2021 ATC Australian Derby: Tips and Race Preview

Selecting the kiwis to run big races in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2021 ATC Australian Derby at Randwick on Saturday.

ROCKET SPADE winning the Snow Williams Bayleys Sw+p
ROCKET SPADE winning the Snow Williams Bayleys Sw+p Picture: Trish Dunell

Rocket Spade can do the Derby double at $8 in the 2021 ATC Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

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2021 ATC AUSTRALIAN DERBY – RACE ANALYSIS AND TIPS

Yaletown should be able to comfortably find the front. ROCKET SPADE (2) ran on strongly from the rear of the field to win the NZ Derby and arrives in Australia off a soft success in weaker company over the mile at Tauranga. One of only two in the field who are proven over the trip.

YALETOWN (6) has improved with each run this prep and led throughout for a half-length victory in the Tulloch Stakes, a race which has a nursery for Derby winners a fortnight later. Looks a great chance at odds to become the fifth horse in as many years to claim the Tulloch/Australian Derby double. THE FRONTMAN (5) placed in the NZ Derby before disappointing in the Tulloch Stakes where he wanted to over race. Trainer has won this race on five occasions including the 2020 renewal with Quick Thinker.

LION'S ROAR (1) was again running on strongly in the Rosehill Guineas. Like his pedigree profile out to 12 furlongs. MONTEFILIA (16) has found the line well both runs this prep. Placed in the VRC Oaks last spring. SKY LAB (3) next best from the Rosehill Guineas.

2021 ATC AUSTRALIAN DERBY – SELECTIONS

1st – 2 Rocket Spade

2nd – 6 Yaletown

3rd – 5 The Frontman

4th – 1 Lion's Roar

WHEN IS THE 2021 ATC AUSTRALIAN DERBY?

WHEN: – Race 7 @ 3:15pm AEST

WHERE: Randwick Racecourse

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* Note that betting odds may differ from time of publication


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Randwick

Saturday, 10th April 2021

7
15:15
(local)

Bentley Australian Derby (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $2,000,000
2400m TURF SOFT
7
15:15
(local)
AUD $2,000,000
2400m SOFT

Bentley Australian Derby (G1)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) 3yo C
JAKKALBERRY (IRE) - EXTRA EXPLOSIVE (NZ)
J ALLEN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$16.00
56.5kg
M Johnston, Mrs A J Johnston, T A Ginnane, Madica, Mrs B E Porter, Miss J L Porter, Miss M Porter, D J O'Connor, N Matthews, D J Canny, A E Ronalds, J H McInnes, The Kov & A S Ingersole

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2nd 7. YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - ROMANTIC TIME (NZ)
TOM MARQUAND
DANNY O'BRIEN
$15.00
56.5kg
D T O'Brien, Mrs J O'Brien, B A Ainsworth, T H Rourke, J F Hardwick, A C Lennen, S W Bruhn, C Kopacz & Salter Pastoral Company (Mgr: R C Salter)

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3rd 1. LION'S ROAR (NZ) 3yo G
CONTRIBUTER (IRE) - MINNALEO (NZ)
BRENTON AVDULLA
JOHN O'SHEA
$8.50
56.5kg
Champion Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J Abrahams), R Hodge, Mrs S Codner, G Koneski, Ms V Sheils, J Denny, S Brown, Mrs L Miller, S Miller, H Bayliss, J Codner, Lotave (Mgr: D O'Neill), M McIntyre, Ms M Lambert, Mrs D Fisher, G Lamont, Mrs F O'Shea, Sedgewyn (Mgr: J Abrahams), J Purtell & D Steffel

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4th 16. MONTEFILIA (AUS) 3yo F
KERMADEC (NZ) - BANA WU (GB)
JASON COLLETT
DAVID PAYNE
$3.25
54.5kg

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5th 8. KHOEKHOE (AUS) 3yo C
TURFFONTEIN (AUS) - WALVIS BAY (NZ)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
MATT CUMANI
$10.00
56.5kg

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6th 12. FAVREAU (NZ) 3yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - LADY KIPLING (NZ)
TOMMY BERRY
J G SARGENT
$21.00
56.5kg

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7th 5. THE FRONTMAN (NZ) 3yo C
MAKFI (GB) - IMPOSINGLY (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$41.00
56.5kg

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8th 2. ROCKET SPADE (AUS) 3yo C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - AFFAIROFTHEHEART (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
$13.00
56.5kg

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9th 15. OLYMPIC GAZE (AUS) 3yo G
OLYMPIC GLORY (IRE) - WINGSTACK (AUS)
DAMIAN LANE
PAUL PERRY
$201.00
56.5kg

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10th 11. TOSCANINI (AUS) 3yo C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - SOUBRETTES (NZ)
JAMIE KAH
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$41.00
56.5kg

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11th 14. ZAKSPEED (AUS) 3yo G
SPIRIT OF BOOM (AUS) - KEEP THE CHANGE (AUS)
ANDREW ADKINS
WENDY ROCHE
$201.00
56.5kg
12th 13. RONDINO (AUS) 3yo G
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - LITTLE LESS LIP (AUS)
KEAGAN LATHAM
GREGORY HICKMAN
$151.00
56.5kg

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13th 4. MILFORD (NZ) 3yo C
SAVABEEL (AUS) - ETIQUETTE (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
STEPHEN MARSH
$51.00
56.5kg

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14th 3. SKY LAB (AUS) 3yo G
REAL IMPACT (JPN) - GOLD MISSION (AUS)
JAMES MCDONALD
PAUL PERRY
$4.25
56.5kg

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15th 6. YALETOWN (AUS) 3yo G
VANCOUVER (AUS) - MARIANNE (NZ)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$21.00
56.5kg

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16th 9. PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) 3yo C
MORE THAN READY (USA) - ALLEZ WONDER (AUS)
MS RACHEL KING
EDWARD CUMMINGS
$61.00
56.5kg

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