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17/2/2020 Bivouac early Oakleigh Plate favourite

Trainer James Cummings is confident Bivouac (Exceed And Excel) is mentally and physically switched on for his bid to become the latest three-year-old to win a feature open-class sprint this season. The Golden Rose (Gr 1, 1400m)- winning colt pleased his trainer in a jump-out at Flemington on Friday in preparation for his return in Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate (Gr 1, 1100m) at Caulfield. This century, Fastnet Rock (Danehill) (2005), Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) (2006) and Starspangledbanner (Choisir) (2010) have all won the Oakleigh Plate as three-year-old colts. "What I like is that he is still mentally switched on but very willing," Cummings said. "He's got an excellent mind and he is focused on his training which gives me every indication he is going to do the same once we saddle him up. From that perspective we're excited to see him return." 


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