Victoria Derby 2020 Nominations: Alcyone On Top of All-In Betting

September 23, 2020

Victoria Derby 2020 Nominations: Alcyone On Top of All-In Betting

Nominations for the 2020 Victoria Derby closed on Tuesday for the October 31 classic with all-in betting on the early entries led by the Godolphin-raced Alcyone.

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Godolphin trainer James Cummings chases another win in the 2020 VRC Derby after his 2016 success with Prized Icon (pictured). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The feature race for three-year-olds held on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Group 1 $2 million AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) attracted 89 potential runners this week.

Trainer James Cummings won the stallion-making event back in 2016 with Prized Icon and early markets suggest he could have another VRC Derby winning for the Royal Blue brigade in the progressive Teofilo colt Alcyone.

Last seen saluting in an 1800m event at Flemington carrying 61kg to victory in late July, prior to that Alcyone ran second to the highly-spruiked Cherry Tortoni who is also among the VRC Derby nominees for 2020.

Alcyone sits top of the latest futures markets on the Group 1 at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $9, while the Patrick Payne-trained Night Of Thunder gelding is at $10.

Undefeated as a juvenile, Cherry Tortoni raced first-up as a three-year-old in the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) on September 12 at HQ and suffered his first loss when third to Crosshaven.

He will be after atonement second-up this Friday night under the lights at The Valley contesting a wide-open edition of the Group 2 $200,000 Stutt Stakes (1600m) in another rematch with Alcyone.

The 2020 Stutt Stakes field features a host of other Victoria Derby nominated youngsters including the Peter Moody-trained Glenfiddich and Flying Award.

Comeback horseman Moody, of Black Caviar fame, won the 2001 Victoria Derby with Amalfi and could salute again 19 years on with Glenfiddich among his dual Group 1 placegetter Glenfiddich coming off a first-up third in the Memsie Stakes.

Flying Award meanwhille is one of seven VRC Derby entries for recent Fred Hoysted Medallist Danny O’Brien.

The Shamus Award colt won a 1400m Black-Type on ANZAC Day before a first-up second behind gun filly Immortal Love in the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) on August 29 at Caulfield.

Also among O’Brien’s VRC Derby contingent is the untapped Young Werther, another early favourite in betting despite the Tavistock gelding having had just the one run to date when saluting on debut at Geelong earlier in the month.

Trainer Mick Price chases his second success following that of Tarzino (2015) and his first in partnership with Michael Kent Jnr, the stable nominating for nine three-year-olds including the undefeated Cambourne.

First acceptances for the VRC Derby close on Tuesday October 20, 2020.

Click here for the latest all-in 2020 Victoria Derby betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Victoria Derby Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 24431×82 ACHIEVER C 3 Chris Waller
2 2 AIDENABET G 3 Stephen Hill
3 444×5 AIN’TNODEELDUNSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
4 12x3x ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 382x1x ALBUKHTURI (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
6 2021x ALCYONE C 3 James Cummings
7 0 ARTILLERY FORCE G 3 Kane Harris
8 31×1 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
9 35×52 AZALY C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
10 71x BAK DA MAN (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
11 3x66x11x BLAZE A TRAIL C 3 Matthew Vella
12 5×005 BORN TO SUCCEED C 3 Saab Hasan
13 117 BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller
14 21 CADENABBIA C 3 Chris Waller
15 05×37 CAESARS PALACE R 3 Anthony Cummings
16 11 CAMBOURNE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17 21x CAPTAIN CORELLI (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 3×16525 CELESTIAL SOLSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
19 CEMENTED (NZ) G 3 Paul Rocke
20 8 CETSHWAYO G 3 Danny O’Brien
21 111×3 CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne
22 3441x CHOIR C 3 James Cummings
23 2010 CLINCHED C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
24 2 CRACKERJACK PRINCESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Archie Alexander
25 2123×24 CROWN MINT G 3 Gordon Richards
26 452 DALGARNO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
27 23 DEEPSTRIKE (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
28 DEFIANT CAESOUR G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
29 95×2 DUBAI CENTRE G 3 Danny O’Brien
30 5×0 DUBAWI PRINCE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
31 541 EL SANTOSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Dan O’Sullivan
32 1 EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien
33 8×73 FAVREAU (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
34 311 FLASH FLOODSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
35 221x2x FLYING AWARD C 3 Danny O’Brien
36 4x312x FORMENTERA C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 6×157 FRANKIE TWO ANGELSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Denis Pagan
38 2502162x3x GLENFIDDICH C 3 Peter G Moody
39 64946×69 GORSHIN C 3 Anthony Cummings
40 85x GRAND POPE G 3 Nick Ryan
41 517×4 GRANDSLAMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
42 18 HIT THE SHOT C 3 Matt Cumani
43 75x HORRIFYING (NZ) C 3 Mark Kavanagh
44 2×52 IMAGINE HOWESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Robbie Griffiths
45 42×25 IRONEDGE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
46 33x JOHNNY BUCCANEERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
47 0329 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) G 3 Denis Pagan
48 74 KENZAN G 3 Danny O’Brien
49 24 LAUGHING GRIZZLEY G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
50 6 LET HIM RIP (NZ) G 3 Levi Kavanagh
51 21x LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
52 111 LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
53 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Paul Preusker
54 MADE BY KHAN (NZ) G 3 Matt Laurie
55 0x17 MIRAVALLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mark Newnham
56 8x325x2 NAMAZU C 3 James Cummings
57 OATH OF OMERTA C 3 Michael Hickmott
58 821 OCEANOGRAPHY (NZ) C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
59 0x422 PERNELL C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
60 23 POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney
61 8 PRIVATE WEAPON C 3 Anthony Cummings
62 76×5 REAL PEACE C 3 Clarry Conners
63 3 REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
64 53 RELIABLE DUDE (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
65 522x REUBERSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Cindy Alderson
66 24×545 ROUSSEAU C 3 Chris Waller
67 6×2 SABOR C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
68 32×1 SAMMY C 3 Kris Lees
69 1×24 SAUVESTRE C 3 Chris Waller
70 5371 SHADOW PREYSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Simon Morrish
71 21×418 SO YOU CAN G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
72 92×771 STREET DANCER C 3 Anthony Cummings
73 6x1x TALAMO (NZ) G 3 Michael Hickmott
74 6×1 TANAAWOL (NZ) C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
75 5122 THE BRUMBY G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
76 6x57x1347 THE PRESSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
77 81x TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Robbie Griffiths
78 2×76 TOUR OF DUTY C 3 Michael Moroney
79 36 TRAIL BLAZER G 3 Michael Moroney
80 58×1 TRODAIRESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Lloyd Kennewell
81 5 ULTIMATE EDITIONSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 John & Chris Ledger
82 792 VOLATILE STOCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
83 6×17 WERTHEIMER (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
84 4x WISAKA G 3 Michael Moroney
85 651 WISE COUNSELSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 36×25 YANGTZE RAPIDSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Chris Waller
87 YESUGEI (NZ) C 3 Danny O’Brien
88 1 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien
89 86x ZALMATIANSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme C 3 Daniel Williams
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