Star's Resume

DANNY O'Brien will step out two of his main spring players in Valedictum and Galen at Flemington on Saturday.


Valedictum, Group 1 Emirates Stakes winner there last spring, resumes in the Aurie's Star Stakes with 59.5kg.


O'Brien said Valedictum, who was second in the Aurie's Star last year with 59kg, was going to be near the top of the weights in handicaps and set to go on a weight-for-age program.


Valedictum's latest run was fourth to Perfect Promise in the Orr Stakes at Caulfield in February.


"It was his first real spell for 12 months so we gave him a long break. He'll run in the Memsie after Saturday and depending on how he's going will run in the Craiglee. It's a $500,000 race on the track where he won his Group 1," O'Brien said.


O'Brien hopes Galen, a Sandown winner by Galileo, will be a Caulfield Guineas-Victoria Derby contender.


"What he did as a two year-old was a bonus. We've got some nice three year-olds who we hope will progress to the races like the Guineas, Derby and Oaks," he said.


Demerger is likely to resume in the Craiglee (1600m) at Flemington on September 9.


by Tim Habel - HeraldSun


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