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Jon Snow to Boost Filly's Value
A well-related recent arrival by Iffraaj could be worth a whole lot more in the coming weeks, reports NZ Racing Desk. The filly was foaled at Attunga Stud in the Hunter Valley just days before the arrival in Melbourne on Saturday of her Australian Derby-winning brother Jon Snow. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Jon Snow will make his seasonal reappearance in Saturday's $1 million Gr1 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Further feature race success for Jon Snow, who is being aimed at the Caulfield Cup, will significantly boost his sibling's value. "We'll see, but whatever happens this filly is worth an awful lot," said Highview Stud's Brent Gillovic. "It's a beautiful female family." Gillovic purchased the youngster's dam Orinda (O'Reilly) on behalf of his business partner Peter Yip, of the Hong Kong Breeders' Club. Orinda is set to be covered by reigning Champion Australian Sire Snitzel this spring.