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Reliable Man 10Czechoslovakia Makes Australian Debut

Reliable Man gelding Czechoslovakia makes his Australian debut tomorrow when he heads to Morphettville for Trent Busutiin and Natalie Young to contest the Quayclean Handicap over 1400m.

Formerly trained in the South Island by Michael & Matthew Pitman, Czechoslovakia has never been further back than fourth in his five career starts which include a win over 1335m at Gore, a third (to Excellabration) in the Dunedin Guineas and a strong fourth to Scott Base in the Group 2 Wellington Guineas when beaten less than a length over the 1400m.

While drawn badly, Czechoslovakia definitely looks to have a class edge over his opposition and with Melbourne hoop Chris Symons booked to take the ride, he looks sure to run well for his connections. Czechoslovakia has had trial over 990m at Casterton to prepare for Saturday and showed plenty of dash when finishing second to Louie the Legend.

Bred by Gerard Peterson’s GG Syndicate and BW Peterson, & Ms PA Vulgar, Czechoslovakia is out of the Encosta de Lago mare Lumir who is a half-sister to champion racehorse Mahogany.

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