Trots Review: Red-letter day for Stewart with Derby-Oaks double

10 October 2021
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There's no better stable in the land when it comes to young horses, and it would have been little surprise to many when the team at Tonkin Stewart Racing scooped both the Group 1 three-year-old classics at Lord’s Raceway on Saturday night.

Head trainer Emma Stewart prepared Act Now to win the Woodlands Stud Lather Up Victoria Derby and Ladies In Red to capture the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Oaks on a memorable night for the Cardigan-based juggernaut.

Act Now's all-the-way triumph secured a maiden Derby for driver Jodi Quinlan, while David Moran claimed his first Oaks after the star filly dazzled her rivals about half an hour later.

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