G'day for Australia
Australia overturned the odds and the ante-post applecart as he floored favourite Free Eagle at Leopardstown on Saturday.
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The regally-bred Aidan O'Brien-trained colt had been expected to struggle against the ante-post market leader for the Investec Derby.
But instead it is Australia who now heads the betting for next year's Epsom Classic at a best price of 8/1 with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes after he left Free Eagle's backers reeling with a comprehensive success in the Breeders' Cup Turf Juvenile Trial.
Stan James are as low as 4/1 and spokesman Rory Jiwani said: "Free Eagle was sent off at prohibitively short odds but he had no answer to Australia who stretched clear in impressive fashion."
The Fugue was a very impressive winner of the Irish Champion Stakes and Sky Bet cut her to 8/1 for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the back of the display.
Spokesman Michael Shinners said: "The Fugue is clearly thriving right now and will be a major force wherever she turns up in the autumn."
Longchamp is trainer John Gosden's preferred target - although her participation would be ground dependent - along with a trip to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup. Ladbrokes make her their 7/4 favourite for the Filly & Mare Turf in California.
Another major market mover on the day was Top Notch Tonto, an impressive winner at Haydock who now heads the betting for the Betfred Cambridgeshire and trainer Brian Ellison is keen to run if conditions are suitable.
He is just 8/1 with Stan James, but can be backed at 14/1 with the sponsors and Paddy Power.
Hoof It ran a fine trial for the Ayr Gold Cup in finishing third in the Haydock Sprint Cup. Betfred cut him to 12/1 for the Scottish showpiece but Sky Bet are 16s from 25s.
The Leeds-based firm made the same move for Platinum in the Cesarewitch following his win on the same Haydock card. Betfred are the same price from 33s.