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Liqueuro does it tough at Caulfield

Having watched Explosive Jack win the Group 1 Australian Derby at Randwick, trainer Cindy Alderson is now contemplating a Derby after the win of Liqueuro at Caulfield. Alderson said the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on May 8 was a possibility after Liqueuro took out the Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) on[...]
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Russian Camelot Beats Dalasan In SA Derby

The youngest horse in the field has shown stamina and staying prowess beyond his years with Russian Camelot claiming the South Australian Derby. Bred to northern hemisphere time, Russian Camelot was giving away six months to most of his rivals in Saturday’s 2500m-Classic at Morphettville. Ridden by John Allen, the Danny O’Brien-trained Russian Camelot assumed[...]
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Freedman Stable With Three Caulfield Hopes

Lightly raced two-year-old Show Some Decorum is expected to appreciate a step up in distance at Caulfield where he can press his claims for a spring campaign. Show Some Decorum is one of three starters for the Anthony Freedman stable on Saturday’s program, with imported four-year-old Aussie Nugget and stable newcomer Strasbourg to run later[...]
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Third Time Lucky For Group 1 SA Derby Hope

Trainer John McArdle has the routine down pat when he sends Themoonlitegambler to the races in South Australia. Themoonlitegambler’s latest foray is for Saturday’s Group One South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville and follows the three-year-old’s past two Adelaide starts in the Port Adelaide Guineas and Chairman’s Stakes. Each time Themoonlitegambler has left McArdle’s Mornington[...]
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Russian Camelot On Target For Derby Tilt

Trainer Danny O’Brien says exciting colt Russian Camelot could not be better going into the Group One South Australian Derby and is adamant missing a planned lead-up race will be no excuse. The 2500m-Classic for three-year-olds will be Russian Camelot’s biggest test but it has been a long-range target for the colt who is northern[...]
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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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Hezafox Shows Staying Potential At Sandown

Trainer Greg Eurell has staying options in mind for Hezafox after the three-year-old landed a betting plunge when successful on a rain-sodden track at Sandown. The winner of only one race previously, a maiden on the synthetic track at Pakenham, Hezafox relished the heavy ground to win the Honouring Victoria Police Handicap (2100m) on Saturday.[...]
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SA Derby Fancy To Jump-Out At Flemington

Russian Camelot will have a jump-out at Flemington after missing an important lead-up race to the South Australian Derby. The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old is down to trial over 800m at Flemington on Friday morning. An inflamed throat forced Russian Camelot to miss last Saturday’s Peter Armytage Handicap (1700m) at Flemington, his final lead-up race for[...]
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SA Derby On Radar For VRC St Leger Winner

The Group One South Australian Derby shapes as the next likely target for VRC St Leger winner Sacramento. The gelding’s nose victory over Saint Eustace in Saturday’s Listed 2800m race for three-year-olds at Flemington gave co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott their third-straight St Leger and Waterhouse her fifth in the past eight years. Two[...]
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Russian Camelot Scratched From Flemington

Leading South Australian Derby contender Russian Camelot has been scratched from a lead-up race at Flemington but is still scheduled to head to the Classic in Adelaide. Danny O’Brien withdrew Russian Camelot from Saturday’s 1700m-Handicap on Friday afternoon, with the trainer saying on Twitter the colt had an inflamed throat. O’Brien said Russian Camelot would[...]
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