One of the biggest races on the Australian racing calendar is the Victoria Derby.
The launching pad for many great careers, the Group 1 Victoria Derby features an even betting field where all the money is at the top of the book.
Upsets have happened in the Vicoria Derby so it’s always an interesting race. We have our best bets for the Flemington feature.
Victoria Derby 2019 Tips
Victoria Derby 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
Victoria Derby 2019 Best Bets
Shadow Hero @ $3.50 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Warning @ $8.50 Bet Now
Long Jack @ $18 Bet Now
Victoria Derby 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Shadow Hero (Best Bet – $3.50) Bet Now
Shadow Hero brings in top form after winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.
The three-year-old is a three-time winner which will get the 2500m distance with ease and drawing barrier 10 won’t be an issue.
He’s drifting in the betting but that shouldn’t worry punters.
Soul Patch ($4.40) Bet Now
That was an impressive win last time out and we wouldn’t be surprised to see that form hold up.
Ken Keys knows how to train his horses for the big occasion and Dwayne Dunn is a good jockey to have in the saddle.
Tough to beat in an even field.
Thought of That ($3.70) Bet Now
Likes to go forward and kick strongly in the straight. Likely to go close here with a soft lead, but unsure about his chances if it gets taken on.
Quality colt which gets the inside draw and should be fighting out the finish.
Warning (Best Each Way – $8.50) Bet Now
Warning didn’t lose any admirers when finishing second behind Thought of That.
He got too far back during the run but made up good ground in the straight and there has been good betting support.
Damien Oliver is a good jockey to have in the saddle and we’re expecting another good effort.
Huntly Castle ($34) Bet Now
Scored back-to-back wins earlier this preparation but his form since has only been fair.
Drifting with bookmakers and we’re not sure the son of Sebring has the right form lines to win the Victoria Derby.
Independent Road ($34) Bet Now
Unlucky at Flemington two starts back after travelling wide but he was a little disappointing at Moonee Valley last start.
Drawn well here and punters are getting good odds.
Long Jack (Best Roughie – $18) Bet Now
Kiwis have a solid record in the Victoria Derby and Long Jack could be the next big thing to cross the Tasman.
The colt by So You Think returned to winning form when scoring at Geelong last start and he was able to make up good ground in the straight.
Having Craig Williams in the saddle is ideal so respect his chances.
Craftsmanship ($91) Bet Now
Two wins from his last four starts but that form is unlikely to figure in the finish here.
Does have some solid staying breeding lines but the odds tell the full story.
Southern Moon ($14) Bet Now
Hasn’t done much wrong this campaign and bookmakers are respecting his chances.
The son of Puissance de Lune finished off nicely for second last time out and that form is going to hold up nicely.
Holding steady in the betting and if there’s going to be a first-four runner you want on the ticket, he’s the one.
Relucent ($19) Bet Now
Yet to win a race but he continues to battle on nicely and his day in the sun will come soon.
Can’t deny the Waller/Bowman factor and he has upset claims if given a good ride throughout.
He Is ($71) Bet Now
Scored a win fresh up but hasn’t done much since. Going to need to improve on those recent efforts.
Translator ($34) Bet Now
Maiden runner which has placed in only one of his six starts. Shorter in the betting than expected, but we can’t be having him in our selections.
Navarre ($151) Bet Now
Two placings from eight starts and none of those runs are good enough to win the Derby.
He’s at triple-figure odds for a reason.
Sign Seal Deliver ($81) Bet Now
All three career starts have come this campaign and he would need to lift. Is bred out of Dundeel, so he has good breeding lines.
However, it would be a huge upset result.
Lucky Edward ($201) Bet Now
Should have no chance in this.