Sydney Racing Tips – Australian Derby
The AJC Derby is a group 1 for 3yo over the 2400m at Randwick racecourse with prize money of $1 million (was $2 million prior price money reductions). It is the feature race for 3 year olds over the Sydney Racing Tips Autumn Racing Carnival and will be covered extensively by our Expert Sydney Racing Tips analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins aka Mr Longshot.
The Championships Day 1 and Group 1 racing
The AJC Derby is one of four feature Group 1 races on the first day of the 2 week Carnival The Championships. It promises to be a great day of Saturday Randwick Racing Tips. The Doncaster Mile, TJ Smith Stakes and Sires Produce being the other Group 1 to make a massive day of Sydney Saturday Racing at Randwick. It is a big 10 race card with the feature Group 1 races 6 to 9 in the afternoon.
Australian Derby past winners
It’s a race that has been won by some of the superstars of the Australian turf including Octagonal (1996), Mahogany (1994), Bonecrusher (1986) and Strawberry Road (1983).
Last year the winner was Angel of Truth at the healthy odds of 16-1. Levendi was the winner in 2018 at 6-1, Jon Snow in 2017 at 7.5-1 and in 2016 Tavago at big odds of 31-1.
Of the last 8 Australian Derbys, Tavago was the longest odds winner with It’s a Dundeel the shortest at a $1.24 odds on fav in 2013. Of the last 8 Australian Derby’s the average price of the winner has been $10.75 but only two have been favourites.
Sydney Racing Tips – Triple Crown
The Triple Crown is the jewel in the crown for 3 year olds during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Triple Crown is the Rosehill Guineas, Randwick Guineas and Australian Derby. The Rosehill Guineas was won by the Australian Derby fav Castlevecchio and the Randwick Guineas winner was Shadow Hero. Both of these start here and the two favourites.
Australian Derby Racing Tips
There are three horses under 5-1, one at 9-1 and then it is 14-1 the field. The Sydney Racing Tips Australian Derby market is:
$3.80 Shadow Hero
$9.00 Quick Thinker
$14.00 Sherwood Forest
$27.00+ rest of field
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