2015 Tasmanian Derby Final Field and Barrier Draw

February 3rd, 2015

A talented field of just ten runners have been confirmed for Friday’s Listed Tasmanian Derby (2200m) in Hobart, highlighted by some of the Apple Isle’s standout three-year-olds of the last twelve months.

Offered an excellent chance of success from the ideal barrier 3, Shiralee has been confirmed to be partnered by leading Victoria-based jockey Dean Yendall in the 2015 Tasmanian Derby.

Securing one win and a further three minor places over his ten competitive starts so far, Shiralee was a standout over his debut preparation; following up a credible fourth in the Raine and Horne Handicap (900m) with a comfortable win in the Peter Binny Surveys Plate (1000m) in January 2014; returning to the paddock after mid-pack finishes in the Listed Elwick Stakes (1100m) and Listed Gold Sovereign Stakes (1200m).

Steadily building to the task this time in, the Stratum gelding ran second in the Weeding Hire Plate (1600m) on December 10th and received an ideal lead-in to the 2015 Tasmanian Derby when finishing an agonizingly-close second in the Listed Hobart Guineas (2100m) on January 25th.

Talented colt Just Run has found exceptional form over his two most recent starts, but will have to find an extra gear if to overcome the wide and somewhat awkward barrier 9 in the 2015 Tasmanian Derby.

Claiming the two race wins over his six competitive starts so far, Just Run was unlucky to be blocked for a run and sixth in his racing return last winter before immediately returning to the paddock.

Returning for fourth in the McCrimmon Insurance Maiden Plate (1200m) on December 3rd, the son of Savoire Vivre only managed mid-pack finished in two minor races over 1200m through the late stages of December, but is peaking at the right time having won a three-year-old maiden plate over 1400m and the Tasracingclub.com.au Maiden (1600m) most recently.

Confident his runner will stay the distance, trainer Dylan Clark has confirmed Luke Curry will take the ride on Just Run in the 2015 Tasmanian Derby.

Securing several notable results in his native Victoria, Baja Moon has been confirmed for a Hobart debut in the 2015 Tasmanian Derby on Friday.

Disappointing when eighth in his racing debut in July, Baja Moon has more than earned his ticket south for the Tasmanian Derby this time in; running second in the Organs Coaches Maiden Plate (1450m) first-up and winning the Max Blakiston Plate (1600m) on January 15th before a credible fifth amongst classy competition in the Chandler Macleod Handicap (2040m) on January 24th.

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