American Import Resumes

American Import, Honor In War (USA), resumes on Saturday at Caulfield in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes. The 8yo stallion returns to racing following his single start at Flemington in the Spring in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.

"He has returned in terrific order following his Summer break and given this extra time to further acclimitise, we expect him to show us his best this Autumn" Danny O'Brien said.

Despite his age, the son of Lord At War (ARG) has been sparingly raced throughout his career while competing at the highest level in America and now in Australia.

In his only Australian run, he met with severe intereference on several occassions in an action packed Group 1 Emirates Stakes that saw one rider outed for one month and the other severely reprimanded for causing interference on seperate occassions to Honor In War (USA) in the run.

The field assembled for the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes looks the strongest in years with some of the best WFA performers and handicappers from the Spring in Melbourne.

"This is a big task for him but it will show us which way we head with him for the remainder of the Autumn" said O'Brien.

Classy mare Crepe de Chine also resumes in the Meneres BMW Stakes over 1100m. She is coming off an impressive victory on VRC Oaks Day in the Lexus Stakes over the same distance. She is a winner on the track, races well fresh and again has Glen Boss in the saddle. 

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