First acceptances have been taken for the Group 1 Victoria Derby, which is set to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 3, 2012.
The field has been reduced to 24 from 80 nominations after the latest round of acceptances for the $1.5 million race.
Included in the 2012 Victoria Derby first acceptances is Hvasstan, who won the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes last start.
The Fastnet Rock colt has won three of his six race starts and has earned more than $175,000 in prize money.
Hvasstan is currently second in the ballot order for the 2012 Victoria Derby and, therefore, is guaranteed a start in the final field.
Also included in the 2012 Victoria Derby first acceptances is It’s A Dundeel.
It’s A Dundeel has won all five of his career race starts and has earned more than $400,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
The three-year-old won the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes last start ahead of the previously unbeaten Proisir.
It’s A Dundeel has the top ballot number for the 2012 Victoria Derby and will be looking to remain unbeaten in the race.
Jimando, Electric Fusion, Honorious and Road Trippin are also included in the 2012 Victoria Derby first acceptances.
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2012 Victoria Derby First Acceptances
|3||BULLION EXPRESS||Dean Binaisse||15||55.5kg|
|4||CORREGGIO (NZ)||Peter G Moody||16||55.5kg|
|5||COSTA NOVA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||13||55.5kg|
|6||ELECTRIC FUSION||Robert Smerdon||8||55.5kg|
|12||IF I COULD (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh||9||55.5kg|
|13||IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ)||Murray Baker||1||55.5kg|
|15||MALABAR MAN||Michael Kent||23||55.5kg|
|16||MY DANCING DUEL (NZ)||Michael Moroney||24||55.5kg|
|18||OUR DESERT WARRIOR||Gai Waterhouse||18||55.5kg|
|19||PRISONER OF WAR||David Hayes||17||55.5kg|
|21||ROAD TRIPPIN||Stephen Theodore||5||55.5kg|
|24||SUPER COOL||Mark Kavanagh||12||55.5kg|