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The Soultaker Wins Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes
At Avondale in New Zealand, Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic-Pastorale, by Nureyev) added a black-type success when 2YO colt The Soultaker (Iffraaj (GB) 2001 out of Miranda Miss (NZ) 2005, by Reset) scored by a short neck for trainers Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs in the NZ$50,000 Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes (1100m) for 2YOs, over fellow 2YO colt Manolo Blahniq (Jimmy Choux-Floramour, by More Than Ready) & 2YO gelding Cavallucci (Showcasing-Callymanjaro, by Kilimanjaro). This was the first stakes victory for The Soultaker who took his record to 1 win and 1 placing from 2 starts for NZ$34,590 earnings. The Soultaker was a NZ$50,000 purchase by Donna Logan Racing Stables at the 2015 New Zealand Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Seaton Park.