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Waldorf Wins Listed Ryder Stakes

Tuesday, 1st August 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: J Parkes
T: A R Campbell
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Highly Recommended
D: Skite
1.5L
J: L J Allpress
T: G & D Rogerson
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Power
D: Solitary
2.8L
J: A B Collett
T: R R Manning
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Iffraaj
D: Chaparella
8.3L
J: S L Wynne
T: S L Brown
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Per Incanto
D: Gee Baby

At Awapuni in New Zealand, NZ-based Berkley Stud's Gr2-winning stallion Highly Recommended (Fastnet Rock-Suggestive, by Al Hareb) sired his first stakes winner when 2YO black gelding Waldorf (Highly Recommended-Skite, by Pins) posted a comfortable win in the $50,000 Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, defeating Nuclear Fusion (Power) & Style By Design (Iffraaj). A $30,000 purchase by his trainer Andrew Campbell at the 2016 NZ Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale, Waldorf improved his record to 2 wins and 3 placings (including the Listed Wellesley Stakes) from 7 starts for NZ$57,325 in earnings. Continued improvement from Waldorf could see the good looking colt make an appearance in Melbourne during the spring, reports NZ Racing Desk. "He'll get a mile later on and he will be nominated for the Caulfield Guineas, although it's early days yet," Campbell said. "He'll probably go to the Wanganui Guineas and we'll make a call from there." Highly Recommended first-crop winners also includes the Gr1 Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes placegetter Joyfilly.

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