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Morphettville Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for August 21

  • Get our tips and best bets for the Morphettville Races in Adelaide
  • The August 21 meeting will be run on the main circuit
  • Soft 6 is the current track reading, but there's not much rain on the radar
  • Our best and value selections for Saturday are included below
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Nine races feature on the Morphettville program this Saturday. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 20 Aug 2021
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Morphettville will run a nine race program on August 21 and our free betting tips along with our preview is available below.
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Get free Morphettville tips, race previews and betting selections for all key race meetings from the Morphettville Races in Adelaide.

Our Morphettville best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, with free betting tips available right here.

Morphettville Tips August 21

Fleurieu Milk Company Handicap Tips (Race 4)

Morphettville Value Bet - Race 4 No. 4 Star Status

This consistent middle-distance galloper was five weeks between runs when plugging away over the mile here on July 31 and ridden colder last Saturday, has finished off strongly, stepping up to a more suitable 1800m journey. 

With a rating of only 64, the option was there for Star Status to come down in grade which the Macdonald & Gluyas camp have elected to do here, along with getting over an extra furlong which suits as does getting back the services of Jason 'Stubby' Holder.

He has won off the seven-day turnaround before, which was over this track/trip in a stronger grade to what he faces on Saturday with the big query here being the track conditions at Morphettville, as this gelding won't want any downgrades on the current Soft 6 reading.

36° South Beef Handicap Tips (Race 5)

Morphettville Next Best Bet - Race 5 No. 1 Bones

Following a nice first-up victory at 64 level at Coleraine on August 5, this looks very good placement by trainer Mitchell Freedman, crossing the border with this lightly raced five-year-old for a race that does lack depth.

Going straight from Maiden grade to 64 level isn't easy, especially in Victoria and that's exactly what Bones did late in the 2020 autumn and although he couldn't salute again in his second campaign, the son of Eurozone was stil competitve in Melbourne on four occasions.

Smart 2kg claimer Jamie Opperman takes the reins for this second-up assignment and aside from Point Blaze, a mare that's probably a little classier, but resumes and will get over further, I'm struggling to find any other genuine threats in this line up.

Furphy Handicap Tips (Race 6)

Morphettville Value Bet - Race 6 No. 2 Hasta La War

Astute Naracoorte trainer Sue Murphy doesn't bring them to town for a laugh and she's accepted for the August 21 program with two runners which includes Hasta La War, a gelding that's had his issues, but is a very talented galloper when right.

A consistent six-year-old that's recorded six wins and four seconds from just the 14 starts to date, he won four in a row over late 2019/early 2020 before being narrowly rolled as an odds-on favourite at Listed level, and was then off the scene for 14 months.

His short autumn campaign was outstanding, finding the 1200m too sharp in a nice return before jumping straight to a mile and peeling off some slick closing splits on May 1, while given the resumption is at 1600m this time, I doubt they're here for a holiday.

Rex Brennan Handicap Tips (Race 7)

Morphettville Best Bet - Race 7 No. 4 Melody Man

Now with three runs under the belt this winter and given he should strip a lot fitter from the August 7 outing where the son of Fiorente was a month between runs (setback?), this is well and truly D-Day in what's a very weak race overall.

Melody Man dropped back to this grade in that latest attempt after beating home Motell second-up, a useful middle-distance galloper who bolted in to defeat Frankie Pinot two starts later, superb form lines for this contest where he gets Todd Pannell back on.

Tibetan is honest and finds a much easier benchmark to what he's been contesting this year, but the second favourite is very one-paced, so providing this Jake Stephens-trained gelding gets even luck in transit, he's got the turn-of-foot to put this lot away late.

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Morphettville Races FAQs

Can I watch a live stream of the Morphettville Races?

Yes, you can stream all of the action from Morphettville Races. 

You can find more information in the live streaming section.

When do the Morphettville races take place?

Morphettville is the premier racing venue in South Australia.

They hosts meetings all year round on the famous Adelaide circuit which includes group one programs over the late autumn period.

Where can I bet on the Morphettville Races?

To place a bet on the Morphettville races you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets two to three days out from a Saturday meeting at Morphettville.



Stripping fitter with a better gate, Pannell on and finding an ordinary event in Race 7 from Morphettville, it's time for Melody Man to stand up.

Bones was a good fresh winner and there's no reason he can't go back-to-back in the fifth.

Star Status (Race 4) and Hasta La War (Race 6) both make some each-way appeal.

Best Bet: Melody Man To Win $2.40 at bet365 Australia - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Bones To Win $3.00 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Star Status Each Way $8.00 at Topsport - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Hasta La War Each Way $12.20 at Boombet - 1 Unit

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