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Australian Racing - Racing: O'Sullivan keen on Derby with Destroyer

Dark Destroyer could well be bound for the Queensland Derby after his runner-up effort in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas on Saturday.

Co-trainer Lance O'Sullivan will speak to owner David Archer about the next target for the son of Proisir but is keen to see him take a traditional path to the Group 1 contest over 2400 metres, for which he is currently a 20/1 chance. You can follow the action via our Sports Live Streaming service.

The Group 3 Rough Habit Plate over 2000 metres at Doomben in a fortnight is also an option that may be explored.

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O'Sullivan set for Archer talks

"I haven't spoken with David just yet, but I'm hoping to catch up with him during the week," O'Sullivan told Racing.com.

"We will have a discussion about our options and David will make the decision, but I believe the Rough Habit Plate is the best option if we are to move on to the Derby after that.

"I think the best thing about his run on Saturday was the fact that he pushed the winner so close and there was a decent margin back to the rest of them.

"The little bit of give in the ground they had also suited and he has gone over there as a fresh horse and on the way up, while for a few of his rivals the campaign comes after a pretty tough season already.

"Sam is very confident he will get the Derby trip and he has enough in his breeding to suggest he can do it, so we will be keen to get him to the Derby if we can."

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