South Australian Derby 2022 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the South Australian Derby this Saturday at Morphettville which features a quality field of 19.

We’re loving the Group 1 action out of South Australia and a top-quality field line up in the 2500m feature.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the South Australian Derby, which runs at 4:22 pm.

All odds are with Neds – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Neds by clicking HERE.

Best bets for South Australian Derby 2022


Best Bet:

Alegron @ $2.59 Bet @ Neds


Best Each Way Bet:

Detonator Jack @ $4.60 Bet @ Neds


Best Roughie:

Commander Harry @ $18 Bet @ Neds


South Australian Derby Trifecta Tips

Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the South Australian Derby trifecta.

  • Alegron
  • Detonator Jack
  • Commander Harry
  • Jungle Magnate
  • Harleymoven
  • Yaphet

South Australian Derby First-Four Tips

We have included six runners for our South Australian Derby first-four.

  • Alegron
  • Detonator Jack
  • Commander Harry
  • Jungle Magnate
  • Harleymoven
  • Yaphet

South Australian Derby Form Guide & Tips

1. Alegron (Best Bet – $2.90) Bet @ Neds

Alegron comes off a win in the VRC St Leger and that followed a placing in the Derby, so his form checks out best.

Damien Oliver rides and we’re happy with the $2.90 odds available, so put him on top.

3. Jungle Magnate ($7) Bet @ Neds

He owns two wins from his last three starts, including a main lead-up race last time out at Morphettville.

He has always been a classy type and we wouldn’t be leaving him out of selections at the each-way odds.

4. Commander Harry (Best Roughie – $18) Bet @ Neds

Commander Harry is only a one-race winner but the son of Reliable Man has been around some smart types.

He finished third behind Detonator Jack at Sandown last start and we think that’s an excellent form guide for this race.

Punters get value odds.

5. Harleymoven ($7.50) Bet @ Neds

Second behind Jungle Magnate last start and that should be another good form guide for the South Australian Derby.

His form prior included back-to-back wins and he loves racing on this track, so we wouldn’t be leaving him out of selections.

6. Detonator Jack (Best Each Way – $4.60) Bet @ Neds

Unbeaten runners are always fun to follow and Detonator Jack has plenty of upside.

He owns wins at Bendigo and Sandown, including a classy 1.5-length win over 2100m at Sandown last time out.

He’s a rising staying star and we’re in his camp.

7. The Nephew ($26) Bet @ Neds

The Nephew finished second behind Detonator Jack two starts back but didn’t make an impression last start.

He’s talented enough on his day, but there are too many strong types in this field.

8. Son of Emperor ($27) Bet @ Neds

Drawing barrier 19 won’t help Son of Emperor and we can’t include him based on his most recent performance.

$27 could be too short and we would have entertained his chances at a much higher price.

9. Saint Tropez ($46) Bet @ Neds

He’s a three-time winner from 10 starts but most of his form has come against much easier company.

We expect him to struggle against this quality of field.

10. Water Into Wine ($35) Bet @ Neds

Coming off a win at Geelong by a nose isn’t quite strong enough. It did come over a similar distance, but he would have needed to put a few lengths on that field.

His odds have firmed but he’s still a long-shot.

11. Yaphet ($19) Bet @ Neds

Yaphet is an interesting runner who won at Sale two back before finishing fourth behind Elzamee at Caulfield.

He is on the one-week back up and that could play into his hands. He’s fit and ready to fire, so include in first-four options.

12. Kings of Pharaohs ($71) Bet @ Neds

We liked the way he won two back but there was little to enjoy about his effort at Warrnambool.

We can’t have him in selections, even at the price.

13. Claidheamh Mor ($41) Bet @ Neds

He’s bred to stay being by Dundeel, but despite winning twice from his last three starts, he would need to find a few lengths.

Most of his form has come against easier opposition and this is a significant rise in class.

14. Sebastian the Fox ($101) Bet @ Neds

Triple-figure odds are available and we’re not surprised. He should struggle to keep up after beating only one runner home last start.

15. Phere the Ex ($51) Bet @ Neds

He won by a nose against a moderate maiden field two back before running fifth behind Jungle Magnate.

He would need to find a few lengths on that performance to turn the tables.

16. Lady Chant ($71) Bet @ Neds

She has been specked at big odds but we couldn’t have her in selections after a poor showing on this track.

17. Texas Tea ($46) Bet @ Neds

A New Zealand runner who doesn’t have the same form of others. He struggled in NZ at times and that should be the case again.

18. Turfie ($71) Bet @ Neds

A last-start winner but given the odds, he shouldn’t be running in the first half of the field.

19. Bring the Stars ($126) Bet @ Neds

Nothing going its way this season and we can’t see that changing.

20. Six Foot Long ($201) Bet @ Neds

A last-start winner but that’s where the positives end. Shouldn’t be getting close.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.



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