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Walker Booked For Kawi

Tuesday, 18th October 2016

Taranaki trainer Allan Sharrock has confirmed that former champion New Zealand jockey Michael Walker will ride Kawi during his upcoming campaign in Western Australia, reports NZ Racing Desk. "Michael's going to be riding him and the horse looks magnificent," Sharrock said.  "He won a jump-out the other day and his last public appearance will be at the Waverley trials on Thursday. He flies to Melbourne on October 29 and he'll be there for a day and a half before he carries on to Perth." The multiple Gr1 winner will make his debut at Ascot on 5 November in the Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes, a race won last year by Saturday's Gr1 Cox Plate contender Black Heart Bart. "That's over 1400 metres at weight-for-age so it's an ideal race," Sharrock said. Kawi (Savabeel-Magic Time, by Volksraad) will then target Ascot's two showpiece events - the $1 million Gr1 Railway Stakes on 19 November and the $1 million Gr1 Kingston Town Classic on 3 December.

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