Dariana Wins 2010 Queensland Derby Beating Kutchinsky & Miss Keepsake

June 15th, 2010

On Saturday the Bart Cummings-trained Dariana left the drama of her Queensland Oaks failure behind when she easily won the $500,000 Group 1 Channel Seven Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm.

Redoute’s Choice filly Dariana left her open field of rivals behind when she claimed an impressive four and a half length win ahead of $3.30 favourite Kutchinsky, with last start Queensland Oaks winner Miss Keepsake ($8) running a gallant third just a long-head further back.

Shaping up as the most promising staying filly of the season, Dariana has now won three of her nine career starts for $451,160 in prizemoney and on Saturday gave esteemed trainer Bart Cummings his 260th Group 1 success.

Dariana is shaping up as the most promising staying filly of the season

For more details about Dariana’s win in the 2010 Queensland Derby head to Eagle Farm Races, where the results for all of Saturday’s other great races can also be found.

Eagle Farm’s meeting over the weekend marked the close of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, with the headline event, the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) taken out by the reigning champion Black Piranha.

There are still plenty of other quality races taking place over the next couple of months ahead of the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival in the spring, so check out the odds for the latest races at Ladbrokes.com.au this weekend!

Results of the 2010 Channel Seven Queensland Derby

Finish

Horse

Trainer

Rider

SP

Margin

1
DARIANA
Bart Cummings M Rodd $5
2
KUTCHINSKY
Tony Noonan C Newitt $3.30F 4.5
3
MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ)
Andrew Scott C Munce $8 4.7
4
KEYORA (NZ)
John Wheeler H Bowman $21 5.2
5
BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ)
Bart Cummings B Shinn $26 6.0
6
SIR TIME KEEPER (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson D M Walsh $15 6.1
7
SANDERSON
Kelly Doughty J Holder $17 7.0
8
FAVOURS TRADED
Alan Bailey G Colless $18 7.3
9
THE HOMBRE
John Bary J K B Riddell $9.50 7.5
10
FIELDMASTER (NZ)
Patrick Payne D Brereton $7 8.0
11
RACING HEART
Robert HEathcote S Scriven $41 8.5
12
ROCKET TO RIO (NZ)
Alan Bailey C Williams $26 8.8
13
MARHETA
Michael Moroney M J Zahra $14 13.8
14
FACE THE FRONT
B & R Laming D Nikolic $101 15.8
15
ARVAN
Peter G Moody L Nolen $61 25.3
16
LET THEM HAVE IT
Kevin Moses C Brown $31 40.3
17
CABEZA (NZ)
Danny O’Brien N Rawiller $21 66.3
18
BLUEYS WAY
Tim Martin T Angland $31 68.0
SCR
BENAURA GIRL
John P Thompson
SCR
LANDLORD
Bart Cummings
SCR
MOTHER’S MILK (NZ)
John P Thompson
SCR
OUR TIGRESS
Michael Moroney