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Valentia Makes Race Return At Randwick

Friday, 22nd August 2014

Exciting 3YO prospect Valentia (Fastnet Rock-Smart Company, by Mister C) makes his eagerly awaited race return in tomorrow's Gr3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Randwick tomorrow. The high profile colt, who topped the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale when knocked down to Coolmore for $1.35 million, has not raced since finishing down the field on a heavy track in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. Trained by Gai Waterhouse, Valentia will have to overcome the twin imposts of a wide barrier and the steadier of 59kg if he is to win first up. Prior to his Slipper run, Valentia was placed on debut before winning back-to-back races that included the Gr2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick. Valentia is from the Mister C mare Smart Company, a full-sister to dual Gr1 winner Super Elegant and his group-winning siblings Mr Elegant and Elegancy.

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