We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Morphettville that features nine quality betting races.
Value betting fields are available throughout the day in South Australia, and we have our best bets at the ready.
Morphettville horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:42) Aust Legacy Week Appeal BM72 (1000m)
#6 – Smokin Val @ $2.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare should have won more than one race from nine attempts, but she gets her best chance here.
She has finished in the first two in all three starts at the distance, and she hasn’t finished worse than second in two fresh up starts.
The statistics read well, so put her on top.
Race 2. (13:17) Caesarstone Maiden (1000m)
#11 – Inebriating @ $3.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Nick Ryan-trained three-year-old finished last on debut at Sandown, but she has come back nicely by all accounts.
That reflected in betting markets after she opened at $3.40. She has been nicely backed into favouritism, which can’t be overlooked.
We expect her odds to continue to firm throughout the week.
Race 3. (13:52) Furphy BM72 (1550m)
#1 – Perfect Route @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Perfect Route owns four wins from eight career starts, so the class is there, and he owns three wins on this track.
The five-year-old son of Good Journey hasn’t done much since resuming, but he likely needed the race fitness. We’re prepared to give him another chance based on his earlier form.
Racing on a good surface would be ideal, so watch the track condition.
Race 4. (14:27) Adelaide Galvanising BM64 (1400m)
#7 – Give Me Ten @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Give Me Ten was good enough to win back-to-back races last preparation, so she’s good enough to handle this level of racing.
The five-year-old has yet to race on this track, but the former Victorian has raced against some nice opposition, including Zousonic at Sandown last start.
She is well-weighted and ready to win.
Race 5. (15:02) Spring Carnival at Morphettville BM68 (1950m)
#3 – Melody Man @ $2 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melody Man returned to winning form with an impressive victory at Morphettville last start, which came by 2.8 lengths.
The five-year-old son of Fiorente loves the current conditions, and despite facing more depth in this field, he is rarely too far away from the prize.
$2 is about where we priced him, so we’re happy to take those odds.
Race 6. (15:42) Sydney R McDonald Memorial BM82 (1300m)
#7 – Ecumenical @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old didn’t show up much last preparation, but the talent is there, and we’re prepared to stick with her.
She is a four-time winner that has $385,000 in the kitty, so she has won some big races and demands attention at this level.
The $6 is a fair price from bookmakers and those odds should firm on race day.
Race 7. (16:22) Dominant BM60 (1550m)
#9 – Nakheel @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Looking to cap off consecutive second placings is Nakheel, who has gone very close this preparation without winning.
The daughter of Rubick has figured in the finish in five of her nine career starts, and we think her Murray Bridge form stacks up nicely at Morphettville.
She hasn’t been missed with bookmakers, so put on top.
Race 8. (17:02) Congratulations Behemoth BM60 (1000m)
#1 – Fighting McLaren @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Ryan Balfour lines up the four-year-old gelding that has yet to do much wrong in two career starts. He ran second on debut before breaking through at Murray Bridge last start.
The win came by 1.3 lengths, so it was a solid maiden victory, and he looks capable of handling the rise in class.
Getting 3kg off his back is ideal and punters get odds worth snapping up.
Race 9. (17:40) Chalk Hill BM68 (1250m)
#8 – Taunting @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Taunting is also accepted at Moonee Valley, but if the three-year-old colt lines up at Morphettville, he should be winning.
The son of Brazen Beau won by 2.8 lengths at Gawler last start and that backed up a 2.3-length win at Morphettville two back.
He’s a smart colt that could have a big spring campaign in store. Punters haven’t missed him in early markets.
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.