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Vancouver Spelled

Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Golden Slipper winner Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro-Skates, by Danehill) will be spelled immediately to prepare for a spring campaign that will include Gr1 targets such as the Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate. The unbeaten colt was expected to contest the remaining legs of the 2YO Triple Crown, the Gr1 Sires' Produce Stakes and Gr1 Champagne Stakes, but trainer Gai Waterhouse says she is "mindful" of his 3YO career. "I've thought long and hard about it and I just felt that it was in the colt's best interests to give him a spell now,'' Waterhouse told News Corp. "He's come through the Golden Slipper in great order but he's still an immature colt with a lot of developing to do." She added, "What he has done as a two-year-old has been on raw, natural ability and that is the exciting part."


Vancouver (image: Steve Hart)
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