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Warrnambool Carnival Preview

OTI has a long history with the Warrnambool May Carnival. On Wednesday, we go in search of our fourth win in the Warrnambool Cup since New Kid In Town was successful in 2006. Winners in recent years include Tall Ship (2015) and Gallic Chieftain (2018).

Inverloch (barrier 6) will be looking to etch his name onto the honour roll this year. The 6-year-old son of Fastnet Rock has enjoyed a career best preparation. Victories in the G3 Easter Cup and Listed Mornington Cup Prelude accompany two narrow 2nd placings in his past four starts.

Michael Dee who rode Inverloch in his maiden Group success will again ride in Wednesday’s feature. With his proven liking for soft going and the terrific form he brings into the race, the Busuttin Racing team is very confident he will fight out the finish.

Never No More (barrier 9) contests the Listed Wangoom Handicap (1200m). After making his Australian debut over 1000m at Flemington on Anzac Day, good improvement is expected second up. The rise in distance to 1200m is sure to suit the son of No Nay Never.

Connections are looking forward to the debut of promising 4-year-old import Darvin. Trained by Matt Williams, Darvin is by Le Havre, the same sire as stablemate Harbour Views.

Williams has been pleased with the progress Darvin has made since arriving into his stable early this year. The 1700m BM70 has been selected as suitable race to begin his career in Australia.

Plymouth Road (barrier 5) will close out the Carnival. After resuming in the Warracknabeal Cup (1600m), he is sure to relish the 2350m affair, especially on the soft ground.

We wish our fellow partners all the best on what promises to be an exciting day!