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15/04/02 South Australia Preparing for Western Invasion
Further interstate interest will be created at the 2002 Adelaide Cup Carnival in South Australia with that state's racing officials expecting a troop of westerners in their city racing rich feature races.

Thoroughbred Racing SA Racing Manager Ian Hart told Cyberhorse this afternoon he was expecting "as many as ten" Perth gallopers to race in Adelaide over the coming six weeks.

"We have two good Perth horses nominated to race this Saturday and there should be some more on the way," Hart said.

Western Australia is currently enjoying a surge in popularity and respect from interstaters with that state producing some of the country's best gallopers.

"We have some of the best horses in the country, but we still don't get the credit we really deserve," leading Perth trainer Vern Brockman said.

Brockman is one trainer who is looking to the Adelaide Carnival with his feature winner from Saturday.

Old Fashion scored a strong win in the Group Three Hyperion Stakes on Derby Day at Ascot and he could be in Adelaide for the state's premier sprinting race.

"We could set him for the Goodwood Handicap," Brockman indicated.

"I don't think the 1200 metres would be ideal as he is best around the 1400 metre range, but we would could freshen him up and the new Morphettville track could suit him," he added.

Hart said that a number of other leading stables could also be in Adelaide for the Carnival.

"David Edwards is keen on sending a couple of his better horses here," Hart added.

One of the Edwards trained horse's that could be sent to Adelaide is Saturday's Derby placegetting filly Storm Fille.

Two years ago the Perth filly Voile D'or scored a triumph for her state when she raced to an amazing win in the South Australian Oaks, just a handful of days after matching it with the boys in the SA Derby.

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