2016 SA Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

Adelaide’s Morphettville Racecourse is host to an eight-race card for South Australian Derby Day 2016 today, Saturday May 14, and below is the full scratchings and track report for the meeting.


Charlevoix is the 2016 South Australian Derby favourite at Morphettville on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A fine day weather-wise is on the bill for Adelaide across the afternoon with a top of 21 degrees and no rain on the forecast, meaning the Good (4) track rating should remain the same until the card closer.

Morphettville Track Report – 14/05/2016

  • Rail: +2m Entire. Sectional 602m.
  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs, 2mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs, 9.9mm last 7 days
  • Penetrometer: 5.44
  • Track Rating: Good (4)

Racing kicks off for SA Derby Day at 12:35pm (ACST) and continues through until 5:00pm (ACST) with the line-up headlined by Morphettville Race 7 at 4:25pm (ACST) with the running of the $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m).

The first emergency Dropped gets a run in this year’s Derby field after the sole scratching from the race, Prince Of Pagoda (13), came out earlier in the week.

Black-Type racing is first-up on the bill with Race 1 – the $100,000 Listed Oaklands Plate (1600m) for the two-year-olds.

Toyshop (6) comes out of the original eight runners from the Tony McEvoy stables leaving just seven youngsters in the set weights plus penalties feature, markets at Ladbrokes.com.au firmly led by Peter Jolly’s last start Group 3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) winner Morvada ($2).

The other key support act on the card runs as Race 4 – the $100,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) subject to four scratchings including the Darren Weir-trained Rageese (10) who won the Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at the track last time out.

Also out of the Adelaide Guineas field leaving 11 runners are Patrick Payne’s last start Sale winner Day Of Rest (6), the rails-drawn filly Irada (1) from the Caulfield stables of Mick Price and the Phillip Stokes-trained local Star Witness filly Coerced Witness (15) who had drawn the outside barrier.

Full scratchings follow so you know who is in and who is out of all the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival events today before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your bets at the home of Odds Boost!

Morphettville Scratchings – 14/05/2016

Total Scratchings: 25

*All times quoted are local (ACST) and subject to change

Race 1 (12:35p) – $100,000 Listed Dominant Oaklands Plate (1600m)

#7 Toyshop (6)

Race 2 (1:10pm) – $100,000 MAC Drink Driving? Grow Up Handicap (1050m)

#1 Stoker (9)

#4 Ability (7)

#8 God Forbid (10)

#10 Cocoa Doll (8)

#14 Right Here (6)

#16 Raheeba (17)

#17 Silent Sniper (14)

Race 3 (1:50pm) – $100,000 Carbine Club Autumn Series Final (1400m)

#15e Bradman (2)

#16e Tycoon Queen (7)

#17e Flow Meter (9)

#18e Amble On Offa (5)

Race 4 (2:30pm) – $100,000 Listed Adelaide Galvanising Adelaide Guineas (1600m)

#1 Rageese (10)

#4 Day Of Rest (6)

#11 Irada (1)

#12 Coerced Witness (15)

Race 5 (3:10pm) – $100,000 Projection Graphics Provincial Super Series Final (1800m)

#11 Generous Beau (8)

Race 6 (3:50pm) – $100,000 Brian Vivian’s 70th Birthday Handicap (1200m)

#2 Cellarmaster (12)

#8 Cashed (15)

#11 Double Pockets (8)

#15 Face Forward (6)

Race 7 (4:25pm) – $500,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m)

#13 Prince Of Pagoda (13)

Race 8 (5:00pm) – $100,000 Schweppes SA Sprint Series Final (1100m)

#21e Black Barra (22)

#22e Secretmensbusiness (21)

#23e Geordie’s Second (8)


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