South Australian Derby 2018

Saturday May 12, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Locally trained 3YOs have the best record in the SA Derby

The South Australian Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-old staying types held at Morphettville Racecourse in mid-May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. Contested a week after the Group 1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks (2000m) for the fillies, the set weights clash takes place over 2500m and offers $600,000 in prize money.

It is one of the major Morphettville races during the season and locally-trained horses have a top record in the event.

The latest edition of the South Australian Derby took place on Saturday May 12, 2018 .

2018 SA Derby Results

  • 1st: #3 Leicester
  • 2nd: #10 Rezealient
  • 3rd: #7 Runaway

SA Derby Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1860

2018 South Australian Derby Results

The official South Australian Derby 2018 results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 12, 2018 .

The 2018 SA Derby Results saw trainer Darren Weir emulate the ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings preparing three straight winners on the trot thanks to the impressive win by the race favourite Leicester.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 LEICESTER Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 56.5kg $4F
2 10 REZEALIENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 1.4L 4 56.5kg $21
3 7 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 2.1L 12 56.5kg $13
4 17e TROPICAL LIGHTNING Travis Doudle Todd Pannell 2.1L 5 56.5kg $151
5 8 WON WON TOO (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jordan Childs 2.9L 3 56.5kg $51
6 13 HIGH ’N’ DRY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 4.1L 16 56.5kg $6
7 12 INTO RIO (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 4.7L 6 56.5kg $51
7 2 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 4.7L 15 56.5kg $31
9 5 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 4.9L 8 56.5kg $8
10 6 HIGH SHERRIF (NZ) Roger James Leith Innes 5L 10 56.5kg $9
11 15 NOTHIN’ LEICA HIGH Robbie Griffiths Dom Tourneur 6.3L 9 56.5kg $61
12 9 SAVAHEAT (NZ) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7.6L 1 56.5kg $31
13 16 BOX ON COLLINS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8.9L 14 56.5kg $61
14 1 TANGLED Chris Waller Michael Walker 9L 13 56.5kg $5.50
15 4 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 9.1L 11 56.5kg $14
16 11 SILENT COMMAND Nick Smart Shayne Cahill 13.1L 2 56.5kg $101
19e JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 0
20e CREEDENCE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 0
14 AMEROCK Darren Weir Harry Coffey 0
18e DELOS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 0

South Australian Derby Odds

South Australian Derby odds are usually led by the best performing three-year-olds coming off 2000m runs at the track in either the Chairman’s Stakes or the Schweppes Oaks.

Favourites tent to have an outstanding recent record in the race with seven winning 2006 – 2018 – most recently Delicacy ($1.90 2015) and Leicester ($4 in 2018).

Previous experience at Morphettville often helps determine the South Australian Derby betting markets, as do those tested in previous Group 1 races either in Adelaide or interstate like the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) in Sydney the month before.

2018 SA Derby Betting

The autumn racing odds and South Australian Derby 2018 betting markets will be available below once open so you can back your favourite three-year-old stayers at the right price in the $600,000 Adelaide Group 1 autumn racing feature so stay tuned.

South Australian Derby Field

The South Australian Derby field attracts the season’s top three-year-old stayers from both locally and interstate. It is mainly made up of Adelaide-trained hopefuls however that come out of lead-up races including the Group 3 SA Chairman’s Stakes (2000m) in late April and for the fillies the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) the Saturday prior.

South Australian Derby betting online with Ladbrokes

SA Derby winner Howard Be Thy Name (2016) went on to run fourth in the Queensland Derby in Brisbane. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

The South Australian Oaks – Derby double was last completed by Delicacy (2015), while in 2016 Howard Be Thy Name completed the Chairman’s Stakes – SA Derby double before stablemate Leicester (2018) repeated the feat for trainer Darren Weir two years later.

South Australian Derby nominations close the Tuesday of the week before the race, a week before final SA Derby acceptances are taken revealing the field of hopeful young stayers.

2018 South Australian Derby Field

The official SA Derby 2018 final field and barriers are set for release on Tuesday May 9, 2017 and will be available below so bookmark to see what three-year-old autumn gallopers are in the mix.

The 2018 South Australian Derby Final Field drew a full line-up led by Darren Weir’s Chairman’s Stakes winner Leicester who is one of four in the field for the race’s two-time defending trainer.

Update: The SA Derby field will feature first emergency Tropical Lightning, trainer Travis Doudle’s first Group 1 runner, after the early withdrawal of the Darren Weir-trained Amerock (20).

