2010 South Australian Derby Final Field & Preview

Allan Scott Park Morphettville are gearing up to host one of South Australia’s premier race days this Sunday headlined by the 136th running of the $300,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m).

The 2010 South Australian Derby has drawn a capacity field of 16 three-year-olds plus four emergencies ready to fight it out for the $190,950 first prize.

Two stayers are currently battling for favouritism in the betting markets, Red Colossus and Kidnapped.

Until the barrier draw was announced, the Peter Snowden-trained Kidnapped was the hot favourite. However the Viscount gelding suffered a massive blow drawing the horror barrier 20 for Sunday and drifted out to second favourite.

Kidnapped, who will have in-form hoop Kerrin McEvoy aboard, is now paying $5 with Ladbrokes.com.au while Red Colossus sits as the $4.60 favourite.

Last start winner of the Listed Chairman’s Stakes (2000m), where Kidnapped ran third, the Greg Eurell-trained Red Colossus fared much better drawing ideally in barrier two for the SA Derby.

Red Colossus has had an impressive career to date, winning four of his nine race starts and will be ridden by Chris Symons on Sunday who is aiming for his maiden Group 1 win.

Other top chances in the 2010 South Australian Derby include the lightly raced Michael Kent-trained Second King (barrier seven), Storm Brewing (barrier five) who will be ridden by Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes winning jockey Steven King, and David Hayes’ promising duo Extra Zero and Token Of Honour.

Danzero colt Extra Zero ran a credible fifth to Shoot Out last start in the Group 1 AJC Derby and has drawn out wide in barrier 13.

His stablemate Token Of Honour, who ran second to Derby favourite Red Colossus last start, has come up trumps in the barrier draw, the Testa Rossa gelding ready to start from the inside alley.

The other elite level drawcard at the meeting is the $300,000 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) featuring a near capacity field of 17 including pre-race favourite Catapulted.

Also on the seven-race programme are the $200,000 Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m), the $100,000 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m), and two Listed races.

The 2010 South Australian Derby is scheduled to jump at 2:50pm as race six, and don’t forget to visit Ladbrokes.com.au who have the best Morphettville Races odds for this Sunday.

2010 South Australian Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight (kg)

1
EXTRA ZERO
David Hayes Glen Boss 13 56.5
2
KIDNAPPED
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 20 56.5
3
RED COLOSSUS
Greg Eurell Chris Symons 2 56.5
4
STORM BREWING
Craig Curtis Steven King 5 56.5
5
TOKEN OF HONOUR
David Hayes Paul Gatt 1 56.5
6
TENZING
David Bourne Steven Arnold 14 56.5
7
SECOND KING
Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 7 56.5
8
DAYDREAM CHARLIE
Shane Oxlade Justin Potter 10 56.5
9
BEER GARDEN
Dan O’Sullivan Darren Gauci 12 56.5
10
XENOPHON
Byron Cozamanis Mark Pegus 4 56.5
11
SHERPA TENZING (NZ)
Jim Conlan Mark Zahra 19 56.5
12
STAR OF JEUNE
Patrick Payne Michelle Payne 6 56.5
13
BILLSON
Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 16 56.5
14
DEVIL RIDER
Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 18 56.5
15
SEA GALLEON
Colin & Cindy Alderson Danny Brereton 9 56.5
16
BINT MAHER
L Macdonald & A Gluyas Clare Lindop 11 54.5
17e
TUSCAN FIRE
Dan O’Sullivan Luke Nolen 8 56.5
18e
DIAMONDS AT NOON
Bill Cerchi Luke Currie 15 56.5
19e
SANDHILL LAD
Barry Dunn Amy Herrmann 3 56.5
20e
TOUCH TOO MUCH
Dan O’Sullivan Matt Pumpa 17 54.5