Dyna Villa’s dominates in Group 2 Queensland Derby final

VICTORIAN superstar sprinter Dyna Villa scored the third Group win of his career at Albion Park on Thursday night, blowing his rivals away in the final of the Group 2 Queensland Derby.

Stepping beautifully from box two, the Jenny Hunt-trained chaser was never headed in a three length win over No Donuts, clocking a blistering time of 29.70 over 520-metres. Brad Canty’s talented youngster was gallant in defeat and won plenty of admirers with another gusty performance, with local runner Fabulous Storm giving his trainer Reg Hazelgrove a huge thrill when finishing third.

Punters threw their support behind Dyna Villa, a son of Collision and Roxio Bale, which started as the $1.80 favourite and didn’t disappoint, bringing up his 23rd career win at start number 42. Owner Brendan Wheeler has more reasons to celebrate, with Dyna Villa cracking the $700,000 prize money mark thanks to the Derby’s winner’s purse of $48,475.

Thursday’s win will add another impressive piece of silverware to the Wheeler trophy cabinet for Dyna Villa, which already includes his 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup and 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder title.

Group 2 Queensland Derby Results – 23rd April, 2015 – Albion Park 520-metres

1st – Dyna Villa – Jenny Hunt ($48,475)
2nd – No Donuts – Brad Canty ($13,850)
3rd – Fabulous Storm – Reg Hazelgrove ($6,925)
4th – Up The Attitude – Vicki Wisener
5th – Elusive Desire – Colin Graham
6th – Don’t Go Quietly – Pamela Field
7th – Bago Kysam – Peter Ruetschi
8th – Quasi Bale – Mark Delbridge

Time: 29.70
S1: 5.51 (2)
S2: 11.42 (2)
Run Home: 12.77
Margins: 3 x 6

Scratchings: Dawkins Bale, Pacific Harbour

Past Discussion

  1. Dyna villa is just a tease , so frustrating , once all his issues are sorted , he could be anything , sadly I don’t see that happening

  2. Dyna villa is just a tease , so frustrating , once all his issues are sorted , he could be anything , sadly I don’t see that happening