2011 Tasmanian Derby Field, Barriers & Weights

February 2nd, 2011

The $150,000 Group 3 Tasmanian Derby (2200m), the first Group race of the 2011 Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival, will take place at Hobart Racecourse this Saturday February 5 and the field of acceptors, barrier draw and weights for the three-year-olds showdown have been released.

Lee Freedman’s Victorian filly Ludka is the top-rated runner in this year’s Tasmanian Derby final field and after drawing ideally in barrier one is sure to open as the favourite at Luxbet.

Coming off three straight wins, including her tight win in the Listed Hobart Guineas here last start at her Tasmanian debut, Ludka will be hard to beat on Saturday.

Other top fancies in this year’s Tasmanian Guineas field include Hobart Guineas runner-up Tiger Won’t Tell (barrier seven), in-form Stratum filly Rose Of Scotland (barrier six) and the Leigh Childs-trained Heez Born Lucky (barrier nine).

Hold That Tiger gelding Tiger Won’t Tell came within a head of Ludka in the Hobart Guineas last start after jumping from a wide barrier 13 draw, so with a better start on Saturday has the ability to cause an upset.

The other eye-catching run in the Hobart Guineas came from Charlie Goggin’s filly Rose Of Scotland who finished just over half a length away third and she can rise to finish in the money in the Tasmanian Guineas on Saturday.

Meanwhile Heez Born Lucky is the other horse with claims, a winner of four of their six career starts to date, the promising Ustinov gelding may prove a good value bet on Saturday in the Tasmanian Guineas odds.

For access to the hottest 2011 Tasmanian Derby betting markets, make sure you have an account open with leading online bookie Luxbet in time for Saturday’s showdown!

2011 Cadbury Tasmanian Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 4 57 72
2 TIGER WON’T TELL Tommy Young Brendon McCoull 7 57 71
3 HEEZ BORN LUCKY (NZ) Leigh Childs Rhys McLeod 9 57 75
4 JAY BEE’S GEE GEE Stuart Gandy Kelvin Sanderson 3 57 64
5 TREE BANDIT Darren Kenny Michael Guthrie 2 57 58
6 BILLYFITSIM Gary White Justin Hamer 8 57 56
7 ROSE OF SCOTLAND Charlie Goggin Darren Gauci 6 55 75
8 LUDKA Lee Freedman Steven King 1 55 76
9 STELLA’S ROSE Mark Riley Dean Yendall 5 55 58