The 2010 Victoria Derby results did not go as expected, with Lion Tamer shooting down the straight like a bullet to score a dominant win.
For much of the run, the lead swapped between Lion Tamer, Almindoro and Ulundi. While they all vied for position, only Lion Tamer had the stamina to keep up the pace for the full distance. That became truly apparent as they all ran home, with Lion Tamer finishing far out in front.
Praecido managed to take second, his best result yet in a Group race. A first Group win still eludes him, but it must surely just be a matter of time for the colt.
The heavy favourite Retrieve kept some dignity by taking third place, but it was still a disappointing performance after his Norman Robinson Stakes run. He just doesn’t seem to perform in the big runs, and it is doubly disappointing given that the wet should have worked well for him.
The full 2010 Victoria Derby results are:
2010 Victoria Derby Finishing Order & Results
|1st||3||LION TAMER(14)||Hugh Bowman||Murray & Bjorn Baker||55.5||2-46.43|
|2nd||5||PRAECIDO(10)||Craig Williams||David Payne||55.5||6.5L|
|3rd||1||RETRIEVE(2)||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden||55.5||6.7L|
|4th||9||DIGITAL FORTRESS(12)||Blake Shinn||Guy Walter||55.5||7.7L|
|5th||2||REKINDLED INTEREST(6)||Dwayne Dunn||Jim Conlan||55.5||12.2L|
|6th||11||ALMINDORO(4)||Steven King||Steve Richards||55.5||14.2L|
|7th||6||YULALONA(13)||Mark Zahra||Peter Snowden||55.5||15.0L|
|8th||12||COSMONAUT(16)||Michael Rodd||Bart Cummings||55.5||17.7L|
|9th||10||SHOOTOFF(11)||Corey Brown||Graeme Rogerson||55.5||19.0L|
|10th||16||ULUNDI(3)||Ben Melham||Pat Carey||55.5||20.5L|
|11th||8||LUCKYI’MBAREFOOT(1)||Dean Holland||Tracey Templeton||55.5||26.0L|
|12th||13||KIRINATA(9)||Nash Rawiller||Paul Perry||55.5||34.0L|
|13th||14||PERFECT PECS(15)||Craig Newitt||Rick Hore-Lacy||55.5||35.7L|
|14th||4||SMOKIN’ JOEY(5)||Damien Oliver||Lee Freedman||55.5||40.7L|
|15th||15||TALE OF THUNDER(7)||Jim Cassidy||John P Thompson||55.5||42.7L|
|16th||7||KUDAKULARI(8)||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings||55.5||47.2L|
|Src||17||ABSOLUTELYAWESOME||Luke Nolen||Michael Moroney|
|Src||18||SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|Src||19||ACCLAIMED CHAOS||Dean Yendall||Peter Healey|
|Src||20||KERCHINGS||Michael Walker||Anthony Cummings|
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