Global Exchange Wins G2 Autumn Classic

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Lightly-raced is likely to be put on a path towards the Group One Australian Derby in Sydney after announcing himself as colt on the rise with victory in the Autumn Classic at .

The and -trained three-year-old went into Saturday's Group Two 1800m race off a win at first-up this preparation and took the step up in class in his stride.

After settling back in the field under , Global Exchange ($8.50) started to round the field approaching the home turn before sprinting to the front at the 200m.

He defeated last-start winner Cossetot ($4.80) by 2-1/4 lengths with another head to favourite Aramayo ($3.60) third.

Global Exchange is a son of stallion Dundeel who claimed the Sydney triple crown for three-year-olds in 2013, culminating in his six-length Derby win at Randwick.

Maher said he would now map out a program for Global Exchange, with races such as the Group One (2000m) and Australian Derby (2400m) on the radar.

“We always thought he was a Derby type horse,” Maher said.

“He raced here last preparation over a mile and it just showed he wasn't quite mature enough so we put him away and he put the writing on the wall last start.

“We still thought he was a little bit wayward so we put the blinkers on and he really showed his talent today.

“He's a real progressive horse and I think he's got a really bright future heading into the Sydney .”

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