It doesn’t get much better than Derby Day for horse racing purists and punters can also rejoice with a fantastic nine-race card on offer at Flemington today to kick off the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival in Melbourne.
The feature race of the day is the $1,500,000 Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-olds and race favourite is last start Moonee Valley winner Savvy Nature who is $4.60 at leading online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
The popular bookmaker will be paying down to four places on the Victoria Derby today.
Other highlights on a huge day of feature racing action include the Group 1 McKinnon Stakes, Group 1 Coolmore Stakes and Group 1 Myer Classic.
– 2013 Victoria Derby odds – Flemington
– 2013 Mackinnon Stakes odds – Flemington
– 2013 Myer Classic odds – Flemington
– 2013 Wakeful Stakes odds – Flemington
– 2013 Coolmore Stakes odds – Flemington
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Racing Zone’s resident tipster Tony Edser expects classy colt Zoustar to get the job done in the Coolmore Stakes and the three-year-old is his ‘Chips In’ Best Bet for the day.
Tony’s Victoria Derby selection is Savvy Nature in Race 6 at Flemington.
Tony says: “Savvy Nature 106 4.20 has chased Complacent without success in the Gloaming and the Champion Stakes before impressing in the Group 2 Mitchelton Vase at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day. Savvy Nature was off the bit a long way from home, didn’t handle the bend and looked as comfortable at Moonee Valley as a crocodile at a gator convention. However, Savvy Nature still won by 3 lengths easing down. I think the big Flemington straight is a massive plus, James McDonald can drift back from barrier 13 and the 2500m is ideal.”
Best Victoria Derby Bet : Flemington R6 #3 Savvy Nature
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