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Diamond Stakes Next For Xiong Feng
Karaka Million winner Xiong Feng (Iffraaj-Stray, by Tale of the Cat) will be back in action on Saturday when he contests the Gr1 Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie, reports NZ Racing Desk. Xiong Feng is unbeaten in three career starts and co-trainer Stephen McKee, who prepares the son of Iffraaj with Eddie Chippendale, is confident the smart 2YO will be hard to topple despite coming off a seven week break. "He's had a fair gap between races but that hasn't worried him in the past," McKee said. "I think he's ready to run well again." He added: "Obviously there's a whole lot of newcomers coming through at this time of the year and it looks like the field has a lot of depth on Saturday."