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Hall Of Fame To Miss Classic

Tuesday, 7th February 2017

The connections of Gr1 Levin Classic winner Hall Of Fame (Savabeel-Around the Clock, by Galileo) have decided against running the colt in next month's New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie, reports NZ Racing Desk. Like his fellow Gr1-winning stable-mate Heroic Valour, Hall Of Fame will be kept to the shorter trips. Hall Of Fame finished fifth when he stepped up to 2000 metres in last Saturday's Gr2 Waikato Guineas off the back of his Levin Classic victory over a mile. "We thought he may have closed off a bit stronger so we've decided to freshen him and run him in the Cambridge Breeders' Stakes," said Jamie Richards, who trains in partnership with Stephen Autridge. "We'll then take him to Brisbane for a couple of races - the Fred Best Classic on May 20 and the Queensland Guineas on June 10. That's our plan at this stage." The Gr3 Fred Best will be run over 1350 metres at Doomben and the Gr2 Queensland Guineas is over a mile at Eagle Farm.

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