On the eve of Carnegie Express's shot at a Triple Crown in the Australian Derby (Aust-I) on March 30, Darley has announced that his sire will work in Australia this year.
Carnegie has worked four of the past five southern seasons -- he stayed north in 1999 -- at Trelawney Stud in the heart of New Zealand's rich Waikato region. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winning son of Sadler's Wells has commuted from Shadai Farm, where he stands by lease arrangement. His transfer to Australia coincides with the second year of operation for Darley's Australian base, Colingrove Stud.
Carnegie Express, meanwhile is a 5-4 favorite to become the second to complete Australia's Triple Crown in almost 30 years to join Octagonal. He won the first two legs: the Canterbury and Rosehill Guineas (both Aust-I).
Don Eduardo, second at Rosehill and a close relative of Octagonal, is a 2-1 second choice for the Randwick classic.