2022 Victoria Derby Betting Odds at Flemington racecourse

Saturday, 29 October 2022

The leading Australian horse racing betting sites make Mr Maestro the betting favourite to win the 2022 Victoria Derby, although we’ve only seen the Andrew Forsman-trained runner appear a handful of times and there are lots of lively threats. This is a hugely historic race which has been in operation since 1855 and there is some big prize money on the table.

Hitotsu, Johnny Get Angry and Warning are some of the recent winners of the Victoria Derby, with Berkeley Square a more experienced runner who could get the backing from racing punters. Osipenko will turn out at Flemington after previously turning out at Caulfield twice.

2022 Victoria Derby Tips

Why is Mr Maestro betting favourite for the 2022 Victoria Derby? Perhaps it’s something to do with winning the Super Impose, with the horse likely to have run impressively in the Neds Classic at Caulfield. The runner originates from New Zealand, with trainer Andrew Forsman looking for this preparation to be perfect ahead of the Victoria Derby.

However, there’s always an element of uncertainty when it comes to a race principally for three-year-olds. Berkeley Square is trained by Dan O’Sullivan and there was a spirited performance in the Neds Caulfield Guineas although the horse was beaten into fourth place over one mile at Caulfield Racecourse.

While winner of that race Golden Mile won’t be appearing in this heat, the second-placed horse was Elliptical and the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained runner has to merit some serious respect despite it being a surprise runner-up performance after Elliptical finished fourth behind Berkeley Square in the Exford Plate.

Sharp N Smart has yet to line up against any of his Victoria Derby rivals although the three-year-old was the winner of the New TAB App Gloaming Stakes, with this race taking place over one mile and it will be interesting to see whether Team Rogerson can produce a crack training performance.

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.