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18/3/202 Doncaster for Brandenburg

Brandenburg on his way to scoring an upset victory at Rosehill. Photo:

The John Sargent-trained Brandenburg (NZ) (Burgundy) will bypass the Gr.1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick next month in favour of the Gr.1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on the same card.

The three-year-old son of Burgundy will take some strong form into the race, having won the Gr.2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and placed in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) in his last two starts.

“He is going to have a trial on Friday at Warwick Farm and will head straight into the Doncaster with 49kg,” Sargent said.

“I think with his breeding, a mile at this stage might be his best distance. Out to 2000m, the Burgundys aren’t known to get out to that distance.

“The main reason we are heading to the Doncaster is the 49kg on his back. Three-year-olds have got a great record in the race and I think he will be a huge chance.”

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