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The action of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival in November heated up a notch today with Racing Victoria releasing nominations for a number of the festival’s features including those for the 2013 Victoria Derby.
Set to run on Saturday November 2 at Flemington, this year’s $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) drew 88 early entries.
One of the most high profile of the three-year-olds nominated for the classic is the Peter Snowden-trained Long John.
Favourite for the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 12, the Street Cry gelding has won four of their five starts to date most recently taking out the Listed Henry Bucks Best Dressed Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.
The other major players in that race also feature in the Victoria Derby nominations with Peter Moody’s Stratum colt Weinholt (2nd) and stablemate to the winner San Diego (3rd) who runs in the Bill Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley this Friday night.
Aside from Long John and San Diego Snowden has also nominated for Lanneret, last start Hawkesbury winner Complacent, recent Newcastle champ Shikra and Tupac Amaru.
Moody meanwhile has seven other chances outside of Weinholt including his Golden Rose runner-up Dissident coming off a sixth in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick, Southern Meteor and Stamina who won over 1400m at Rosehill last month.
Besides Long John some of the other top fancies for the Caulfield Guineas that have today been nominated for the Victoria Derby include the Mick Price-trained Prince Harada, David Hayes’ Fast ‘N’ Rocking and undefeated O’Reilly gelding Marwood.
Other high profile Victoria Derby 2013 nominations then include early Spring Champion Stakes favourite Drago and Adelaide raider Éclair Big Bang who ran third in the Danehill Stakes earlier in the month at Flemington.
2013 Victoria Derby first acceptances close on October 22.
Futures Victoria Derby betting is set to open at our preferred online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au shortly so make sure you’re ready for the action by signing up with them today!
2013 Victoria Derby Nominations
Flemington Racecourse – 02/11/2013
|3||ALFA SENTURA||Danny O’Brien|
|4||ASTUTE AND AGILE (NZ)||Rudy Liefting|
|5||BEST CASE (NZ)||Anthony Cummings|
|7||BRING SOMETHING||Ken Keys|
|8||CADILLAC MOUNTAIN||Peter G Moody|
|10||CRIME FIGHTER||Peter G Moody|
|11||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne|
|12||DARK THUNDER (NZ)||Robbie Laing|
|13||DE LITTLE ENGINE||Danny O’Brien|
|14||DESK POP||John P Thompson|
|15||DIAMONDROCKER||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|16||DISSIDENT||Peter G Moody|
|17||DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE||David Payne|
|19||DUKE’S DELIGHT||Stephen Theodore|
|20||ECLAIR BIG BANG (NZ)||Phillip Stokes|
|21||EMPIRE ROCK||David Hayes|
|22||EPIC SAGA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|23||EXCITABLE PACKAGE||Paul Rocke|
|25||FAST DRAGON||Bruce Wallace|
|26||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||David Hayes|
|27||FEEL THE FAME||Dean Binaisse|
|28||GOLD A PLENTY||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan|
|30||GREAT ESTEEM||David Hayes|
|31||HONEY STEEL’S GOLD||David Hayes|
|32||HOOKED||John P Thompson|
|35||JACK STRIKES BACK||Paul Perry|
|36||KINGDOM OF DREAMS||Mark Kavanagh|
|38||LASCAR||John, Daniel & Christopher Meagher|
|39||LAST SIGHT||Stephen Brown|
|40||LATE CHARGE||Patrick Payne|
|41||LE RASOIR (NZ)||Pat Carey|
|42||LONG JOHN||Peter Snowden|
|43||MAJESTIC JAZZ||Stephen Theodore|
|44||MARWOOD (NZ)||Michael Moroney|
|45||MISTA SPOT||Anthony Freedman|
|47||MOUNTAIN VIEW (NZ)||John Sargent|
|48||MUTAJARA||Peter G Moody|
|49||NO EQUIVALENT (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh|
|50||NORTHERN READY||Jerome Hunter|
|51||ORION (NZ)||Murray Baker|
|52||OUR BLEVIC||Jerome Hunter|
|53||OUR SINGLE DOUBT||Jerome Hunter|
|54||PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ)||John Sadler|
|56||PRINCE ALBERT||Danny O’Brien|
|57||PRINCE HARADA||Tony Vasil|
|59||RAZZLE DAZZLE ROCK||David Hayes|
|61||ROBBO THE BOLD||Luke Oliver|
|63||SAINTLY LAD||Bart & James Cummings|
|64||SAN DIEGO||Peter Snowden|
|65||SAVVY NATURE (NZ)||John O’Shea|
|66||SCIENCE FICTION||Mick Price|
|67||SELF SENSE||David Brideoake & David Feek|
|69||SLEW LEFT||Michael Templeton|
|71||SMACKWATER JACK||Nick Smart|
|72||SOUTHERN METEOR||Peter G Moody|
|73||STAMINA||Peter G Moody|
|74||STAR RECRUIT||Mark Minervini|
|75||STAR WARS (NZ)||Scott Aspery|
|76||STORM APPROACH||Peter G Moody|
|77||STREET VIEW||Anthony Freedman|
|78||SUPER FUN||David Hayes|
|79||SUPER VILLAIN (NZ)||John O’Shea|
|80||SURGE AHEAD||Anthony Cummings|
|81||SURGING WAVE||David Hayes|
|83||THROW THE KING||John Sadler|
|84||THUNDER FANTASY||Anthony Cummings|
|85||TIPS AND BEERS||David Hayes|
|86||TUPAC AMARU||Peter Snowden|
|87||VILANOVA (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|88||WEINHOLT||Peter G Moody|
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