This morning the 2010 Victoria Derby final field and barrier draw was released in anticipation of this Saturday’s showdown at Flemington, and a capacity field of star three-year-olds have been accepted.
The $1.5 million Victoria Derby (2500m) is the marquee race at Victoria Derby Day this Saturday, which kicks off the highly anticipated and prestigious Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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Scheduled as Race 6, the Victoria Derby is shaping up as a sensational showdown with the Derby betting markets dominated by two runners.
Jim Colan’s AAMI Vase winner Rekindled Interest has opened as the $3.20 favourite at Luxbet, due to jump from barrier eight with Dwayne Dunn aboard, while the Peter Snowden-trained Retrieve is the $3.60 second elect drawn ideally in barrier two.
In brilliant form this spring, Rahy colt Retrieve has had an almost perfect Victoria Derby lead-up with a win in the Gloaming Stakes, second place finish at Group 1 level in the Spring Champion Stakes and then a victory over 2000m at Caulfield in the Norman Robinson Stakes.
Norman Robinson Stakes’ runner-up Almindoro is also backing up in the Victoria Derby, the Steve Richards-trained Redoute’s Choice gelding seeking their maiden win from barrier five and currently paying $9.50.
The only other runner at single figure odds to win the Victoria Derby on Saturday is Digital Fortress at $8.50, the Savabeel gelding facing a tough test from barrier 14.
Other notable three-year-olds in the 2010 Victoria Derby field at generous odds are AAMI Vase runner-up Lion Tamer (barrier 18), the Bart Cummings-trained Kudakulari (barrier 10), Duelled gelding Shootoff (barrier 13), consistent colt Praecido (barrier 12) and the Lee Freedman-trained Smokin’ Joey (barrier six).
The 2010 Victoria Derby is one of nine Group races at Flemington on Saturday making this a meeting for racing purists and punters alike.
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2010 AAMI Victoria Derby Field, Barriers & Odds
|1||RETRIEVE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||2||55.5||3.60|
|2||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||Dwayne Dunn||8||55.5||3.20|
|3||LION TAMER (NZ)||Murray & Bjorn Baker||Hugh Bowman||18||55.5||14.00|
|4||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Lee Freedman||Damien Oliver||6||55.5||13.00|
|5||PRAECIDO (NZ)||David Payne||Craig Williams||12||55.5||19.00|
|6||YULALONA||Peter Snowden||Mark Zahra||17||55.5||31.00|
|7||KUDAKULARI (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||10||55.5||21.00|
|8||LUCKYI’MBAREFOOT||Tracey Templeton||Dean Holland||1||55.5||81.00|
|9||DIGITAL FORTRESS (NZ)||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||14||55.5||8.50|
|10||SHOOTOFF (NZ)||Graeme Rogerson||Corey Brown||13||55.5||31.00|
|11||ALMINDORO||Steve Richards||Steven King||5||55.5||9.50|
|12||COSMONAUT||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||20||55.5||21.00|
|13||KIRINATA||Paul Perry||Nash Rawiller||11||55.5||151.00|
|14||PERFECT PECS||Rick Hore-Lacy||Craig Newitt||19||55.5||41.00|
|15||TALE OF THUNDER||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||9||55.5||101.00|
|16||ULUNDI||Pat Carey||Ben Melham||3||55.5||51.00|
|17e||ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Luke Nolen||7||55.5||41.00|
|18e||SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–||15||55.5||18.00|
|19e||ACCLAIMED CHAOS||Peter Healey||Dean Yendall||16||55.5||151.00|
|20e||KERCHINGS||Anthony Cummings||Michael Walker||4||55.5||201.00|
*Odds correct at time of publication – check Luxbet for updates