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2017 Victoria Derby Results
- 1st: #1 Ace High
- 2nd: #6 Sully
- 3rd: #3 Astoria
The Group 1 $1.5 illion Victoria Derby (2500m) is the feature race on Victoria Derby Day, which kicks off the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and the Victoria Derby field features a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old stayers.
The 2017 Victoria Derby field is due for release on Tuesday October 31, four days before the race runs on Saturday November 4, 2017 – the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup takes place on the first Tuesday of November.
Before the release of the Victoria Derby field each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Victoria Derby nominations are taken in September. This is followed by Victoria Derby first acceptances in October and then the final field of Victoria Derby acceptances.
As an indication of horses likely to contest the Victoria Derby field it is a good idea to watch the earlier three-year-old races like the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held three weeks earlier.
Bet on the 2017 Victoria Derby Final Field
2017 Victoria Derby Final Field
The 2017 Victoria Derby field will be released by Racing Victoria on Tuesday October 31 and published in full below.
The Victoria Derby 2017 Final Field is now out with Spring Champion Stakes winner Ace High in barrier three chasing a third win on the trot. Geelong Classic winner Weather With You also drew well in gate two looking to continue the good recent record of New Zealand stayers in the race, while Main Stage has work to do from a wide barrier (14) having been elevated to the top of betting after a number of notable non-acceptances.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||5564×15511||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||3||55.5kg||100|
|2||51100×9422||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||11||55.5kg||90|
|3||120×31553||ASTORIA||James Cummings||Damian Lane||1||55.5kg||77|
|4||1617×42565||ESHTIRAAK||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||5||55.5kg||70|
|5||3×21213||MAIN STAGE (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||14||55.5kg||75|
|6||23×1143||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||15||55.5kg||77|
|7||422×2471||WEATHER WITH YOU||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Mark Zahra||2||55.5kg||72|
|8||226×14554||ABERRO||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||13||55.5kg||63|
|9||505×75164||PISSARO||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||10||55.5kg||62|
|10||8325716||JUSTICE FAITH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||16||55.5kg||61|
|11||312||OCEAN’S FOURTEEN (NZ)||Aaron Purcell||Luke Nolen||7||55.5kg||67|
|12||0x121||GREYCLIFFE (NZ)||Matt Cumani||Jordan Childs||9||55.5kg||67|
|13||2230||JOHNNY VINKO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||4||55.5kg||63|
|14||004×547327||NOTHING TOO HARD||Paul Perry||Beau Mertens (a)||12||55.5kg||57|
|15||3210||ROCKARRAL||Tony McEvoy||John Allen||8||55.5kg||62|
|16||326||WOLFE TONE (NZ)||Francis Finnegan||Jye McNeil||17||55.5kg||60|
|17e||5×7822||BEACHWOOD (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||TBA||6||55.5kg||56|