Mel­bourne colt’s tal­ent

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACE DAY PREVIEW -

56.45sec, the fastest time recorded for the race, al­beit as­sisted by a strong tail­wind.

Ma­her said Du­bi­ous has been the sta­ble’s “most pre­co­cious colt” this sea­son.

“Shane McGrath from Aquis men­tioned the idea,’’ Ma­her said. “It’s a stal­lion­mak­ing race and that is what we aim to do with this horse. He’s started his ca­reer very well.’’

Du­bi­ous ($19) drew wide and never got near the in­side rail but fin­ished fast to col­lar Covert Ops ($11) to win by a short head with Krameric ($7) 1½ lengths away third.

Win­ning rider Michael Walker said Du­bi­ous was “strong to the line”.

“He’s only a lit­tle horse but has a big horse’s ac­tion,’’ Walker said.

“The fur­ther he goes the bet­ter he is go­ing to get,’’ Walker said.

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