First Acceptances – 2012 Victoria Derby

October 23rd, 2012

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

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 BATISTUTA Austy Coffey 22 55.5kg
2 BRADMAN David Hayes 10 55.5kg
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
7 ESCADO Matt Laurie 7 55.5kg
8 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 6 55.5kg
9 GERONTIUS David Hayes 19 55.5kg
10 HONORIUS David Payne 4 55.5kg
11 HVASSTAN Peter Gelagotis 2 55.5kg
12 IF I COULD (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 9 55.5kg
13 IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker 1 55.5kg
14 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy 3 55.5kg
15 MALABAR MAN Michael Kent 23 55.5kg
16 MY DANCING DUEL (NZ) Michael Moroney 24 55.5kg
17 NISOS Paul Rocke 20 55.5kg
18 OUR DESERT WARRIOR Gai Waterhouse 18 55.5kg
19 PRISONER OF WAR David Hayes 17 55.5kg
20 RAWNAQ David Hayes 21 55.5kg
21 ROAD TRIPPIN Stephen Theodore 5 55.5kg
22 SOLEMN Peter Snowden 14 55.5kg
23 SUBIASO Robbie Laing 11 55.5kg
24 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh 12 55.5kg