Akeed Mofeed faces a rise in class, but he looks good enough to rise through the grades in style.

A betting push on race day wouldn’t be a surprise.

Race 3. (13:47) Terry Howe Printing BM68 (1600m)

#2 – Tullys Gold @ $3.20 – Bet @ Neds

Tully Golds is shooting for three consecutive wins and he must be respected at this level of racing.

The five-year-old gelding is now a five-time winner from 21 starts, including two at the distance.

It bodes well for another top effort and getting 2kg off his back could be enough to get the job done again.

Race 4. (14:27) Fleurieu Milk Company Maiden (1100m)

#1 – Lord Luker @ $5 – Bet @ Neds

Lord Luker comes off three consecutive placings and it’s only a matter of time before he wins.

The four-year-old gelding was only 1.9 lengths behind the winner last start on this track and that form stacks up nicely.

Punters get each-way odds and they’re worth snapping up.

Race 5. (15:07) GH Mumm BM68 (1200m)

#1 – Hopon Harry @ $2.50 – Bet @ Neds

Hopon Harry kicked off this campaign with a second placing behind Mac ‘N’ Cheese, which is open class form.

The three-year-old son of Rebel Raider looks well-placed back in grade and we thought he would be an odds-on chance to win.

His odds should firm on race day, so get stuck into the $2.50.

Race 6. (15:47) Adelaide Galvanising BM68 (1050m)

#1 – Okay to Pay @ $4.60 – Bet @ Neds

Okay to Pay owns five wins from 10 starts and she was too good for them at Moonee Valley three starts back.

The Phillip Stokes-trained mare finished fourth on this track last start, but it was a tough race and dropping in grade helps.

Getting the inside draw with a claimer riding helps.

Race 7. (16:27) Team Grand Join a Syndicate BM60 (1800m)

#1 – Capricorn Ridge @ $4.40 – Bet @ Neds

Capricorn Ridge has yet to fire from two starts on the track but the son of Trust in a Gust could turn that around.

The four-year-old went within a nose of making it consecutive wins last start and we expect that form to continue to hold up.

Take the each-way odds before they firm.

Race 8. (17:03) Manihi Classic (1100m)

#2 – Lombardo @ $2.70 – Bet @ Neds

Lombardo won his only start on the track and he owns six wins from 12 starts, so he’s a professional speedster.

The son of I Am Invincible wasn’t far behind Express Pass at Flemington last start and anything close to that form is good enough.

He demands attention and he only needs luck from the draw.

Race 9. (17:44) Adelaide Carnival BM72 (1200m)

#4 – Hearty Lass @ $12 – Bet @ Neds

Hearty Lass is a three-time winner on the track and she’s better than what she has been showing lately.

The five-year-old mare didn’t pick the start last time out behind Ironclad and she’ll also enjoy the drop in class.

Barrier 13 hurts but punters get double-figure odds worth taking.


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