New Season arrives as Spring approaches

With the arrival of the new racing season comes the impending Spring riches and there looks to be a bright future for the Danny O'Brien Racing team. The big race nominations are in and it looks to be a busy lead up to the Spring with many names that weren't around this time last year.

Tacit Agreement has been entered for both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and arrives in Melbourne tomorrow evening after his flight from America. He has the credentials to make a big splash in the staying ranks this Spring being a winner of four of his last five races and a runaway winner over the Melbourne Cup distance in July last year.

Many of O'Brien's horses that stood up in the Autumn have shown that they deserve to be given the opportunity to graduate to blacktype races over the coming months.

Archie Senior and DouroValley, both 5yo's, raced with distinction over the pre-Winter months after joining the O'Brien stable. Archie Senior kicked off with a solid third at Caulfield on a Friday in January before putting together four on end, including the Echuca Cup, capping it off with his last start win in the Listed Auckland Club Cup.

Ultra consistent stablemate DouroValley has failed to miss a place at his last seven starts and despite only managing one win since being transferred to O'Brien, he has netted nearly $140,000 for his loyal owners. He has been earmarked to resume in the J J Liston Stakes at Caulfield.

With other well performed horses including Juste Momente, Master O'Reilly, Purrealist, Chinchilla Rose and Group 1 winner Valedictum all kicking off in the coming weeks, the Spring looks to be upon us.

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