We have expert betting tips for the Victoria Derby this Saturday at Flemington which features a quality field of 20.
It doesn’t get much better than the Derby, which includes some very smart types. Kiwi-bred runners like Gunstock, Tutukaka and Forgot You headline the betting.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the 2021 Victoria Derby, which is Race 6 on the card.
Our best bets for Victoria Derby 2021
Forgot You @ $4.40 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Tutukaka @ $8.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Character @ $35 Bet @ Sportsbet
Victoria Derby Trifecta Tips
Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the Victoria Derby trifecta.
- Forgot You
Victoria Derby First-Four Tips
We have included eight runners for our Victoria Derby first-four.
- Forgot You
Victoria Derby Form Guide & Tips
1. Forgot You (Best Bet – $4.40) Bet @ Sportsbet
Forgot You had to ensure a tough win at Moonee Valley last start, but he looks like a genuine Derby contender.
He ran a faster last 200m than Anamoe in the Caulfield Guineas, so he has the turn-of-foot needed to win on Saturday.
2. Tutukaka (Best Each Way – $8.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi runner was ridden more patiently last start in the Geelong Classic, and he put them to bed with ease.
It was the win of a Derby contender, so we’re confident of a big effort. Having James McDonald in the saddle also helps.
3. Alegron ($10) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner fresh up, Alegron hasn’t been too far away since. He’s in the right hands, but his form at Flemington isn’t quite good enough.
We prefer the stablemate.
4. Gunstock ($4.20) Bet @ Sportsbet
A top contender after scoring a tough win last time out. Barrier 19 could force it back, but he looks like a nice stayer in the making.
He can’t be left out of trifecta calculations.
5. Akihiro ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner earlier this preparation, and it battled strongly at Moonee Valley last start. Talented, but there are other better chances in this race.
6. Character (Best Roughie – $35) Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Teofilo hasn’t far away this preparation, including running second behind Tutukaka last time out.
He will stay the distance and we’re surprised by the odds.
7. Jungle Magnate ($20) Bet @ Sportsbet
He has shown glimpses of top-level form, but the odds are a touch short for our liking. Bred to stay, but watch for any late betting moves.
8. Commander Harry ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
He almost stole the race last start but was worn down by Forgot You. It was a solid effort, but repeating it could be tough.
Barrier 15 doesn’t do his chances any good.
9. Hitotsu ($7) Bet @ Sportsbet
Fifth behind Anamoe in the Caulfield Guineas, and although the rise in distance could be a problem, he’s bred to stay.
There has been solid betting support for Hitotsu, so he’s worth including.
10. Cerberus ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
Capped off consistent form with a win at Morphettville, but we don’t think he’s a Derby contender.
11. Gundec ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet
Disappointing when running sixth at Caulfield, but we wouldn’t have priced him at $81. His win at Flemington prior indicates there is some ability there.
Better than advertised, so include for first four bets.
12. Clyde ($101) Bet @ Sportsbet
Twice a winner this preparation, but the odds tell the story. He will likely struggle against this company.
13. El Rocko ($126) Bet @ Sportsbet
Struggling to win races and we would wait until he meets a much easier field. The rise in distance is the only positive.
14. Raging Bull ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Broke maiden grades at Wyong two back before running sixth behind Profondo. We’re not sure that’s the best Derby form guide.
15. Cheerful Moment ($71) Bet @ Sportsbet
That was a nice effort two back, but he struggled in the conditions last start. Tough to line up, but there is no betting support, which is a bad sign.
16. Teewaters ($20) Bet @ Sportsbet
He is running nice races, and the son of Dundeel is bred to stay. He shouldn’t be overlooked at value odds.
17. Zoumon ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
Led them a merry chase last start and we have little doubt he’ll head forward again. Chance if he gets a soft lead.
18. Sebastian the Fox ($201) Bet @ Sportsbet
The odds are fair. He shouldn’t be getting close to them.
19. King of Pharaohs ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet
A winner three back, but not against this level of opposition. Drawing wide doesn’t help.
20. Spirit of Gaylard ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet
Bred to stay and it’s a chance with a run. Watch late betting moves.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.