Victoria Derby Form Guide

2023 Victoria Derby Results

  • 1st: #4 Riff Rocket ($2.20F)
  • 2nd: #1 Apulia
  • 3rd: #5 Sunsets

The Victoria Derby 2023 Results will be announced here naming which horse is the Victoria Derby 2023 winner and the full 2023 VRC Derby finishing order when the event takes place on Saturday November 4, 2023.

Chris Waller’s progressive young stayer Riff Rocket ($2.20F) was brave off a gun ride by jockey James McDonald holding off a late challenge by the flying Apulia to salute for the favourite backers in the Victoria Derby 2023 results.

Click here for more on the narrow win by the favourite Riff Rocket in the 2023 VRC Derby results.

2023 Victoria Derby Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 RIFF ROCKET Chris Waller James McDonald 5 57kg $2.20F
2 1 APULIA Ben, Will & JD Hayes Mark Zahra 0.1L 3 57kg $4.20
3 5 SUNSETS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 1.1L 16 57kg $13
4 9 KOSGEI Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 3.35L 12 57kg $51
5 2 VERDAD Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 7.85L 4 57kg $12
6 13 MERCANTE Nigel Blackiston Damien Oliver 8.05L 11 57kg $41
7 8 GATES Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 8.8L 14 57kg $11
8 15 WARIALDA WARRIOR John Ramsey Darryl McLellan 9.1L 9 57kg $101
9 6 MAKE A CALL Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Jamie Kah 10.1L 15 57kg $81
10 10 BULAWAYO Pat Carey & Harris Walker Ms Celine Gaudray (a) 12.85L 7 57kg $81
11 12 ROGUERY Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Billy Egan 13.15L 1 57kg $41
12 7 GOLD BULLION (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Opie Bosson 14.4L 13 57kg $20
13 3 AIR ASSAULT Andrew Gluyas Ben Allen 16.15L 6 57kg $17
14 14 TO BE FRANK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Spencer 19.65L 10 57kg $91
15 11 SACRED EAGLE Symon Wilde Jordan Childs 20.05L 2 57kg $101
16 16 TOKYO RUN (NZ) Dean Mirfin Declan Bates 20.25L 8 57kg $201

Table Credit: Racing Australia.


2023 Victoria Derby Form Guide

The official Victoria Derby 2023 Form Guide will be published below once the field is announced on the Tuesday of race week.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 VICTORIA DERBY FORM GUIDE

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.

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
Use the Victoria Derby form guide available at Ladbrokes.com.au for the best facts and stats on this year's classic!

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 – 2023 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 four winners since 2006 – Tarzino (2015), Ace High (2017), Hitotsu (2012), and Riff Rocket ($2.20 in 2023).

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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