Saturday’s metro horse racing is at Morphettville racecourse with nine races scheduled for the day. We have provided free horse racing betting tips for each race with analysis for each tip. The track conditions are expected to be a Soft 5 with the rail position out 8m from the 1200m to the finish.
Morphettville track conditions are expected to be a Soft 5 with no rain expected for the duration of the meeting. Our free horse racing tips are provided by our experienced horse racing form guide analysts who have experience with Morphettville racing and the horses that race each week. We also provide the best odds for each of our free racing tips to ensure that you are getting the best odds.
Check out our free Morphettville horse racing betting tips below for Saturday, May 16.
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Morphettville Race 1 Tips | 11:30 AM | 2030m
Top Tip – War Tiger (5)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainer: Danny O’Brien
Imported stayer who led all the way to win over 2006m this track two runs back then favourite when sat off speed for game 3rd last behind The Black Leopard. Likely to lead or be close on speed and will take a power of catching.
Place Tip – Orleans Rock (1)
Jockey: D Thornton | Trainer: P Preusker
Should settle back in the field and roll along from a perfect draw. An honest performer who rarely runs a bad race and can handle all conditions. Liked his win over 1600m on a heavy Sandown track last time out April 29.
Place Tip – Farooq (2)
Jockey: Barend Vorster | Trainer: Sue Murphy
Drawn well and will get an ideal run behind the pace. In good form with two wins last three including latest all the way win over Disco Rebel 2100m Penola Cup April 12. Has won this track and looks a strong chance.
Value Bet – Mahis Angel (9)
Jockey: Emily Finnegan | Trainer: Travis Doudle
Comes into this with strong claims after running on strongly to win over 1600m this track May 2. Was doing best late previously when runner up to Marina 1500m Gawler April 19. Can lead or sit off the pace but from alley may try to steal it in front.
Morphettville Race 2 Tips | 12:05 PM | 1200m
Top Tip – Diala (7)
Jockey: Todd Pannell | Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Promising filly with two wins from four including all the way win on heavy track Sandown May 2. Had every chance behind Flying Award when led and faded Listed race F’ton April 25. Capable of leading all the way.
Place Tip – Extra Time (3)
Jockey: Jason Holder | Trainers: Leon Macdonald & A Gluyas
Should be right at the top here at a third run in. Well-drawn in gate 3 and has been hitting the line strongly past few starts. The only 7th Listed Queen Adel this track May 2 but liked his 2nd over 1050m in Benchmark race here before. Looking for this trip.
Place Tip – Hard Rock Girl (1)
Jockey: Dean Holland | Trainer: Byron Cozamanis
Won Listed Cinderella Stks over 1050m this track three runs back. Was specked in betting last time out when finished fast for 2nd in Listed Queen Adel here May 2. Holland sure to make use of rails and should take plenty of running down.
Value Bet – Zoushine (6)
Jockey: Barend Vorster | Trainer: Tony and Calvin McEvoy
Yet to miss a place in three starts and expect her to lead in this again. Battled strongly after leading last time out when 2 lengths 3rd Listed Queen Adel May 2 after sitting off speed for close 2nd previous run this track.
Morphettville Race 3 Tips | 12:40 PM | 1050m
Top Tip – Symphonette (11)
Jockey: Kayla Crowther | Trainer: Phillip Stokes
Honest type from Phillip Stokes yard. Was most impressive storming home for close 2nd 1050m BM78 April 18. That was first run since early Feb when ran on strongly for 4TH Morphettville. Not the best of draws but should travel midfield and have the last shot at leaders.
Place Tip – Fortune Follows (9)
Jockey: Todd Pannell | Trainer: Will Clarken
Backmarker who should be suited with plenty of speed on. Came from last on the home turn to win over 1000m M’ville April 25. Bound to be improved further at an only second run since early January.
Place Tip – Extreme Thrill (6)
Jockey: Georgina Cartwright | Trainer: W Francis & G Kent
Likes to get back and run on his races but has won only once in five starts first up. Resuming here and battled well when last appeared handy 4th 1200m Gawler December 21. Not out of it.
