The 2011 Victoria Derby nominations released today finally answer a few of the questions many people have had over the last weeks and even months.
With a wealth of three year old talent which many consider to be the best for a long time it was only natural that Victoria Derby talk started even earlier than usual this year.
These nominations though give us a much better idea of who we need to keep following as well as a few omissions which we can stop wondering about.
All up there are 83 horses targeting the 2011 Victoria Derby which will be run on Saturday the 29th of October at Flemington Racecourse.
It’s worth remembering that the Victoria Derby is run across 2500m so the top sprinters such as Smart Missile, Foxwedge and Golden Archer are not among the nominations.
That being said there are a couple that will be looking to stretch out after looking good over the shorter trip with Golden Rose winner Manawanui and dual Group 1 winner Helmet both among the nominations.
Manwanui will run in the Stan Fox Stakes this weekend at Group 2 level before jumping up to the 1600m Caulfield Guineas at his next start.
That race will go a long way to determining if he’ll be able to take on the Victoria Derby trip of a little over a mile and a half.
Obviously with so many horses still on their way to the race and the fact we haven’t really seen too many up in distance it can be tough to pick out the ones we should be following.
With that being said these are a couple of horses that might be worth keeping an eye on as they work their way to the 2011 Victoria Derby.
- · Absalon is a Queensland horse that’s lightly raced but has a bit of quality about him proved by two wins from his first two starts.
- · Cross Of Gold is a David Hayes trained runner that looks like he’ll be suited the longer the races stretch out.
- · Godspeed was a hugely expensive yearling for Peter Moody so if his pedigree stands up so may he.
- · Huegill is another Moody runner with promise but lacked a bit of early toe for the shorter races.
- · Salter wasn’t rated too much last start but a tough finish shows Hickmott has one on his hands here, you could throw Scelto for Robbie Lang in the same boat.
Naturally a winner could come from just about anywhere in the current Victoria derby nominations so it’s best to watch their races and see if you spot one some others may miss.
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2011 Victoria Derby Nominations
|3||BARON DOURO (NZ)||Patrick Payne|
|4||BASHAN (NZ)||Richard Otto|
|7||BOYS ON TOUR||John P Thompson|
|8||BREAK THE SEAL||Ken Keys|
|10||CHAPLIN (NZ)||Anthony Freedman|
|12||CHASE THE RAINBOW||Rick Hore-Lacy|
|13||CHIEFTAIN JACK||Peter G Moody|
|14||COLLAR (NZ)||Robert Hickmott|
|16||COSTLY COMMITMENT||Mick Price|
|17||CROSS OF GOLD||David Hayes|
|18||DANARULE||Colin & Cindy Alderson|
|19||DARIEN GAP||Danny O’Brien|
|20||DOUBLE FANTASY||John O’Shea|
|21||EAGLE COMMAND||Gary Portelli|
|22||FAMOUS BY NAME (NZ)||Dean Binaisse|
|23||FAST BUCKS||Tracey Templeton|
|24||GO THE KNUCKLE||Mark Minervini|
|25||GODSPEED||Peter G Moody|
|26||GORILLA’S MIST||Dan O’Sullivan|
|27||GRAND BRITANNIA||Robbie Laing|
|29||HUEGILL||Peter G Moody|
|30||I FEEL GOOD||Frankie Stockdale|
|31||ISOPACH||John P Thompson|
|32||KING’S PACT||David Payne|
|33||KING’S SHILLING||Jim Mason|
|34||LASER HAWK||Gai Waterhouse|
|35||LETHAL JONES||Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani|
|36||LOST WORLD (NZ)||Murray Baker|
|38||MARLBOROUGH (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|39||MONSILI||Shane A Edwards|
|41||MR CHEZ (NZ)||Graeme & Debbie Rogerson|
|42||MUHAAJIR||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|43||MUSTANG (NZ)||David R Miller|
|46||NORDIC DUKE (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|47||NOW YOU KNOW (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|48||OUT OF THE SHADOW||Gary Portelli|
|49||PERFECT PUNCH||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|51||POWER BROKER (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|52||PUMP IT (NZ)||Anthony Freedman|
|53||RAPIDUS (NZ)||Bart Cummings|
|54||REIGN OF TERROR||Neville Parnham|
|55||REKINDLED ALLIANCE||Paul Messara|
|56||RIVE GAUCHE||Jim Conlan|
|57||ROAMIN (NZ)||Robert Priscott|
|58||ROCK MUSICIAN||Robbie Laing|
|60||SALTER (NZ)||Robert Hickmott|
|62||SANGSTER (NZ)||Trent Busuttin|
|63||SCELTO (NZ)||Robbie Laing|
|64||SON OF CAESAR||Phillip Stokes|
|66||ST CHRISTOPHE (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|67||SUPREME WARRIOR (NZ)||Leon Corstens|
|70||THE DEEP SOUTH (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|71||THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|72||THE INVENTOR||Bevan Laming|
|73||THE SATIRIST||Peter Healey|
|74||TREMEC (NZ)||John P Thompson|
|76||VATUVEI||Peter G Moody|
|77||VOLATILE MATTER||John P Thompson|
|78||WAKE THE GURU (NZ)||Steven Pinfold|
|79||WEHRMAN||John P Thompson|
|80||WHISPER DOWNS||David Hayes|
|81||WIN FOR WILSON||John P Thompson|
|82||XAVI (NZ)||Danny O’Brien|
|83||ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ)||Leon Corstens|