2016 Victoria Derby Betting Update

October 28th, 2016

A talented field of runners have been confirmed to contest the 2016 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Sacred Elixir leads 2016 Victoria Derby betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Sacred Elixir leads 2016 Victoria Derby betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Kiwi raider Sacred Elixir is arguably the class horse of the 2016 Victoria Derby field and remains a clear $2.90 favourite in betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Sacred Elixir immediately stamped himself as one to watch upon arriving in Australia during this year’s Brisbane Winter Carnival, and capped his impressive three start preparation with a smart win in the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m).

Resuming this time for success in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m), the Pour Moi gelding placed eighth in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) before returning to winning form in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) last weekend.

Only one other runner, the Team Hawkes-trained Swear ($8) is currently available at 2016 Victoria Derby odds of less-than $10.

Returning to racing this time for a classy win in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m), Swear has since placed sixth in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) and second behind Yankee Rose in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m).

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