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Gold Cup Beckons Promising Stayer

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

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.

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