Almindoro firms for Victoria Derby

Almindoro firms for Victoria Derby

Almindoro firms for Victoria Derby

The Victoria Derby betting picture changed again after today’s MRC Norman Robinson S. 2000m G3 with the runner-up,

Redoute’s Choice colt Almindoro (ex Alalunga by Machiavellian), one of the firmers, and likely to appreciate the Derby distance.

Having only his fourth career start, and still a maiden, Almindoro stayed on strongly behind Retrieve, who quickly firmed to TAB favouritism for the Derby. Now paying $8 to win, Almindoro is second favourite for the 2500-metre classic at Flemington on 30 October.

Another Derby-hunting son of Redoute’s Choice, Shadowofexcellence (ex Tugela by Riverman, and so a half-brother to champion stayer Makybe Diva) reared up as the gates opened and took virtually no part in today’s contest. He’s currently paying $14 to win the Derby.

Almindoro was bred by Chris Rogers and sold to owner Mr K.E. Bartlett for $525,000 from the Bellerive Stud draft for $525,000 at the 2009 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Champion sire Redoute’s Choice currently heads the Australian 3YO Sires’ list by individual winners with 17.