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Return Aust Campaign For Orpington
Meanwhile following his Derby Day win at Randwick in Saturday's Thrifty Welter (1400m), NZ-trained 4YO gelding Orpington (Orpen-Heart Set, by St Covet) has returned home, but "will be heading back across the Tasman to chase more riches at the Brisbane winter carnival," reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Trainer Tony Pike purchased Orpington at the 2003 NZB Premier Yearling Sale for NZ$85,000; he now boasts 7 wins & 6 placings (including runner-up in last month's Gr2 Japan/NZ Trophy over 1600m at Tauranga) in 18 starts for A$147,189 earnings.