Leon Corsten’s improving three-year-old Epic Dragon has earned a possible campaign targeting the 2010 Victoria Derby after enjoying a win at Moonee Valley on Saturday.
Al Maher colt Epic Dragon showed his spring potential claiming victory in the Spotless Handicap (1500m), where warm favourite Servant finished fifth.
A winner of two of their four career starts, Epic Dragon was coming off a disappointing 10th place to Anacheeva in the McKenzie Stakes but showed plenty of improvement on Saturday.
Betting on the 2010 Victoria Derby will open at SportsBet next week following the nominations
Kyneton-based trainer Corstens is now considering a run in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on October 30 for Epic Dragon.
Epic Dragon has already won at Flemington when they took out the Listed ANZAC Day Stakes (1400m) back in April.
Next on the agenda for Epic Dragon is the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) on September 24, the result of which will determine whether Corstens presses onto the Victoria Derby or instead targets the Caulfield Guineas on October 9.
Epic Dragon has been under the training of John Sadler for the past six months as Corstens served a suspension that eased today, the stable’s head training doing wonders with the promising galloper.
Betting markets for the 2010 Victoria Derby will open shortly at Sportsbet with nominations for the three-year-olds classic due to close on September 21.
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