Value Bet – Free Thrills (8)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainer: Leon & Troy Corstens
Forget the latest run when failed on heavy track Sandown April 29. Go on previous commanding win 1100m Kilmore April 9. This harder task but should give a good sight.
Morphettville Race 4 Tips | 1:15 PM | 1200m
Top Tip – Lunar Light (4)
Jockey: Ethan Brown | Trainer: Will Clarken
Was just behind placegetters after sitting off-speed latest Listed Nitschke M’ville April 25. Back to more suitable distance here and is unbeaten three runs this trip. Drawn well and maps to sit off pace again.
Place Tip – Calyso Reign (5)
Jockey: Kayla Crowther | Trainers: David Jolly
Look for better showing hereafter well beaten 9th G2 Euclase M’ville May 2. Ran on well before for 7th only 4 lengths away in Listed race M’ville April 18. Will be back in the field turning for home but has a good finish.
Place Tip – Exeter (13)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainer: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
Has been mixing form of late but was great effort when beaten just over 2 lengths 4th C’field Mar 14. Last most of the way since when moderate 4 lengths 7th 1200m Sandown April 13. Chance.
Value Bet – La Croft (18)
Jockey: Barend Vorster | Trainer: Tony & Calvin McEvoy
Drawn badly but liked his win in Mdn grade two runs back S’byn April 15. Handy all the way and not disgraced since when only 2 lengths away 5th M’ville May 2. Has enough speed to cross from a wide draw.
Morphettville Race 5 Tips | 1:55 PM | 2500m
Top Tip – Realm Of Flowers (9)
Jockey: Damien Thornton | Trainer: Anthony Freedman
Talented filly with three wins from six. Started fav and came from last for dominant win 2000m M Bridge May 6. Earlier form a quite sound and ready for the step up in distance. Thornton booking a big plus as he has won twice on her previously.
Place Tip – Bellx (3)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainers: D&B Hayes & T Dabernig
Nicely drawn and maps to sit midfield. Ran on strongly when runner-up Listed Galilee Final Caulfield April 11 then did best late close up 4th 2800m F’ton St Leger April 25. Ready to strike back.
Place Tip – Stick ‘Em Up (6)
Jockey: Todd Pannell | Trainer: John Sargent
Battled on gamely after leading for 5th ATC Oaks Randwick April 11 then heavily backed and won accordingly 2350m Newcastle C1 May 2. Has a good draw and right in this. Sargent is a master trainer of fillies and mares.
Value Bet – Lindelani (15)
Jockey: Dean Holland | Trainer: Michael Trotter
Came from near last when runner up 2100m Sandown April 13 then had no luck in 2800m F’ton St Leger April 25 when 9th, beaten less than 4 lengths. Not well drawn but should race midfield and must be considered.
Morphettville Race 6 Tips | 2:35 PM | 2030m
Top Tip – Naivasha (18)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainer: Danny O’Brien
Will need some luck from bad draw but has a great chance to complete a hat-trick of wins. Nice win over 1600m two starts back then had plenty of support storming home for dominant win 1600m F’ton April 25. Struck some trouble last time so the win was a good effort.
Place Tip – Lamu (6)
Jockey: Dean Holland | Trainers: Archie Alexander
Was well supported at big odds when close 4th 1300m Sandown April 8 then struck some trouble when came 3rd to Naivasha 1600m Flemington April 25. Drawn to get a nice run.
Place Tip – Wings Of Pastrami (11)
Jockey: Joe Toeroek | Trainer: Jeff Searle
Had no luck when 2nd Listed Laelia Morphettville in April then hit the line strongly past two runs including latest 2 lengths 6th G1 Schweppes Oaks Mville May 2. Eachway hope.
Value Bet – Fidelia (2)
Jockey: Damien Thornton | Trainer: Rob Griffiths
Hasn’t won past 1600m but gets chance hereafter fast-finishing 3rd G2 Queen Of The South M’ville May 2. Honest type with three placings from the previous four. A win would not surprise.
