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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.
2023 Victoria Derby Results & Finishing Order
|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.
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
- 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 – 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.