Ladbrokes Tip: The Rosehill Guineas – Australian Derby is a popular autumn betting double.
The Australian Derby, also known as the ATC Derby, is one of four Group 1 races taking place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the first Saturday in April on Day 1 of The Championships. The meeting is also referred to as Doncaster Mile Day and the other elite levels on the card are the TJ Smith Stakes, ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes and the Doncaster Mile.
The Australian Derby is open to three-year-old horses and offers $2 million in total prize money including $1.2 million to the winning youngster. Run at set weights over 2400m the colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and the fillies 54.5kg.
The winners of the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas are exempt from Australian Derby ballot each year and provide key lead-ups to the mile and a half classic. The Rosehill Guineas – Australian Derby double was last completed by Criterion (2014).
The latest edition of the Australian Derby took place on Saturday April 1, 2017.
2017 Australian Derby Results
- 1st: Jon Snow
- 2nd: Harper’s Choice
- 3rd: Hardham
Australian Derby Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Set Weights – 3YOs
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $2 million
- First Run: 1861
Australian Derby Odds & Betting
Australian Derby betting markets are dominated by young staying types showing a potential to step up to 2400m and run out the distance.
The best performers in the Rosehill Guineas over 400m shorter a fortnight earlier always feature highly in the Australian Derby odds and the double was achieved twice in three years when It’s A Dundeel (2013) and Criterion (2014) scored both Group 1s.
Fillies have a very poor record against the boys in the Australian Derby and make a risky punt with only one beating home the boys in over 30 years in Shamrocker (2011) as they are usually taking on their own kind in the Australian Oaks the following weekend.
Australian Derby betting favourites saluted three times from 2006 – 2017 most recently with Criterion (2014).
2017 Australian Derby Betting
The Australian Derby odds 2017 will be published below as soon as our markets are open on the three-years-old autumn classic.
Australian Derby Field
The Australian Derby field features a selection of the season’s best staying three-year-olds facing off over the mile and a half, many seeing the distance for the first time. The traditional lead-up for horses heading into the Australian Derby field is the Group Rosehill Guineas (2000m) held a fortnight before, a race that produced all but three of the Australian Derby winners from 2009 – 2017.
Twice since 2003 18 horses have lined-up in the Australian Derby field when Clangalang (2003) and Criterion (2014) won respectively. Australian Derby nominations are taken on a Monday in early February before first acceptances a month later in the first week of March.
Final Australian Derby acceptances then close on the Tuesday before the race attracting a fee of $7,700 for connections when the field and barrier draw is released.
2017 Australian Derby Field
The Australian Derby 2017 field and barrier draw will be released on Tuesday March 28, 2017 and published below
- 2017 Australian Derby Nominations closed on February 6, 2017 and attracted 133 early entries
- 2017 Australian Derby First Acceptances were taken on March 7, 2017 leaving 52 hopefuls
The official 2017 Australian Derby Final Field attracted thirteen three-year-old stayers dominated by the Kiwi raider Gingernuts who drew out in gate 12, is proven on Heavy going and comes off a smart Rosehill Guineas win.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||63351×6202||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||6||56.5kg||107|
|2||21×401111||GINGERNUTS (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Opie Bosson||12||56.5kg||106|
|3||x11433x512||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||4||56.5kg||100|
|4||x289333731||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||9||56.5kg||100|
|5||165344×403||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Kerrin McEvoy||7||56.5kg||86|
|6||1x3670x671||HARDHAM||David Brideoake||Luke Nolen||5||56.5kg||84|
|7||323211×354||ANAHEIM||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||1||56.5kg||80|
|8||112×522||RUTHVEN||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||8||56.5kg||76|
|9||26×3121265||HARPER’S CHOICE||Gerald Ryan||Jason Collett||10||56.5kg||74|
|10||53226×5576||HOLLYWOOD MO||Paul Perry||Zac Purton||3||56.5kg||–|
|11||17346||IMPAVIDO||Bjorn Baker||Joao Moreira||11||56.5kg||74|
|12||312×758||RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ)||Mark Newnham||Tye Angland||2||56.5kg||68|
|13||95416×5062||SHINE TAK STAR||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||13||56.5kg||59|
2017 Australian Derby First Acceptances
The official Australian Derby 2017 first acceptances are now out with 52 three-year-old stayers still in the mix including the spring’s Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon chasing the interstate Derby double and winner of the Randwick Guineas in the mud Inference from the Hawkes Racing stable.
