Always exciting to have a runner in the time honoured WATC Derby. Oakland Park will be represented by the High Chaparral gelding Chapasco, who is out of the O’Reilly mare Marascobel, a half-sister to Oakland Park’s former top liner Marasco.
The 3YO has had three starts this campaign for first up fourth at Pinjarra, before stepping up to Listed level in the J.C Roberts Stakes, running eighth and the Listed Melvista Stakes where he finished seventh.
Also going around Saturday for Oakland Park is the 4YO Rogano gelding Bronze Wing. He will run in the benchmark 59+ event over 1800 metres and comes off a last start fourth over 2200 metres.
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