2017 Tasmanian Derby Tips

February 3rd, 2017

Nine three-year-olds will line up for this afternoon’s 2017 Tasmanian Derby in Hobart; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Noel Callow will take the ride on Shadow Prince in this afternoon's Tasmanian Derby. Photo: Steve Hart

Noel Callow will take the ride on Shadow Prince in this afternoon’s Tasmanian Derby. Photo: Steve Hart

Northwest Passage remains a clear and dominant favourite in 2017 Tasmanian Derby betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Matamanoa ($9) and Shadow Prince ($10).

Will Northwest Passage continue his impressive run of form through the Tasmanian Derby or will one of his talented rivals claim a huge upset?


Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage recorded a dominant eight length win in the Listed Hobart Guineas (2100m) a fortnight ago and it is hard to see anything making up that distance ahead of the Tasmanian Derby. Debuting for a pair of smart wins in Sydney minors over 1300m and 1900m respectively, the So You Think gelding ran third in a talent-rich Randwick race over 1800m on January 2nd, in what was his only other start prior to the Hobart Guineas. Regular hoop Adam Hyeronimus will take the ride on Northwest Passage from the ideal barrier 5.


Shadow Prince ($10)

Shadow Prince has shown plenty of ability this season and he arguably offers punters the best value for money at current Tasmanian Derby odds. Resuming this time for a smart fifth in the Flowers In A Vase Plate (1450m), the Dalghar gelding progressed to fourth in a Terang minor before stormed home to win the We Love A Bet Maiden (2025m) by close to four lengths on December 23rd. Having made a competitive transition to black type company in the Hobart Guineas last time out, Shadow Prince is sure to find a good position close to the speed with Noel Callow in the saddle and appears as though he will relish a step up in distance.


Igitur ($13)

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has travelled Igitur to Tasmania for this afternoon’s Derby and is subsequently confident that the three-year-old is up to the ability of this field. Igitur has produced a number of smart and consistent efforts through his current preparation but was unable to get into the Metcash BM78 (2040m) last time out after missing the start. Brad Rawiller takes the ride on the Helmet colt from barrier 8.

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