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Australian Derby 2022 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 29 Mar 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 29 Mar 2022
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2022 Australian Derby
  • This Group One will be contested on Saturday, April 2 at Randwick
  • Full field available below
Australian Derby Barriers
Hitotsu has drawn gate four in the 2022 Australian Derby. (Getty)

Hitotsu went straight from the mile of the Caulfield Guineas to contest the 2500m Victoria Derby last spring and is attempting a similar pattern here, stepping from the 1600m of the Australian Guineas.

The favourite will jump from barrier four under John Allen, who is looking for back-to-back Australian Derby wins for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable, having combined with Explosive Jack last year.

Can't Go Wrong (barrier 6) and Elzamee (barrier 1) are also prepared by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

Champion New Zealand trainer Murray Baker will retire at the end of the Sydney Autumn Carnival and co-trainer Andrew Forsman is set to take over the stable going forward.

Baker has prepared 22 Australian Group 1 winners, a record for a NZ-based trainer and will be looking to add yet another Australian Derby, with Regal Lion (barrier 10) and White Noise (barrier 21) his 2022 contenders.

Murray's son, Bjorn Baker has War Eternal (barrier 9), Maurice's Medad (barrier 16), Sea Treasures (barrier 17) and Akahata (barrier 20) in the Australian Derby final field.

James Cummings (Alegron - barrier 3, Character - barrier 11), Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young (Forgot You - barrier 13, Footlights - barrier 2) and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott (Castlereagh Kid - barrier 12, Zoumon - barrier 5) have dual representation.

Australian Derby 2022 Barriers & Final Field

1HitotsuCiaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen456.5kg$3
2AlegronJames CummingsHugh Bowman356.5kg$15
3Forgot You (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungMark Zahra1356.5kg$6.50
4Castlereagh KidGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller1256.5kg$18
5Regal Lion (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew ForsmanJames McDonald1056.5kg$7
6White Noise (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Robbie Dolan2156.5kg$26
7War Eternal (NZ)Bjorn BakerDamian Lane956.5kg$19
8CharacterJames Cummings Tommy Berry1156.5kg$11
9Can't Go Wrong (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jamie Kah656.5kg$26
10Maurice's MedadBjorn Baker Joshua Parr1656.5kg$34
11Raging BullDavid Payne Craig Williams1556.5kg$34
12ElzameeCiaron Maher & David Eustace Chad Schofield156.5kg$26
13ZoumonGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark556.5kg$61
14ClydeGary PortelliShaun Guymer856.5kg$61
15BenaudJohn O'SheaBrenton Avdulla1956.5kg$15
16Footlights (NZ)Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young William Pike256.5kg$51
17Sea Treasures (NZ)Bjorn Baker Rachel King1756.5kg$71
18Akahata (NZ)Bjorn Baker Brock Ryan2056.5kg$101
19eAsternishingMick BellDean Holland1856.5kg$201
20eMediaroMatthew SmithJay Ford1456.5kg$61
21eLukey LukeGwenda MarkwellKeagan Latham756.5kg$101
Odds courtesy of PlayUp & correct at 3.40pm on 29/03/2022.

Australian Derby Winners

Dating back to 1861 is the Australian Derby, making it one of Australia's oldest races with Phar Lap, Tulloch, Dulcify, Kingston Town and Bonecrusher some of the famous winners.

The champion Octagonal holds the time record for the Australian Derby with a 2:28.41 victory in 1996 with the biggest winning margin coming in 1886 when Trident strolled away to win the Australian Derby by 10 lengths.

Recent Australian Derby winners include Explosive Jack (2021), Quick Thinker (2020) and Angel Of Truth (2019).

Australian Derby 2022 FAQs

When is the Australian Derby in 2022?

The 2022 Australian Derby is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 2.

What distance is the Australian Derby?

The Australian Derby is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

How can I live stream the Australian Derby?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Australian Derby and all other Australian horse races.

Where is the Australian Derby held?

The Australian Derby is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What is the Australian Derby worth?

The Australian Derby is worth a total of $2,000,000.

$1,160,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2021 Australian Derby?

Explosive Jack the 2021 Australian Derby.


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