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The Lindsay Park Team have plenty of ammunition to win the 2019 Group 1 $2m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on November 2 with nine three year olds among the nominations.

Just Thinkin', above in green colours, is among the nominations for the 2019 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Just Thinkin’, above in green colours, is among the nominations for the 2019 Victoria Derby at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Eighty-four three year olds have been entered for the Blue Riband event which is the highlight of a terrific day’s racing on the first day of the four day 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Huntly Castle is the most fancied Lindsay Park entry in the Victoria Derby betting with Ladbrokes.com.au putting the David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig trained Sebring colt out at $14.

Cranbourne based Kiwi trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young also have nine entries with the Holy One heading the team.

The Mark Newnham trained Shadow Hero has been installed the as the $9 favourite following his first up third behind Just Thinkin’ and Subedar in the Listed $150,000 Dulcify Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on September 14.

Just Thinkin’ is one of three Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained three year olds to be among the Victoria Derby nominations and the So You Think gelding is on the third line of betting at $12.

Waterhouse and Bott’s other entries are Sacremento and The Lifeline.

Kiwi colt Quick Thinker is the best of Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman’s three entries and has already proved himself on Australian soil with a win in the Group 3 $160,000 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) at Rosehill on August 31.

Ladbrokes.com.au have Quick Thinker on the second line of betting at $10 sandwiched in between Shadow Hero and Just Thinkin’.

The John Sargent trained Aspect Ratio is the only filly nominated for the 2019 Victoria Derby.

First acceptances for the Victoria Derby will be taken at 12 noon (AET) on Tuesday, 22 October.

Early betting for the 2019 Victoria Derby at Ladbrokes.com.au: $9 Shadow Hero, $10 Quick Thinker, $12 Just Thinkin’, $14 Huntly Castle, $15 Adelaide Ace, Power Scheme, $17 Olympic Oath, Southern Moon, $21 El Guerrouj, Lake’s Folly, Long Jack, Relucent, Skiddaw, Soul Patch, The Holy One, Yourdeel, $26 or better the rest.

Nominations for the 2019 Victoria Derby (2500m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 21x ADELAIDE ACE (NZ) C 3 Lindsey Smith
2 76×229 ASPECT RATIO F 3 John Sargent
3 072 ASTRAEUS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
4 6×6 BATTENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Thompson
5 8×5221 BRILLIANT VENTURE (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
6 3 BUDGET KING G 3 Lloyd Kennewell
7 131 CAMP RIFLE G 3 James Cummings
8 25×142 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 758 COOMBE LANE C 3 Matt Cumani
10 8×15 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
11 3x4182x4 CREATOR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 5740×41 DUMMY RUN G 3 David Payne
13 4 EARS THE BARMAN (NZ) G 3 Phillip Stokes
14 2761 EL GUERROUJ (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 9 EPSOM DAYS G 3 Pat Carey
16 681×01 EXETER C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 63×36 EXTRAORDINARY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 557021×9 FABULANSKI C 3 Robbie Laing
19 623 FRANKIE BLUE EYES (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
20 4410×0 GAME KEEPER G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
21 13 GRINZINGER ALLEE (NZ) G 3 Jason Warren
22 48×1 HE IS C 3 Mark Kavanagh
23 361 HIGH TORQUE C 3 Dean Grass
24 4×11 HILO C 3 James Cummings
25 212×0 HINCHPIN G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
26 6711×7 HUNTLY CASTLE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 3 I’M THE BUSINESS (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 21×98 INDEPENDENT ROAD G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 00 IT’S WAR C 3 John & Chris Ledger
30 09 JAYROD TOO (NZ) C 3 Robbie Laing
31 73×11 JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
32 1x KNICKPOINT C 3 James Cummings
33 1×5 LAKE’S FOLLY G 3 Anthony Freedman
34 52 LEWIS C 3 Chris Waller
35 22×16 LONG JACK C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
36 6 LUCKY EDWARD G 3 Tony Vasil
37 93557×32 LUCKY IMPERATOR G 3 Gary Moore
38 61 MACH ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
39 MANSENETA G 3 James Cummings
40 16 MIROKU C 3 Phillip Stokes
41 9x MONTSERRAT G 3 James Cummings
42 4 MULRONEY (NZ) C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
43 256×74 NAVARRE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
44 215 OLYMPIC OATH C 3 Lindsey Smith
45 0 OUTATOWN LOVER G 3 Linc Sullivan
46 2 OVERKILL C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
47 48F0x70 PERSAN C 3 David Payne
48 3x86217x1 POWER SCHEME G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 7 QUAIL HOLLOW G 3 Michael Moroney
50 21x1x QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
51 703 RAISE ’EM UP C 3 Matthew Brown
52 14 RECKONING G 3 Nick Ryan
53 432 RELUCENT (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
54 76 RENT A ROCK G 3 Danny Williams
55 534 REUBEN JAMES G 3 Paul Perry
56 5x91x4x RHAEGAR G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
57 63 ROYAL ADMIRAL C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 2 ROYALTY C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
59 66×66 SACRAMENTO G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
60 7×67 SCICONIC C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
61 77×82 SERENGETI G 3 Pat Carey
62 51 SERIOUS LIAISON C 3 Danny O’Brien
63 214×3 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham
64 5357x31x SHAKESPEARE (NZ) G 3 Johno Benner
65 5×1 SIGN OF USSURI G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
66 2 SIGN SEAL DELIVER C 3 Matt Cumani
67 6×194731 SKIDDAW C 3 Danny O’Brien
68 1×2 SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys
69 0x3 SOUTHERN MOON C 3 Mitchell Freedman
70 28426×61 STAND TO ATTENTION C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
71 88533 THE BOROUGH G 3 Paul Perry
72 0114 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
73 6×1412 THE LIFELINE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
74 653×25 THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
75 TOMBSTONE (NZ) G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
76 77×48 TRANSLATOR C 3 Nigel Blackiston
77 17×353 TREATY OF SEVILLE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
78 2242 TROLLEYED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
79 62 VIGOROSO G 3 Gary Portelli
80 7313179×3 VINCO G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
81 7F0x456591 WAR BARON C 3 David Payne
82 74×34 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman
83 465 WAY BACK WHEN C 3 Chris Waller
84 123111×7 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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.