DARREN Weir’s torrid week continued when his two Victoria Derby runners Extra Brut and Savoie both drew poorly.
Extra Brut drew barrier 15 and Savoie drew barrier 17 in this morning’s draw.
Gai Waterhouse was happy with favourite Thinkin’ Big’s draw of nine.
“I’m not worried about the barrier. He doesn’t have to lead,” Waterhouse said.
Thinkin’ Big will start from barrier 7 if both emergencies are taken out.
Second favourite Aramayo drew next to Thinkin’ Big in barrier 10.
Derby favourite Thinkin’ Big has drawn a middle barrier. Picture: Jay TownSource:News Corp Australia
VRC DERBY (2500M)
1 Thinkin’ Big (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott) T Clark 9 55.5kg
2 Aramayo (James Cummings) T Angland 10 55.5kg
3 Extra Brut (Darren Weir) J Allen 15 55.5kg
4 Stars Of Carrum (Robbie Laing) B J Melham 7 55.5kg
5 Home Ground (John Sargent) H Bowman 16 55.5kg
6 Mickey Blue Eyes (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig) R Bayliss 3 55.5kg
7 Savoie (Darren Weir) D Yendall 17 55.5kg
8 Visao (Ciaron Maher & David Eustace) D M Lane 13 55.5kg
9 Seberate (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig) C J Parish 18 55.5kg
10 Chapada (Michael Moroney) J B McDonald 12 55.5kg
11 Sikorsky (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig) L Nolen 6 55.5kg
12 Farooq (Tony McEvoy) K McEvoy 2 55.5kg
13 Louie the Legend (Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young) D Dunn 11 55.5kg
14 Savvy Oak (Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young) M Zahra 5 55.5kg
15 Tolemac (Francis Finnegan) 14 55.5kg
16 Grinzinger Star (Danny O’Brien) D Oliver 4 55.5kg
17e Alessandro (Robbie Griffiths) B E Thompson 1 55.5kg
18e Vow And Declare (Danny O’Brien) J M Winks 8 55.5kg
Originally published as Derby barrier gets Big tick from Gai
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