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Australian Derby 2020 tips

Australian Derby 2020 Tips

Regarded as the highest ranked three-year-old event for both Australia and New Zealand is the Australian Derby which is run over 2400 metres at Royal Randwick.

Dating back to 1861, this staying feature is one of our oldest and most famous races with Phar Lap, Tulloch, Dulcify, Kingston Town and Bonecrusher some of the notable winners throughout history.

Last start Rosehill Guineas win Castelvecchio is the current $2.85 favourite with bet365 for the 2020 Australian Derby.

Australian Derby 2020 Betting Odds

1CastelvecchioRichard LittJames McDonald9$2.85
2Shadow HeroMark NewnhamJoshua Parr7$3.80
3WarningAnthony FreedmanTommy Berry10$5
4Sherwood ForestTony PikeKerrin McEvoy12$14
5Eric The EelStuart KendrickNash Rawiller11$26
6Quick ThinkerMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanOpie Bosson6$9
7ZebrowskiTeam HawkesHugh Bowman4$15
8Chains Of Honour
Gerald RyanRobbie Dolan (a)5$81
9SkiddawDanny O'BrienBrenton Avdulla2$26
10DiasonicRichard LamingTim Clark1$26
11Get The IdeaJohn SargentJason Collett8$101
12SacramentoGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus3$61
Odds courtesy of bet365 and correct as of 01/04/2020 at 11.00pm

Australian Derby 2020 Best Bet - Warning @ $5.00

It looks a great battle between seemingly the two class runners in Castelvecchio and Shadow Hero versus this proven stayer of the field.

The 2019 Victoria Derby champion was campaigning beautifully for another Derby tilt prior to his Rosehill Guineas tilt, where he clearly wasn't visually as impressive but wasn't able to gather key momentum.

Given he can run out a strong 2400 metres on rain affected going, barrier ten isn't necessarily a disadvantage as he can roll forward or have blend in earlier with a cart into it.

This has always promised to be terrific edition and for his clear target assignment, we're siding with Warning as the best bet in the 2020 Australian Derby.

Australian Derby 2020 Value Bet - Eric The Eel @ $26.00

It's never easy to successfully complete an interstate mission on the seven day turnaround, however this gelding from the Queensland stable of Stuart Kendrick is a promising galloper.

Since his fifth placing in the 2019 JJ Atkins, this three-year-old has given the impression that he'll stay and has got stronger as this campaign has wore on.

That included his victory last week at Doomben over 2200 metres where without the favors, he's handled the older opposition and with Raqeeq, Mr Garcia and Ilwendo in that line-up, they were hardly slouches.

Back against his own age for the first time this preparation is Eric The Eel who isn't without an each way chance at long odds in the 2020 Australian Derby.

Australian Derby 2020 FAQ

When is the 2020 Australian Derby?

The 2020 Australian Derby will be run on Saturday, April 4 at Royal Randwick Racecourse. It will run as Race 7 on the program.

Who won the 2019 Australian Derby?

Angel Of Truth won the 2019 Australian Derby.

What's the Australian Derby worth?

Due to temporary prize money cuts the 2020 Australian Derby will be worth $1 million. 
$580,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who's trained the Australian Derby winners?

TJ Smith trained 9 winners of the Australian Derby.  That is the most for any trainer.

Who's ridden the most Austalian Derby winners?

With 6, Tom Hales has ridden the most Australian Derby winners. These took place from 1875 to 1887.

How to bet on the Australian Derby?

To place a bet on the Australian Derby you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker. 
Markets open up well in advance for feature races such as the Australian Derby.

What distance is the Australian Derby?

The Australian Derby is run over a distance of 2400 metres.



Warning is a proven stayer and has been ticking along nicely for his 2020 Australian Derby tilt.

Eric The Eel drops is back against his own age now and has some each way claims.

Best Bet: Warning To Win @5.00 at bet365 Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Eric The Eel To Win @26.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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