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The Autumn Sun (Redoute's Choice) held off stablemate Zousain to make it three wins from as many starts and impressed champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy
Santa Lane End could have a shot at The Everest in October after winning his second Group 1 in three weeks
Catching the front-running Heavenly Thought passing the 100 metre mark, Dark Dream had to hold off rival to win by a quarter length
Anthony Mithen of Rosemont Stud will have the two Australian runners stabled together before their royal mission
The famous Melbourne Cup will also visit Closutton and Owning Hill in July before returning to the Curragh for the Darley Irish Oaks weekend
The Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale was topped by the Caulfield Cup winner at A$2.6 million
David Hayes' top sprinter looks primed for the royal meeting where he will renew rivalry with Merchant Navy
The former Johnny Murtagh-trained runner won a Group 3, while over jumps Don’t Be Shy won the Australian Steeplechase
Martin Kelly was in good form at Casterton with a double; Irishman George Watson was one of the most instrumental figures of the Australian turf in the 19th century
The Group 1 Darley Goodwood was won by Santa Ana Lane, who had won the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield in the spring
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