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Vinicunca keeps Gai and Bott's terrific two-year-old run going

8 November 2018 2:32 AM
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"She has struck early with black type, but I think there are bigger things to come. We are looking at a Blue Diamond campaign and then into a Slipper with a filly that's bred as well as she is.

"Electra Niarchos selected her (at the Easter sales). They have had some fantastic results worldwide, they have had some great levels of investment into Australia."

Usually Steve Baster, a Melbourne-based rider, would have taken the mount, but on this occasion Irish jockey Wayne Lordan, one of the Coolmore team of riders, was in the saddle as a result of the Niarchos connection with the Irish super stable.

"Steve Baster did a lot of work on this filly, he was keen to partner her today but the connections, with their jockeys here, they had to take preference," he said.


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