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Coco Sun: SA Derby to the Caulfield Cup

The Tony and Calvin McEvoy stable have their sights on the Caulfield Cup with South Australian Derby winner Coco Sun.

The exciting three-year-old is back in their Ballarat stable after a break and Tony McEvoy said a Caulfield Cup start would be their spring target.

“She had five weeks in the paddock,’’ McEvoy said.

“It doesn’t sound long but it was long enough for her. She’s a bit like me when she sees the feed bin,’’ he said.

McEvoy said watching SA Derby runner-up Warmonger win the Queensland Derby so brilliantly was justification for not going north with Coco Sun.

“Seeing what Warmonger did was very impressive,’’ McEvoy said.

“He obviously was wide a long way when she beat him there in Adelaide, he’s a very good horse and I think the decision to not go to Queensland was the right one for her,’’ he said.

McEvoy said Coco Sun would come back against her own sex in the spring with the ambition of getting into a Caulfield Cup with a light weight.

“We’ll kick her off in mare’s company,’’ McEvoy said.

“I’d like to get to a race like the Caulfield Stakes and then see if she’s good enough for a Caulfield Cup.

“It would be nice to see her in a race like the Caulfield Cup at the right weight,’’ he said.


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