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Unbeaten 3YO Eyes Melbourne Features
Getty's performance in the Listed El Roca Sprint at Hastings on 2 September will determine whether the boom 3YO makes a trip across the Tasman for the spring carnival in Melbourne, reports NZ Racing Desk. Unbeaten in two appearances last season, Getty holds numerous big race entries in Australia, including the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas and even the Cox Plate. "[After the El Roca] it would be the Hawke's Bay Guineas, but if he won like a superstar then we could look at taking him over for the Prelude and the Caulfield Guineas," said trainer Andrew Campbell. By Coolmore's triple Gr1-winning stallion Excelebration (Exceed and Excel), Getty is out of the Stravinsky mare Cousin Katerina and is a direct descendent of Hunza (NZ), ancestress of deceased multiple Champion New Zealand Sire O'Reilly, Golden Slipper & Blue Diamond Stakes winner Courtza, and South Australian Derby and Adelaide Cup winner Our Pompeii, among others.