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Mike de Kock saddles three at the Dubai World Cup on Saturday and his son Mathew will be taking care of duties on Derby Day at Turffontein.

While Mat and his assistants are going to be running around like crazy saddling 14 horses across 12 races, he is looking forward to a day on which the yard is stepping out some heavy artillery and is likely to better its Gr1-winning tally of 119 to at least 120 or more.

He spoke to Turf Talk about the big day.

The last time a Grade 1 SA Derby favourite was quoted at 1-6 was on the afternoon of 24 April 1999, when Horse Chestnut came to Turffontein for the last time and won the race by 10 lengths prior to being exported for a campaign in the United States.

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