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Gunnison Entered in Chairmans Sale
Gr1 Inglis Sires contender Gunnison – the equal second-highest rated 2YO male in Australia – is the latest entry for Thursday’s inaugural The Chairman’s Sale Session I (Elite Racing Prospects) at Newmarket. Gunnison (Not A Single Doubt x Colorado Claire) has raced only twice, winning comfortably on a firm track on debut before scoring a tough victory in heavy conditions in the Gr2 Todman Stakes at Randwick three weeks ago. The undefeated start to his career has seen the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gunnison earn a Timeform Rating of 115, behind only Blue Diamond runner-up Pariah in the Australian male juvenile rankings. Gunnison remains the most expensive Not A Single Doubt ever sold – James Harron paid $850,000 for him at last year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale – and Harron insisted the decision to put him up for sale was a tough one. “He’s a sensational physical but at this stage we are purely focused on stallion prospects, so as a gelding he just does not fit in with our program,’’ said Harron. “But I can genuinely tell you that Peter thinks this horse is a huge chance on Saturday in the Group 1 Inglis Sires.’’ Other entries include Stakes-placed 2YO Eden Roc, 25% of Group 2-winning 3YO Man From Uncle and 30% of Group performer Land Of Plenty. The Chairman’s Sale Session I (Elite Racing Prospects) begins at 6pm Thursday at Inglis’ Sydney Newmarket precinct.