Royal Standing draws 15 for the VRC Derby

 Paris Stanley, Brent's much, much (did we mention much?) better half said that she had never felt so much pressure after drawing out Barrier 15 for Royal Standing in the Group 1 VRC Derby.

"I've never felt so much pressure before! It was ridiculous" said Paris after drawing out the wide Barrier. "There were only a few Barriers left by the time we had to choose and you just close your eyes and hope that the Racing God's are with you."

Brent later commented that "Usually it's me that get's sent to the couch, but tonight I think it might be Paris... No just joking, that's racing and it will be up to Damian (Lane) to work some magic to get across into a nice position.

Royal Standing heads into the Derby with a great run behind him last Saturday in the AAMI Vase which has topped him off nicely. "He's come through it really well and we think he'll run a solid 2500m on Saturday" Brent said.

One thing's for sure, Cloud 9 are certainly making waves with this being their 2nd Group 1 runner in only a very short training career to date.

Good luck to all connections and GO ROYAL GO!

Picture: Paris & Brent Stanley with prize on offer on Saturday in the VRC Derby.

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