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Gold Cup Beckons Promising Stayer
Progressive Kiwi galloper Von Tunzelman may make one more appearance before the conclusion of his current campaign, reports NZ racing Desk. "I might have a look at the Awapuni Gold Cup and that would be it," trainer Roger James said. The 4YO grey-hued son of Zabeel has made impressive progress this preparation with a Listed win in the Kaimai Stakes two runs back before finishing a respectable sixth in last Thursday's Gr1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie. "He had to cover a bit of extra ground to get into the race so I thought his run was all right," James said. Meanwhile, another smart 4YO in the stable is Romantic Maid who runs in Saturday's Gr2 Windsor Park Stud Japan/NZ International Trophy.