It's A Dundeel has become just the
fifth horse to claim Sydney's three-year-old triple crown with the
easiest of wins in the final leg, the Australian Derby.
By the time the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas are run, the
2400 metres of the famous classic is not for the faint hearted.
an awesome display, It's A Dundeel jogged at the back of the field for
the first part of the race before James McDonald took him to the outside
on the turn.
He reached the front with ease and McDonald had him in cruise control as they went to the line six lengths ahead of Philippi.
A Dundeel went out the $1.24 favourite with Philippi second elect at
$9.50 with Kingdoms defying his $101 quote to run third, 1-1/4 lengths
behind the runner-up.
Trainer Murray Baker is used to winning big
races both in Australia and his native New Zealand but says his latest
star may be his best.
“He did it pretty easily, didn't he,” Baker said.
“He's so relaxed and so laid back.
“To win three Group Is in Sydney is pretty special.”
In fact It's A Dundeel has won four Group Is in Sydney with the Spring Champion Stakes in October his first.