Group 1 action continues in Adelaide this week with the 2019 South Australian Derby.
We have free expert tips, form and odds for the big field of 20 runners, which includes some smart thoroughbreds.
Mr Quickie heads the market and it should be a classic staying contest.
2019 South Australian Derby final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the South Australian Derby 2019
Mr Quickie @ $3.70 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Declarationofheart @ $5.50 Bet Now
Grinzinger Star @ $13 Bet Now
South Australian Derby Form Guide & Tips
Chapada ($7) Bet Now
Had her chances to win last start but failed to make any ground in the straight. That was a disappointing effort and she has become a punters nightmare.
Drawn wide for this and we’re surprised she’s so short in the betting.
Cool Passion ($5.50) Bet Now
Didn’t fire in the Group 1 Australian Derby last start but this is a slightly easier target. He looked good prior to that when running third in the Rosehill Guineas.
His lack of winning form is a concern, however, and the $7 might be a touch short.
Mr Quickie (Best Bet – $3.70) Bet Now
It’s tough to overlook winning form and Mr Quickie could well have won eight races in a row this campaign.
The Phillip Stokes-trained three-year-old scored a quality 1.5-length win at Caulfield last start and although he wasn’t faced this level of opposition, it was only a matter of time.
Rising in distance to 2500m is the only concern but he should handle it.
Declarationofheart (Best Each Way – $5.50) Bet Now
That was a gutsy win at Morphettville last time out and that form over 2032m should hold up nicely.
The Anthony Freedman stable has been going well this season and this three-year-old looms as a potential Group 1 winner.
His opening odds of $6 have been taken and he could sit near the pace and kick strongly again.
Grinzinger Star (Best Roughie – $13) Bet Now
Scored back-to-back wins before getting smashed into last time out at Flemington. If that run hasn’t done too much damage, he’s a strong winning chance.
He was travelling into the race nicely and considering the interference and pulling up lame, he still finished fourth.
$13 is a great price.
Secret Blaze ($8.50) Bet Now
Melbourne form should go a long way in this race and Secret Blaze has hit form at the right time.
Tony McEvoy loves scoring winners in Adelaide and the son of Sizzling could go from zero to hero in a short period of time.
Consider at the price.
Classic Weiwei ($21) Bet Now
That was a big run from the lightly-tried type, which has three wins and two placings from five starts.
He’s another runner from the McEvoy stable and he looms as a strong each way chance based off his third placing in the Chairman’s last time out.
Star Missile ($18) Bet Now
Ran a top race in the Chairman’s Stakes last time out when second and that race looks a good form guide for this.
His breeding suggests the 2500m might be a touch too far, however, but consider at the price.
Ridgewood Drive ($5.50) Bet Now
He’s a heavily-backed gelding which comes into this with a dominant four-length win at Flemington last time out.
He was also checked in what was a bad incident on the turn but he managed to come away unscathed for a big victory.
That win did come out of nowhere and we’re not convinced about the odds.
Savvy Oak ($26) Bet Now
Comes into this with a placing at Cranbourne and that’s unlikely to be good enough form.
Bred to enjoy this distance but it would be an upset result.
Mangione ($31) Bet Now
Nice win at Gosford two back before running second at Randwick. Unsure where to line up that form and he would need to improve.
Longer odds expected on the day.
Star Status ($46) Bet Now
Yet to win from four wins this campaign and his form doesn’t look good enough.
Ran fourth in the Chairman’s but it’s going to be tough from barrier 15 and bookmakers aren’t expecting much.
Zouy’s Comet ($81) Bet Now
Scored a good win at Cranbourne to open his campaign. Handy enough run at Flemington last start but he’s not bred to go 2500m.
Nice odds on offer.
Resurge ($46) Bet Now
Handy 3.5-length win last time out, suggesting he will handle this distance. This class, however, could be too much for him.
Another McEvoy-trained runner so watch betting moves.
Gayson ($51) Bet Now
Likely to inject some speed, being from the Waterhouse/Bott stable. The Savabeel gelding was a 6.5-length winner at Newcastle over 2340m last start.
The opposition was woeful on that occasion so don’t expect a similar effort.
Manzala ($126) Bet Now
Triple figure odds on offer and with good reason. Ran second in a weak race last start and it shouldn’t get within 10 lengths of them here.
Qafila ($11) Bet Now
Lindsay Park-trained runner which hasn’t quite lived up to her potential but she was making good ground late last start.
She’s a chance on that effort and bookmakers are respecting her chances.
Zesto ($101) Bet Now
Produced back-to-back wins earlier this season but it has been anything but good since. Looks held.
Mint To Be ($126) Bet Now
One win from six starts and he won’t be getting close to them.
Ourkhani ($101) Bet Now
Unlikely to get a run and he wouldn’t be close either way.
The Mallee Mob ($101) Bet Now
Coming off a win but isn’t likely to get a start.