2018 South Australian Derby Field & Barriers: Tangled Caught Wide

May 8, 2018

2018 South Australian Derby Field & Barriers: Tangled Caught Wide

The South Australian Derby 2018 final field for Saturday at Morphettville Racecourse is now out with a capacity line-up of three-year-old stayers including the widely drawn Chris Waller-trained Tangled.

Leicester

Chairman’s Stakes winner at the track Leicester is one of four SA Derby 2018 horses for dual winning horseman Darren Weir. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The latest elite level of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, this weekend’s Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) attracted a full line-up of 16 hopefuls plus four emergencies.

Drawn out in barrier 15, which could become 12 with the emergencies out, is one of the top early favourites in SA Derby betting Tangled.

The Snitzel colt chases his first win since saluting in Doomben’s Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) exactly 12 months ago, but has been competitive in plenty since.

Tangled has been tested in Group 1 class six times for three top three runs including his Rosehill Guineas second and ATC Derby third this autumn in Sydney.

His latest start on April 21 at Randwick produced a devastatingly close second to Higher Ground in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) and coming back up in distance with Michael Walker retaining the ride are big plusses for the weekend.

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir prepared last year’s SA Derby winner Volatile Mix (2017) and Howard Be Thy Name (2016) the autumn before.

Weir will chase a third straight South Australian Derby success on Saturday having accepted for four stablemates.

Among Weir’s contingent in barrier nine with Damian Lane booked for the ride is last start Group 3 SA Chairman’s Stakes (2035m) winner in Adelaide from April 28 Leicester.

The Wanted gelding has his third run in Adelaide on the trot in the SA Derby field looking to do the double Howard Be Thy Name (2016) achieved two years ago.

The other best out of the Chairman’s Stakes backing-up in the South Australian Derby this weekend are the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained runner-up High ‘N’ Dry drawn right out in barrier 18 and the Weir-trained third placegetter Amerock with the outside gate in the Group 1.

Weir’s other runners are Tasmanian Derby winner Civil Disobedience and Dean Yendall’s mount Savaheat.

Along with Leicester the other most notable last start winner in the SA Derby this autumn is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Both-trained Runaway.

The Manhattan Rain rig made it two on the trot last time out at Flemington on ANZAC Day saluting by one and a half-lengths in the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m).

The genuine stayer in the race, the up-and-comer looks hard to beat over 2500m with Stephen Baster in the saddle again.

Other notable SA Derby horses include the consistent WA raider Money Maher coming off a lead-up fourth in the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) and Lindsay Park’s VRC St Leger runner-up Rezealient.

Check out the full South Australian Derby 2018 field, barriers and jockeys below with updated betting to open shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 SA Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 7 – 12/05/2018

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4220×60232 TANGLED Chris Waller Michael Walker 15 56.5kg 94
2 6177×47114 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 17 56.5kg 80
3 4×4131241 LEICESTER Darren Weir Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 77
4 3141131758 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 13 56.5kg 76
5 12135×4005 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg 75
6 1215 SHERRIF (NZ) Roger James Leith Innes 12 56.5kg 75
7 165×902311 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 14 56.5kg 74
8 07×102918 WON WON TOO (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jordan Childs 4 56.5kg 73
9 56104×1005 SAVAHEAT (NZ) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 2 56.5kg 73
10 8425122 REZEALIENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 5 56.5kg 70
11 015610×066 SILENT COMMAND Nick Smart Shayne Cahill 3 56.5kg 70
12 01608×1801 INTO RIO (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 7 56.5kg 68
13 70×5132 HIGH ’N’ DRY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 18 56.5kg 68
14 38×0515833 AMEROCK Darren Weir Harry Coffey 20 56.5kg 67
15 3310×16 NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH Robbie Griffiths TBA 11 56.5kg 66
16 33823×6314 BOX ON COLLINS Tony McEvoy TBA 16 56.5kg 63
17e 1242×72551 TROPICAL LIGHTNING Travis Doudle Todd Pannell 6 56.5kg 65
18e 00252×6119 DELOS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 8 56.5kg 64
19e 22300×1622 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 1 56.5kg 63
20e 671304 CREEDENCE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig TBA 19 56.5kg 62

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