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QLD Beckons For Press Statement
Promising 2YO Press Statement will be on trial for a trip to Queensland when he runs in the Tab Place Multi Plate (1350m) at Rosehill tomorrow, reports AAP. The Chris Waller-trained colt, who is a half-brother to Gr1 winner Pressday, created a big impression when scoring a strong debut win at Canterbury on 29 April. The Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday week is under consideration for the son of Hinchinbrook if he can win on Saturday. "Pressday was my first Group One two-year-old winner and he also won on debut," Waller told Racenet earlier this week. "This one [Press Statement] is a lovely loose horse and his best will still be at least six months away." The JJ Atkins is the same race that Press Statement's sibling Pressday won in 2010 when it was known as the TJ Smith Classic.