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Victoria Derby preview

Been a barren few months for the blog but it's spring time in Melbourne, no better time to get back into it. Also three of my previous contributors in Harry Allwood, Mark Boylan, and Ronan Groome have been nominated for Best Emerging Talent by the Horseracing Writers Press Association (HWPA), which is rather prestigious! Nice to have been a helping hand, albeit a tiny one, along their journey. If writing is something you'd like to try your hand at, particularly previewing a feature preview, please drop me a line!

Onto Derby Day, the greatest day on turf anywhere in the world. My preview of the eponymous race below...


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AAMI Victoria Derby
G1, 3yo, 2500m
AUD 2,000,000
Flemington 1545 local, 0445 GMT

1.Shadow Hero - the Sydney horse with superior form on the board. Won the Gloaming and the Spring Champion, the latter ahead of Castelvecchio who beat all beat the star Japanese horse Lys Gracieux in the Cox Plate last week. Has just gotten better th…