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Hauraki Gets First Look At Valley

Friday, 14th October 2016

Meanwhile, Craig Williams has been booked to ride Hauraki in the Gr1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday week. Hauraki - a Godolphin stable-mate of Hartnell - had his first look at the Melbourne track when galloping over 1400 metres on Tuesday morning. “He’s in great form, he seemed to get around the Valley without a problem and he’s settled in at our Flemington base tremendously well,” trainer John O’Shea said. Like Hartnell, Hauraki brings top form into the Cox Plate. He finished runner-up to Winx in the George Main Stakes, before emerging victorious in the Gr1 Epsom Handicap at his two most recent outings.

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