Morphettville Race 7 Tips | 3:15 PM | 1600m
Top Tip – Harbour Views (9)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainer: Matthew Williams
Maps to get a good run from this draw and will take a lot of benefit from first-up 3rd 1400m Sandown heavy track May 2. Has great record with five wins from seven and has won two of three this trip. Rates highly.
Place Tip – Danon Roman (16)
Jockey: Dean Holland | Trainers: Anthony Freedman
Imported stayer who won Peninsula Cup last time in but not raced since battling 6th 2000m Flemington January 11. Has won twice first-up and will be doing best work late.
Place Tip – Seabrook (11)
Jockey: Zac Spain | Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent
Consistent mare placed all three runs this time in. Has been racing in best of company this campaign including 2nd G3 Vic Hcp Caulfield April 11 and 2nd G2 Queen Of The South Morphettville May 2. Top chance.
Value Bet – Artisocratic Miss (9)
Jockey: Damien Thornton | Trainer: Tony & Calvin McEvoy
Back to more suitable distance following fast-finishing 5th Listed City Adel Morphettville April 25. That was first run since Dec when placed 2000m Werribee. Looks a good chance at big odds.
Morphettville Race 8 Tips | 3:55 PM | 1200m
Top Tip – Gytrash (12)
Jockey: Jason Holder | Trainer: Gorden Richards
In-form sprinter in career-best form. Unplaced only once in nine starts this track but will need a great ride from Jason “Stubby” Holder from an awkward draw. Has the necessary early speed to cross and is coming off a brilliant win over Sunlight in the G3 Irwin this track last run. Chasing his second G1 win after claiming Lightning at Flemington in Feb. Looks the one to beat.
Place Tip – Trekking (6)
Jockey: John Allen | Trainers: James Cummings
Proven G1 performer after taking out last year’s Stradbroke Hcp in Qld. Tuned up for this with two runs from spell including fast-finishing 2nd to Greyworm in G3 Hall Mark R’wick last run April 18. The last win was G2 Schillaci F’ton in Oct. Three times winner this trip but never raced here.
Place Tip – Santa Anna Lane (10)
Jockey: Damien Thornton | Trainer: Anthony Freedman
Former G1 Stradbroke winner who wasn’t disgraced with midfield finish in G1 R’wick All Aged last month after flashed home late for 2nd to Nature Strip G1 T J Smith R’wick April 4. In-form Damien Thornton riding for the first time and won this race 2 years ago. Awkwardly drawn but there’s enough speed for him to find a good spot off the pace.
Value Bet – Lyre (8)
Jockey: Zac Spain | Trainer: Anthony Freedman
an under-rated filly who looks good place chance following eye-catching 2nd Bella Bella G1 Robert Sangster this track May 2. Just behind placegetters, G1 Surround 1400m R’wick in Feb. Gets back in her races but sure to be storming home. Right in this.
Morphettville Race 9 Tips | 4:35 PM | 1200m
Top Tip – Street Icon (9)
Jockey: Damien Thornton | Trainer: Kevin Corstens
Had little luck in 1200m G1 Sangster M’ville May 2 when 8th, less than 4 lengths behind Bella Vella. Had win and two 2nds previous three. Liked his run fast-finishing 2nd Vainstream 1200m C’field April 18. Drawn a little awkwardly but should figure in the finish.
Place Tip – Too Good Too Hard (13)
Jockey: Dean Holland | Trainer: Phillip Stokes
Pay to forget the latest effort when not suitable heavy track when moderate 5th 1200m Sandown May 2. Go on previous top effort winning 1100m C’field soft track April 11. Will have the right conditions in this.
Place Tip – Humma Humma (7)
Jockey: Zac Spain | Trainer: Phillip Stokes
Has mixed form but right in this if can reproduce fast-finishing 2nd Listed Bel Esprit 1100m Caulfield two runs back. Found class a bit stiff latest 10th G1 Sangster Morphettville May 2.
Value Bet – Mystery Love (8)
Jockey: Jason Holder | Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent
Looks great eachway chance third run from a spell. Followed first-up win 1100m Caulfield April 11 with moderate 9th 1200m Sandown May 2. Pay to overlook the second-up defeat.