The Adelaide Cup is one of the biggest events on the South Australian Racing calendar and we are set for an outstanding afternoon of racing at Morphettville on Monday.
There is always plenty of value to be found on Adelaide Cup Day and this year’s card looks no different.
We have analysed every single race and our complete 2021 Adelaide Cup Day tips can be found below.
Race 1 - 12:15pm
Listed Cinderella Stakes (1050m)
This is a tricky way to start the day for punters as a number of horses in this field will be making their racing debuts.
On exposed form, Seradess does look to have an edge over the rest of this field after showing a nice turn-of-foot to win on debut at Bendigo.
Jamie Kah in the saddle is a positive and it is a surprise that she is not a clear favourite.
2 Units Seradess
Race 2 - 12:55pm
White Marquee Handicap (1600m)
La Richesse was narrowly denied by Unlaced at Morphettville last start, but I think she can turn-the-tables on her rival in this contest.
Barrier one is ideal for La Richesse and Todd Pannell should be able to find the lead fairly comfortably in the early stages of this race.
She will give her rivals something to catch.
2 Units La Richesse
Race 3 - 1:35pm
Furphy Handicap (1200m)
This is one of the most interesting races on the card and there are a host of winning chances.
Smokin’ Val looks well-placed in this company and represents genuine value at her current quote.
She wasn’t beaten far in the Typhoon Tracy Stakes and this is a genuine drop in class.
There is no reason she can’t be in the mix in what is a very open race.
1 Unit Smokin’ Val
Race 4 - 2:15pm
Listed Matrice Stakes (1200m)
Garner is the class horse in the Matrice Stakes field and if he produces anything like his best form he will prove very tough to beat.
His first-up effort in the Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield was excellent and things just didn’t pan out for him in the Oakleigh Plate.
Barrier six is ideal and he should have every possible chance in the run.
4 Units Garner
Race 5 - 2:50pm
Canadian Club Handicap (1050m)
This is one of the most open races of the day and not a contest that I am keen to get heavily involved in.
Hard Rock Girl does represent some value at her current odds.
She isn’t the most consistent horse in the world, but she is capable of a high-rating effort on her day and she has run well first-up in the past.
I am happy to have a small play at $18.
1/2 Unit Hard Rock Girl
Race 6 - 3:30pm
C S Hayes Memorial Cup (1600m)
Ritratto is an ultra-consistent horse and is deserving of his status as favourite in C S Hayes Memorial Cup betting.
The Fiorente gelding has now recorded five wins from his past six starts over 1600 metres and he has generally produced his best form over this track and distance.
He makes his own luck right on the speed and he will give his rivals something to chase.
2 Units Ritratto
Race 7 - 4:15pm
Adelaide Cup (3200m)
There is no doubt that Tralee Rose is a deserving favourite in Adelaide Cup betting.
The question is whether you can get her as short as her current quote?
I simply can’t.
She could very well come out and win the Adelaide Cup in an absolute canter, but this is a step-up in both distance and quality again and there are some genuine unknowns.
The value runner is Sin To Win at $19.
He showed his staying credentials when he won The Macca’s Run at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day and he has since go on to run well in The Bagot Handicap and the Roy Higgins Quality.
3200 metres won’t be a problem for him and he maps to get a lovely run in transit with Daniel Stackhouse in the saddle.
1 Unit Sin To Win
Race 8 - 4:55pm
Listed Morphettville Guineas (1600m)
This is an interesting edition of the Morphettville Guineas.
Victoria Quay goes into this race as a deserving favourite on the back of a win in the Wakeful Stakes, but I can’t get her as short as her current price.
Milton Park looks like the value runner in what is an open race.
He wasn’t beaten far in the Autumn Classic and he has scored a couple of classy wins this campaign.
1 Unit Milton Park
Race 9 - 5:35pm
Winning Edge Presentations Handicap (1200m)
Lake’s Folly has proven a tricky horse for punters to catch, but it wouldn’t surprise to see him win at big odds on a feature race day.
Consistency is a huge problem for him, but he is capable of a high-rating effort on his day.
Barrier 14 isn’t ideal and he will need some luck in running, but he still offers value at his current quote.
1 Unit Lake’s Folly