Thirteen three-year-olds will line up for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Tarzino has undoubtedly stamped himself as the best stayer of the current three-year-old crop and remains outright $2 favourite in 2016 Australian Derby betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
A strong and consistent performer through his entire nine start career so far, Tarzino has posted a commendable four wins and three minors.
Making a commendable transition to black type racing when seventh in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 10th, the Tavistock colt savaged the line for third in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) before posting a commanding win in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m).
Resuming this time for fourth in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m), Tarzino was unlucky to finish second in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) but responded in the best way possible with success in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) a fortnight ago.
Tally and Jameka are both yet to herald much interest in 2016 Australian Derby betting markets but remain tied on the second line of betting at $6.50 quotes.
One of two runners for Godolphin in the Australian Derby this year, Tally has returned to racing in slick form this year and arguably offers punters the best value for money at his current odds.
Finishing outside the first three only twice through nine career starts, the Street Cry colt resumed this time for a resounding win in the Woodend Cup (1450m) on January 30th before continuing his unbeaten run in the Danny’s Burgers BM70 (1600m).
Making a successful transition to black type racing with success in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m), Tally received an ideal tune-up for the Group 1 feature with another comfortable win in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) on March 18th.
Leading Godolphin hoop James McDonald will take the ride on Tally in the Australian Derby from barrier 9.
The field’s only filly, Jameka will carry a race-low 54.5kgs in the Australian Derby but will likely require luck in running from barrier 12.
Resuming in spring for third in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m), Jameka progressed to second in each of the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) and Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) before taking out the Moonee Valley Vase in a commanding performance.
Ending her standout year with success in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), the Myboycharlie filly resumed this time for fourth in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) and fifth in the Australian Guineas before placing third in the Rosehill Guineas last start.
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