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Scapolo Wins Gr3 Arawa Stakes

Monday, 17th October 2016

At Arawa Park in New Zealand on Saturday, Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner & NZ The Oaks Stud shuttler Bachelor Duke (Miswaki-Gossamer, by Seattle Slew) added a Group success when 7YO gelding Scapolo (Bachelor Duke-Kadesa, by Zabeel) romped home by 4.5 lengths for trainer Kevin Myers in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Arawa Stakes (1215m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Underthemoonlight (El Hermano-Midnight Dip, by O'Reilly) & 7YO mare North And South (Strategic Image-Island Time, by Al Akbar). Scapolo took his record to 16 wins (including the Gr2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile & Gr3 Canterbury Gold Cup) and 18 placings (including the Gr1 Otaki Maori RC WFA Stakes, Gr3 Spring Sprint Handicap, Listed Easter Cup, Listed Champagne Stakes & Listed Fashion Stakes) from 47 starts for NZ$559,392 earnings. Scapolo was purchased by Myers for NZ$40,000 at the 2011 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of The Oaks Stud.

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