Dundeel Earns 2012 Victoria Derby Target

August 23, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Dundeel Earns 2012 Victoria Derby Target

Murray Baker’s progressive young colt Dundeel will target the Victoria Derby 2012 this Melbourne Cup Carnival having kicked off their spring campaign with an eye catching win at Wyong on Wednesday.

The High Chaparral three-year-old from New Zealand debuted at home at Ellerslie back in April with a win over 1200m when ridden by James McDonald.

McDonald retained the ride on Wednesday when Dundeel had their first run down under, the duo successful again this time defeating the Chris Waller-trained Kristy Lee by just a long neck in the Allan Denham Handicap (1350m) after coming from dead last to take the title in the final stride.

“He came round the bend on the wrong leg and did a few things wrong so I imagine there’s plenty of improvement to come with racing experience,” McDonald said after the win.

Baker, who trains in partnership with his now Sydney-based son Bjorn Baker, indicated the undefeated galloper would now head towards the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 3.

The Bakers know what it takes to prepare a Victoria Derby winner too having enjoyed success in the classic with the ill-fated Lion Tamer back in 2010.

“To do what he did today proves that he is a very classy animal, only the good horses seem to win when they probably shouldn’t,” Bjorn Baker said on Wednesday.

“The speed of the race may have played in to his hands but he still had a lot against him.

“He only had one soft trial in New Zealand, he has only been here for a week and a tight-turning track like Wyong does not suit his style.

“James (McDonald) has a massive opinion of the horse, that was one of the main reasons he was here and I know he was certainly pleased with the performance.

“He had everything against him. He carried 58 (kg), Wyong was never going to suit him, it was too short, fresh up, but the good horses seem to come from nowhere and they surprise you.

“Lion Tamer did that a couple of years ago and hopefully this bloke can follow the same path.”

Dundeel’s exact spring carnival campaign is yet to be mapped out but their second-up mission has been confirmed as the $200,000 Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Royal Randwick on September 22.

“He is heading towards the Gloaming Stakes and Spring Champion but where he goes in between is the question,” Bjorn Baker said.

The $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) runs on October 6 on Epsom Handicap Day.

For all the latest Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival betting markets and updates make sure you open an account with our preferred online sportsbook bookmaker.com.au.

If you are new to sign-up and deposit with bookmaker.com.au make sure you take advantage of their generous $300 bonus welcome bet offer too simply by quoting the promo code BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field