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Weekend Wrap up- 19.11.18

The weekend produced several smart performances from Curraghmore graduates that added to the winner's tally for the season.

Don't Plead Guilty (Encosta de Lago) notched up his sixth career win when successful at Cranbourne on Saturday over 1600m. 

The eight-year-old gelding was purchased out of Curraghmore's 2012 New Zealand Bloodstock yearling draft and he is proving to be a versatile, sound horse that continues to perform.

It was terrific to see another honest run from Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) who ran third in the Gr.2 Sandown Guineas (1600m).  He has had an intensive racing campaign and it was good to seem him looking happy in his racing and continuing to prove he can perform in a high class situation.

I'm Incredible (Lope De Vega) has been quick to make his mark in Singapore winning at just his second start making amends for his unplaced debut with a tough and resilient winning performance in the S$20,000 Open Maiden race over 1200m on Sunday.

“He had his first run in a 1000m race which was too sharp. I would have preferred something longer but that was the only option," trainer Shane Baertschiger said.

“Today, I put him on grass over 1200m and he ran much better. On pedigree, he will get a mile to 1800m.

“I might find another race for him before he goes for a break and I’ll then bring him back next year.”

I'm Incredible was purchased out of Curraghmore's 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock draft and is a half to In A Twinkling (Fastnet Rock) who ran fourth in the Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas earlier this month.

The focus this week is on Karaka and the Ready To Run sale where Curraghmore will present six two-year-olds at auction.  Each provide an opportunity to select well-educated horses from a draft that has a proven performance record.

To view the Ready To Run draft click here


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