2020 Victoria Derby Betting Odds at Flemington racecourse

Saturday, 31 October 2020

The 2020 Victoria Derby will take place on 31 October 2020, with this race also being known as the AAMI Victoria Derby. This is an encounter which is run by the Victoria Racing Club and this is one of the biggest horses races in the Australian race card calendar, with this being a Group 1 horse racing encounter.

2020 Victoria Derby Betting and race card

The Victoria Derby racecard is steeped in history, with the race having been inaugurated in 1855 and this is run over a distance of 2,500 metres, with the runners therefore needing to have plenty of stamina to get the trip and the betting looks wide open for the 2020 renewal of the Derby.

Who Are the Favourites to Win Victoria Derby?

Alcyone is heading the betting market for the 2020 Victoria Derby, with the three-year-old having landed victory in the Byerley Handicap at Flemington in July. The Godolphin horse looks to have the right sort of credentials to do well in the Victoria Derby and won that recent encounter over one mile and one furlong.

In his previous outing Alcyone finished second to one of the horses that could be lining up in the 2020 Victoria Derby, with Cherry Tortoni landing the spoils in the Kennedy Taj Rossi Series Final and this horse will be a popular betting option on the Victoria Derby racecards.

Indeed, the Patrick Payne-trained charge hasn’t lost yet in three outings, with the horse winning on his debut at Sale before scoring two wins at Flemington, with this being the track that hosts the upcoming Victoria Derby.

King’s Legacy is also an interesting runner who scored a double success at Randwick Racecourse in April, with the three-year-old winning the Inglis Sires’ over seven furlongs before focusing his attention on victory in the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes over the longer distance of one mile.

The History of the Victoria Derby

As mentioned, the AAMI Victoria Derby is one of the oldest horse races in Australian horse racing history and this is a race that is annually scheduled to take place on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It has a day all to itself which is known as the Victoria Derby day and the prize money tends to be A$2,000,000 which is spread between the leading horses.

The distance was originally 1.5 miles, although 1972 saw the distance of the Victoria Derby change to 2,400 metres before being extended further to 2,500 metres. Interestingly, the race was won by three fillies after being launched in 1855, with some of the more recent winners being Ace High, Extra Brut and Warning.