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Waller Stars Confirmed For Ryder
Champion trainer Chris Waller has confirmed that stable stars Winx, Press Statement and Kermadec will all run in Saturday's $1 million Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, reports racenet. "Winx is obviously the main focus for most from our stable on Saturday and she will be taking her place in the George Ryder, taking on a very good field and welcoming some new horses to Sydney racing," Waller said in a statement released yesterday. "Winx also galloped this morning [Tuesday] over 1000m and recorded some good sectionals over the concluding stages of her work and certainly pleased Hugh (Bowman) who was aboard." He added: "Press Statement will be one of those headline horses taking her on who is obviously a three-year-old stepping up against the older horses for the first time. He was ridden by Hugh Bowman this morning and Hugh was very happy with his work, saying that he has come on nicely since his last start and will certainly provide good competition for Winx on Saturday." Turn Me Loose, First Seal, Hucklebuck and Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain are among the other likely starters.