The 2017 Victoria Derby Day results will be updated all afternoon long at horseracing.com.au and we could not be more excited for what is always one of the best days of racing anywhere in the world.
The Victoria Derby is the highlight and it is set to be one of the most open races in the historic of the three-year-olds classic as you can make a case for just about every horse in the field.
It is Ace High that is currently a narrow favourite in the betting market with Ladbrokes, but there is very little between him Tangled ($7), Main Stage ($7), Weather With You ($7.50), Astoria ($8) and Sully ($8.50).
There are three other Group 1 races on the Victoria Derby Day card and all three are set to be just as competitive as the Victoria Derby.
The Coolmore Stud Stakes may be the most open Group 1 of the entire Spring Racing Carnival and it is Viridine ($8) that is currently locked in a battle with Invincible Star for favouritism, while you can also make a case for Catchy ($8.50), Trapeze Artist ($9) and Eptimum ($9.50).
It is Gai Waterhouse-trained Global Glamour that is currently a clear favourite in the 2017 Myer Classic betting market with Ladbrokes at a quote of $5, while the enigmatic Tom Melbourne is the punter’s elect in what is a very competitive edition of the Kennedy Mile.
The 2017 Victoria Derby Day results will be updated all afternoon long at horseracing.com.au and there is no better place to stay involved in all of the Derby Day action.
2017 Victoria Derby Day Results
Race 1 (11:45am) – $200,000 Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes Results
Levendi found clear running at the right time to record a narrow victory in the 2017 Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
Ben Melham found himself behind a wall of horses at the 400 metre mark of the Carbine Club Stakes, but he eventually found clear running and Levendi showed an impressive turn-of-foot when asked for an extra effort.
Irish Vega loomed on the outside and Sambro wouldn’t go away, but Levendi was able to hang on to claim an impressive victory.
- 1st – Levendi
- 2nd – Sambro
- 3rd – Irish Vega
Race 2 (12:20pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes Results
Luvaluva came from the tail of the field to record a most impressive victory in the 2017 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
Jockey Blake Shinn settled Luvaluva in last and she was still there at the top of the straight, but Shinn was able to weave his way through the field.
Rimraam was incredibly gallant and Luvaluva took a long time to get to her, but she hit the front in the shadows of the post to stamp herself as the VRC Oaks favourite.
- 1st – Luvaluva
- 2nd – Glam Guru
- 3rd – Rimraam
Race 3 (1:00pm) – $200,000 Group 3 Skip Sprint Results
Lyuba got her nose down at the right time to record a narrow victory in the 2017 Skip Sprint at Flemington this afternoon.
Sheidel took up the running in the early stages of the Skip Sprint, but she was one of the first horses beaten and there were a host of winning chances at the 100 metre mark.
Concealer hit the front and Savanna Armour flew down the outside, but jockey Damian Lane timed his run to perfection on Lyuba and she recorded the biggest win of her career to date.
- 1st – Lyuba
- 2nd – Savanna Armour
- 3rd – Concealer
Race 4 (1:40pm) – $300,000 Group 3 Lexus Stakes Results
Cismontane will go into the 2017 Melbourne Cup after he secured ballot-exempt entry into race with a brave win in the Lexus Stakes.
Stephen Baster took up the running in the early stages of the Lexus Stakes and ensured that the race was run at a solid tempo, but Cismontane looked like a sitting shot at the top of the straight.
Vengeur Masque cruised up to Cismontane and Pentathlon was the danger on the outside, but Cismontane kept finding to record one of the toughest wins you will ever see.
- 1st – Cismontane
- 2nd – Vengeur Masque
- 3rd – Pentathlon
Race 5 (2:25pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes Results
Merchant Navy savaged the line in the final stages to take out the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
Classy filly Invincible Star took up the running in the early stages of the race and was able to kick clear when she was asked for an extra effort.
Formality loomed on the outside, but Merchant Navy absolutely exploded when he found clear running and he finished over the top of his rivals in the shadows of the post to record a stunning win.
- 1st – Merchant Navy
- 2nd – Invincible Star
- 3rd – Formality
Race 6 (3:05pm) – $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic Results
Shoals held-off Eckstein and Dixie Blossoms to win the 2017 Myer Classic at Flemington this afternoon.
Global Glamour took up the running in the early stages of the Myer Classic and Dean Yendall was happy to settle Shoals outside the leader.
Shoals took the fight to Global Glamour at the top of the straight and quickly fought her off her rival, but she looked like a sitting duck when the swoopers appeared down the outside.
Eckstien and Dixie Blossoms threw themselves at Shoals late, but she did enough to hold off her rivals to claim a maiden Group 1 victory.
- 1st – Shoals
- 2nd – Eckstein
- 3rd – Prompt Response
Race 7 (3:50pm) – $1,500,000 Group 1 Victoria Derby Results
Ace High outstayed his rivals to record a most impressive victory in the 2017 Victoria Derby at Flemington this afternoon.
Tye Angland was caught deep on Ace High throughout the Victoria Derby, but he was able to settle into a lovely rhythm.
Ace High was clearly bolting coming around the turn and he finished over the top of Weather With You and Sully to record a very soft win.
- 1st – Ace High
- 2nd – Sully
- 3rd – Astoria
Race 8 (4:35pm) – $1,000,000 Group 1 Kennedy Mile Results
Shillelagh finished over the top of stablemate Tom Melbourne to win the Kennedy Mile at Flemington this afternoon.
Tom Melbourne hit the front at the 200 metre mark, but he always looked like being run down and it was Shillelagh that appeared on the scene late.
The Kennedy Mile quinella capped off a huge week for trainer Chris Waller following the historic victory of Winx in the 2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate last weekend.
- 1st – Shillelagh
- 2nd – Tom Melbourne
- 3rd – Wyndspelle
Race 9 (5:20pm) – $300,000 Group 2 Multiplier Stakes Results
One of the most popular winners on Victoria Derby Day came in the last race as Rich Charm stormed home to win the Multiplier Stakes.
It was Missrock that hit the front at the 150 metre mark and he looked like the winner, but Rich Charm showed a most explosive turn-of-foot to finish over the top of her rivals.
The Multiplier Stakes win was easily the biggest victory of the training career of Udayta Clarke and she was overwhelmed to have won a race on Victoria Derby Day.