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2022 Victoria Derby Tips - Can Sharp N Smart run the trip out strongly?

28 Oct 2022
Conrad Castleton 28 Oct 2022
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  • The $3 million Victoria Derby is the three-year-old classic of the Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 2500 metres at Flemington
Victoria Derby Tips
Sharp N Smart is our best bet in the Victoria Derby. (Getty)

The Victoria Derby is a class three-year-old event held over the Melbourne Spring Carnival that has produced some champions in the past.

This $3 million major draws those local stayers who have endured a long Spring Carnival, often coming through races such as the Caulfield Guineas and Spring Champion Stakes.

At $3.30 with Ladbrokes, Berkeley Square heads the betting for the 2022 Victoria Derby.

Victoria Derby 2022 Betting Odds

1SHARP ’N’ SMART (NZ) Graeme & Deborah Rogerson James McDonald 357kg$3.70
2BERKELEY SQUAREDan O'Sullivan Craig Williams 557kg$3.30
3LET’SROLLTHEDICE Danny O'Brien Ben Melham 757kg$26.00
4MR MAESTRO (NZ) Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 1757kg$5.50
5PERICLESJames Cummings William Buick 657kg$8.00
6GRAND PIERROJason Warren Mark Zahra 1557kg$31.00
7MANZOICE Chris Waller Michael Dee 857kg$26.00
8FOUJITA SAN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 957kg$18.00
9SKYPHIOSRob Blacker Harry Coffey 1457kg$51.00
10MURAMASATrent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 457kg$16.00
11FEARLESS KNIGHT Kacy Fogden Brett Prebble 1157kg$67.00
12BERARDINO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 1057kg$41.00
13DISTRUSTFUL AWARD Paul Preusker Dean Yendall 1257kg$34.00
14HIGHLAND BLAZEJackson Pallot Liam Riordan 1357kg$301.00
15KING’S CROSSING (NZ) Danny O'Brien John Allen 1657kg$51.00
16LEHNDORFFMark Newnham Joshua Parr 157kg$151.00
17eABERFELDIE BOY Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock TBA257kg$81.00
Odds provided by Ladbrokes. Taken at 4.05pm - 26/10/22.

Victoria Derby 2022 Tips

Victoria Derby 2022 Best Bet - Sharp 'N' Smart

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Last week's Spring Champion Stakes winner produced a strong win over Caulfield Guineas runner-up Elliptical, quickly jumping up to the 2500m as Ace High did when winning this race in 2017.

He looks the obvious that is looking for this longer trip, while the quality of the horses in this race quickly drop off after the top four or five in the market.

Confident he beats the other two market fancies home, who I have question marks on over this journey while he should stay, and he showed last week that class is also on his side - two valuable assets to have going into this three-year-old classic

Victoria Derby 2022 Next Best Bet - Grand Pierro

I loved the way he dug deep to win the Geelong Classic over 2200 for Jason Warren, the same trainer who won the race in 2020 with Confrontational, who was not paid up to run in this.

It feels like there is a bit of redemption about this horse heading into this event, and although he does not yet have the runs against the Caulfield Guineas type horses, he looks a proper stayer.

Happy to have a small play on him at the price who should appreciate the big track at Flemington along with a rise in journey.

Victoria Derby 2022 Value Bet - Pericles

On the back-up from his third placing in the Moonee Valley Vase last week, he looked the winner on the bend but just did not seem to enjoy the circuit all that much.

Trainer James Cummings said during the week that he is wanting to get to Flemington and a much longer journey, both of which he gets here.

Early pace, staying ability and that touch of x-factor still be so lightly raced and un-exposed to a degree, Pericles looks the horse that can explode in his right race.

Victoria Derby 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Victoria Derby?

The 2022 Victoria Derby is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 29.

What distance is the Victoria Derby?

The Victoria Derby is run over a distance of 2500 metres.

Where is the Victoria Derby held?

The Victoria Derby is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

Who is the favourite for the 2022 Victoria Derby?

Berkeley Square is the favourite for the 2022 Victoria Derby.

How can I live stream the 2022 Victoria Derby?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Victoria Derby and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2021 Victoria Derby?

Hitotsu won the 2021 Victoria Derby.



Sharp N Smart looks the horse to beat off of last week's Group One win, while Grand Pierro and Pericles can run a great race.

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