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Aegon set for Karaka Million

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman were buoyed by Aegon’s 1200m trial victory at Matamata on Tuesday ahead of his tilt at the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie later this month. The Group 1-winning three-year-old sat in the trail behind Mannie’s Power before jockey Leith Innes asked him to improve at the[...]
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Stars return for Baker and Forsman

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have welcomed back high-class trio The Chosen One, Aegon and Quick Thinker after their respective breaks following spring campaigns. “All of them returned on Monday,” Forsman said. “It was great to have them all arrive at the same time. It gives you a bit of a boost heading[...]
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Ballarat Cup aim for Mongolian Marshal

Former Kiwi Mongolian Marshal took out Wednesday’s Kyneton Cup (2000m), with a hard-fought victory over Bartholomeu Dias and connections now have eyes for an even more lucrative country cup. The Stuart Gower-trained gelding entered a battle with $2.90 chance Bartholomeu Dias and Double You Tee, with the three pulling clear on the turn. Mongolian Marshal[...]
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Treble for Dennis

While much of the Dennis family focus was on homebred The Chosen One running a game fourth in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), trainer Robert Dennis quietly went about his vocation, racking up a treble at Wingatui on Tuesday. Dennis’ uncles Joe, Martin and Ray Dennis, along with father Tony, comprise the famed Dennis[...]
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The Chosen One a brave Cup fourth

New Zealand-trained stayer The Chosen One finished a gallant fourth in Tuesday’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) won by the Joseph O’Brien-trained Twilight Payment. O’Brien’s father Aidan again played second fiddle to his son, with Tiger Moth finishing runner-up, reminiscent of the 2017 Melbourne Cup, when Joseph’s Rekindling denied Aidan’s Johannes Vermeer. Perennial Cup placegetter[...]
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