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6/5/2020 Field of 14 for SA Derby
Photo: Leon Macdonald

Dalasan (Dalakhani) will face 13 rivals in his bid to win the South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday. Trained locally by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, the colt has drawn barrier nine in Saturday’s race, where he will be ridden by Jason Holder. Dalasan is chasing his third win in a row having won the traditional lead up races, the Port Adelaide Guineas (Listed, 1800m) and Chairman’s Stakes (Gr 3, 2035m), both at Morphettville. The Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) winner Warning (Declaration Of War) has drawn barrier three and will be ridden by last week’s Australasian Oaks (Gr 1, 2000m)- winning jockey Damien Thornton. Three fillies, Moonlight Maid (Puissance de Lune), Silent Sovereign (Dalakhani) and Zayydani (Savabeel) will back-up after contesting last week’s Oaks.

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