The SA Fillies Classic is a Group 3 staying showdown for three-year-old fillies run and won at Morphettville Racecourse in South Australia each May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Contested over 2500m and offering just over $150,000 in prize money, the event is run at set weights and takes place as a key support act on The Goodwood Day where racing is headlined by the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).
Other notable events on the card include the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m), Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m).
First run in 1951 as the South Australian Oaks, the race has been known as the South Australian Fillies Classic since 2009 and was also previously held in the spring up until 1985.
After beginning as a Principal Race, the event held Group 1 status from 1980-2004. It was later downgraded to a Group 2 race from 2005-06 before becoming a Group 3 event from 2007 onwards.
The next edition of the SA Fillies Classic runs on Saturday May 21, 2022 at Morphettville Racecourse.
SA Fillies Classic Race Info
- Date: 2022
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse
- Distance: 2500m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies; Set Weights
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $152,250
- First Run: 1951
2022 SA Fillies Classic Results
The full SA Fillies Classic 2022 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday May 21, 2022.
SA Fillies Classic Betting
The SA Fillies Classic betting odds are usually led by the season’s top performing staying fillies, especially in-form three-year-olds that ran well in a lead-up race against similar company in Adelaide.
Realm Of Flowers ($2.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in SA Fillies Classic betting to salute for the punters.
2022 SA Fillies Classic Odds
The latest SA Fillies Classic 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on The Goodwood Day support act are released the week of the race.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 SA Fillies Classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
SA Fillies Classic Field
The SA Fillies Classic race field is made up of classy local and interstate fillies, many gearing up for similar features in Queensland during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Runners in the SA Fillies Classic field may have had a previous run in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at the track earlier in the autumn. In 2017 Ana Royale improved on a third in the Australasian Oaks for her SA Fillies Classic win as the favourite, while Irish Darling (2005) was the last filly to complete the Australasian Oaks – SA Fillies Classic double in the same year.
Nominations for the SA Fillies Classic are taken on the Monday of race week, with the final SA Fillies Classic field of acceptors out on the Wednesday.
2022 SA Fillies Classic Field
The official SA Fillies Classic 2022 race field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below showing the top fillies engaged to face off in the autumn staying showdown.
The 2022 South Australian Fillies Classic final field features a smart line-up of three-year-olds led by the widely-drawn favourite Douceur coming off a close fifth in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at big odds.
2022 SA Fillies Classic Nominations
The SA Fillies Classic 2022 nominations close the Monday ahead of the race and will be listed below once confirmed by the SAJC.
| ||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||0x09x3443||BANTAMWEIGHT (NZ)||F||3||Robert Hickmott||56|
|2||8x435x932||BAY OF KIEL||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||56|
|3||3214133150||BUNDLE OF FUN||F||3||Patrick Payne||73|
|4||16||CHROMATICA (NZ)||F||3||Michael Hickmott||59|
|9||5520224||FLAME OF VENICE||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||57|
|10||7×77571510||GREAT MYSTERY||F||3||Clarry Conners||58|
|11||97×7418632||HARBELLE||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||58|
|13||51Dx40033||IN THE DARKNESS (NZ)||F||3||Michael Hickmott||57|
|14||2×231507||LADY CHANT||F||3||Brock Lewthwaite||74|
|16||941||MIGHTY ADELE||F||3||Ben & JD Hayes||62|
|18||4x55x6315||PARISIAN VEIL||F||3||Josh Julius||60|
|19||1×8871670||PEARL RAIN||F||3||Patrick Payne||62|
|20||56×33120||POWER OF SONG||F||3||Symon Wilde||63|
|21||7331015||PREFER US (NZ)||F||3||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||62|
|22||12×525308||SECRET GLAMOUR||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||66|
|23||864×73192||SOUTHERN SWOOP||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||58|
|24||68×83210||TAVISTEEL (NZ)||F||3||Simon Zahra||61|
|25||x231013x32||THE AMAZONIAN||F||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||68|
|26||1×31388||THE MAP||F||3||Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray||64|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
SA Fillies Classic Tips
SA Fillies Classic tips include backing proven young fillies with previous Group 3 or above form and those with a win over at least 2000m.
Last start winners have an excellent recent strike-rate in the event and make a top SA Fillies Classic betting tip, as do those under $10 in the markets.
Despite the distance, history shows fillies drawn in single-digit barriers make the best bet in the SA Fillies Classic with just two winners since 2001 jumping from wider than barrier nine most recently Mimi’s Award (13 in 2021).
2022 SA Fillies Classic Tips
The Ladbrokes’ insider SA Fillies Classic 2022 betting tips and Morphettville race selections on the May showdown will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top fillies to back for a win in the Group 3.
- Best Roughie: #13 Dunalley ($31 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Looking for value to fill the trifecta, 30/1 for this Victorian raider who is in the right vein of form to surprise a few of these fillies is attractive. The David Brideoake-trained Dandino filly has been racing very well at home and comes off a lead-up win over 2000m at Ballarat. She’s got to get the distance, but most of the major players here are in the same boat. This is a notable rise in grade, but she’s going well enough to earn a shot in Group company and is drawn a treat in barrier three for Billy Egan.
SA Fillies Classic Form Guide
The SA Fillies Classic race form guide revels to punters all the relevant information they need to place a successful bet on the race like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the field.
The SA Fillies Classic form has gone on to hold in tougher races a number of times over the years, most famously with the 2002 champion She’s Archie who would go on to run second behind the mighty Makybe Diva in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.
2022 SA Fillies Classic Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive SA Fillies Classic 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
SA Fillies Classic Results
The most notable SA Fillies Classic winners in recent years include: Lady Liberty (1988), Irish Darling (2005), Red Typhoon (2012), Pleasuring (2018) and Realm Of Flowers (2020).
SA Fillies Classic Winners
||Realm Of Flowers
||Smart As You Think
||Let’s Make Adeal
||Miss Lily Rose
||Queen Of Queens
||Moment In Time
||Dream The Dream
||South Sea Pearl