A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for tomorrow’s featured Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) at Morphettville Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Perth filly Delicacy ($2.90) displayed a keen turn of foot to take out last weekend’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) and has been backed into clear favouritism in 2015 SA Derby betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Manapine ($7) and October Date ($8).
Will Delicacy justify her resounding favouritism and win the 2015 South Australian Derby, or will one of her talented opponents hit the line in the clear?
Kiwi raider Werther found exceptional form in his homeland this season, and while needing some luck from a wide draw, arguably offers the best chance of defeating Delicacy and great value for money in 2015 SA Derby betting markets at current $12 odds. Posting three wins and four minors through ten career starts so far, the son of Lord Tavistock won a minor over 1600m on March 20th; progressing to a close second in the Group 3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) before taking out the Group 2 Championship Stakes (2100m) most recently on April 18th.
Godolphin has experienced notable staying success this year and are offered a great chance of continuing the trend through Allergic in the 2015 SA Derby, who arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $15 odds. Securing three wins and three minors through his ten career starts to date, Allergic returned to racing this time for a comfortable win in the Animal Aid Coldstream BM64 (2025m) on April 10th before repeating the dose in the Browns Sawdust & Shavings BM70 (2060m) last time out on April 24th. Allocated the ideal barrier 1, the Street Cry gelding will be looking to muster a late charge for success on Saturday.
Undoubtedly the class horse of the 2015 South Australian Derby field, Delicacy has been up and racing for a long time this season and may find the late going of Saturday’s feature a bit tough following the one week back-up. Undoubtedly the stable star of Grant Williams this year, the Al Maher filly 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 Australasian Oaks triumph and is sure to still lay a great account for herself on Saturday.
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