Martin Kelly reports from Flemington after the Joseph O’Brien-trained Rekindling won the Melbourne Cup.
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Jessica Harrington's MAGWADIRI was a handy winner on his first outing for the handler last time and despite a 9lb rise for that triumph on his return to turf, he can play a leading role once again here. Dance Alone has knocked on the door the last twice and is given a chance at the ratings, racing from the same mark as his weekend Limerick second. The veteran Dinkum Diamond proved he was still in good heart when second last time at Leopardstown and is another to consider here, along with John Oxx's Miss Zizi.
MAGWADIRI looked better than ever when making a winning debut for this yard at Roscommon last week and a 9 lb rise may not be enough to prevent him from striking again. Dance Alone put in another good shift when runner-up at Limerick on Friday and is next best ahead of Dinkum Diamond and Miss Zizi.