Victoria Derby favourite Young Werther is attempting to do the almost impossible and win the classic at Flemington at only his third start. A feat which sadly will be achieved in front of empty grandstands and lawns. FOLLOW LIVE
The fabulous Victoria Derby trophy which is up for grabs at Flemington. Which three-year-old has the endurance for the challenging 2500m journey?
Victoria Derby favourite Young Werther is attempting to win the staying classic for three-year-olds at Flemington at only his third start.
The Danny O’Brien-trained colt opened at $3 after the barrier draw on Tuesday but has eased to $3.80 for the 2500m staying test.
Young Werther is yet to race beyond 1800m, having only won a 1500m maiden at Geelong before a luckless second in the Listed Super Impose Stakes (1800m) at Flemington last month.
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He bypassed last week’s Vase at the Valley, which was won by Cherry Tortoni, who has been backed into a $4.40 second favourite.
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