Derby Contender for Declaration of War
Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 6
A $65,000 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase from the draft of Mill Park Stud for Sam Freedman and De Burgh Equine, promising staying three year-old Warning announced himself as a Victoria Derby contender with a strong finishing win in the Listed VRC Super Impose Stakes.

Warning - image Grant CourtneyThe Anthony Freedman trained son of Declaration of War (USA) powered home at his fifth start to win the 1800 metre staying test by two lengths over another Declaration of War gelding in Independent Road.

"We've always had a reasonably high opinion of him but he's a lazy, laid-back sort of horse that would improve with the blinkers on," said Freedman, who was delighted to win the race named in honour of the mighty Super Impose, who was trained by his brother Lee..

Warning is likely to run in the Caulfield Classic (2000m) on October 19 and then on to the Victoria Derby if his form continues to improve.

Bred by the Toorak Breeding Partnership, Warning is the second winner from Livia, a winning Galileo mare from the family of stakes-winners Chattanooga, Real Stolle and Nomothaj.

He is the 24th stakes-winner for Declaration of War, a former Coolmore shuttler by War Front that has already sired a Group I winner here in Australia with Winning Ways landing the Queensland Oaks last season.

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