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Australian Trip To Benefit Humidor

Friday, 21st October 2016

Humidor's current Australian campaign is one undertaken with an eye very much to the future, reports NZ Racing Desk. The Gr1 performer was on a plane to Melbourne on Wednesday night with the Gr1 Cantala Stakes (formerly the Emirates Stakes) over a mile at Flemington on Saturday week his target. "The main reason we decided to go over is for the experience and hopefully the trip turns a boy into a man," said Johno Benner, who trains Humidor with his partner Hollie Wynyard. "We want to be back in Australia next year for the Australian Cup and, dare I say it, the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups." He added: "We know he can stay and this trip can be the making of him. He still does a few things wrong, but he is getting better and this experience will certainly help him." Humidor (Teofilo-Zalika, by Zabeel), a winner of 4 of his 9 starts, gave a glimpse of his talent when finishing a creditable second in the Gr1 Livamol Classic last start. "He came home after that and had a quiet week and we've just kept ticking him over since," Benner said. "He's going really well and we're happy with his condition."

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