The biggest race on the Victoria Derby Day programme at Flemington’s opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting today is Race 6 – the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) due to jump at 2:55pm (AEDST).
This is the race every punter has their bets down on, the 2010 Victoria Derby Field featuring 16 star three-year-olds with AAMI Vase winner Rekindled Interest maintaining favouritism now at $3.70 to win at Luxbet.
However it is an impressive field where plenty of other runners have claims, so we are tipping an upset and rate Almindoro the best value Derby runner to win at juicy $12 odds.
Flemington – Race 6 – AAMI Victoria Derby
Races.com.au Favourite: #11 Almindoro – Rated Special to Win at $12 – Luxbet
Best Place Chances: #7 Kudakulari, #2 Rekindled Interest and #1 Retrieve – Luxbet
The Steve Richards-trained Almindoro is a well-bred Redoute’s Choice gelding that could be the biggest value winner today, coming off two impressive second place finishes in the UCI Stakes at Flemington and then the Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield.
Always strong to the line, they really gave Retrieve a run for their money in the Norman Robinson making Almindoro our favourite contender.
Of course all Victoria Derby exotic bets should include the favourites Rekindled Interest and Peter Snowden’s emerging stayer Retrieve.
To add even more value to your multiples and Derby Day payouts, Kudakulari is the pick paying very generously at $26 through Luxbet.
This runner has the maestro Cummings behind them, an improving colt that can be forgiven for their poor Caulfield Guineas run and is tipped to improve.
If you only have one bet today the Victoria Derby is the race to do it. So head to Luxbet now, lock in the best price and enjoy the action!