Victoria Derby Form Guide

2020 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #3 Johnny Get Angry
  • 2nd: #6 Hit The Shot
  • 3rd: #5 Young Werther
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 5 57kg $21
2 6 HIT THE SHOT Matt Cumani Fred W Kersley 1L 9 57kg $7
3 5 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1.2L 4 57kg $3.40F
4 1 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 1.5L 14 57kg $3.60
5 4 LET’S KARAKA DEEL (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.25L 3 57kg $13
6 11 TOKEN SPIRITSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Damian Lane 2.55L 11 57kg $101
7 2 ALBARADO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 5.05L 8 57kg $11
8 7 CETSHWAYO Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 5.25L 10 57kg $12
9 13 WISAKA Michael Moroney Ben Melham 7L 2 57kg $61
10 10 TOUR OF DUTY Michael Moroney James McDonald 7.5L 13 57kg $31
11 8 REDWOOD SHADOW (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 8.5L 12 57kg $21
12 9 WERTHEIMER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 8.9L 6 57kg $41
13 14 KENZAN Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 10.9L 1 57kg $91
14 12 BORN TO SUCCEED Saab Hasan Michael Walker 11.65L 7 57kg $101

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.

2020 Victoria Derby Form Guide

The official Victoria Derby 2020 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 – 2020 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 two winners since 2006 – Tarzino (2015) and Ace High (2017)

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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