Character takes out the Queensland Guineas

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After a failed Australian Derby run, Character bounced back in fine style to win the Group 2 Queensland Guineas at on Saturday.

The -trained three-year-old was too good for his rivals in the 1600m event, pulling away from the field to defeat galloper by three-quarters of a length.

The son of Teofilo started a $5 chance with online bookmakers, while the fourth-placed Coastwatch was well supported into $5.50.

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After being well fancied in the Derby last start, Cummings said that he wanted the horse ridden like he was when he won at in the prior to the event.

“Obviously it didn't pan out too well last start in a Derby,” the head trainer said.

“Today I told Jimmy (Orman) to ride him very similar to what did a couple of starts back at Newcastle.

“He was very dominant back then and was quite dominant again today.”

Despite being bred to win a Derby, Cummings didn't think he handled the rise to 2400m during The Championships.

“Probably the step up in distance last start probably got to the top of him,” he continued.

“We didn't think probably would have handled it but back to a mile today he was very good.”

Character is now likely to push onto a , where he is a $7 chance with Ladbrokes.

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