Betting markets for Saturday’s 2015 SA Derby (2500m) at Morphettville have opened following this morning’s confirmation of a capacity field of 16 plus four emergencies and barrier draw; offering punters great early value and several good opportunities to place a lucrative wager.
Delicacy displayed a keen turn of foot to take out the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) last weekend and has opened as clear favourite in 2015 SA Derby betting markets as a result; currently available at even $4 odds with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
A standout performer for leading Perth trainer Grant Williams since debuting to racing partway through 2014, Delicacy laid a great account for herself through the Perth Summer Carnival; running third in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) and winning the Group 3 WA Champion Stakes (1600m) before failing to match the late pace of stable mate Disposition and Rommel in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m).
Having won each of the Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas (1800m), Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m), Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) and Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) leading into her most recent triumph, the daughter of Al Maher is a proven performer over course and distance and is treated particularly well in the weights as the race’s only confirmed filly.
October Date and Manapine are both yet to experience much attention in 2015 SA Derby betting markets but have maintained positioned tied on the second line at generous $5.50 odds each.
A leading chance for success for the local contingency, October Date has posted three wins and one minor for trainer Nick Smart over just six competitive appearances on course.
Running second in a minor over a mile first-up this time before returning to the winner’s circle in the Corporate Events @ Morphettville BM70 (1600m) on February 28th, October Date placed a commendable fourth in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) on March 20th before taking out the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (2040m) most recently on April 25th.
One of the only proven performers over the distance at black type level, Manapine is likely to receive the run of the race from barrier 6 and is more than worth consideration for a SA Derby bet.
Securing two wins and one minor through six career starts, the Manhattan Rain gelding was unable to make an impact when tenth in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 7th but has clear relished the step-up in distance when placing sixth in the Fleming’s Nurseries BM64 (2000m) and winning the Listed Galilee Series Final (2500m) most recently.
Magicool ($8.50) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at a quote of less-than $10 in SA Derby betting markets, while Kiwi raider Werther ($12) and Godolphin entrant Allergic ($15) both offer great early value at double figure odds.
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