Peter Moody’s Victoria Derby Day Tips
It doesn’t get any bigger than Victoria Derby Day and our man Peter Moody has Glenfiddich in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Moods’ tips for the Coolmore Stud Stakes and the three other Group 1 races are now available in his complete 2020 Victoria Derby Day tips!
Flemington - Race 5 2:20pm AEDT
No. 1 Mystic Journey
Mystic Journey’s record at Flemington over the mile is simply outstanding and that has been where she has produced her best form.
Odeum is a horse on the up and they look to have the race between them, but I am going with the proven performer in Mystic Journeuy.
Flemington - Race 6 3:00pm AEDT
No. 4 Glenfiddich
I’m sticking with my boy Glenfiddich.
Dropping back to 1200 metres is the big ask and you never know if they will have enough speed in their legs after being prepped for the Caulfield Guineas and the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
The thing in his favour is that a number of his rivals are coming off indifferent preparations.
Farnan was meant to be going to the Golden Rose and The Everest, while Anders was beaten as a short-priced favourite the other day and pulled up in terrible condition.
They are going to run along early and that gives a horse like Glenfiddich a genuine hope. I think he is a Group 1 horse and I believe he has the quality to win a race like this.
Flemington - Race 7 3:45pm AEDT
No. 1 Cherry Tortoni
This is an awful edition of the Victoria Derby and it is hard to get excited about any horse in this field.
Cherry Tortoni was tough last start and he looks like the best of a bad race.
Flemington - Race 8 4:30pm AEDT
No. 15 Nonconformist
I saw Nonconformist win at Pakenham a while back and I’ve been really taken with him all the way through.
I am confident that he has a good race in him.
I think he can produce a big performance at juicy odds.