2010 Victoria Derby Field, Barriers & Odds

October 27th, 2010

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

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight 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