We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Morphettville that features nine quality betting races.
The John Letts Cup is the feature race in South Australia, and we have our best value bets available.
Morphettville horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:35) White Claw BM64 (1200m)
#7 – Valentigra – Bet @ Sportsbet
The McEvoy-trained daughter of Valentia scored on debut at Port Lincoln before being immediately spelled.
She scored only narrowly, but there was a big space to the third horse. She has since trialled well, which is a good sign.
Carrying 55.5kg with Barend Vorster in the saddle helps.
Race 2. (13:12) Canadian Club BM68 (1600m)
#1 – Debt Collector – Bet @ Sportsbet
Debt Collector is much better than this field, but the six-time winner is seeking a confidence boost.
The son of Time Thief finished seventh in a big field at Murray Bridge last start, so that form should stack up nicely.
2kg comes off his back and he should return to form.
Race 3. (13:52) David Loy BM64 (2038m)
#2 – Star Status – Bet @ Sportsbet
Star Status scored a win three back at Morphettville and although beaten in two runs since, he hasn’t been far away.
The six-year-old is a six-time winner from 42 starts, and he also has 12 placings, so he’s always around the mark.
Punters should get each-way value on race day.
Race 4. (14:32) Irish Spring Fling BM60 (1530m)
#2 – Bolt By – Bet @ Sportsbet
Bolt By comes off consecutive second placings at Oakbank and Morphettville, and he looks set to win.
The four-year-old gelding was only a half-length behind the winner, and it shouldn’t take him long to break through.
2kg comes off his back, which is ideal.
Race 5. (15:15) The Junction BM60 (1050m)
#4 – Sidearm – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sidearm makes his season debut after racing in Sydney for John O’Shea. The four-year-old has more talent than most in this field, so he goes on top.
He is only a one-time winner, but with form behind the likes of Grace and Harmony and Maranoa, he must be taken seriously.
Watch for an early betting indication.
Race 6. (16:00) Melbourne Cup Day BM64 (1200m)
#2 – Chill with Teejay – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chill with Teejay looked good running second behind Hearty Lass last time out, and she looks ready to score.
She owns a win and two placings on the track, and she will appreciate getting the weight relief with Gary Lo in the saddle.
It’s not an easy field, but she looks the toughest to beat.
Race 7. (16:42) Qube Logistics BM86 (1200m)
#3 – Extra Time @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Extra Time is already a two-time winner this season, and his other two starts were placings.
The four-year-old gelding owns three wins at Morphettville and at this distance, so the statistics read well.
Barrier two is ideal and the $6 is a value price.
Race 8. (17:20) John Letts Cup (1800m)
#6 – Sign of Ussuri @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking for three consecutive wins is Sign of Ussuri, who owns five wins and seven placings overall.
The McEvoy-trained son of Fastnet Rock scored narrowly two back before winning the Gawler Cup right on the line last start.
It’s top form for this race, so put him on top.
Race 9. (18:02) Grand Syndicates Riziz BM76 (1100m)
#2 – Aadelad – Bet @ Sportsbet
Aedelad capped off a win with four consecutive placings, and despite being an eight-year-old, he still has pace in his legs.
The seven-time winner has yet to win over this distance, but he loves racing at Morphettville. He owns seven wins on the track, so punters could get value odds on race day.
He is a runner worth following despite being in the twilight of his career.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.