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Gelagotis Brothers Derby Confidence Soars
Victoria's Gippsland-based Gelagotis Stable has been on a roll over the past few weeks with the determined win of Mourinho (Oratorio-Benevolent, by Generous) last Saturday at Moonee Valley and stable star Hvasstan (Fastnet Rock-Show Hero, by True Hero) progressing stylishly towards the Gr1 VRC Victoria Derby via a classy win in the traditional lead-up event, the Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes. Following trackwork yesterday morning at Moe, it appears the momentum may continue with Gelagotis describing Hvasstan's gallop as "top quality", reports theage.com.au. Gelagotis added: "I'd say he can't really work any better than that. He worked through his paces and breezed up in good time… To be honest that's probably the best he's ever, ever worked. I hope that's not a bad sign, as he's normally pretty lazy and laid back. There's no point getting carried away but you couldn't ask for him to do much more." Hvasstan is currently among the top chances for Saturday's 3YO Blue Riband event (see markets below).