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7/5/2019 McEvoy aiming to have three in Derby

Tony McEvoy is planning to launch a three pronged assault on Saturday’s South Australian Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) with recent Strathalbyn winner Resurge (So You Think) joining Secret Blaze (Sizzling) and Classic Weiwei (Shamus Award) in the $500,000 contest. "Secret Blaze is in fantastic form and is a winner over 2400 metres already and so he’s training on beautifully," McEvoy told "Classic Weiwei’s form has been fantastic in Adelaide and he continues to step up and that shows me two things – one, it looks like he’ll handle the class on his last run and I think he’s going to love a mile and ae  half. I wouldn’t underestimate him. There’s also a horse called Resurge by So You Think. His form has been a little bit disappointing and I took him down a grade the other day and he was really impressive on a Wednesday at Strathalbyn. We’ll try to get him into the race as well because if I worked him with the other two, he’d be very competitive with them while his race day form has been below them."
In early betting markets for the South Australian Derby,  Secret Blaze is $11,  Classic Weiwei is $17 and  Resurge is $51, check out the latest South Australian Derby betting market