The 2010 Victoria Derby is the first major Group 1 race of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse and is set to light up the historic Victorian track on Saturday October 30 as the headline race of Victoria Derby Day.
Worth a lucrative $1.5 million in prize money, the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) is the classic three-year-olds’ feature of the spring racing season and the set weight conditions make it a very competitive showdown.
Scheduled as Race 3 at the meeting, the 2010 Victoria Derby is accompanied by eight other Group races including the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), making Victoria Derby Day one of the best for punters all year!
2010 Victoria Derby Day Feature Races:
- Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m)
- Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)
- Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)
- Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m)
- Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m)
- Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m)
- Group 3 Inglis Carbine Club Stakes (1600m)
- Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m)
- Group 3 The Lexus Stakes (2500m)
The 2010 Victoria Derby Field Nominations were taken back in September and featured 88 entries.
Punters can already start enjoying the action of the Derby thanks to the lucrative ante-post odds available at Ladbrokes.com.au, who have betting markets open on the Victoria Derby right now.
Rekindled Interest is now the surprise early favourite to become this year’s Victoria Derby winner currently paying $8 at Sportsbet.
Following closely are equal second favourites Tony Vasil’s Altius and the Peter Snowden-trained Gloaming Stakes winner Retrieve at $8.50, while Peter Moody’s consistent colt Eclair Surprise is the only other runner at single figure odds paying $9.
2010 Victoria Derby Betting Odds
- Rekindled Interest ($8)
- Altius ($8.50)
- Retrieve ($8.50)
- Eclair Surprise ($9)
- Smokin Joey ($9)
- Almindoro ($11)
- Anacheeva ($11)
For full markets and updated odds visit Ladbrokes.com.au
The 2010 Victoria Derby first declarations will be out on October 19 narrowing down the list of hopefuls heading towards the Cup Carnival feature.
The final field of acceptances are then taken on October 27 and published here at Races.com.au moments after their 9:00am release.
Before the odds shorten in the Victoria Derby betting, however, why not get in early and get a great price on your selections at Ladbrokes.com.au!