Betting Update – 2012 SA Derby

May 3rd, 2012

Betting markets have opened for Group 1 SA Derby, which is due to run at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday May 5, 2012.

Favourite for the 2012 SA Derby is presently Zabeelionaire, who is paying odds of $4.20 at

The three-year-old colt won his last start at Caulfield in a $70,000 handicap and us looking to post his first group 1 Victory in the 2012 SA Derby.

Strike The Stars is second favourite for the 2012 SA Derby at paying $4.60, while Tohunga is third favourite at $7.

Lethal Jones is paying good odds of $26 after finishing fifth in his most recent start in the Group 2 WATC Derby.

Prior to that, the three-year-old won the Listed Melvista Stakes at Ascot Racecurse on March 31, 2012.

Trainer Lou Luciani is confident Lethal Jones can win the 2012 SA Derby this weekend.

“He is a relaxed horse so he is an ideal candidate for this type of trip,” Luciani said.

“He arrived in the early hours of this morning and dad said he drank half a bucket of water soon as he got off the float.

“Although he only had a couple of weeks in the paddock between campaigns, he came back much bigger and stronger.

“He is sound and well and we won’t die wondering.”

Lethal Jones has won two of his 12 race starts and has earned almost $80,000 in prize money during his career.

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