2017 Tasmanian Derby Odds and Betting Update

February 2nd, 2017

Nine three-year-olds have been confirmed in the 2017 Tasmanian Derby field; offering punters great value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Gai Waterhouse will saddle odd-on favourite Northwest Passage in Friday's 2017 Tasmanian Derby. Photo: Daniel Costello

Gai Waterhouse will saddle odd-on favourite Northwest Passage in Friday’s 2017 Tasmanian Derby. Photo: Daniel Costello

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Northwest Passage has been a revelation this time in and remains a clear and justifiable $1.35 favourite in 2017 Tasmanian Derby betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Trialling well in the lead-up to his competitive debut, Northwest Passage immediately stamped himself as one to watch via a pair of impressive wins in Sydney minor races over 1300m and 1900m respectively in November and early December.

Suffering his first race defeat when third in the #TheRaces BM67 (1800m) at Randwick on January 2nd, the So You Think gelding responded in the best way possible with a dominant eight length win in the Listed Hobart Guineas (2100m) last time out on January 22nd.

Northwest Passage will leave from barrier 5 in the Tasmanian Derby and will be partnered by regular hoop Adam Hyeronimus.

Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently available at 2017 Tasmanian Derby odds of less-than $10, Matamanoa has found consistent form leading into Friday’s feature race and has firmed into a current $9 quote.

Clearly requiring a run when he resumed for eighth in the Folk Festivals Volunteers Plate (1300m) on December 1st, Matamanoa clearly took benefit from the hit-out when fourth in the Rock In The Vines BM64 (1600m).

Returning to winning form in the McKinnon Seed Cleaning BM58 (1800m) on New Year’s Day, the Good Journey gelding was last seen maintaining well to the line for fourth in the Metcash BM78 (2040m) on January 21st.

Arguably offering punters the best value for money in 2017 Tasmanian Derby betting markets, Shadow Prince will be ridden by positive hoop Noel Callow and is more than worth consideration at a $10 quote, or $2.10 to finish in the first three.

Shadow Prince has taken well to his time under the care of Mick Price and should carry plenty of benefit into his Tasmanian Derby tilt.

Winning the We Love A Bet Maiden Plate (2025m) on December 23rd, the Dalghar gelding made a credible transition to black type company when fifth in the Hobart Guineas last time out.

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