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Wandjina - Idriess

 

Female Only Syndicate  

The filly is out of the Anabaa mare Idriess who is the half-sister to Magic Millions 2YO winner and group winner Karuta Queen (by Not a Single doubt) who amassed nearly 1.9 million in earnings. The filly is Idriess’s six foal. She has had three foals to race for three winners including the talented Zero Edge who was a $460,000 purchase and is a winner in Hong Kong. There is speed to burn throughout the pedigree.

The Filly is by First Season Sire in Wandjina. He was a $1 000,000 yearling purchase by the stallion sensation, Snitzel. Wandjina won the prestigious Group 1 Australian Guineas beating Alpine Eagle and Stratum Star and the Group 3 CS Hayes beating Disposition and Stratum Star. He was second in the Group 2 ATC All Aged Stakes to Dissident (beating Chautauqua) and third in the Group 1 MRC Caulfield Guineas behind Shooting to Win and Rich Enuff.

The first lady of racing Gay Waterhouse trained him. This is what Gai had to say about him:
I liked Wandjina from the moment I laid eyes on him at Arrowfield Stud in 2012, and who wouldn’t when less than two months later he realised $1 million in the Inglis Easter Sale ring. Knocked down to James Harron Bloodstock for Edmund and Belinda Bateman the colt, soon to be named Wandjina after aboriginal cloud and rain spirits, was on his way to Tulloch Lodge. With the physique of a two-year-old and stacks of natural ability he broke his maiden before being beaten by very short margins in two Golden Slipper lead ups.
As a three-year-old, to my amazement, he had developed and matured further, growing into the most glorious looking colt. Wandjina’s critics were muted as he stormed down the outside of the field in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, inching ever closer to eventual winner, Shooting to Win, with every stride. He finished third that day beaten a little over a length. When he finished three and a half lengths behind the older horses in Australia’s greatest weight for age race, the Cox Plate, I knew his Group 1 win was only around the corner.
Wandjina won the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes and the Group 1 Australian Guineas with gritty determination, in the style of a champion racehorse. His final start on Australian turf was in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes. He jumped and led before being headed in the straight by multiple Group 1 winner, Dissident. Wandjina would not give up without a fight, battling all the way to the line only to go down by the shortest of margins. Wandjina had earned his ticket to the most prestigious racing carnival in the world, Royal Ascot. Once again putting in a tremendous effort, Wandjina gave us all such a thrill as we watched him gallop down the Ascot straight and this great colt had earned his place at Newgate Stud.

Wandjina - Idriess

 

 

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