The Hayes / Dabernig yard has a strong hand in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup on Monday which is Race 7 on the card from Morphettville.
Out of their 3 runners it is actually the outside of the three in the form of Al Haram which makes the mostr appeal at the very good double figure odds of 17.0 / 4.6.
The 5yo French bred Sea The Stars gelding look now to have finally acclimatized producing a very good 3rd to Double Bluff and Dornier 2 starts ago at Caulfield over 2400m before last start battling on strong for 2nd behind wide margin winner Our Yangtze beaten 3l, both those races carry varying strong form references to suggest it is right in this race at the weights only having to lump 53 kg, drops 5kg on Our Yangtze 2nd last start.
He is still relatively lightly raced having only faced the starter 12 times for 1 win and 7 further placings which is actually a good career mark coming into this weak G2 contest considering the natural scope for more which it is likely to produce under such favorable conditions.
The removal of winkers 1st time is also worth making major note of. So many times we see the Hayes / Dabernig yard pull a crucial gear change coming into a big race that produces the desired results. Hard not to get the feeling this race has been on the agenda for some time for Al Haram.
Happy to back Al Haram each way here at the 17.0 / 4.6 with decent confidence for a winning result on the race.