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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Sunday, July 02 2017

Andrew Campbell has the final stakes event of the season on the programme of one stable member and the Opaki trainer’s hand could yet be doubled.

Waldorf - Race Images Palmerston North

His promising two-year-old Waldorf is on a path to the Listed Ryder Stakes and the next performance of debut winner Getty could also see him bound for the July 29 feature at Otaki.

“Getty had a week off after he won at Wellington and we’re going to take him to Te Rapa on July 15 for an 1100 metre race,” Campbell said.

“We’ll see how he measures up there. Waldorf will run in the Ryder and if Getty goes okay he‘ll probably have a crack as well.”

 A son of Excelebration, Getty was a trial winner at Waverley and he was confidently expected to deliver at Trentham.

“He travelled well until he got to the really deep stuff on the course proper,” Campbell said.

“He got the job done though and the form looks good now with the third horse (Veuve Clicquot) of Tony Bambry’s winning since then.”

Waldorf was a debut winner earlier in the season at Tauherenikau before he finished runner-up in the Listed Wellesley Stakes and was then given a break.

The Highly Recommended youngster had to have another decent spell after he was badly galloped on in the Karaka Million and he resumed with a third placing at Te Rapa earlier this month.

“He was a run short with the trials being called off,” Campbell said. “He hit the wall 50 metres out, but I was happy with him and the first two (Sacred Rebel and Karisto) look smart horses.

“He’ll strip a fitter horse at Awapuni on Saturday. I’m pretty happy with him.”

Longchamp, who was a recent first-up third at Trentham, will also be in action there in an open 1400m sprint.

“It was too tough for him at Wellington,” Campbell said. “He’s going well and we’ll look at the Opunake Cup for him and then down to the Winter Cup.”

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