Victoria Derby Form Guide

2021 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #9 Hitotsu
  • 2nd: #3 Alegron
  • 3rd: #16 Teewaters

2021 Victoria Derby Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 HITOTSU Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 6 57kg $4F
2 3 ALEGRON James Cummings Brett Prebble 1.75L 8 57kg $6
3 16 TEEWATERS Archie Alexander Declan Bates 3.75L 3 57kg $31
4 14 RAGING BULL David Payne Michael Dee 3.95L 14 57kg $101
5 1 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 8.2L 7 57kg $6
6 2 TUTUKAKA (NZ) Tony Pike James McDonald 9.45L 10 57kg $10
7 10 CERBERUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Thornton 9.95L 16 57kg $51
8 6 CHARACTER James Cummings Fred Kersley 10.45L 9 57kg $31
9 12 CLYDE Gary Portelli Dean Yendall 10.85L 5 57kg $41
10 7 JUNGLE MAGNATE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Luke Currie 10.95L 4 57kg $17
11 8 COMMANDER HARRY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ms Linda Meech 11.35L 12 57kg $41
12 11 GUNDEC Symon Wilde Craig Williams 11.55L 2 57kg $81
13 4 GUNSTOCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 12.8L 15 57kg $4.60
14 13 EL ROCKO John McArdle Jamie Mott 32.8L 13 57kg $151
15 5 AKIHIRO Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King 33L 1 57kg $61
16 15 CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ) Lindsey Smith Blaike McDougall 63L 11 57kg $151
19e KING OF PHARAOHS Lindsey Smith Will Gordon 0
20e SPIRIT OF GAYLARD (NZ) Mitchell Freedman Jordan Childs 0
17e ZOUMON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 0
18e SEBASTIAN THE FOX Shay Keating Jarrod Fry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Run on the opening day of the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse, the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) attracts a field of the season’s best three-year-old stayers and the best way to back the winner is to study the Victoria Derby form guide.

The Victoria Derby form guide can be found alongside the Victoria Derby odds at an online bookmaker like Ladbrokes.com.au and provide punters with all the need-to-know betting info like the lead-up form of the runners in the Victoria Derby field and their strike rate over the track / distance.

2021 Victoria Derby Form Guide

The official Victoria Derby 2021 Form Guide will be published below once the field is announced on the Tuesday of race week.

What’s in a Victoria Derby Form Guide

A good, detailed Victoria Derby form guide will list all the crucial facts and stats on the runners in the field.

Basic Victoria Derby form information includes:

  • Saddlecloth numbers
  • Jockeys
  • Trainers
  • Barriers
  • Weight
  • Lead-up runs (Last 6 or Last 10)

Delving deeper into the Victoria Derby guide and form lines punters can find out key things on each runner to help with their Victoria Derby tips including:

  • Track / Distance form
  • Win / Place rates
  • Form on all track conditions
  • First-up / Second-up form
  • Winning distance range
  • Recent starting prices

Victoria Derby Form Guide: Facts & Key Stats

Looking back over recent Victoria Derby history reveals a number of key Victoria Derby form guide trends and facts to look out for when doing the form for this year’s edition of the classic.

Last-Start Winners: The last Victoria Derby champion to come off a win was Polanski (2013) who won the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield earlier in October until 2017 when Ace High backed-up from a Sydney Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes victory to salute at Flemington

Best Form Race: From 2001 – 2021 nine of the VRC Derby winners came off a run in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) with the last to complete the double being Efficient (2006)

Favourites: Victoria Derby betting favourites have a poor recent record with just three winners since 2006 – Tarzino (2015), Ace High (2017) and Hitotsu (2012).

Trainers: Lee Freedman is the most successful VRC Derby trainer in the past 30 years with three winners

Jockeys: Damien Oliver and Hugh Bowman have ridden more Victoria Derby winners than any other jockeys in the past three decades. Oliver celebrated his record sixth Victoria Derby victory in 2019 aboard Warning.

Barriers: Barrier 1 has produce the most VRC Derby winners in the past 30 years

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