Spring horses off to a terrific start

Danny O'Brien saddled six runners at Caulfield on Saturday and despite going home winless, it couldn't have been a better display from his team. All six were first up in their respective events and showed that the Spring could be a happy hunting ground.

The day got off to a spectacular start with stayer Master O'Reilly resuming with a terrific fresh run, rounding up all but the winner to finish a close up second. After settling back in running, he charged home late to give every indication that he has improved from the Autumn and is in for a bright staying campaign.

Both of the 3yo's resuming on Saturday, Purrealist and Chinchilla Rose, excelled in their respective races. Purrealist ran to the line strongly after being last in running to finish runner up. Over a distance that is considered short of his best, he showed he is on target in a race that is considered to be a guide to the Caulfield Guineas. Chinchilla Rose stormed home in the Quezette Stakes. In her first start for the stable, she showed that she will be able to mix it with the best 3yo fillies in the Spring with her slashing third.

DouroValley showed that he is on target for a good campaign with a solid first up run in the Group 2 Liston Stakes. After getting well back in the running, he finished off to be close up behind the other resuming stayers in what was a very good indication that he will improve as he rises in distance in the coming months.

Well bred mare Juste Momente and the ever improving Archie Senior showed that they are on track with a third and fourth respectively in their races. Both ran well fresh and will be hard to toss in their respective races over the Spring.

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My Pendant faces stakes test in The Vanity

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