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Amexed Works Well Ahead Of Grand Prix
Talented 3YO Amexed pleased trainer Tony Gollan with a strong gallop at Eagle Farm yesterday ahead of Saturday's Gr3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben, reports horseracing.com.au. The Pentire gelding announced himself as a serious contender for the Gr1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 7 June with a narrow but decisive win in the Gr3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben last start. Gollan said Amexed had taken plenty of improvement from that win and was confident of another forward showing in the Grand Prix this weekend. "He is still on that upward spiral of his preparation," Gollan said. "He has tightened up nicely off that run in the Rough Habit and I couldn't be more pleased with him off his work this morning and his demeanour heading into this weekend's race." Gollan added, "He is just a really nice horse and he has shown us good ability from the get go. It is only his second racing prep and he is a pretty new three-year-old. He is a horse with a lot in front of him and a really good prospect for the stable." Amexed is bred to run out a strong Derby trip, hailing from the same New Zealand family as Adelaide Cup winner The A Train and Grand National Hurdle winner Busby Glenn. He is also related to brilliant Kiwi galloper Calm Harbour, winner of the Gr1 Thorndon Mile, Gr1 Captain Cook Stakes and Gr3 Awapuni Gold Cup.