The Victoria Derby is regarded as Australia’s premier staying event for 3-year-olds. It is the feature event on what is the first day of the Flemington Carnival. My selection to win the Melbourne Cup this year, won this race last year, Monaco Consul.
The race has a very prestigious history dating back to 1855, and was upgraded to Group 1 status in 1979 and it is Australia’s oldest classic. The race has been dominated by males and the odds see Rekindled Interest betting 3-1, Retrieve at 4-1 and Kudakulari at 23-1.
Damien Oliver is the current leading jockey with 3 wins. With the form that both Cummings and Oliver have so far this Spring Carnival, you’d be mad to discount them in this year’s race.
Betting will be open this year, but I would expect to see the odds of Lion Tamer shorten quite a lot before the jump from 12-1 so perhaps that is the pick to beat the favorite this year. What ever the out come perhaps you could back all of them for next years Melbourne Cup now at big odds?