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South Australian Derby 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Last updated: 10 May 2022
Alex Marsh 10 May 2022
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  • The South Australian Derby headlines the third day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 2500m at Morphettville
  • The 2022 edition will be contested on Saturday, May 14
  • Preview and tips are included below
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SA Derby Tips
Can John Allen record another South Australain Derby win? (Getty)
 

The staying three-year-old's take the stage on the third day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival via the South Australian Derby, a feature that dates all the way back to 1860.
  • 2022 South Australian Derby 2022 Field & Odds
  • 2022 South Australian Derby Tips
  • South Australian Derby 2022 FAQs

Run over the 2500m at Morphettville under Set Weights conditions, recent runnings of this feature have been quite strong with the brilliant Russian Camelot and three-time Explosive Jack taking out the last two editions.

At $3 via bookmaker.com.au, Alegron heads the betting for the 2022 South Australian Derby.

2022 South Australian Derby 2022 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1AlegronJames CummingsDamien Oliver356.5kg$3
2TeewatersArchie AlexanderDeclan Bates156.5kg $41
3Jungle Magnate (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra1256.5kg $9
4Commander Harry (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDaniel Moor856.5kg $19
5HarleymovenDan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivrayRyan Hurdle1156.5kg $9
6Detonator Jack (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen1556.5kg $3.60
7The NephewPatrick PayneBilly Egan456.5kg $26
8Son Of EmperorMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jason Holder1956.5kg $26
9Saint TropezLloyd KennewellBeau Mertens1756.5kg $41
10Water Into WineTony & Calvin McEvoyBarend Vorster756.5kg $51
11YaphetCliff BrownBen Allen1356.5kg $15
12King Of PharaohsRoslyn DayCallan Murray1656.5kg $51
13Claidheamh MorGemma RiellyJoe Bowditch1856.5kg $34
14Sebastian The FoxShay KeatingJake Noonan2056.5kg $81
15Phere The ExBen & JD HayesLuke Nolen656.5kg $41
16Lady ChantBrock Lewthwaite
554.5kg $101
17eTexas Tea (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace1056.5kg$41
18eTurfiePatrick Keane
956.5kg$34
19eBring The StarsRobbie Griffiths & Matthew de Kock
1456.5kg$61
20eSix Foot SongJohn Macmillan
256.5kg$151
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 1.15am on 11/05/2022.

2022 South Australian Derby Tips

2022 South Australian Derby Best Bet - Detonator Jack

No major knock on the fav Alegron, who is perhaps even the safer option, but Detonator Jack is the more progressive of the two and he looks set for a peak.

He's unbeaten from three outings, winning over 1400m and then 1600m to open his account, beating subsequent Sydney winner Hameron in the second win.

The son of Jakkalberry stepped to the 2100m at his latest and disposed of The Nephew and Commander Harry, ticking the Soft 7 box along the way at Sandown.

Prepared by the powerful Maher & Eustace yard, this gelding will again be partnered by John Allen, who has ridden four of the last six South Australian Derby winners.

Detonator Jack - $3.60South Australian Derby Best Betbet now
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2022 South Australian Derby Value Bet - The Nephew

We saw the Tasmanian Derby form stack up last year with Explosive Jack and this three-year-old had no favours in that feature win, racing three-wide throughout on Feb 11.

With a good freshen-up, The Nephew resumed at 1800m on March 20 and gave Detonator Jack 1.5kg in his next start, a 1.5 length loss at Sandown on April 8.

A drifting fav via his latest attempt, a Heavy 8 appeared to pull him up in that April 30 run, although respecting the SP vs the eventual Warrnambool Cup winner.

He'd be much shorter with that subsequent form had he won there and with genuine excuses on a testing surface, he does appear the forgotten runner.

The Nephew - $26.00South Australian Derby Value Betbet now
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2022 South Australian Derby Roughie - Phere The Ex

If looking solely at the 6.2 length losing margin in the Chairman's Stakes, it's hard to see to Phere The Ex turning tables against Jungle Magnate and Harleymoven.

Along with being exposed early in that brutally run affair, the son of Exosphere was only second-up via that lead-up, so it was perhaps a required blowout for this.

With plenty of work going into the Cranbourne maiden win fresh, the 2500m of the South Australian Derby looks a clear third-up target from the Hayes camp.

Phere The Ex did show some staying prowess with a third in last year's Geelong Classic and a one-paced stayer that can settle handy, he can run a race at odds.

Phere The Ex - $41.00South Australian Derby Roughiebet now
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South Australian Derby 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 South Australian Derby?

The 2022 South Australian Derby is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 14.

What distance is the South Australian Derby?

The South Australian Derby is run over a distance of 2500 metres.

How can I live stream the South Australian Derby?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Australasian Oaks and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2021 South Australian Derby?

Explosive Jack won the 2021 South Australian Derby.

What is the South Australian Derby worth?

The South Australian Derby is worth a total of $502,250.

$275,225 of that goes to the winner.

Where is the South Australian Derby held?

The South Australian Derby is held at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide.

   

Verdict

The exciting Detonator Jack will look to keep his unbeaten run intact via the South Australian Derby.

The Nephew and Phere The Ex are our two outsider selections.

Best Bet: Detonator Jack To Win @13/5 at Justbet - 4 Units
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Roughie: Phere The Ex Each Way @40/1 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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