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Morphettville Tips August 26 – 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.

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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 - August 26

Please check back after Thursday, August 24, to see Saturday's best bets.

Previous Morphettville Tips:

August 19

Race 1 - JAMES BOAG'S PREMIUM HANDICAP (2040m) 12:36pm

ALAMONTEEL toyed with them last start on the main track and simply has to bring that form to be winning again. The Willybe should set up a good early pace and that will give Alamonteel every chance to storm to victory again on a suitable soft track. 

Race 2 - SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (2500m) 1:11pm

I really like the way Kellstrorm hit the line on the Parks circuit last time beating Flying Casino by four lengths and VIA CAVOUR by more than five lengths, but Via Cavour now meets Kellstorm 5.5kg better at the weights and each kilo has to be worth at least a length over this trip. Via Cavour is on the one-week back-up after dropping back to 1950m last start which didn’t suit, but back up in trip with just 52.5kg on her back, she can turn the tables at a very nice price compared to the $1.50 favourite.

Race 3 - UBET HANDICAP (1050m) 1:46pm

JACLYN trialled extremely well at Murray Bridge on July 28 where she defeated Kid Flash who has since won another trial in good fashion and lines up in opposition on Saturday, and Dobell who scored a strong win at Morphettville last Saturday. She lead all the way to win by 3.5 lengths on debut, and her good early speed should see her leading this field and making her own luck.

August 12

Race 1 - MEDALLION HOMES HURDLE (MAIN TRACK) (3200m) 12:31pm

BOLD ZAMOUR was finishing best to claim 3rd place over 3100m last time and will be better suited over the slightly longer trip as he meets last start victory About The Journey 5kg better at the weights. Abebe split that pair last time and again lines up in opposition, but a well-timed run should see Bold Zamour prove too strong. 

Race 3 - ADELAIDE GALVANISING HANDICAP - 1250m - 01:41pm

Sudden Wealth is one of my black bookers and has been racing in great form, but with expected improvement and a big weight turnaround, MAGNUS KNIGHT looks hard to beat. The pair met on July 22 where Sudden Wealth carried half a kilo more and had a distinct fitness advantage and defeated Magnus Knight by two lengths. This time around, Magnus Knight carries 4kg less and should be close to his peak third-up. 

Race 5 - HUGHES LIMOUSINES HANDICAP - 1950m - 02:56pm

The Willybe comes to South Australia with strong form including a 2nd placing behind Yogi three starts back. But I’m keen to stick with ALLEZ TARA who only ran out of fitness late last time behind Alamonteel in a stronger race than this. He won by 10 lengths when fourth-up off the one week back-up last campaign, and we should see a return to that form on Saturday.

August 5

Race 2 - DENNIS & JANET SMALL HANDICAP - 1250m - 01:01pm

Two of my black bookers, GOLD DENARI and Sudden Wealth meet in this race, but it’s the former that should get the cash. Both horses raced at the same track and trip last start on the same day, and it was Gold Denari that went approximately three lengths quicker. He also goes up 1.5kg while Sudden Wealth goes up 2.5kg. Gold Denari was also held up and has more upside.

Race 3 - JENNY BRUNSKILL HANDICAP - 1250m - 01:36pm

ARKHAM KNIGHT is on the one-week back-up after finishing runner-up to Bandipur in the Lightning Stakes (1050m) and that’s a big plus. Last campaign he competed in a $16,000 Class 1 race and then backed-up into $60,000 Handicap where he was unlucky in running and absolutely flew home to be a good thing beaten by 1.5 lengths. His last run was huge and the extra trip will only help. Loves a wet track too so no surprise to see him back-up while we have a Heavy track.

Race 4 - ROGER SHINNICK HANDICAP - 1400m - 02:11pm

OPTIMIZE looks perfectly placed here and can sneak into the placings as the rank outsider. Firstly, this mare put in a good first-up run last campaign and then loomed to win a 1550m race second-up but peaked and faded in the final 100m. She then won next start over 1600m. First-up this time, she ran a real eye-catcher over 1250m when working home strongly from the rear, but she only goes up to 1400m for her second-up run this time. She also drops from a BM90 to a BM82 and carries the same weight. We could be jumping on one run too early, but I think she has a few things in her favour and can cause an upset or at least fill a minor placing 

July 29


Finally! OAMARU OWL has drawn a barrier. The consistent sprinter has finished runner-up in his past three starts after jumping from barriers 8, 11 and 9 and then being caught four deep without cover. Each of his efforts have been herculean, and considering he should land in the box seat behind Sandhill Flash, he can get the last crack at them and break through for a deserved win. 

Race 6 - SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (1600m) 3:18pm

BALF’S CHOICE was scratched last Saturday and must have just needed the extra week to recover. He’s set to peak fourth-up and looks one of the better bets on the programme. Leading jockey Jamie Kah will offset the wide barrier, and the Soft track is ideal

Race 7 - UBET LIGHTNING STAKES (1050m) 3:58pm

The feature of the day is far from an easy race to try and dissect, but I can’t go past the odds of the Tony McEvoy-trained MANUEL who has trialled brilliantly twice. He didn’t trial publically last campaign and won his second-up assignment by 10 lengths, and with two good trials under his belt this time, I’m anticipating he’ll be at the same stage of his preparation. His first trial over 1000m was soft but he looked enormous, while he was asked for a small effort in his next trial and belted them. The wide gate isn’t ideal but it’s only 1050m and he can afford to sit wide with cover and then let rip in the straight.

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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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