2010 Tasmanian Derby

January 28th, 2010

The 2010 Tasmanian Derby is taking place this Saturday the 30th of January at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart.

Held by the Tasmanian Racing Club, the Group 3 race is worth $200,000  and is the first Group status race for the year in the state.

The 2010 Tasmanian Derby will be held on the Cadbury Tasmanian Derby Day spanning 2,200m for three-year-olds at set-weights.

The nominations are in and of the 16 entered only seven are local.

Victorian trainer Danny O’Brien has the most nominees in Backstreet Jazz and Articulate both from New Zealand.

Jameson Aich, Dan O’Sullivan’s colt is coming into the 2010 Tasmanian Derby having never won a 2,200m distance event before, so will hope to make Saturday’s race his first.

Horses to always keep an eye on are those trained by Gai Waterhouse and she has one competing on Saturday in Kinnersley.

The gelding is one of a couple of nominees coming into the 2010 Australian Derby as a favourite.

Others are the Andrew Payne-trained Excuse My French who has won his last three starts and Rod Douglas-trained Coulis who has won her last two.

Last year’s winner of the Tasmanian Derby was the filly Betwixt, and Douglas hopes to make the 2010 Tasmanian Derby winner another filly, in Coulis.

The 2010 Tasmanian Derby is one of five races which take place at Tattersall’s Park on Saturday.

2010 Tasmanian Derby Nominations

Horse

Trainer

Articulate

Danny O’Brien

Backstreet Jazz

Danny O’Brien

Catwen Boy

Mark Ganderton

Coulis

Rodney Douglas

Ebbing

Gary White

Excuse My French

Andrew J Payne

Flotercher

Pat Carey

Geegees Backflash

John Luttrell

Jameson Aich

Dan O’Sullivan

Kinnersley

Gai Waterhouse

Lovorno

Rhonda Hall

Manden

Darren Weir

Norwegian

Robert Smerdon

Sting Like A Bee

Charlie Goggin

Temajim

Leon Wells

Uboa

Graeme McCulloch

Horse

Trainer

Articulate

Backstreet Jazz

Catwen Boy

Coulis

Ebbing

Excuse My French

Flotercher