Victoria Derby Nominations 2011 Update

October 24th, 2011

The 2011 Victoria Derby is now just five days away and the final field is really starting to take shape.

An announcement on the final makeup of the race will be made tomorrow however you can work out a good deal of the field based on the latest Victoria Derby Nominations.

There’s no prizes for working out which horse will start as favourite with the rampaging Manawanui looking to continue his hugely impress run of good form.

After pushing Helmet all the way to the line two starts back he had a far easier time of it last time out winning easily in what amounted to little more than a track gallop.

That won’t be the case this Saturday in the Victoria derby though when he faces a couple of new challenges.

The first is the trip, this will be the first time he gets out to the 2500m and it’s simply a matter of will he stay or won’t he?

Helmet proved in the Cox Plate that he couldn’t go the trip so Manawanui will have to be better here.

There’s also a couple of new competitors he needs to deal with, most notably the well regarded Sabrage and Niagara.

They could be a few smokey’s in the mix as well and as we know the Victoria Derby is the type of race that can well and truly throw up some strange results.

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2011 Victoria Derby Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 COLLAR (NZ) Robert Hickmott 3 55.5kg 80
2 CORNELL Anthony Freedman 11 55.5kg 68
3 COSTLY COMMITMENT Mick Price 8 55.5kg 70
4 EAGLE COMMAND Gary Portelli 12 55.5kg 67
5 FAMOUS BY NAME (NZ) Dean Binaisse 16 55.5kg 66
6 FAST BUCKS Paul & Tracey Templeton 18 55.5kg 60
7 I FEEL GOOD Frankie Stockdale 14 55.5kg 62
8 INDUNA Peter Snowden 5 55.5kg 80
9 ISOPACH John P Thompson 2 55.5kg 84
10 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon 1 55.5kg 108
11 MONSILI Shane A Edwards 23 55.5kg 60
12 MR CHEZ (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 20 55.5kg 64
13 MUSTANG (NZ) David R Miller 22 55.5kg 65
14 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse 10 55.5kg 74
15 PERFECT PUNCH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 7 55.5kg 78
16 POWER BROKER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 17 55.5kg 64
17 RAPIDUS (NZ) Bart Cummings 19 55.5kg 62
18 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 4 55.5kg 88
19 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin 6 55.5kg 84
20 SCELTO (NZ) Robbie Laing 9 55.5kg 66
21 ST CHRISTOPHE (NZ) Danny O’Brien 24 55.5kg 60
22 THE DEEP SOUTH (NZ) Michael Moroney 15 55.5kg 64
23 VATUVEI Peter G Moody 21 55.5kg 64
24 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 13 55.5kg 66