The final field has been announced for the $1.5 million Victoria Derby, which will take place at Flemington this Saturday November 2, 2013.
A total of 18 horses have accepted for a run in the 2013 Victoria Derby, including 16 starters and two emergencies.
Amongst the 2013 Victoria Derby final field acceptances is Complacent.
Complacent has won three of his five race starts and has earned more than $390,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
The Authorized colt has claimed victory in his past three race runs and has never placed worse than second.
His latest win came in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, which he won ahead of Criterion and Savvy Nature at Royal Randwick on October 12, 2013.
Both Criterion and Savvy Nature will attempt to turn the tables on Complacent in the 2013 Victoria Derby.
Criterion has won three of his 10 race starts and has earned more than $580,000 in prize money during his career.
The David Payne-trained colt will be tested over the 2,400 metre distance for the first time after his second placing over 2,000 metres last start.
Savvy Nature will go into the 2013 Victoria Derby on the back of a three length win in the Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase last start.
He has won three of his seven race runs and has accumulated more than $346,000 in prize earnings.
Polanski and Drago are also included in the 2013 Victoria Derby final field.
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2013 Victoria Derby Final Field
|1||CRITERIOIN||Craig Williams||David Payne||55.5kg|
|3||SAVVY NATURE||James McDonald||John O’Shea||55.5kg|
|4||POLANSKI||Hugh Bowman||Robbie Laing||55.5kg|
|5||DRAGO||Damien Oliver||Anthony Cummings||55.5kg|
|6||SAN DIEGO||TBA||Peter Snowden||55.5kg|
|7||HONEY STEEL’S GOLD||Luke Nolen||David Hayes||55.5kg|
|8||TIPS AND BEERS||Brett Prebble||David Hayes||55.5kg|
|9||EPIC SAGA||Chris Symons||Mathew Ellerton& Simon Zahra||55.5kg|
|10||TUPAC AMARU||TBA||Peter Snowden||55.5kg|
|11||PINSTRIPE LANE||Nash Rawiller||John Sadler||55.5kg|
|12||THROW THE KING||Thomas Sadler||John Sadler||55.5kg|
|13||THUNDER FANTASY||Peter Robl||Anthony Cummings||55.5kg|
|14||SURGING WAVE||Nicholas Hall||David Hayes||55.5kg|
|15||FAMECHON||Dwayne Dunn||Michael Moroney||55.5kg|
|16||BRING SOMETHING||Glen Boss||Ken Keys||55.5kg|
|17e||CADILLAC MOUNTAIN||Daniel Stackhouse||Peter G Moody||55.5kg|
|18e||EMPIRE ROCK||Daniel Moor||David Hayes||55.5kg|