South Australian Derby 2017

Saturday May 13, 2017

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 13, 2017 .

2017 SA Derby Results

  • 1st: #12 Volatile Mix
  • 2nd: #1 Ruthven
  • 3rd: #5 Odeon

SA Derby Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 13, 2017
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1860

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 six of the 12 winning from 2006 – 2017 – most recently Delicacy ($1.90 2015).

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.

2017 SA Derby Betting

The autumn racing odds and South Australian Derby 2017 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. 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.

2017 South Australian Derby Field

The official SA Derby 2017 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.

A capacity line-up of autumn three-year-olds has been announced for the 2017 South Australian Derby field this autumn including the Chairman’s Stakes winner Waging War chasing a fourth win on the trot and the widely-drawn ATC Derby graduate Ruthven for Melbourne horseman Ciaron Maher.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 112×52242 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 18 56.5kg 82
2 3341×97111 WAGING WAR Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 12 56.5kg 81
3 5×171212 GRAND CHANCELLOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 2 56.5kg 80
4 3211×35496 ANAHEIM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 14 56.5kg 79
5 71546×1121 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 79
6 718×085631 DORNIER John Moloney Ryan Maloney 8 56.5kg 73
7 4×37451610 LYCURGUS Danny O’Brien Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 56.5kg 72
8 61275×8021 CASTA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 56.5kg 68
9 8511×07021 GUN GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 10 56.5kg 68
10 011 DOCKER PAV Nick Smart Shayne Cahill 3 56.5kg 66
11 2×3331 HE EKSCELS (NZ) Richard Laming Jamie Mott 15 56.5kg 66
12 2215×5174 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 16 56.5kg 66
13 2×1224 NETHERFIELD (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 64
14 154230 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen Paul Gatt 19 54.5kg 77
15 6x911x7145 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 1 54.5kg 73
16 151305 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Jordan Childs (a) 17 54.5kg 70
17e x123x44542 ROCKSTAR REBEL Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 7 56.5kg 65
18e 5312×51372 FONTEIN LAD Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 20 56.5kg 64
19e 43451×4936 ADATTO (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 9 56.5kg 63
20e 76×24182 BEDFORD (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 4 56.5kg 62

2017 South Australian Derby Nominations

The official South Australian Derby 2017 nominations are now out with 35 hopefuls chasing a spot in the capacity 16 starter field including this season’s Chairman’s Stakes winner Waging War and Crown Oaks placed filly Harlow Gold.

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’.

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.

2017 SA Derby Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive South Australian Derby 2017 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.

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).

2017 South Australian Derby Results

The official South Australian Derby 2017 results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 13, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 11 56.5kg $16
2 1 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 0.6L 13 56.5kg $4
3 5 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.3L 3 56.5kg $3.20F
4 14 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen Paul Gatt 5.5L 14 54.5kg $17
5 4 ANAHEIM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 5.7L 9 56.5kg $18
6 13 NETHERFIELD (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 5.8L 8 56.5kg $6
7 3 GRAND CHANCELLOR (NZ) Phillip Stokes Noel Callow 5.9L 2 56.5kg $12
8 7 LYCURGUS Danny O’Brien Ms Katelyn Mallyon 7.2L 4 56.5kg $41
9 16 WHEAL LEISURE Archie Alexander Jordan Childs (a) 7.5L 12 54.5kg $51
10 8 CASTA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9.3L 7 56.5kg $71
11 6 DORNIER John Moloney Ryan Maloney 9.9L 5 56.5kg $61
12 11 HE EKSCELS (NZ) Richard Laming Jamie Mott 10.5L 10 56.5kg $21
13 15 SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 33.9L 1 54.5kg $21
14 9 GUN GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 34.3L 6 56.5kg $51
SB 2 WAGING WAR Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 0 56.5kg $16
SB 10 DOCKER PAV Nick Smart Shayne Cahill 0 56.5kg $51
19e ADATTO (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 0
20e BEDFORD (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 0
17e ROCKSTAR REBEL Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 0
18e FONTEIN LAD Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 0

South Australian Derby Past Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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