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Full field for Victorian Derby


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Favourites Retrieve and Rekindled Interest head a full field of 16 for Saturday’s Victoria Derby at Flemington.

Last year’s winning trainer Mike Moroney will have an anxious wait to find out if he has a runner this time around with Absolutely Awesome the first of four emergencies.

The Peter Snowden-trained Retrieve won the Norman Robinson Stakes while Rekindled Interest from the Jim Conlon stable took out the other traditional Derby lead-up, the AAMI Vase.

The barrier draw for the $1.5 million Classic will be conducted shortly after midday.