Etymology kicks off Australian Derby campaign in Hobartville Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday will be the starting point for Etymology’s Australian Derby campaign.

Etymology ran second to Tarzino, above, in the 2015 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Etymology ran second to Tarzino, above, in the 2015 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Etymology showed his staying ability over the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival with a solid 2 lengths second to Tarzino in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington.

Trainer John O’Shea will be looking to see the New Approach three year old doing his best work at the end of the 1400m and expects him to improve as the distances get longer deeper into the Autumn, concluding with the Group 1 $2m BMW Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 2, the first day of ‘The Championships’.

“He’s got a long campaign ahead of him after showing a lot of promise in the spring in Melbourne,” O’Shea said on godolphin.com

“He has some residual fitness from the spring but the 1400m on Saturday is short of his best, so we’ll just be looking for him to finish off well.”

Kathy O’Hara takes the mount on Etymology who will jump from barrier two in the thirteen horse field.

While Etymology has only recorded one win in a 1400m Pakenham Maiden from six race starts, his form over the Spring Carnival also saw him run third to Sacred Eye in the Group 3 $500,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on October 17.

O’Shea will also saddle up Shards and Tarquin in the Hobartville Stakes and both those three year olds could be joining Etymology on an Australian Derby path.

But if O’Shea thinks Shards is not a Derby prospect, he will consider switching him to the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 2 while an Australian Derby start for Tarquin will be decided after the Group 1 $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill on March 19.

All three of the O’Shea trained colts are at long odds in the Hobartville Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au with Shards leading the trio at $15 ahead of Etymology and Tarquin at $41.

The Hobartville Stakes sees the return of Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement who is at the top of the betting at $2.60, a clear favourite in front of the Gerald Ryan trained Spill The Beans at $5.50.

Hobartville Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.60 Press Statement, $5.50 Spill The Beans, $8.50 Vanbrugh, $9 Wolf Cry, Montaigne, $11 Dal Cielo, $15 Shards, $16 Le Romain, $21 Too Good To Refuse, $41 Etymology, Tarquin, $51 Torgersen,$61 Balmain Boy.

In early Australian Derby betting, Etymology is marked at $11 behind Victoria Derby winner Tarzino at $4.40 and Hobartville Stakes rival Vanbrugh at $10.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. Php Faq Script

    If you are viewing come up with alter in most of the living, starting point generally L . a . Weight reduction cutting down on calories platform are a wide stair as part of your attaining that most agenda. weight loss

  2. Php Hosting

    Hi there, You have done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this website.

  3. Laddo Gopal

    An impressive share, I merely with all this onto a colleague who had been carrying out a little analysis during this. And the man the fact is bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him.. smile. So well then, i’ll reword that: Thnx for any treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to go over this, I’m strongly regarding it and enjoy reading read more about this topic. When possible, as you become expertise, could you mind updating your blog post with an increase of details? It is actually highly useful for me. Big thumb up just for this short article!

  4. IT and computer Logos

    Great info – Gulvafslibning | Kurt Gulvmand I’m inquisitive to discover what blog platform you’re utilizing? We are experiencing some minor safety issues with my latest blog thus I’d wish to discover something a lot more risk-free. Are there some suggestions! Take care Online Website Builder

  5. tubidy.com mp3 music download

    Great post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

  6. ed sheeran first song

    Yeah bookmaking this wasn’t a bad conclusion great post! .

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *