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Canberra The More Likely Target For Defcon

Friday, 4th March 2016

Despite accepting to run in both the Gr2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick tomorrow and the Gr3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) in Canberra on Sunday, it seems more likely that the highly thought of Choisir colt will take his place in the nation's Capital. That's despite drawing a wide pole for the Black Opal. According to horseracing.com.au, co-trainer Peter Snowden, who also has Gr1 Golden Slipper joint favourite Capitalist accepted for the Todman, Defcon's Randwick entry was just a precation. From his only two starts to date, Defcon has finished runner-up in the Gr3 Canonbury Stakes (1200m) & Gr2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) – both at Rosehill Gardens. Toghest to beat for Defcon are likely to be Dieters, Prized Icon and Super Too.

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Defcon (green) went close in the Silver Slipper (pic: Steve Hart)
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