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Morphettville Tips April 28 – best bets for Morphettville on Saturday

  • 3 to 4 best bets for Morphettville each week.
Morphettville racing

Morphettville Racecourse is South Australia’s premier race track and hosts up to 70 days of racing action throughout the year.


Located less than 10km from the Adelaide CBD, Morphettville’s race meetings are split between its two tracks; the Morphettville course proper and the Morphettville Parks circuit.

See my free weekly Morphettville selections below:

Morphettville Tips - April 28


Race 1 - UBET HANDICAP (2400m) 12:21pm

I’m dirty we missed the good odds for CHEQUERED FLAG last start as I was tossing up between him and Ceylon who I eventually tipped, and he ran disappointingly. However, Chequered Flag is one of the most honest types going around, and he was far too good for them over 2030m last start. He’s an out and out stayer and will only be further advantaged as he steps out to 2400m on Saturday. Trainer Darren Weir has given him a 2400m hurdle trial in between runs and he has so much upside it’s hard to see anything beating him here. 

Race 6 - HOLDFAST INSURANCE CITY OF ADELAIDE HANDICAP (1400m) 3:31pm

I think STEEL FROST is the best horse in this race and he also has a fitness edge over some other smart types that are resuming from a spell. He disappointed as favourite first-up but was in need of the run, and then he was caught three wide throughout at Caulfield last start but loomed as a danger until his run peaked with 100m to go. Still, he finished better than Ken’s Dream who was three lengths from Redkirk Warrior in the Newmarket Handicap. Steel Frost beat a lot of these horses home in the City of Marion Stakes, and he’s unbeaten in two starts at the track including a 3.5-length victory over Fox Hall who is second favourite on Saturday. 

Race 7 - AAMI CHAIRMAN'S STAKES (2035m) 4:11pm

The Chairman’s Stakes is to run on the main track which should suit swoopers a bit more. The majority of these come through the Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) where the 3rd placed HIGH ‘N’DRY was a clear standout. He settled last and absolutely powered home to clock the fastest splits from the 600m to 400m and 400m to 200m while also being the only horse to go under 12 secs (11.75) for the final 200m. The way he finished suggests the extra trip will be ideal, and while Greycliffe and can improve and Leicester endured a tough run, High ‘N’ Dry looks the one to beat. 

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April 21


Race 4 - EVRIGHT HANDICAP (1600m) 2:16pm

MOGUL EMPIRE was scratched last week but is set to return home following a strong 2.5-length victory at Moonee Valley where he settled up on the speed, took over on the turn and raced away. Goes up in grade but drops 4kg and looks extremely hard to beat again now that he’s at peak fitness.

Race 6 - HUGHES LIMOUSINES R N IRWIN STAKES (1100m) 3:36pm

I’m happy to take on the short-priced favourite, Viddora, with Shane Oxlade’s flying mare IT’S BEEN A BATTLE. She led all the way to defeat Stellar Collision in the Matrice Stakes (1200m), and that form has been franked with Stellar Collision carrying equal top weight of 60kg when winning the $200,000 Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington. It’s Been A Battle went into that race slightly underdone after a stone bruise interrupted her preparation, but she did enough to get over the line despite tiring late. She ran 1:08.50 which was between six and 10 lengths quicker than the other three 1200m races on the day, while she was only two lengths off the track record (1:08.21). Viddora is a very classy mare and looks in great order, but I’m not convinced she’s ready to run a strong 1200m first-up when she has bigger plans in a few weeks. 

Race 7 - SCHWEPPERVESCENCE STAKES (1800m) 4:16pm

The Dan Clarken and Oopy MacGillivray-trained BLUE MORPHO was ultra-impressive winning the Laelia Stakes (1600m) last start in good time, and she can go on with it here. The wide barrier is the biggest concern, but leading rider Jamie Kah must have been impressed with the effort and has jumped aboard to replace the luckless Jake Toeroek who rode her to perfection last start. 


