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Ducimus Wins Listed Talindert Stakes
At Flemington in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's high profile Gr1-winning stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a black-type success when 2YO bay colt Ducimus (Snitzel-Beauty World, by Danehill Dancer) survived a protest from the third placegetter to score by 0.2 length for the esteemed triumvirate of John, Wayne & Michael Hawkes in the $120,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) for 2YOs, over fellow 2YO colt Taking Aim (Choisir-Girl Hussler, by Hussonet) & 2YO filly Sanadaat (Not a Single Doubt-It's Fun, by Real Quiet). A $700,000 purchase at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Blue Gum Farm, Ducimus extended his unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $85,850 earnings. Despite making the perfect start to his career, co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the stable would not be rushing Ducimus into any of the upcoming major juvenile features. "This is only his first prep in the stable at Flemington, so for a first serious racing prep you can't ask for much more he's won two out of two," co-trainer Wayne Hawkes told Racing.com. "We will probably err on the side of caution with him because he's still a baby...he's still quite immature." Ducimus is the eighth foal to race from the top producer Beauty World (Danehill Dancer), dam also of dual Gr3 winner Hi World, smart WA galloper and Gr3 winner Lite'n In My Veins, Listed winner Loveyamadly, Gr1-placed American Crew, and stakes-placed Where's Wally.