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Colt On Blue Riband Path

Thursday, 15th December 2016

Smart Kiwi colt Lincoln Blue (Savabeel-Prickle, by Pins) will be given a short break before targeting a Group One double over the summer, reports theinformant.co.nz. A winner of the Gr3 Lucia Valentina Wellington Stakes (1600m) and most recently the Listed 3YO Salver (2100m), the Lisa Latta-trained 3YO is being prepared for a tilt at the Gr1 Levin Classic at Trentham on 14 January, and the Gr1 New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie on 4 March. "He's come through his Ellerslie win really well," Latta said. "He's gone out to the paddock now for a quick freshen-up. Then we'll bring him back and go to the Levin Classic and then on towards the Derby." Lincoln Blue is a brother to Gr1 Queensland Derby winner Brambles and a direct descendant of stakes-winning mare Lady Aloof, dam of champion filly Slight Chance (Centaine). Slight Chance was a winner of six Gr1 races including the VRC Oaks, Queensland Oaks and Winfield Classic (now known as the Coolmore Classic). Waikato Stud will offer a full brother to Lincoln Blue (Lot 349) at the 2017 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka.

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