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Queensland Derby 2022 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 24 May 2022
Bets.com.au Staff 24 May 2022
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  • The Queensland Derby is a three-year-old feature run over the Brisbane Winter Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 2400m at Eagle Farm
  • The 2022 edition will be contested on Saturday, May 28
  • Rick Morris provides his Queensland Derby preview
Queensland Derby Tips
Our Queensland Derby preview is included below. (Getty)

The Queensland Derby is a 2400m three-year-old feature run over the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
  • 2022 Queensland Derby Field & Odds
  • 2022 Queensland Derby Tips
  • Queensland Derby 2022 FAQs

With a wet track likely, this young stayer’s event will be a real test of endurance.

Off the back of his win in the Rough Habit Plate, Dary Destroyer is the $4.40 favourite with BetDeluxe for the 2022 Queensland Derby.

2022 Queensland Derby Field & Odds

1Tutukaka (NZ)Tony PikeJames Orman 1157kg$23
2Dark Destroyer (NZ)Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew ScottSam Weatherley157kg $4.40
3Caboche (NZ)Chris WallerJames McDonald 957kg $10
4MenazziStuart KendrickNash Rawiller1757kg $14
5Pinarello (NZ)Roger James & Robert WellwoodLeith Innes2057kg $5.50
6Red WaveTony & Maddysen SearsKyle Wilson-Taylor1357kg $51
7Southern Stock (NZ)Chris MunceLarry Cassidy1957kg $14
8BalmauriceRex Lipp & Nicholas HahnBrad Stewart1657kg $101
9Sea Treasures (NZ)Bjorn BakerRachel King1457kg $41
10Ting TongKris LeesAndrew Mallyon1857kg$51
11Satirical GloryJohn SargentJim Byrne1257kg $41
12Paternal (NZ)Chris WallerHugh Bowman357kg $8
13Dark RebelEdward CummingsJoshua Parr2157kg$51
14Global AusbredBrad WiddupKerrin McEvoy557kg$17
15Impel Gazelle (NZ)Michael CostaBen Thompson1557kg$51
16Anythink GoesMatthew SmithRyan Maloney457kg $26
17Nest Egg (NZ)Chris Waller Samantha Collett657kg $51
18Villaden (NZ)Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla757kg $51
19eTurn Me Over (NZ)Chris Waller Jamie Kah1057kg $51
20eVelvet Lady (NZ)Kris LeesTim Clark255kg$51
21eKipling's JourneyPeter & Will HulbertMark Du Plessis857kg $151
Odds courtesy of BetDeluxe & correct at 12am on 25/05/2022.

2022 Queensland Derby Tips

2022 Queensland Derby Best Bet – Dark Destroyer

I had him penciled in for the Queensland Derby and he scored a bonus win last start in the Group 3 Rough Habit on the way to his grand final.

The New Zealand raider sustained a very long run in trying Soft 7 conditions and withstood a strong challenge from Paternal, who he meets again.

Dark Destroyer was strong through the line, giving every indication the 2400m will be even more to his liking and If they do race on a heavy surface, that won’t phase this son of Proisir.

2022 Queensland Derby Next Best Bet – Paternal

Paternal really laid it down to Dark Destroyer last time and was a month between runs there, so there should be some improvement to come.

He did get the better run of the eventual quinella, however it was still a great effort and looks the obvious danger coming from the Waller yard.

While his dam side produces mainly sprinter/miler types, his sire Savabeel won a Cox Plate and was runner up in the 2500m VRC Derby.

2022 Queensland Derby Value Bet - Villaden 

Another of the strong Waller contingent who comes through a different form line than the bulk of this field, having done all his racing in Victoria.

His lead up races have been on good tracks and was getting home for fourth over 2000m at Flemington last start, indicating this rise in trip could suit.

Villaden is a son of Tavistock and the breed generally get through the ground, so he could be the surprise packet of this line up.

Queensland Derby 2022 FAQs

When is the 2022 Queensland Derby?

The 2022 Queensland Derby is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 28.

What distance is the Queensland Derby?

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

How can I live stream the Queensland Derby?

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

Who won the 2021 Queensland Derby?

Kukeracha won the 2021 Queensland Derby.



Happy to trust the Rough Habit Plate form and back Dark Destroyer, while also saving on Paternal.

Villaden is a rough option for the wider exotics.

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