The Rebels and Reds fought out another Australian derby at AAMI Park on Saturday night and it was a cracker with the Reds taking the win 29-24.
It would seem that the Flemington-trained Odeon has enjoyed the perfect preparation for Saturday's $600,000 South Australian Derby.
It'snearly a decade now since a jockey - trainer combination crossed the border from South Australia and raised the eyebrows of racing's aristocracy by taking out one of Australia's most cherished classics the Victoria Derby.
Murray Baker may have plundered the Australian Derby-Oaks double - and another horse schooled under the canny Kiwi horseman is in line for the Randwick carnival scraps. Only this time the most successful New Zealand trainer in Australian group 1s won
The Brumbies rarely looked troubled as they romped to their 10th consecutive Australian derby win on Saturday night.
At Randwick on Saturday, Jon Snow eclipsed his famous namesakes in spectacular style.
Ciaron Maher has always thought Ruthven was a stayer and he gets his chance to prove in Saturday's Australian Derby at Randwick.
Are Australasian racegoers about to witness another Bonecrusher when Kiwi three-year-old Gingernuts shoots for his biggest success in the Australian Derby at Royal Randwick this weekend?
The Rebels are focused on ending their losing run in their first Australian derby of the Super Rugby season.
Champion trainer Murray Baker knows what it takes to bring a New Zealand staying three-year-old over for the Australian Derby – think Mongolian Khan, It's A Dundeel and Nom Du Jeu – and rates this year's crop as good as any.
Tavago is already an Australian Derby winner but co-trainer Trent Busuttin knows he has a different horse, a better horse, heading in the BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.
They paid a late-entry fee and won the New Zealand Derby and now the owners of Gingernuts will look to do the same in the Australian Derby after another powerful staying performance in the Rosehill Guineas on Saturday.
Tommy Berry won the Australian Derby and TJ Smith on the first day of The Championships last year, but it could potentially be left in the shadows by his book for Golden Slipper day in 2017.
Stephen Autridge has seen a change in Gingernuts since he has had the blinkers on both on and off the track.
James Cummings had an eye to the Australian Derby when he decided to send dual group 1 winner Prized Icon to Melbourne for the Australian Guineas at Flemington on Saturday.