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O'Brien Confirms Derby Next For Australia
Meanwhile, War Command's highly regarded stable-mate Australia was responsible for a tremendous first-up effort in the season's opening Classic, beaten less than a length into third. Consequently, the regally bred son of champion European stallion Galileo and 7-time Gr1 winner Ouija Board has been installed a dominant pre-post favourite for the Investec Derby at Epsom on 7 June. "He was a bit unlucky the way they split. Joseph (O'Brien) said he had to commit early, but he ran as straight as a gun barrel and I'm very happy with the way he's come out of the race. He's in good form and won't run before the Derby," said trainer Aidan O'Brien.