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.
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 .
|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
|2016||Howard Be Thy Name||Etymology||Cool Chap||2:40.0|
|2014||Kushadasi||Scratchy Bottom||Best Case||2:41.9|
|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|
|2007||Lazer Sharp||Classic De Lago||Red Lord||2:37.8|
|2005||Tails Of Triomphe||Douro Valley||Kamsky||2:37.7|
|2004||Hard To Get||On A Jeune||Better Jetsetter||2:37.1|
|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|