First acceptances have been taken for the $1.5 million Victoria Derby, which is set to run at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 2, 2013.
A total of 24 horses have accepted for a run in the 2013 Victoria Derby, including Polanski.
Polanski has won three of his eight race starts and has earned more than $268,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
The three-year-old won his past two race starts this spring, with the most recent being in the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes, which he won by a short head in front of fellow Victoria Derby hopeful San Diego.
Polanski is trained at Cranbourne by Robbie Laing and will be having his fifth race start if the spring racing carnival in the 2013 Victoria Derby.
Also included in the 2013 Victoria Derby first acceptances is San Diego, who went head to head with Polanski at their last meeting.
San Diego has won two of his six race starts and has earned more than $114,000 in prize money during his career.
The Exceed And Excel colt is yet to win a race this spring, however, will be peaking in time for the 2013 Victoria Derby.
The three-year-old is trained by Peter Snowden at Flemington and will have the home track advantage in the race.
Complacent and Criterion are also included in the 2013 Victoria Derby first acceptances.
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2013 Victoria Derby First Acceptances
|1||BRING SOMETHING||Ken Keys||19||55.5kg|
|2||CADILLAC MOUNTAIN||Peter G Moody||22||55.5kg|
|4||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||1||55.5kg|
|5||DARK THUNDER (NZ)||Robbie Laing||23||55.5kg|
|7||EMPIRE ROCK||David Hayes||24||55.5kg|
|8||EPIC SAGA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||10||55.5kg|
|11||GREAT ESTEEM||David Hayes||11||55.5kg|
|12||HONEY STEEL’S GOLD||David Hayes||6||55.5kg|
|13||NO EQUIVALENT (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh||15||55.5kg|
|14||PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ)||John Sadler||20=||55.5kg|
|16||SAN DIEGO||Peter Snowden||5||55.5kg|
|17||SAVVY NATURE (NZ)||John O’Shea||4||55.5kg|
|18||STORM APPROACH||Peter G Moody||9||55.5kg|
|19||SUPER VILLAIN (NZ)||John O’Shea||20=||55.5kg|
|20||SURGING WAVE||David Hayes||16||55.5kg|
|21||THROW THE KING||John Sadler||14||55.5kg|
|22||THUNDER FANTASY||Anthony Cummings||12||55.5kg|
|23||TIPS AND BEERS||David Hayes||8||55.5kg|
|24||TUPAC AMARU||Peter Snowden||17||55.5kg|