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Sydney Beckons Guineas Contender
A bold showing at Trentham on Saturday will confirm a return visit to Australia for Saracino, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He'll run at Trentham over 1400 metres against his own age group and all going well he'll then go to Sydney for the Arrowfield 1200," said owner Lib Petagna's racing manager Bruce Perry. A winner of the Gr2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington in the spring, the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Saracino has the Gr2 Wellington Guineas on his immediate programme. "He's quite a hard horse to place now," Perry said of the Per Incanto colt.Saracino (Per Incanto-Bella Daniela, by O'Reilly) has won 2 of his 11 starts and has also twice been placed at Gr1 level in the NRM Sprint and the Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes.