2018 South Australian Derby Day: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

May 12, 2018

2018 South Australian Derby Day: Morphettville Scratchings & Track Report

South Australian Derby Day 2018 steals the show in Adelaide this afternoon at Morphettville Racecourse, a rundown of the meeting’s official race scratchings and updated track report detailed below.

Leicester

Leicester sits top of the 2018 South Australian Derby odds for the big one at Morphettville Racecourse this afternoon. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Morphettville Track Report – 12/05/2018

  • Rail: Main +2m 1200m to WP; True Remainder Sectional 602m.
  • Penetrometer: 5.51
  • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Soft (5)
  • Irrigation: Nil last 24hrs; Nil last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil last 24hrs; 5mm last 7 days

Adelaide racing kicks off this afternoon at 12:11pm (ACST) and the eight race card continues through until 4:42pm (ACST).

The meeting’s marquee race and latest elite level of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival is of course the Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) running as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:06pm (ACST).

The official SA Derby field features 16 runners including the Travis Doudle-trained first emergency Tropical Lightning ($91) up in grade after getting the call-up following the scratching of the Darren Weir-trained Amerock.

Weir’s Chairman’s Stakes winner Leicester sits top of the latest SA Derby odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.40 to do the double last completed by the also Weir-trained Howard Be Thy Name (2016).

Victoria’s premier trainer Weir also prepared last year’s South Australian Derby winner Volatile Mix (2017) who came off a lead-up fourth in the Chairman’s, the same form line Box on Collins ($34 into $26) brings into the race this afternoon.

The key SA Derby Day support act on the card is the Group 3 $175,000 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) to be run at the Morphettville Parks track.

The 2018 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes field is down to 12 runners with three early scratchings, updated odds on Morphettville Race 4 a two-horse battle between the flying Breeders Stakes winner Tequila Time ($3.50) after a fourth on the trot and the consistent Lindsay Park-trained filly Fundamentalist ($3.70) coming off a second in the same Group 3 lead-up from April 28.

Check out the full South Australian Derby Day 2018 race line-up and Morphettville scratchings below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the top Saturday racing odds and offers.

Morphettville Scratchings – 12/05/2018

Total Scratchings: 21

Race 1 (12:11pm) – $100,000 Jeanneret Wines Handicap (1200m)

  • #6 This Kid Rocks (8)

Race 2 (12:46pm) – $100,000 Terry Howe Printing Handicap (1050m)

  • #8 Hampton Classic (8)

Race 3 (1:26pm) – $100,000 M&J Chickens Autumn Series Final (MPKS Track) (1400m)

  • #4 Sandhill Warrior (10)
  • #12 Borris In Ossory (18)

Race 4 (2:06pm) – Group 3 $175,000 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (MPKS Track) (1400m)

  • #2 Vassilator (12)
  • #6 British Medium (11)
  • #7 Ice Ghost (5)

Race 5 (2:46pm) – Listed $150,000 Adelaide Guineas (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (3:26pm) – $100,000 Goldin Farms Provincial Super Series Final (1800m)

  • #7 Bon Elise (18)
  • #14 Star Patriot (15)

Race 7 (4:06pm) – Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m)

  • #14 Amerock (20)
  • #18e Delos (8)
  • #19e Johnny Vinko (1)
  • #20e Creedence (19)

Read our insider 2018 SA Derby Tips.

Race 8 (4:42pm) – $100,000 Robert & Fay Gerald SA Sprint Series Final (1100m)

  • #13 Betcher (23)
  • #17 Life’s Reward (19)
  • #18 Equidame (2)
  • #20 Jackthegiantslayer (6)

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

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