Australian Thoroughbred

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3/2/2020 New jockey needed for Dalasan

Dalasan (Dalakhani) is likely to have a new rider on board when he continues his Australian Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) campaign in the CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington. Craig Williams rode the colt to a fast-finishing third in Saturday’s Manfred Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m) with co-trainer Leon McDonald seemingly unimpressed with the ride. “I thought he let him get too far back,” Macdonald told Racing. com. Williams, who blamed the Soft 7 track for the defeat, was riding Dalasan for just the second time. Raquel Clark, who has been on board for four of his five wins, is currently sidelined through injury.