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Walker scores upset win after suspension

Freshwater Storm
Freshwater Storm

Michael Walker's day ended on a bright note when he guided Freshwater Storm to a long-priced win at Caulfield on Saturday.

Walker had earlier been hit with a 12-meeting suspension following his ride on Blue Tycoon in the Telstra Phonewords Supports The Alfred Foundation Plate.

The suspension rules Walker out of the Underwood Stakes meeting at Caulfield next Saturday.

Walker guided Freshwater Storm to victory in the Gold Nugget, giving the gelding his second successive win in the race.

The Gold Nugget is usually run at Ballarat, but was transferred because of wet weather to the Geelong meeting, only to end up at Caulfield when the Geelong meeting was transferred to the all-weather track.

Freshwater Storm ($51) charged home between runners to defeat Refulgent, with Foundry a nose away third.

Bred by Mrs G E Boucher, M J Gatt, Mrs C A & P D Leaming, I E McCarrison & P A Moroney Freshwater Storm, who was part of Curraghmore's 2010 Select Sale draft, is by One Cool Cat and the first foal of the Daylami mare Egeria.

She is a half-sister to the English stakes winner Ingelnook with their dam the Group Three winning Sadler's Wells mare Spring. It is most notably the family of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes winner and champion sire Pentire. – AAP Turf


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