Betting Opens on 2010 Victoria Derby – Early Racing Tips

September 28th, 2010

Betting markets on the 2010 Victoria Derby have opened at Australia’s top online bookmaker Sportsbet with great early odds open on the 88 entries nominated for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival classic.

Due to run at Flemington on Saturday October 30 at the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting, the $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) provides punters with one of the hottest betting markets of the year.

The surprise early favourite to become the 2010 Victoria Derby winner is the Tony Vasil-trained Altius at $5.50 through Sportsbet.

The consistent Redoute’s Choice colt is yet to win at Group level but has never finished out of the money in his four race starts.

Early 2010 Victoria Derby Betting Favourites:

  • Altius ($5.50)
  • Rekindled Interest ($8)
  • Retrieve ($8.50)
  • Giresun ($11)
  • Smokin Joey ($12
  • Anacheeva ($13)
  • Mukarrar ($13)

Altius is followed in the Victoria Derby betting by improving Redoute’s Choice gelding Rekindled Interest at $8 and Retrieve prepared, the Peter Snowden-trained Gloaming Stakes winner paying $8.50.

There are some excellent value runners in the ante-post Victoria Derby markets, Sportsbet offering lucrative early odds on many young colts and geldings that could cause an upset on the day.

Best Value Victoria Derby Picks

  • Giresun ($11)
  • Anacheeva ($13)
  • Praecido ($21)

Our top value picks for the 2010 Victoria Derby that are at great odds are Peter Snowden’s improving Domesday colt Giresun at $11, Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Anacheeva paying $13 and $21 chance Praecido trained by David Payne.

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