April 14


Race 1 - UBET HANDICAP (2030m) 12:36pm

I blackbooked CEYLON after his last start in Sydney and this is much easier. He’s better suited going this direction based on his last start, and with 21 days between runs, he should be ready to fire. Here are my black book notes:
“The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained galloper was coming off two BM78 wins in Melbourne and didn’t have a lot of luck despite doing a few things wrong. He was blocked for a run multiple times down the straight and seemed reluctant to come to the outside of horses – maybe it was due to clockwise direction in Sydney. However, he’ll take plenty of benefit from the run going the Sydney direction, and I’m keen to stick with him next time.”


Race 3 - DEQUETTEVILLE STAKES (1050m) 1:46pm

I think MUSIC BAY is a special filly, and after drawing perfectly in barrier 5, she looks hard to beat. She put in two nice trials before winning at Morphettville on debut, and with that experience under her belt, and another slashing trial, we may be ready to see what she can really do. 


Race 5 - DR JACK AND BETH ROGERS HANDICAP (1600m) 3:06pm

TATOOSH is absolutely flying this campaign with three from three wins. How he handled Oakbank last start was always going to be the concern, but he passed with flying colours going on to score impressively. The way he pulled away over the concluding stages suggests he’s looking for further now, and with a 1200m run and two 1400m runs under his belt, he’s primed to get the trip genuinely. 


April 7


Race 1 - ADELAIDE GALVANISING THREE-YEAR-OLD MAIDEN PLATE (1200m) 12:06pm

Really keen on ALWAYS THE KING here. He got way out of his ground when first-up at Oakbank and charged home from last to finish 3rd behind a couple of horses I hold in strong regard (Bint Zaheeya and Shuck). That was over 1100m and the slight step up in trip on Saturday is ideal. He narrowly missed at this trip on the Parks circuit when second-up last campaign, and he should be charging home late at big odds. 


Race 6 - 13CABS HANDICAP (1600m) 3:11pm

MOGUL EMPIRE returns home following a strong 2.5-length victory at Moonee Valley where he settled up on the speed, took over on the turn and raced away. Goes up in grade but drops 4kg and looks extremely hard to beat again now that he’s at peak fitness. 


Race 7 - MANIHI CLASSIC (1100m) 3:51pm

Darren Weir has taken over the training of WHISPERING BROOK, and if her first run for the stable was anything to go by, she’s lifted. She sat outside the leader, kicked on the turn and scored by 3.5 lengths in what was a dominant performance. Strip fitter and can go back-to-back.

March 24


Race 1 - SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (MAIN TRACK) (1600m) 12:16pm

The in-form SKILLFUL STEPS can make it four in a row here after three very impressive performances this campaign. He went from a 1200m win in Class 1 company to a 3.5-length thrashing of Belfast over 1600m and Belfast has subsequently finished 4th and 3rd in two Group 2 events. If anything, Skillful steps would have been vulnerable last start over 1550m following a 34-day let-up, so I’m expecting him to be at his absolute peak over 1600m on Saturday. Wide gate is the only concern.


Race 2 - ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF RACING 5-19 MAY HANDICAP (2250m) 12:51pm

TUNES may have just found the step up to 3200m a bit too much this time as he weakened right out of the Adelaide Cup after setting a good tempo out in front. Grant Young wouldn’t be sending him around here if he hadn’t recovered from the run, and with similar tactics out in front, he’ll take some passing in the straight. 


Race 7 - HOLDFAST INSURANCE HANDICAP (1300m) 4:11pm

Strong form around the flying MAZUREK with Miss Identified coming out and winning last Saturday after finishing 3rd behind Mazurek. He gets in well at the weights with the claim as he drops in class and should have no problem running out the 1300m with two runs under his belt. 


Where To Bet On Morphettville Races


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What Bets To Place at Morphettville Races


There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.


Morphettville Race Track Description


Morphettville’s race meetings are split between its two tracks; the Morphettville course proper and the Morphettville Parks circuit.

The Parks was official opened in June 2009 and being the inside circuit it has a smaller diameter and is narrower than the course proper.

Since the track's resurfacing in 2002, it has been rated as the best racecourse in the Southern Hemisphere. 

With its wide and open course, Morphettville remains one of the fairest circuits for horses to race on.


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