The excitement of racing continues as we head into Day 1 of The Championships in Sydney with OTI contesting two of the Group 1 races on offer at Randwick,
Vin de Dance will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Mongolian Khan as he attempts to win the rare double of the New Zealand and Australian Derbies. He looks to be a strong contender in the Australian Derby with a good barrier draw, and the stable are very happy with his progress since arriving in Sydney.
Our beloved and well-supported Tom Melbourne will attempt to break his run of outs in the Doncaster Handicap. He has been primed for the race during this campaign, but in true Tom style an unlucky barrier has been drawn. In the very capable hands of Kerrin McEvoy, the Waller stable believe him to be very competitive in the race.
Across the Tasman, one of our favourite Redwoods, Romancer, will be stepping out at Te Aroha in a 1400m Handicap. Romancer plans to head to the Group 2 Easter Handicap on April 21 following Saturday’s effort, so a forward showing is expected.
At home in Victoria, we will be heading to Bendigo for The Golden Mile Raceday where we have two runners stepping out. First out of the barriers will be Gallic Chieftain for the Weir stable in a 2400m Open Handicap. A good run will be required from this horse to warrant a start in the Group 1 Sydney Cup on April 14.
The talented filly, So Far Sokool, will be making her start in the Listed Bendigo Guineas for the Alexander stable. The race looks to be very strong with an 18 horse field, and this filly will be competing against the boys. She has been working very well for Archie at home, and if she can find a good position from barrier twelve, we expect to see her hitting the line strongly.
Best of luck to all connections!