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Morphettville Tips July 21 – 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 - July 21


Check back on Thursday to see our updated best bets.

Previous Morphettville Tips:


July 14


Race 2 - 12:41PM Darley Handicap (1050 METRES)
I just don’t think they will be able to catch LE POMME DE PIN here. And while this is a very handy field of youngsters which includes three interstate visitors and four local hopes, Lloyd Kennewell’s daughter of I Am Invincible really has that x-factor. She looked home on debut but was claimed on the line by Long Leaf who really franked the form. Her Magic Millions win at Ballarat was outstanding, but she overdid it in the Wyong Magic Millions and went for a spell. Her Murray Bridge trial was disappointing, but she turned that around with an impressive trial performance at Morphettville. She’s being set for the Lightning Stakes in two weeks’ time and should be winning this if hey are to push ahead. 
Result (scratched)

Race 3 - 1:16PM Kevern Klemich Grand National Hurdle (Parks Track)(Over the Rainbow) (3500 METRES)
In four hurdle starts this campaign, COUGAR EXPRESS has won three and was narrowly defeated by Kothu Rotti who subsequently franked the form with a win on the flat and an absolute thrashing of his hurdle rivals last start. Cougar Express endured a ding-dong battle with Patrick Payne’s emerging hurdler, Sir Lopez, last start and got the desired result while beating home the rest by nearly seven lengths. He’s proven over this trip, has a will to win and is near faultless over the jumps. Stick with him. 
Result (4th)

Race 6 - 3:11PM Hualalai at Ducatoon Park Handicap (1050 METRES)
BELWAZI is a dual acceptor but I really hope she takes the Morphettville option instead of Caulfield. If the Caulfield race was over this distance instead of 1200m, I would have tipped Belwazi to beat Rillito who was super impressive last start. Belwazi may get the extra trip, but it’s an unknown, and I’d be far more confident backing her over 1050m. The form out of her last two races has held up, and despite the wide gate, she looks hard to beat. 
Result (unplaced)

June 30


Race 2 - 12:36PM UBET Two-Years-Old Plate (For Sabois Fully Qualified Horses Only) (1100 METRES)
I’m willing to take a punt on the Tony McEvoy-trained VIETTI following a very impressive barrier trial over 1000m at Morphettville. The daughter of I Am Invincible was never let out of second gear by Jamie Kah who sticks with the filly on debut. She settled just off the speed and went on to win the heat by four lengths, and she was travelling so well, she must have a good sprint on her. Phillip Stokes’ filly, Assertive Play, was an impressive last start winner but cops a penalty for it and has drawn awkwardly.
Result (4th)

Race 3 - 1:11PM Four time G1 winner Sepoy Standing at Darley in Victoria Handicap (1800 METRES)
Going for a race-to-race double for McEvoy and Kah with the impeccably-bred DIVANATION who is by All Too Hard and out of the champion mare Makybe Diva. I tipped this filly on debut following an encouraging barrier trial, and she did everything right and scored accordingly. She should take plenty of improvement both fitness and experience wise, and Kah will give her every chance to finish over the top of them. 
Result (2nd)

Race 4 - 1:46PM Irish Race Day - 1st September at Morphettville BM70 Handicap (1050 METRES)
The Philip Stokes-prepared NODOUBTABOUTIT was a clear standout at the latest Morphettville barrier trials where she defeated It’s Time For Magic who goes around in the last race and is having her first start for Will Clarken after coming from the Chris Waller stable. The trial time was quick, Nodoubtaboutit has a great fresh record, and the form around It’s Time For Magic is strong with that mare winning a BM75 at Warwick Farm two starts back before an unlucky 1.7-length effort behind Princess Posh at Rosehill last start. Both horses performed well in the trial but considering It’s Time For Magic had race fitness on her side, Nodoubtaboutit was the best trial to my eye. 
Result (scratched)

June 23


Race 1 - 11:56AM Irish Race Day -1st September at Morphettville Hurdle (3200 METRES)
I’m not a massive fan of tipping in hurdle races but this does look a two-horse war, and we can line the form up to some extent. Sir Lopez was an impressive last start winner at his hurdle debut, but the time was slow. He defeated Beyond Thankful by 16 lengths at level weights, yet COUGAR EXPRESS defeated that galloper by 19 lengths last start when carrying 5kg more and in much quicker time on an inferior-rated track. That’s good enough for me to suggest Cougar Express is clearly the one to beat.
Result (1st - $2.90)

Race 2 - 12:31PM M&J Chickens Handicap (1250 METRES)
POISED TO STRIKE was unlucky not to get the win on debut after being caught wide throughout and getting knocked around a bit. Despite the tough run, he was still taking late ground off Unfair Dismissal who he now meets 2kg better at the weights and has the benefit of race experience. There is some genuine early speed which should see Poised To Strike settle behind them with cover, while Darren Weir’s Social Spin will need some luck getting in or may have to go back to the tail and could struggle to pick them up.
Result (1st - $2.80)


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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