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Racing Round Up - Recap of all the news and results from Saturday's racing in Australia

Adam Cusworth in Latest News 12 May 2018
Round up of all the news from the big race action from Saturday May 12
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English is now a two time Group 1 winner

A quality field of gallopers assembled at Doomben on Saturday May 12 for the Doomben 10000 (1200m), while at Morphettville, the three-year-olds lined up for Group 1 glory in the South Australian Derby (2500m).

Here is our round up of all the action. 

English prevails in the Doomben 10000

The Doomben 10000 attracted a number of big names, including the 2017 Everest (1200m) winner, Redzel, who was sent out a $2.50 favourite in the $700,000 Group 1.

However, it was the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained English that prevailed in the first of three major sprints over the course of the Brisbane autumn and winter carnival. 

The consistent five-year-old mare 4settled just behind the speed that was set by Redzel and swooped home in the straight before holding off the fast finishing Impending, while Le Romain edged out the tiring Redzel for 3rd. 

The win by the the daughter of Encosta De Lago was her first Group 1 win since she took out the 2016 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and came after a series of near misses at the top level, including the famous 2017 T.J Smith Stakes (1200m) when she was gunned down late by Chautauqua. 

Darren Weir does it again

After claiming the South Australian Derby in 2016 and 2017 with Howard Be Thy Name and Volatile Mix, the leading Victorian trainer, Darren Weir, made it a hat trick of wins in the same race as Leicester scooted home to win by over a length from Rezealient and Runaway. 

Sent out a $4 favourite, the last start Chairmans Handicap (2035m) winner settled in a prominent position before bounding away in the concluding stages. 

The support races

Punters were treated to a day of plenty of quality action around Australia and there were plenty of notable results from some of the second tier races at Morphettville and Doomben, while Scone played host to an eight-race programme. 

One of the heroes at the provincial NSW circuit was Osborne Bulls, who made amends for a last start defeat by rattling home to take out the Luskin Star Stakes (1400m), while the Jason Coyle-trained Siren's Fury claimed the $200,000 Dark Jewel (1400m). 

At Morphettville, Darren Weir's dominance extended beyond the SA Derby with Peaceful State taking out the Port Adelaide Guineas (1600m), while at Doomben the Chris Waller-trained Youngstar picked up the Doomben Roses (2000m), a key lead up to the Queensland Oaks (2400m).

Looking Ahead

Group 1 racing returns to both Doomben and Morphettville on Saturday May 19 for the running of the Doomben Cup (2000m) and the Darley Goodwood (1200m). 

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