south australian derby

The South Australian Derby is a 2500m Group 1 race for three-year-olds, held at Morphettville Racecourse. Total prizemoney is $500,000. The race is held during the South Australian Autumn Racing Carnival, where it is the premier event for three-year-olds.

South Australian Derby: Key runners

Professional punter Cameron O’Brien runs the Key Race Insights service for Champion Bets. The below is just some of Cameron’s runner comments for this race. Key Race Insights members receive Cameron’s full report for every Group 1 and $1 million race in Australia. This is for those who want to win on the big races, and includes his historical race profile, speed map, full rated market and recommended bets. And it’s less than $5 per race! Check out Key Race Insights here.

EXPLOSIVE JACK won the Derby at Randwick last start rating 112, and frankly that just wins here if he brings that. The negative for him is that he is off a big peak there and he’ll get well back… but that didn’t stop him last time. Clearly the one to beat.

PERSONAL is the VRC Oaks winner and showed last start, with a very strong closing run, that she is back this prep in very good form. I’d have her as a bet if it weren’t for the shocking gate. That being said she’s probably longer in the market than she otherwise would be because of that fact, so it might be cancelling out anyway. Will need a great ride from Oliver from that gate but if she gets in, she’ll be very hard to hold out.

LIQUEURO is racing very well and can get an excellent run on pace again here. Already showed at Caulfield last start that he gets this trip. .Legitimate and clear danger to the favourite.

DEEPSTRIKE was a complete forgive last start when held up for the entire. His prior form was good and he looks progressive, the trip looks good and he could be a sharp improver here.

LETS KARAKA DEEL keeps improving every run and is bred to stay this trip. I would be a lot keener but for the draw. If he presses on he’ll work early, otherwise he goes back and gives them a big start. Will run on hard though if they take that second option.

ROYAL MILE is shooting for five wins in a row. Led and repelled the challengers to score in weaker grade here last time out. Excels on this course. One for exotics.

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