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Railway Defence Next for Start Wondering
Top Kiwi sprinter Start Wondering won't race again before he defends his title in the Gr1 Railway Stakles (1200m) at Ellerslie on New Year's Day, reports NZ Racing Desk. The son of Eighth Wonder had a stellar 2016 summer campaign when winning the Gr1 Railway Stakes & Gr1 Waikato Sprint, as well as finishing runner-up in the Gr1 Telegraph Handicap. "He'll possibly have a trial or a gallop between races somewhere, it's worked for us before," said Evan Rayner, who trains the champion sprinter at Wanganui with his daughter J.J. The 7YO was a gallant second when resuming in last week's Listed Levin Stakes (1200m) at Otaki where he conceded the winner Chambord 7.5 kilograms. "He always goes well on the fresh side," Rayner added. "After Ellerslie, he'll go to Trentham for the Telegraph."