South Australian Derby Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 South Australian Derby which is to be run at Morphettville on Saturday 9th, May 2015 at 3:53PM. View the South Australian Derby Field.

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Race 7 – 3:53PM William Hill South Australian Derby (2500 METRES)
Of $500,000.1st $320,000, 2nd $85,000, 3rd $40,000, 4th $20,000, 5th $10,000, 6th $5,000, 7th $5,000, 8th $5,000, 9th $5,000, 10th $5,000 GROUP 1
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


1WERTHER (NZ)Andrew R CampbellNoel Callow1856.5kg
2OCTOBER DATENick SmartShayne Cahill256.5kg
3MAGICOOLMark KavanaghDamien Oliver2056.5kg
4BOOM TIMEPeter G MoodyVlad Duric956.5kg
5MANAPINENigel BlackistonDwayne Dunn656.5kg
6ALLERGICJohn O’SheaPatrick Moloney (a)156.5kg
7CHU CHU CHARLIERon DanielDean Yendall1056.5kg
8ALL I SURVEYPat CareyRhys McLeod756.5kg
9TRIPLE GOLDPeter G MoodyLuke Nolen356.5kg
10LUCQUESMathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra1756.5kg
11CRIMSON CAPE (NZ)Robert SmerdonMark Zahra856.5kg
12CUBAN FIGHTERRobbie LaingJoe Bowditch1656.5kg
13TURBO STREETTony McEvoyMatthew Neilson1956.5kg
14MAYSOORMick PriceDom Tourneur556.5kg
15TIME WALKERPhillip StokesSteven Arnold1256.5kg
16DELICACYGrant WilliamsPeter Hall1454.5kg
17eGIFTED LAD (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungMichael Walker456.5kg
18eLIGHT MOTIONRobert Smerdon1356.5kg
19eTHERMOGENICPhillip Stokes1556.5kg
20eGRUMPY GURULeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasClare Lindop1156.5kg


One has to carry topweight and the other has the widest barrier draw, but trainer Leon Corstens still has high hopes for his two runners in the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool on Wednesday.

Corstens and his son Troy will saddle topweight Tried And Tired who will lump 60kg in the 1200m race on Wednesday with stablemate General Groove jumping from the widest draw in the field of 16 plus one emergency.

Leon Corstens says both horses go into the race in good order although he is concerned with the weight with Tried And Tired and the barrier with General Groove.

Tried And Tired was a winner of the Christmas Stakes at Sandown last December and returned from a break with a good fourth behind Politeness at Caulfield on April 18.

“He’s weighted right up to his very best,” Corstens said.

“The 60 kilos is a lot of weight and he will want a lot of luck in running with that weight, but I can’t fault him.

“He had a trial at Kyneton on Friday which I thought was really good.”

General Groove was successful at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day last year before being narrowly defeated in Group Three company at Sandown.

He followed up with a sixth placing behind Rudy in the Villiers Stakes at Randwick in December.

Corstens said General Groove had improved on his first-up eighth at Flemington on April 11.

“They didn’t go that hard and then they left him flat-footed at the finish,” Corstens said.

“He only finished about three lengths off the winner but I was very happy with him.

“The rise to 1200 metres will also be a bonus.”

Both gallopers have been nominated for races Brisbane including the Doomben 10,000 on May 23 and the Stradbroke Handicap on June 6 and Corstens said Tried And Tired was the more likely to head north.

“We’ve entered for both and I think the handicap conditions of the Stradbroke will be better for him,” Corstens said.

“He’ll probably only get 50 kilos and that will be a big difference for him.”

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