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Calanda Wins Inglis Sprint

Monday, 19th December 2016

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Calanda marked himself as a horse of the future when winning the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday. A 3YO son of Arrowfield stallion Snitzel, Calanda made it two wins from four starts when sprinting home strongly along the fence to score by 1.5 lengths over Geneteau and Manuel. Part-owner Henry Field, of Newgate Farm, wasn't surprised with the result, but believes Calanda won't reach his full potential until he gets over more ground. "He was a very athletic horse from the beginning and he always struck us as a seven-furlong-to-a-mile horse so for him to be doing this over five-and-a-half to six furlongs is nice,'' Field said. "A horse like him you'd typically have sent out and be getting ready for the autumn but when Inglis put on races like this for $250,000, you have to go for them." he added: "He'll go for a break now. One target we thought was the Inglis Guineas at Scone in May, then onto Brisbane. After that, who knows.'' Newgate Farm bought Calanda in conjunction with China Horse Club for $200,000 at last year's Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park draft. Calanda is the eighth foal to race from the Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes winner Speedy Bell (Brocco), dam also of Gr3 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Speedy Natalie and Listed Jungle Dawn Classic winner Silverstream.


Calanda (image: Steve Hart)
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