2010 Victoria Derby First Declarations

October 20th, 2010

Thirty three-year-olds are still heading towards the 2010 Victoria Derby this Melbourne Cup Carnival after first declarations for the spring feature were taken by Racing Victoria yesterday.

Originally 87 runners were nominated for the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), set to take place at Flemington on Saturday October 30, meaning 57 horses dropped out of contention for the premier three-year-olds showdown of the season.

Notable absentees from the 2010 Victoria Derby field after first acceptances included one time favourite Altius, and the Peter Moody-trained duo Anacheeva, likely to be spelled ahead of the autumn, and Eclair Surprise.

Winner of the UCI Stakes at Flemington on October 3, Eclair Surprise was another one of the top fancies in the Victoria Derby betting but had to be withdrawn due to injury.

It was a big blow for Caulfield-based trainer Moody, who is now left without a runner in the 2010 Victoria Derby field.

Notable Absentees from 2010 Victoria Derby First Declarations:

  • Altius (Tony Vasil)
  • Anacheeva (Peter Moody)
  • Eclair Surprise (Peter Moody)
  • Giresun (Peter Snowden)
  • Howddidydoit (Rick Worthington)
  • Intencion (Tony Vasil)
  • Liveandletdie (Mark Kavanagh)

Following the Victoria Derby first declarations, the clear favourite is the Peter Snowden-trained Retrieve further firming in the SportsBet markets into $2.80.

Other runners now at the top of the Victoria Derby odds are equal $7 second favourites Rekindled Interest and Almindoro, Smokin Joey at $8.50 and $10 chance Digital Fortress.

2010 Victoria Derby Betting Favourites Following First Declarations:

  • Retrieve ($2.80)
  • Rekindled Interest ($7)
  • Almindoro ($7)
  • Smokin Joey ($8.50)
  • Digital Fortress ($10)
  • Cosmonaut ($11)

Odds provided by SportsBet and correct at time of publication.

Retrieve is right on track for the Derby this season after the Rahy colt boosted his career record to four wins from eight starts with a victory in the Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

Norman Robins Stakes runner-up Almindoro and third placegetter Digital Fortress were the other big movers in the market.

The 2010 Victoria Derby final field of acceptances will be released on October 27 and published here.

To view the full markets and updated odds, head to SportsBet now and lock in your Victoria Derby favourites at the best price in Australia!

2010 AAMI Victoria Derby First Declarations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg)
1 RETRIEVE Peter Snowden 1 55.5
2 RUN FOR LEVI John P Thompson 2 55.5
3 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker 3 55.5
4 SMOKIN’ JOEY Lee Freedman 4 55.5
5 KUDAKULARI (NZ) Bart Cummings 5 55.5
6 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 6 55.5
7 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 7 55.5
8 BULLBARS Peter Snowden 8 55.5
9 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson 9 55.5
10 LUCKYI’MBAREFOOT Tracey Templeton 10 55.5
11 DIGITAL FORTRESS (NZ) Guy Walter 11 55.5
12 ALMINDORO Steve Richards 12 55.5
13 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan 13 55.5
14 COSMONAUT Bart Cummings 14 55.5
15 KIRINATA Paul Perry 15 55.5
16 ZAKUMI Tim Martin 16 55.5
17 MILESTONE Lee Freedman 17 55.5
18 ULUNDI Pat Carey 18 55.5
19 SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 55.5
20 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 20 55.5
21 KERCHINGS Anthony Cummings 21 55.5
22 THE CHEVRON (NZ) Leon Corstens 22 55.5
23 ACCLAIMED CHAOS Peter Healey 23 55.5
24 SCOTLAND THE BRAVE Danny O’Brien 24 55.5
25 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney 25 55.5
26 MR BISSET Danny O’Brien 26 55.5
27 PERFECT PECS Rick Hore-Lacy 27 55.5
28 TEN BELLS INN Brad Cole 28 55.5
29 GLACIER KING Peter White 29 55.5
30 SADDLE THE STARS Chris Ryan 30 55.5