Waller’s fillies included in 2018 Queensland Derby 1st acceptances

May 31, 2018

Waller’s fillies included in 2018 Queensland Derby 1st acceptances

Trainer Chris Waller’s Queensland Oaks quinella of Youngstar and Another Dollar have been included in the first acceptances for the 2018 Group 1 $600,000 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2200m) at Doomben on June 9.

California Turbo, above in yellow and red colours, is among the first acceptances for the 2018 Queensland Derby at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

California Turbo, above in yellow and red colours, is among the first acceptances for the 2018 Queensland Derby at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Youngstar and Another Dollar as well as Kiwi filly Terra Sancta are the only three fillies among the thirty-two three year olds listed as first acceptors for the Queensland Derby.

Youngster made it four wins on the trot when she beat her stablemate Another Dollar by a nose in the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben on May 26 with the Tony Pike trained Terra Sancta chasing home the Waller pair in sixth position.

Waller’s Queensland foreman Paul Shailer said that both his fillies are still in work and are a chance of taking on the colts and geldings in the Queensland Derby.

“Both are still in work and are a chance to run in the Derby, although no decision has been made as yet,” Shailer told Racenet.

Waller’s other first acceptors for the 2018 Queensland Derby are Tangled, Almighty Crown, Merovee, Augustus and Ombudsman.

Youngstar is equal number one in the order of entry for the 2018 Queensland Derby alongside of the Darren Weir trained Heavenly Thought and Kerry Parker’s Dark Dream.

Dark Dream threw himself into Queensland Derby contention with a four lengths win in the Group 3 $125,000 Mitty’s Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben on May 12 but then had to chase home Heavenly Thought and Han Xin when third in the Group 3 $150,000 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Dark Dream and Heavenly Thought share the third line of betting for the Queensland Derby at $6 with Ladbrokes.com.au behind Live And Free at $4 and Lucky For All at $4.20 while Youngstar is at $11 and Another Dollar at $31.

The John O’Shea trained Live And Free made it two wins on the trot with his impressive victory in a BenchMark 79 Handicap over 2000m at Randwick last Saturday while the Weir trained Lucky For All made it a hat trick of wins with a three length victory in a 2000m three year old Handicap at Caulfield on May 12 before his winning run came to an end when seventh in a 2100m three year old Handicap at Sandown last weekend after being badly held up for a run in the straight.

Early betting for the 2018 Queensland Derby at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4 Live And Free, $4.20 Lucky For All, $6 Dark Dream, Heavenly Thought, $11 Mahamedeis, Youngstar, $13 Han Xin, $21 Rezealment, Tangled, $26 Merovee, $31 Another Dollar, $41 Banner Season, California Turbo, Heir To The Throne, Ombudsman, Won Won Too, $61 or better the rest.

The final field for the 2018 Queensland Derby will be released on Wednesday June 6.

First acceptances for the 2018 Queensland Derby (2200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 1221×22213 DARK DREAM G 3 Kerry Parker 1= 57kg
2 4x14L47211 HEAVENLY THOUGHT C 3 Darren Weir 1= 57kg
3 54×31111 YOUNGSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 1= 55kg
4 220×602320 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg
5 21221×0135 MAHAMEDEIS G 3 Nick Ryan 5 57kg
6 2131222 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 6 55kg
7 84251222 REZEALIENT G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 57kg
8 13×11630 CALIFORNIA TURBO G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 57kg
9 2×51211 LIVE AND FREE (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 9 57kg
10 3x4x413132 HAN XIN G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 57kg
11 07×1029185 WON WON TOO (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 57kg
12 7312×15310 ALMIGHTY CROWN G 3 Chris Waller 12 57kg
13 4×1117 LUCKY FOR ALL (NZ) G 3 Darren Weir 13 57kg
14 x122x56x43 MEROVEE C 3 Chris Waller 14 57kg
15 3217×41081 AUGUSTUS G 3 Chris Waller 15 57kg
16 121×342324 TURNBERRY G 3 Kris Lees 16 57kg
17 22x343x121 CAPTIVATOR G 3 Les Kelly 17 57kg
18 65553×2312 OMBUDSMAN (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 18 57kg
19 1423×56114 RED PHANTOM G 3 Tony Gollan 19 57kg
20 7414×26178 DESTINY’S HERO G 3 Jason Coyle 20 57kg
21 23×412 MR MONACO C 3 Richard Laming 21 57kg
22 931x43x541 BANNER SEASON G 3 Kris Lees 22 57kg
23 3x185x191 BART G 3 Joe Cleary 23 57kg
24 x122x36019 LUCKY JACKSON G 3 Chris Munce 24 57kg
25 1488116 TERRA SANCTA (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike 25 55kg
26 40×227011 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer 26 57kg
27 21418 EVOLO G 3 Toby Edmonds 27 57kg
28 452319×22 SURPRISE BULLET C 3 Barry Lockwood 28 57kg
29 1412 REMARKABLE SON (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke 29 57kg
30 6×363173 BIG BAD BAZ G 3 Darren Weir 30 57kg
31 9x828x1530 FEW TOO MANY G 3 Ben Ahrens 31 57kg
32 4516×262 ARTERIAL G 3 Kelly Schweida 32 57kg

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