A talented and capacity field of three-year-olds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured 2015 Victoria Derby (2500m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Tarzino has interestingly drifted in 2015 Victoria Derby betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, but the Mick Price-trained colt remains clear favourite for success at a quote of $2.50.
Posting two wins and as many minors through only five career starts so far, Tarzino stamped his claims as one to watch upon debuting to racing for third in the Racing.com Maiden Plate (1380m) in July before returning to the paddock for a brief freshen-up.
Charging home to win the Slick Pix Maiden Plate (1400m) first-up this time, the son of Tavistock continued to impress when delivering a handy field defeat in the Cove Hotel Handicap (1600m) before boxing on for a credible seventh in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 10th.
Having since savaged the line for third in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) last weekend, all indications suggest Tarzino will relish the 2500m of the 2015 Victoria Derby and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently available at 2015 Victoria Derby odds of less-than $10, Perth raider Kia Ora Koutou is yet to taste anything but success through his short racing career and offers great value for money at an $8 quote, or $2.75 to finish in the first three.
Delivering three talented fields his own age defeat through his first three competitive starts, Kia Oro Koutou booked his ticket east with a commanding win over open company in the Crown Perth BM72 (2200m) at Belmont on October 3rd.
Allocated the rails draw, young hoop Joe Azzopardi has retained the ride on the Blackfriars gelding and is confident the horse is ready for a big performance.
Lizard Island and Get The Picture have both received steady support in 2015 Victoria Derby betting markets this week and remain tied on the third line of betting at generous $11 quotes.
A strong and consistent performer for Pat Hyland this season, Lizard Island ran second in the key form-indicating Listed Pin & Win Stakes (1400m) on September 12th; progressing to a maiden race win in the Evergreen Charity Raceday Maiden (1600m) before running on for second in the Caulfield Guineas.
Having since placed second in the Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m), Blake Shinn will take the ride on Lizard Island from the ideal barrier 3 in the Victoria Derby.
Get The Picture has continued to improve over increasing distances and is worth consideration for an each-way Victoria Derby bet.
Winning a Ballarat minor over 1600m on September 20th, the Excellent Art colt ran second in the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) on October 2nd before running on for fourth in the Caulfield Classic last time.
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