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Thunder Down Under arrives in Sydney

Thunder Down Under - Photo: Trish Dunell
Thunder Down Under

Photo: Trish Dunell

Thunder Down Under has arrived at Chris Waller's Sydney stable and he is likely to have one start for the stable as a three-year-old before season's end.

"He will have a barrier trial at Rosehill on Friday and then run at Canterbury on the 23rd," Waller said.

"He is a lovely big colt with some good form.

"We will get him ready for some middle distance races."

Thunder Down Under had 17 starts in New Zealand for trainer Stephen Ralph including a Group Three third in the Bonecrusher Stakes in September last year.

Ralph had hoped to get him to the Queensland Derby but he finished fifth in a Group Two race marred by a fall which gave Thunder Down Under no chance to run into the top two and earn enough to get into the Classic.

Thunder Down Under was given a short break and has come to Waller on the back of two 1600m-wins at Ellerslie and Ruakaka.

Ralph, a part-owner of Thunder Down Under, said the prize money in Australia was a major factor in sending him across the Tasman to Sydney's leading trainer. - AAP Turf


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