Australian Derby Tips
Australian Derby tips are usually determined by the results of the Rosehill Guineas two weeks earlier at Sydney’s other premier track. Only three times since 2001 has an Australian Derby winner run worse than fourth in their lead-up runs with Roman Emperor (2009) and Mongolian Khan (2015) both coming off fifths in the Rosehill Guineas, and Tavago (2016) improving on a sixth in the NZ Derby before his upset win at Australian Derby odds of $31.
Other Australian Derby betting tips include avoiding fillies who have a very bad record in the race and sticking to Sydney form with just three winners in over 30 years not coming off a Rosehill run last time out.
2017 Australian Derby Tips
Our exclusive Australian Derby 2017 betting tips on the three-year-old stayers to back and sack in the feature autumn staying showdown will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.
Australian Derby Form Guide
The Australian Derby form guide shows the full field, barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the mix. Using the information to place a well-informed tip is essential and it is a great idea to look at horses that ran top three in the Rosehill Guineas last time out when doing the Australian Derby form.
Historical data dating back from 1983 shows that most Australian Derby winners jumped from barriers 1 – 8 with the most successful gates in that time being 1 with six winners and 8 with seven winners up until 2016.
Australian Derby Form Facts
- Just three fillies from 1983 – 2017 have won the Australian Derby
- Rosehill is the best form to follow into the race with all but three of the Australian Derby winners (from 1983 – 2017) having come off a run at Sydney’s other best race track
- The Rosehill Guineas – Australian Derby betting double is a popular one with punters and history shows Criterion (2014) was the last horse to win both races
- Barrier one has produced the most successful Australian Derby results in the past 30 years including three straight wins from 2014 – 2017
Australian Derby Results
The Australian Derby results and finishing order are known when the race runs on Day 1 of Sydney’s The Championships on the first Saturday in April. Along with the Australian Derby winner the results reveal the winning trainer, jockey, margin and time as well as the starting prices of all the runners.
The most notable upset Australian Derby results in recent years include Tavago ($31 in 2016), Ethiopia ($15 in 2012) and Nom Du Jeu ($26 in 2008).
Notable Australian Derby winners in the past 10 years include Mongolian Khan (2015), Criterion (2014), It’s A Dundeel (2013) and Headturner (2006).
2017 Australian Derby Results
The 2017 Australian Derby results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 1, 2017 and published below.
|1||4||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||–||9||56.5kg||$7.50|
|2||9||HARPER’S CHOICE||Gerald Ryan||Jason Collett||0.8L||10||56.5kg||$26|
|3||6||HARDHAM||David Brideoake||Luke Nolen||0.9L||5||56.5kg||$31|
|4||8||RUTHVEN||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||2.1L||8||56.5kg||$15|
|5||2||GINGERNUTS (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Opie Bosson||3.3L||12||56.5kg||$2.60F|
|6||3||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||5.4L||4||56.5kg||$5|
|7||1||PRIZED ICON||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||9.5L||6||56.5kg||$11|
|8||10||HOLLYWOOD MO||Paul Perry||Zac Purton||9.6L||3||56.5kg||$101|
|9||7||ANAHEIM||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||9.8L||1||56.5kg||$11|
|10||11||IMPAVIDO||Bjorn Baker||Joao Moreira||10.1L||11||56.5kg||$20|
|11||5||SO SI BON||Robbie Laing||Kerrin McEvoy||12.8L||7||56.5kg||$15|
|12||13||SHINE TAK STAR||John Sargent||Brenton Avdulla||24.3L||13||56.5kg||$201|
|13||12||RIGHTEOUS MATE (NZ)||Mark Newnham||Tye Angland||50L||2||56.5kg||$151|
Australian Derby Winners
|2017||Jon Snow||Harper’s Choice||Hardham||2:38.1|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Philippi||Kingdoms||2:33.4|
|2012||Ethiopia||Polish Knight||Laser Hawk||2:28.7|
|2010||Shoot Out||Descarado||Monaco Consul||2:32.6|
|2009||Roman Emperor||Harris Tweed||Predatory Pricer||2:31.0|
|2008||Nom De Jeu||Red Ruler||Littorio||2:36.2|
|2007||Flumicino||Ambitious General||Tuesday Joy||2:36.4|
|2002||Don Eduardo||Carnegie Express||Pentastic||2:32.7|
|2001||Universal Prince||Sir Clive||Danamite||2:30.8|
|2000||Fairway||Shogun Lodge||Now Voyager||2:34.0|