Punters are treated to a Group 1 meeting at Morphettville Racecourse today with the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival kicking up a notch for South Australian Derby Day 2015.
Showers are around in South Australia today and falling on the track at Morphettville with a maximum temperature of just 17 keeping things cool for the horses.
The heaviest rain is falling mid-morning and the current Morphettville track rating is a Soft (6), which is unlikely to get an upgrade based on the Adelaide forecast.
Morphettville Track Report – 09/05/2015
- Rail: +4m Entire Circuit; Sectional 605m
- Penetrometer: 6.05
- Weather: Overcast / Showers
- Track Rating: Soft (6)
- Track Type: Turf
- Rainfall: 5.5mm last 24 hrs; 9.7mm last 7 days
Racing kicks off for SA Derby Day at 12:00pm (local time) and the eight race program is set to come to a close at 4:28pm (AEST) with the last of three black-types on the program – the $80,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) where the first two emergencies get a run after the scratchings fo Rock Spur and Miss Adele.
The headline race on the card is Race 7 at 3:53pm (local) where the original 16 final acceptors make up the capacity field for the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m).
The latest South Australian Derby odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have just three of the three-year-olds in the mix at single figures with last Saturday’s Schweppes Oaks winning filly from Perth Delicacy the red hot favourite backed in from $4.80 to $2.70.
The other major on the program is the $250,000 Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) running as Race 6 at 3:13pm (local) where all 13 original runners remain in contention including the $4.40 favourite Éclair Choice.
Check out the full Morphettville scratchings below then head to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Adelaide favourites today at the guaranteed best odds!
Morphettville Scratchings – 09/05/2015
Total Scratchings: 20
Race 1 (12:00pm) – $40,000 Peter Elberg Funerals Handicap (1200m)
#7 Emmooki’s Dash (10)
Race 2 (12:38pm) – $40,000 Drink Driving? GROW UP Handicap (1050m)
#10 Innovative Jill (1)
Race 3 (1:13pm) – $40,000 Robert & Fay Gerard (Heat 9 of SA Sprint Series) Handicap (1050m)
#3 Gallant Harmony (9), #5 Morant (10)
Race 4 (1:53pm) – $100,000 Rotary End Polio Now Provinicial Super Series Final (1600m)
#11 Daisyodee (4)
Race 5 (2:33pm) – $40,000 Hughes Chauffeured Limousines Handicap (1200m)
#1 Lonrockstar (7), #2 Deser Wizard (9), #6 Salute To Jude (4), #9 Get Pronto (3), #10 Dazzling Lilly (14), #11 Emmooki’s Star (15), #16 Shaabam (16)
Race 6 (3:13pm) – $250,000 Group 2 Eculase Stakes (1200m)
No current scratchings
Race 7 (3:53pm) – $500,000 South Australina Derby (2500m)
#17e Gifted Lad (4), #18e Light Motion (13), #19e Themogenic (15), #20e Grumpy Guru (11)
Race 8 (4:28pm) – $80,000 Listed Adelaide Galvanising Adelaide Guineas (1600m)
#8 Rock Spur (19), #11 Miss Adele (9)