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2018 Queensland Derby Group 1 June 9 - Doomben

Dark Dream wins 2018 Queensland Derby Group 1 $600,000 at Doomben (QLD), 2200m.

2018 Queensland Derby Group 1 June 9 - Doomben

Dark Dream wins 2018 Queensland Derby Group 1 $600,000 at Doomben (QLD), 2200m.

DARK DREAM winning the CHANNEL SEVEN QUEENSLAND DERBY
DARK DREAM winning the CHANNEL SEVEN QUEENSLAND DERBY Picture:Steve Hart

Favourite, the Kerry Parker-trained gelding Dark Dream Horseform  Dream, recent winner of the Rough Habit Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) here on 12 May, again staged a strong staying effort in taking this Group One feature. He raced in sixth place, one off the rails, before moving up well (deep) coming to the 600m. He challenged at the 200m and finished a bit too well to score by a short neck at the post.

Darren Weir-trained Heavenly Thought Horseform Thought, winner of the Grand Prix (Gr 3, 2200m) here on 26 May, had a nice trip from his inside barrier (1) in third spot on the rails, got along the inner to hit the front on straightening and then fought gamely for a very good second.

Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Youngstar Horseform again settled well back and remained near the tail of the 16-horse field before going deep on turning for home. She then responded with a very late finish for an eye-catching third.

Augustus Horseform  raced in seventh place, improved nicely behind the leaders approaching the home turn, was third on straightening and kept battling on nicely for (3.2 lengths) fourth.
ANZ Bloodstock News




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R7 DOOMBEN 9 June 2018
Queensland Derby 3 , 2200m
Race Synopsis: Favourite, the Kerry Parker-trained gelding Dark Dream, recent winner of the Rough Habit Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) here on 12 May, again staged a strong staying effort in taking this Group One feature. He raced in sixth place, one off the rails, before moving up well (deep) coming to the 600m. He challenged at the 200m and finished a bit too well to score by a short neck at the post. Darren Weir-trained Heavenly Thought, winner of the Grand Prix (Gr 3, 2200m) here on 26 May, had a nice trip from his inside barrier (1) in third spot on the rails, got along the inner to hit the front on straightening and then fought gamely for a very good second. Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Youngstar again settled well back and remained near the tail of the 16-horse field before going deep on turning for home. She then responded with a very late finish for an eye-catching third. Augustus raced in seventh place, improved nicely behind the leaders approaching the home turn, was third on straightening and kept battling on nicely for (3.2 lengths) fourth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. DARK DREAM (AUS)
3yo Gelding
KERRY PARKER
TIM CLARK
57.0
$4.25
 
ALL AMERICAN (AUS) - BUCHANAN GIRL (AUS)
Miss M Basson & Miss J M Wilson
2nd  
2. HEAVENLY THOUGHT (AUS)
3yo Colt
DARREN WEIR
BRAD RAWILLER
57.0
$8.00
 
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - GOD LOVE IT (AUS)
T Bates, M T C D Racing (Mgr: Miss A Maiden), Seventomany (Mgr: C Lewis), G Swann, M Hunter, G Sposato, M Catanzariti, C Mathieson, The Herbie (Mgr: E Aldridge), R Cocks, J Bono, S Thompson, Mrs M Kenna, B Kenna, B Grace & Fulham Racing (Mgr: G Walcott)
3rd  
16. YOUNGSTAR (AUS)
3yo Filly
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
55.0
$6.50
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
 Unifaith Bloodstock(Mgr: A J Koolman), Archer Racing(Mgr: A A Inglis), Mrs C J Inglis, Mrs J Minahan, G Minahan, R Atra, Mrs C M A Atra, P C Shadbolt, Mrs K J Shadbolt, J K Sheather & Mrs K P Sheather
4th  13. AUGUSTUS (AUS)
3yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BRENTON AVDULLA
57.0
$101.00
5th  4. MAHAMEDEIS (AUS)
3yo Gelding
NICK RYAN
JAMES WINKS
57.0
$21.00
6th  5. REZEALIENT (AUS)
3yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
JAMIE KAH
57.0
$51.00
7th  11. LUCKY FOR ALL (NZ)
3yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
57.0
$4.50
8th  8. HAN XIN (AUS)
3yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
MARK ZAHRA
57.0
$13.00
9th  10. ALMIGHTY CROWN (AUS)
3yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BEN MELHAM
57.0
$151.00
10th  12. MEROVEE (AUS)
3yo Colt
CHRIS WALLER
BLAKE SHINN
57.0
$31.00
11th  14. BANNER SEASON (AUS)
3yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
J LLOYD
57.0
$41.00
12th  15. TURNBERRY (AUS)
3yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
DAMIAN BROWNE
57.0
$151.00
13th  7. LIVE AND FREE (NZ)
3yo Gelding
JOHN O'SHEA
JAMES MCDONALD
57.0
$5.50
14th  17. CAPTIVATOR (AUS)
3yo Gelding
L D KELLY
LEITH INNES
57.0
$201.00
15th  6. CALIFORNIA TURBO (AUS)
3yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
COREY BROWN
57.0
$101.00
16th  9. WON WON TOO (NZ)
3yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
JIM BYRNE
57.0
$101.00


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