# 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 Dom Tourneur 11 56.5kg 66
16 33823×6314 BOX ON COLLINS Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 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

South Australian Derby Form Guide

The South Australian Derby form guide provides all the must know information before punters place a bet including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the three-year-olds in the mix.

Wide barriers are not something to shy away from with plenty of good horses getting the job done from barrier 10 or wider including Volatile Mix (barrier 11 in 2017), Kidnapped who saluted from the outside barrier 16 of 16 in 2010, as did both Tails Of Triomphe (2005) and Testafiable (2006).

Over the years the South Australian Derby form has stacked up in better staying races in Melbourne during the spring including in 2003 when Mummify won the SA Derby – Caulfield Cup double before running third in the following year’s Sydney Cup and the 2005 Caulfield Cup.

Count Chivas (1995) and Shivas Revenge (1991) both won the SA Derby before placing second in the iconic Melbourne Cup in their respective years, while Subzero (1992) completed the double winning that spring’s ‘race that stops a nation’.

SA Derby Form Facts

  • Delicacy (2015) is the only filly since 2008 to beat the boys in the SA Derby results
  • The Chairman’s Stakes is the key SA Derby form race to follow and Howard Be Thy Name (2016) and Leicester (2018) were the last to do the double
  • Favourites in SA Derby betting have a gun record in the race over the past decade

2018 South Australian Derby Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive South Australian Derby 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

South Australian Derby Tips

The favourites have a strong record in the race so taking the top fancy in betting is a good South Australian Derby tip.

Fillies have only won twice since 1999, so taking the colts and geldings that are high up the markets coming out of a run in the Chairman’s Stakes in Adelaide is a great SA Derby betting tip.

2018 SA Derby Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive South Australian Derby 2018 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so check back for the three-year-olds to back and sack in your Morphettville punting.

  • 1st: #7 RUNAWAY ($13)
  • 2nd: #2 MONEY MAHER ($20)
  • 3rd: #3 LEICESTER ($3.90)

Tipping the upset with proven young stayer RUNAWAY ($13) coming back from a 2800m black-type VRC St Leger win at Flemington on ANZAC Day. Was dominant there making it back-to-back wins and is now up in grade for a shot at the hat-trick. Gai Waterhouse-trained and Stephen Baster stayers on. Will do the distance no worries, just needs to handle this class of rivals. Big odds on offer for the Perth raider MONEY MAHER ($20) who never runs a bad race. Outside of WA for the first time here, but is ultra-consistent and way overs after his lead-up fourth in the Group 2 W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) from April 21. LEICESTER ($3.90) leads betting and is one of four in the race for Darren Weir who has prepared the past two champions. Put the writing on the wall winning the Chariman’s Stakes here a fortnight back and gets the chance to prove himself over more distance and do the double for the second time in three years.

South Australian Derby Results

South Australian Derby results have been dominated by the favourites in recent years with the most notable upsets scored by Shadows In The Sun ($20 in 2011) and Tails Of Triomphe ($50 in 2005).

The most famous recent South Australian Derby winners include Delicacy (2015), Rebel Raider (2990), Mummify (2003) and Subzero (1992).

South Australian Derby Past Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Leicester Rezealient Runaway 2:38.9
2017 Volatile Mix Ruthven Odeon 2:37.0
2016 Howard Be Thy Name Etymology Cool Chap 2:40.0
2015 Delicacy Werther Allergic 2:37.9
2014 Kushadasi Scratchy Bottom Best Case 2:41.9
2013 Escado Hioctdane Shoreham 2:39.0
2012 Zabeelionaire Sabrage Westsouthwest 2:42.1
2011 Shadows In The Sun Echoes Of Heaven Lalla Rookh 2:39.8
2010 Kidnapped Red Colossus Sea Galleon 2:37.2
2009 Rebel Raider Astro Gains Fitoussi 2:40.3
2008 Zarita Zagreb Neugine 2:39.5
2007 Lazer Sharp Classic De Lago Red Lord 2:37.8
2006 Testafiable Empire Gold Irazu 2:43.3
2005 Tails Of Triomphe Douro Valley Kamsky 2:37.7
2004 Hard To Get On A Jeune Better Jetsetter 2:37.1
2003 Mummify Vicksburgh Lord Wooburn 2:38.7
2002 Pantani Silver Baron Lester Thunderwing 2:37.8
2001 Big Pat Bush Padre Adolescence 2:36.2
2000 Blue Murder Mr Nelson Voile D’Or 2:38.4