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Newmarket Next for Veteran Sprinter
Trainer Joe Pride has confirmed that evergreen sprinter Terravista (Captain Rio-Parfore, by Gold Brose) will have his next run in Saturday week's $1.25 million Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington. The 7YO claimed his second win at the highest level, and his first win since October 2015, when storming home to defeat Spieth and Star Turn in the Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington eleven days ago. Pride said he was satisfied with Terravista's allocated weight of 56.5kg which is 1.5kg less than top weight Chautauqua. "He always runs well at Flemington and I was happy enough with that weight," Pride told racenet. "I think the three-year-olds have probably got in a bit light; considering we've won the same amount of Group Ones as Extreme Choice and it's taken us almost 20 more starts to do it." He added: "But I'm happy with Terravista and this was more or less the plan with him all along." Pride has also indicated Terravista could be aimed at the inaugural running of the $10 million The Everest (1200m) in October.