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2019 Victoria Derby - Can the staying honours at Flemington go to Thought of That?

The best age-group stayers will line up at Flemington for the time-honoured Victoria Derby
Thought of That Caulfield
Linda Meech rides Thought of That to win the Ladbrokes Classic on Caulfield Cup Day. (Getty Images)

Victoria Derby

  • DateSat 30 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2500 metres
  • Conditions3yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$2,000,000

2019 Victoria Derby Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Victoria Derby is a time-honoured race which is the featured event on a massive day of racing.

Derby Day at Flemington is considered the best card of racing in Australia and the Victoria Derby is the highlight.

Held on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Derby features the best young stayers in Australia and a top field lines up in 2019.

It has been a battle in the betting between Shadow Hero and Thought of That, which makes it an intriguing contest.

2019 Victoria Derby Odds

1Shadow Hero10M NewnhamJ Parr3.10
2Soul Patch2K KeysD Dunn4.80
3Thought of That1Maher/EustaceM Zahra3.40
4Warning11A FreedmanD Oliver9.50

6Huntly Castle13Lindsay ParkJ McNeil34.00
7Independant Road6Lindsay ParkL Nolen34.00
8Long Jack16Baker/ForsmanC Williams19.00
9Craftsmanship12Price/KentJ Kah61.00
10Southern Moon8M FreedmanB Egan17.00
11Relucent4C WallerH Bowman17.00
12He Is15M KavanaghD Yendall81.00
13Translator3N BlackistonJ Childs34.00
14Navarre9Busuttin/YoungM Walker151.00
15Sign Seal Deliver14M CumaniJ Allen81.00
16Lucky Edward5A VasilJ Hill201.00
Odds courtesy of bet365

2019 Victoria Derby Best Bet – Thought of That @ 3.50

Thought of That couldn’t have been any more impressive when winning at Caulfield last time out.

The Maher/Eustace-trained three-year-old scored by 3.75 lengths over a quality field, which included Warning.

His last two starts have been impressive and he clearly has talent over the staying distances. Prior to winning the Caulfield Classic last start, he scored an eight-length win at Donald.

Form out of Donald usually stacks up nicely in the Victoria Derby, believe it or not.

He will need to beat a quality type in Shadow Hero, but the odds are better and we’ll take the value on offer.
Thought of That @ 3.50Victoria Derby Best BetBet Now
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2019 Victoria Derby Best Each Way – Warning @ 7.00

The Anthony Freedman-trained runner didn’t have much luck behind Thought of That last start.

Jockey Martin Harley had him too far back in the run and they weren’t making much ground from the back at Caulfield.

Despite that, he flashed home late to run second and that’s going to hold him in good stead over the 2500m trip.

Getting the distance will be no worry for Warning. He’s a son of Declaration of War and he has Galileo lines throughout his breeding.

He showed his class when winning the Super Impose Stakes at Flemington and having winning experience on this track is a massive bonus.

Fair odds from bookmakers and he represents good each-way value.
Warning @ 7.00Victoria Derby Best Each WayBet Now
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2019 Victoria Derby Best Roughie – Relucent @ 17.00

Relucent has yet to win a race and will line up in the Geelong Classic on Wednesday.

Irregardless of that result, he looks a good chance of winning the Victoria Derby based on the distance.

He’s a Chris Waller-trained stayer so he has class on his side and he continues to run on nicely from the back.

The son of Savabeel has been struggling to win in Sydney but the rise from 1600m to 2500m is a big leap.

It’s a leap that should help his cause and we’re confident enough with the odds on offer. 
Relucent @ 15.00Victoria Derby Best RoughieBet Now
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Victoria Derby FAQ

When is the 2019 Victoria Derby?

The 2019 Victoria Derby is run on Saturday November 2, 2019.

How long is the Victoria Derby?

The three-year-old stayers take part over the 2500m distance at Flemington. Only a few races every year are run over the 2500m.

What is the Victoria Derby worth?

The total prizemoney of the Victoria Derby is $2.5 million, which has seen a significant increase over recent years.

Who is the 2019 Victoria Derby favourite?

The Sydney-based Shadow Hero is the current favourite over Thought of That.



Thought of That has been superb in his two lead-up runs and that should be the best form going forward.

Warning was second behind Thought of That last start but not everything went his way. The odds on offer are generous.

Relucent could add some spice to multiples.

Best Bet: Thought of That @250 at BetMGM - 6 Units
Best Each Way: Warning @600 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Best Roughie: Relucent @1600 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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