$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
Stake Back Offer at Flemington & Randwick!
Bet Runs 2nd or 3rd at Flemington or Randwick? Get Your Stake Back!
Watch Sky Racing FREE!
Sign-Up and watch Sky Racing For Free on Your Phone!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli

The presence of star colt The Autumn Sun in the Group One Rosehill Guineas has connections of Declarationofheart happy to be taking a different path with their Australian Derby hopeful.

The Anthony Freedman-trained gelding ran on well at the end of 1600m for seventh in the Group One Australian Guineas at Flemington last start and is set to have his next start in Friday night’s Group Two Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) for three-year-olds at The Valley in Melbourne.

Declarationofheart worked at The Valley on Tuesday morning and is set to clash with ruling ATC Australian Derby favourite Global Exchange in the field of 13 for the Alister Clark.

“He’s going nicely,” Freedman’s son, and assistant trainer, Sam Freedman, said.

“We were going to go to the Rosehill Guineas but obviously The Autumn Sun is going there now so we’ll be avoiding him and this is a nice race for him.

“We’re looking forward to getting him out to the 2000 metres and then hopefully to the mile and a half (2400m) after that.”

Trainer Chris Waller has confirmed multiple Group One winner The Autumn Sun will progress to Saturday week’s Group One Rosehill Guineas after charging home to win the Randwick Guineas (1600m) last Saturday.

Freedman said the $2 million Group One ATC Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on April 6 was Declarationofheart’s goal this campaign.

“If everything continues to go well, we’ll get through the race this weekend and then look to head towards the Derby,” he said.

Freedman said Declarationofheart had come through the Guineas well and should be suited by the distance rise.

“Although The Valley probably isn’t the perfect track for him, it’s a necessary run we need to get into him in order to get him out to that mile and a half trip,” he said.

  • 400% BONUS at Ladbrokes Sign-up at Ladbrokes via this ad and Deposit $50 and start BETTING with $250! HURRY! Offer ends this week!
  • BET NOW!
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Potential staying star who was rejected by his mum

Yesterday at Gawler, a 3YO sprouted wings in the straight to race away and win like a horse going places....

Prominent horse owner Damion Flower arrested on drug charges

High-profile Australian racehorse owner Damion Flower has been charged over his alleged role in smuggling cocaine on commercial flights from...

Ben Currie guilty of another 12 charges

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been found guilty of a further 12 charges, this time, of race day administration and...

G1 winning trainer guilty of cobalt charges

Trainer Ben Smith has been found guilty of all charges against him relating to elevated cobalt levels, race day treatments...

Watch: A star is born at Wyong

You will be hard pressed to find a better debut win from a horse at Wyong today. Exceedance a two-year-old...

Punter given $1.86 Million Dollar Bonus Bet

What would you do if you logged into your TAB account and discovered a bonus bet to the value of...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.