Volatile Mix Great Chance in Queensland Derby 2017 – Allen

June 5, 2017

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

Volatile Mix Great Chance in Queensland Derby 2017 – Allen

Versatile jumps and flat racing hoop John Allen believes his mount in Saturday’s 2017 Queensland Derby Volatile Mix remains a “great chance” despite the race being moved to the 2200m circuit at Doomben Racecourse.

Volatile Mix

SA Derby winner Volatile Mix will reunite with jockey John Allen in the 2017 Queensland Derby at Doomben on Saturday. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Allen is in line for an interstate Derby double after partnering the Darren Weir-trained Pentire gelding Volatile Mix to victory two back in Adelaide’s Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m).

Jockey Damian Lane took over for the three-year-old’s first Brisbane run on May 27 when Volatile Mix dropped in distance and finished a close second behind Order Again on a Heavy (8) Eagle Farm track in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m).

The Grand Prix Stakes has produced three of the past five Queensland Derby winners including Eagle Way last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Brian Guy-trained galloper improving on a lead-up second to take out the Group 1 over 2400m at Eagle Farm.

Allen, who missed the Grand Prix Stakes ride due to jumps racing commitments, is back in the saddle on Saturday and thinks a staying test over the mile and a half at that track would have been ideal for Volatile Mix in the Queensland Derby for 2017.

The race however will take place over a decreased distance of 2200m with the full Stradbroke Handicap Day card to run at Doomben due to the poor conditions of the controversial Eagle Farm course.

“I’m on Volatile Mix in the Derby and I think he’s in with a great chance,” dual Group 1 winner Allen told Racing Victoria.

“For him, we probably would’ve preferred if the race was still at Eagle Farm but he did run well over 2200m last time so he looks to be in the mix.

“I think he’s come through it good but I’m going up there on Tuesday morning to gallop him so we’ll see how he goes there, but all reports are that he’s going well.”

In pre-field markets for the $600,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby at Ladbrokes.com.au Volatile Mix sits as the $5 second elect behind his last start conqueror, Order Again ($4.80).

Victorian trainer Weir is tipped to saddle-up three horses in the Queensland Derby field on the weekend with Volatile Mix to be joined by Rockstar Rebel ($15) and Mongolian Wolf ($9).

Rebel Raider colt Rockstar Rebel was last seen saluting over 2200m at Ballarat in a Benchmark 70 on May 24, while Pluck gelding Mongolian Wolf is out to atone for an unplaced run over 2000m at Caulfield in mid-May.

The official Queensland Derby 2017 final field is set for release on Wednesday making now the time to back your early selections at all-in prices online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

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