Victoria Derby Bid for Spring Champion Winner Hampton Court

October 11, 2014

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

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Victoria Derby Bid for Spring Champion Winner Hampton Court

An upset win in the 2014 Spring Champion Stakes in Sydney by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Hampton Court has the in-form colt on track for a Victoria Derby run at Flemington this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2014 Spring Champion Stakes winner Hampton Court

Spring Champion Stakes winner Hampton Court is 2014 Victoria Derby bound this November. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Redoute’s Choice three-year-old was a maiden up until last week when he backed up off a fourth to Sweynesse in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) at Newcastle and won the Listed Dulcify Quality (1600m) at Randwick.

Up in class and distance, and on the short seven-day back-up today Hampton Court went out at juicy $16 odds at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $400,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) back at Royal Randwick.

The only two horses the punters had an eye for were the undefeated Sweynesse coming off a Gloaming Stakes win at Rosehill and last Saturday’s Group 1 Flight Stakes winning filly First Seal.

But in an upset Hampton Court raced past both of them down the outside on the home straight saluting at big odds with Waterhouse saying he’d booked his ticket to Melbourne.

In Melbourne she plans to target the $1.5 million Group Victoria Derby (2500m) on November 1, a race Sweynesse was top fancy for before today’s loss.

John Thompson’s good filly First Seal was away well from her centre draw while Panzer Division was ridden aggressively to lead.

Settling in fourth First Seal was biding her time as was the John O’Shea-trained Sweynesse sitting on the favourite’s back getting a trail into the race.

First Seal was put under the whip turning for home with Sweynesse moving up to join in on the outside, the top two in betting coming together and looking like fighting it out for the win before Hampton Court ran it in.

“His turn of foot when he got balanced was incredible,” winning hoop Josh Parr said.

“Geez this is good!”

Absolutely wrapped in his winning photo, Parr hit to go button on Hampton Court of the closing stages and the galloper won running away with First Seal ($2.15) a gallant second and Sweynesse ($2.90) holding for third after being pushed a bit early.

“There’s a horse that couldn’t win a race until last week,” Waterhouse said after the race.

“Once he was able to mature and find his feet look what he’s done.

“He won the Dulcify last week and I backed him up this week and now he’s bought his ticket to Melbourne.

“I would think me might run in a Derby on the first Tuesday of November.”

When asked if the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 25 under weight-for-age conditions before the Derby could be an option Waterhouse said she didn’t think so and that he was probably suited to more distance.

To check out the updated Victoria Derby odds and get behind Hampton Court next race head to Ladbrokes.com.au and enjoy up to $500 in bonus bets this season!

2014 Spring Champion Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Randwick Race 6 – 11/10/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse Joshua Parr 7 56.5kg $16
2 8 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Jason Collett 2.3L 4 54.5kg $2.15F
3 1 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea Blake Shinn 2.6L 3 56.5kg $2.80
4 9 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Ms Winona Costin (a) 5.8L 1 54.5kg $51
5 3 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara Tye Angland 13.2L 9 56.5kg $9
6 6 LIE DIRECT Steve Englebrecht Brenton Avdulla 14.8L 8 56.5kg $101
7 7 DRUM ROLL David Vandyke Ms Kathy O’Hara 15.1L 6 56.5kg $71
8 5 POUNAMU Allan Denham Glyn Schofield 16.4L 2 56.5kg $61
9 2 VALENTIA Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 20.9L 5 56.5kg $15

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

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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