Derby Day Selections

Derby Day marks the beginning of Cup Week as Flemington plays host to a plethora of electric Group 1 races.

The AAMI Victoria Derby is a race which has been won by horses like Ace High,  Preferment, Efficient and now West Australian sire Blackfriars.

Alongside the $2 million Derby, we have a bunch of magnificent Group 1’s with the Coolmore Stud Stakes, Empire Rose, Kennedy Mile and the Group 2 TAB Stakes and Group 3 win-and-you’re-in Lexus Stakes.

Here are my selections on what promises to be a ripping day of racing;

Race 1 – Carbine Club Stakes
#5 Ranier
#14 Adana
#13 Secret Blaze
#6 Wild Planet

Race 2 – Mumm Wakefield Stakes
#2 Verry Elleegant
#1 El Dorado Dreaming
#6 Yulong Meteor
#7 Tysonic

Race 3 – The TAB Stakes
#1 Osborne Bulls
#10 Runson
#7 Bons Away
#9 Havasay

Race 4 – Lexus Stakes
#12 Yogi
#4 Sixties Groove
#6 Brimham Rocks
#11 Northwest Passage

Race 5 – Coolmore Stud Stakes
#1 Written By
#10 Sunlight
#2 Zousain
#3 Encryption

Race 6 – Empire Rose Stakes
#1 I Am A Star
#15 Amphitrite
#13 Oohood
#2 Invincibella

Race 7 – AAMI Victoria Derby
#7 Savoie
#14 Savvy Oak
#1 Thinkin Big
#2 Aramayo

Race 8 – Kennedy Mile
#4 Land Of Plenty
#1 Hartnell
#17 Best Of Days
#18 Iconoclasm

Race 9 – Furphy Sprint
#4 I am Excited
#7 From Within
#2 Snitty Kitty
#1 Booker

And, for those who make a buck at Flemington – or those chasing a loss – there’s a ripping race at Melton, the Sokyola Sprint, featuring Inter Dominion hopefuls Shadow Sax, Wrappers Delight and Menin Gate.
Shadow Sax is the piping hot favourite and should lead and win with Wrappers Delight applying some pressure from the breeze.
We’ll see a good clash up in western Sydney as well with My Alpha Rock and Let It Ride going for the money over a mile.
Those two should run the quinella with Mach Doro and Major Crocker knockout hopes.

Enjoy a sensational day of racing.


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