Star 3-year-olds Complacent and Savvy Nature have drawn wide barriers for Saturday’s $1.5 million VRC Derby (2500m) at Flemington.
The John O’Shea trained Savvy Nature is the new favourite at $4.60 despite drawing gate 13, while Peter Snowden’s Complacent has drifted to $5, after drawing barrier 16.
Complacent will jump from barrier 14 if the two emergencies don’t get a run.
Snowden’s other runners – San Diego (6) and Tupac Amaru (8), drew much better.
The Robbie Laing trainer Polanski is on the fourth line of betting at $7.50, after coming up with barrier 1.
$1.5m Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), 3pm Saturday, Flemington
1. CRITERION Craig Williams 55.5kgs David Payne
2. COMPLACENT Kerrin McEvoy 55.5kgs Peter Snowden
3. SAVVY NATURE (BLKS) James McDonald 55.5kgs John O’Shea
4. POLANSKI Hugh Bowman 55.5kgs Robbie Laing
5. DRAGO Damien Oliver 55.5kgs Anthony Cummings
6. SAN DIEGO Steven Arnold 55.5kgs Peter Snowden
7. HONEY STEEL’S GOLD Luke Nolen 55.5kgs David Hayes
8. TIPS AND BEERS Brett Prebble 55.5kgs David Hayes
9. EPIC SAGA Chris Symons 55.5kgs Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
10. TUPAC AMARU (BLKS) Craig Newitt 55.5kgs Peter Snowden
11. PINSTRIPE LANE (BLKS) Nash Rawiller 55.5kgs John Sadler
12. THROW THE KING Thomas Sadler 55.5kgs John Sadler
13. THUNDER FANTASY Peter Robl 55.5kgs Anthony Cummings
14. SURGING WAVE Nicholas Hall 55.5kgs David Hayes
15. FAMECHON Dwayne Dunn 55.5kgs Michael Moroney
16. BRING SOMETHING Glen Boss 55.5kgs Ken Keys
17. CADILLAC MOUNTAIN Daniel Stackhouse 55.5kgs Peter G Moody
18. EMPIRE ROCK Daniel Moor 55.5kgs David Hayes