South Australian Derby 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the 2021 South Australian Derby this Saturday at Morphettville, which features a field of 16.

Some of Australia’s best age-group stayers are out in force and the 2500m distance is a real test of strength and stamina.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the South Australian Derby.

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Best bets for South Australian Derby 2021


Best Bet:

Explosive Jack @ $3 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Liqueuro @ $5.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Let’s Karaka Deel @ $14 Bet @ Sportsbet


South Australian Derby Trifecta Tips

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

  • Explosive Jack
  • Liqueuro
  • Let’s Karaka Deel
  • Personal
  • Deepstrike

South Australian Derby First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the South Australian Derby on Saturday.

  • Explosive Jack
  • Liqueuro
  • Let’s Karaka Deel
  • Personal
  • Deepstrike
  • Royal Mile
  • Nobel Heights

South Australian Derby Form Guide & Tips

1. Explosive Jack (Best Bet – $3) Bet @ Sportsbet

Explosive Jack hangs around for another run after winning the Australian Derby, which is a great form guide for this race.

He is a class act and he defeated a quality field at Randwick. That form is tough to match and we’re not surprised by the odds.

Explosive Jack is clearly on top.

2. Royal Mile ($10) Bet @ Sportsbet

He made it four consecutive wins last start and we wouldn’t completely rule out a noted winner.

This is a steep rise in class but there has been money come for him and we’re not surprised considering the double-figure odds.

3. Liqueuro (Best Each Way – $5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

He has made an impressive start to his career which includes four wins from five starts.

The son of Fiorente is bred to handle the distance and his win at Caulfield over 2400m has since been franked by Through Irish Eyes.

It’s strong form and he’s a solid each-way play.

4. Let’s Karaka Deel (Best Roughie – $14) Bet @ Sportsbet

Punters should overlook the quality type that comes off consecutive second placings. He ran second behind Royal Mile last start, but he has more upside.

The son of Dundeel is bred to win a Derby and despite drawing wide, he has time to find cover and come at them late.

5. Azaly ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet

Big odds for a runner that couldn’t muster at Morphettville last time out. It was a disappointing effort and he would need to find a few lengths to win.

He scored a good win two back but that came at Wagga and this is a much harder target.

6. Deepstrike ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet

Scored back-to-back wins at Sandown and Pakenham before running eighth last start. It was an unlucky run as he never had clear running room, so we wouldn’t overlook the $8 quote.

Put Deepstrike in first-four and trifecta calculations.

7. Miletus ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet

A winner two back but he was well-held last time out. He would need to improve significantly to stick with the opposition.

$35 is a fair price given his ability.

8. Montepulciano ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

He gets the inside draw so he should get an easy run throughout and he comes off a second placing behind Royal Mile.

That is strong form and punters get value odds here. He wouldn’t look out of place figuring in the finish.

9. Nobel Heights ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

Not far away against similar opposition last start and he looked good winning earlier this preparation.

Drawn well and although meeting tough opposition, he could figure in the finish at double-figure odds.

10. Abreed ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet

Rising in trip should be ideal for the son of Dundeel but he hasn’t shown enough form to date.

$67 is about where he should be priced and a win would surprise.

11. Solar Apex ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Waller-trained colt won five starts back and followed it up with four consecutive placings.

It’s solid form and Sydney form stacks up well, but it would be a surprise to see him winning the South Australian Derby.

His odds have firmed from $51, so that’s a good sign.

12. Suppression ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet

A former Kiwi that is never too far away, but he looks a little one-paced. The odds reflect his chances of winning.

13. Token Spirit ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet

Produced a better effort last start but it came at Pakenham and his odds could drift to triple figures on Saturday.

Not likely to test them.

14. Ichibansan ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet

Battling efforts this season and he has yet to place from four starts at the track. That’s unlikely to change here.

15. Personal ($5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

A trifecta chance after finishing second behind Media Award last start, which followed some tough outings in top grades.

Won the Victorian Oaks over this distance and she must be included in selections.

16. Shebringzit ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet

Not running at its best and she should struggle against the boys.

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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