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Chau has graduation in his sights, takes five rides at the Valley

Closing in on that apprenticeship-ending victory, jockey Jerry Chau heads into Wednesday's (22 September) eight-race fixture at Happy Valley only two wins away from his 70th career success, and while graduation looms, the 21-year-old remains unperturbed about the challenges that await him as a senior jockey in Hong Kong. “I'm not feeling nervous or emotional[...]
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Field Of 14 To Contest Group 1 SA Derby

Favourite Dalasan will have 13 opponents in his bid to win the Group One South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Locally trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the colt has drawn barrier nine in Saturday's 2500m Classic in which he will be ridden by Jason Holder. Dalasan is chasing a third straight victory having won[...]
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Ben Melham To Take The Reins On Dalasan

Ben Melham is the new rider for South Australian-trained galloper Dalasan when the three-year-old continues his autumn campaign. Melham replaces Craig Williams on the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas-trained colt following a first-up third as a short-priced favourite behind Super Seth in the Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield last Saturday. Macdonald said Williams was not[...]
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Dalasan To Begin Campaign At Caulfield

Autumn options remain open for star Adelaide colt Dalasan with races in Melbourne and Sydney on the table. The three-year-old ramped up preparations with a gallop at Morphettville on Tuesday accompanied by the Chris Bieg-trained Blue Diamond Stakes placegetter Free Of Debt who is making a comeback from injury. Dalasan's co-trainer Leon Macdonald said the[...]
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Hugh Bowman To Ride Dalasan In Guineas

Hugh Bowman will ride favourite Dalasan in the Caulfield Guineas replacing Raquel Clark with connections opting for a strong left-hand whip rider. Co-trainer Leon Macdonald said connections decided on the change after Sunday's Guineas Prelude in which Dalasan was second to Alligator Blood after again laying in down the straight. Clark, Adelaide's premier rider, will[...]
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