Gailo Chop aims for Sydney Group 1 double

Victoria horse trainer Darren Weir
Trainer Darren Weir is hunting a Tancred Stakes win with Gailo Chop. (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Darren Weir’s first Sydney Group One winner Gailo Chop is on track to secure a double for Victoria’s leading trainer in the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill.

Gailo Chop faces a seven-day turnaround for just the second time in his 27-race career as the seven-year-old gelding spearheads a 10-strong field for Saturday’s 2400m feature.

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Almandin, the 2016 Melbourne Cup winner, also makes his first appearance at the Sydney autumn carnival for another Victorian trainer Liam Howley.

The Group One Vinery Stud Stakes (1500m) has drawn a field of 14 for the lead-up race the the Group One ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 14.

Danzdanzdance is the latest New Zealand horse to make an Australian debut after the three-year-old filly placed third in the New Zealand Derby on March 3.