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More Group 1 action is slated for the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival today, Saturday May 13, at Morphettville Racecourse and the complete South Australian Derby Day 2017 results across the afternoon will be found right here.
There are eight Morphettville races taking place for SA Derby Day including two that hold Group status.
The $175,000 Group 3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) will run at the Morphettville Parks Track as Race 2 before the meeting’s marquee event runs as Race 7 when the 2017 South Australian Derby winner is revealed at the course proper.
Stay tuned to Races.com.au all day for the full South Australian Derby Day results and Morphettville winners, with betting on all the features now open at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Race 8 (5:00pm) – $100,000 Quayclean Provincial Super Series Final (1800m)
- 1st: #8 Tsaritsyn
- 2nd: #11 Soaring High
- 3rd: #4 Holy Juan
The David Jolly-trained Street Sense six-year-old Tsaritsyn enjoyed a nice win in the last on SA Derby Day as jockey Jamie Kah bookended the card arriving from nowhere late to get up in a flying run straight down the middle of the track to defeat Soaring High and Holy Juan in an upset.
Race 7 (4:25pm) – $600,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m)
- 1st: #12 Volatile Mix
- 2nd: #1 Ruthven
- 3rd: #5 Odeon
There’s no stopping Victoria’s best trainer Darren Weir who celebrated back-to-back South Australian Derby wins in 2017 thanks to an impressive late victory in the Group 1 by his progressive stayer Volatile Mix. Ridden to victory by last year’s winning hoop John Allen, Volatile Mix improved on a lead-up fourth in the Chairman’s Stakes, relishing the step-up in distance for the 2500m SA Derby. The Ciaron Maher-trained Ruthven was brave in defeat settling for second, while the favourite in betting Odeon rounded out the trifecta in third.
Race 6 (3:50pm) – $150,000 Listed Adelaide Galvanising Adelaide Guineas (1600m)
- 1st: #16 Vienna Miss
- 2nd: #11 Petition
- 3rd: #3 Chapel City
John Hyam’s $101 roughie Vienna Miss scored an absolute boilover Adelaide Guineas result defeating the odds-on favourite Petition, who left it too late to wind-up. At the turn, Petition was still fourth last with Milwaukee leading the field around. The front runner tried to kick away, but was tackled by Vienna Miss who held on in a tight finish to defeat the fast-finishing top fancy, while Chapel City rounded out the trifecta in third.
Race 5 (3:10pm) – $100,000 southaustralia.com Handicap (1200m)
- 1st: #14 Ashlor
- 2nd: #12 Benz
- 3rd: #15 This Kid Rocks
The Daniel McCarthy-trained Hard Spun three-year-old Ashlor saluted for the punters in the fifth, improving on a last start fifth in the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at the track just last Saturday to win. Handling the quick back-up well, the recent Sandown-Lakeside winner added to his gun record over the distance that now stands at five wins from six starts, moving past the front runner Benz once on the straight and hitting the line ahead of the Gordon Richards-trained runner-up. This Kid Rocks continued an excellent run of top three efforts, posting his eighth straight finish in the money charging home late to round off the trifecta.
Race 4 (2:30pm) – $100,000 Robert & Fay Gerard SA Sprint Series Final (1100m)
- 1st: #15 Idatwo
- 2nd: #6 Itz Invincible
- 3rd: #7 Rock Status
The under-estimated Idatwo was smashed by the punters in from $101 to $26 after a host of scratchings from Race 4 at Morphettville and gave the bookmakers a headache coming from nowhere down the home straight out wide for a flying late win. Itz Invincible from the far outside barrier looked home having got across from the gate to lead the field around. Out to go all-the-way, Itz Invincible was first into the home straight with a wall chasing behind him. But in an upset, Idatwo ridden by Stephen Baster spoiled the party with the commanding late win, while the Craig Williams-ridden Rock Status got third.
Race 3 (1:50pm) – $100,000 MAC Drink Driving? GROW UP Handicap (1050m)
- 1st: #4 Mulder
- 2nd: #2 Samara Dancer
- 3rd: #10 Sacred Sham
Michael Hickmott’s Murray Bridge-trained Foxwedge gelding Mulder retained his undefeated career start posting a fourth win from as many runs on SA Derby Day. The nicely-bred three-year-old had his first trip to Morphettville on the back of carrying 60kg to victory over 1050m at Oakbank on April 17. Jockey Shayne Cahill retained the ride on the $9 shot in betting, who relished the hot pace in the race set by My Snip. Getting a lovely trail in fourth throughout, Mulder booted away over the closing stages on the straight to defeat the fast-finishing Samara Dancer who made up ground down the outside first-up. In third was the beaten Danny O’Brien-trained favourite Sacred Sham from a wide alley.
Race 2 (1:10pm) – $175,000 Group 2 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m)
- 1st: #11 Time Awaits
- 2nd: #10 Broadband
- 3rd: #2 Casino Fourteen
The Tony McEvoy-trained Nicconi filly Time Awaits improved on her last start Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) second to return to stakes winning form with a late SA Sires’ Produce Stakes win over the favourite Broadband. It was a close battle down the straight in the Group 3 clash on the Morphettville Parks track, after the favourite Broadband – winner of the Breeders Stakes for Phillip Stokes – led the field around from the 800m mark. Time Awaits meanwhile was tracking in fourth and after a three horse charge over the closing stages, just had enough to turn the tables on her last start conqueror. Greg Eurell’s lightly-raced colt Casino Fourteen on the back of a second in Flemington’s Anzac Day Stakes rounded out the blanket trifecta.
Race 1 (12:35pm) – $100,000 #SeeSouthAustralia Autumn Series Final (1400m)
- 1st: #2 Roselli Sting
- 2nd: #1 Act Of Valour
- 3rd: #11 Sacred Seal
South Australia’s premier jockey Jamie Kah gave the Gordon Richards-trained Casino Prince four-year-old Roselli Sting a terrific ride in the first of SA Derby Day, getting the last start Balaklava winner home in a late upset over the odds-on favourite Act Of Valour. The race roughie Springfield Lew led the field around coming into the home turn, while jockey Damian Lane started to let down on Act Of Valour, carrying the 58kg top weight, moving up to hit the lead with 300m to go. Roselli Sting was quickly on the scene however and got their right on the line after the two went stride for stride over the final few hundred metres. Sacred Seal got up late for third.
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