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 New Zealand Gallops News 
Thursday, January 25 2018

Impressive debut winner Matauri raced up to expectations at Avondale, despite being ignored in the betting market.

Matauri - Race Images

The daughter of Group One winners Ocean Park and Calveen slipped under punters’ guards when she was successful on Thursday at odds of 28-1.

“She’s a promising filly and we rate her quite highly,” co-trainer Murray Baker said. “We thought she would go close, she’s well-bred and we couldn’t believe the price.”

A half-brother (Lot 85) by Shooting To Win to Matauri will be offered by Haunui Farm at the Book 1 Sale at Karaka on Sunday evening.

Baker was also pleased with the first-up effort of Rhinestone Cowboy to finish third behind Matauri.
“He’s a good horse and he’ll improve a lot,” he said.

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